Keep supporting artists even in minor ways, keep being so darn nice and have fun here on DA!
TL;dr I might vent here in the future as this is a very safe space for me but until then I think it's safe to call my DA in hibernation. Thank you for supporting me despite my historic lack of an art schedule lol.
I've been getting more professional opportunities so I'm moving from DA in favour of a more legitimate form of sharing my art, as in using my real name instead of a username and talking about my real life more openly. Made a twitter under my actual name about 2 weeks ago and ended up with around 50+ followers and a few comms which is nice and been getting connected to contempary artists in my profession as well as keeping up with inktober (somehow). I can't see myself using DA for anything but personal stuff I wouldn't want my friends or family seeing like vents or embarassing shipping art tbh so you can expect rare artwork but probably fewer than my already scarce schedule.
When I started out here this was a really big source for support I wasn't getting anywhere else in my life and I think it's why I managed to keep making art even when I was in the midsts of depression. Especially in 2017 when an event in my life made me reach the point where I could barely function. I don't even know if I said anything here about it but just having normal interactions with people made it so much easier to stay grounded and keep doing basic things like bathing or eating. Knowing someone values you even a little was enough to keep me moving and while it seems silly looking back I know I would probably be worse off now if not for all the people I met here and the basic interactions that kept me grounded and help me remember I was even a person. That means a lot to me.
I just wanted to thank everyone who stuck around for my few and far between posts and weird fan art as it has meant a lot to me for a long time to be able to even in a small way support the community of people who are as passionate as I am about my interests and to see them support me in return.
Anyway, while this might not be my final post I'd like to say goodbye!
If ever you need to contact me use my old twitter @ Meadowii since I still have it logged in on my phone as an alt but otherwise maybe I'll see you around!