So, let's go straight to the discussion of leaving dA.
dA has changed. A lot, and I feel like this "generation" of dA users is very different than what it used to be. Or perhaps maybe I grew up. Looking at my old posts I made when I was 13…haha my goodness.
Honestly, I feel like the dA now is foreign to me. I don't feel like it used to be the community where fellow artists build each other up the way I was familiar with. Maybe it still is…maybe the one who's changed is me. I'm not saying dA is bad. dA has been one of my major influences on my creative journey. My step into the digital world all began with dA and a childhood friend who introduced me to dA whom I lost contact with. Along with her, I met many great friends who shared the same enthusiasm for digital art and manga, and I'm still in touch with some of them even now. But we all changed after these 7 years for better or for worse.
I don't think deleting my dA is the best answer right now (bc there are some people I'm willing to stay here for), but I will be using it less. Eventually, if these people leave, I'll most likely leave as well. Don't get me wrong. I'm still drawing! It's just I believe that dA has done its service in my creative journey, and it's time to open other doors that will move me further.
I'm mainly focusing my energies on an original story called Messenger to Gevurah, now. I actually have been quietly working on this throughout my active years on dA as well, so it's really nothing new. If any one of you still here who have watched me back in the ancient days, it used to be called L. Faustis, hahhh! Any uploads from now on will most likely be material for MtG. For me, this is more than just a webcomic for kicks. It's a story that's been near and dear to my heart for a long, long time, and for some reason, I never really was able to let go of it.
I applaud you for reading this far! If you're still interested in following my works, I'm quite active over at the Facebook page for Messenger to Gevurah:
And the official website for the webcomic:
Thanks for reading! See you soon...