Edit: I finished up the llamas, unwatching, and stored all my art. I will be on periodically but really only to fav art from the ones I continue to watch. Be sure to follow me down below to continue seeing my stuff!! Hope you all have a wonder day and life
Putting this up here for those who don't want to read it:
TL;DR- This place has been pretty toxic to me and creates a mass amount of stress and even though I have almost 1k followers here, no one gives me any kind of feedback, save for a few people. I haven't grown at all here and no one commissions me no matter how hard I try. Eclipse will make it much harder for me to grow here so I think the best course of action for me is to let this site go. I will be unwatching people that I don't fav regularly, friends will stay and will post very periodically if I feel like it. After this batch of llamas is done, I will make my decision, store all my art and update this once I'm done.
Where to find me: most active to least activeTwitterKo-fi
Discord is always up on my computer so I'm always available there but keep in mind I do sleep and have social anxiety so conversations will be scarce and may take time to answer!
As the title says I may be leaving Deviantart after, what, 7 years?! I've been debating this for a bout a year and a half and I think I've decided to leave. In these past 7 years I haven't grown much here except a year or so ago when I started giving out mass amounts of llamas and that has gotten me to almost 1k watchers which is insane! I never thought I'd be so close to 1k anywhere and I'm extremely grateful for all of you and your support but I have noticed none of you interact with me, give me feedback on my art or even fav it anymore, save for a handful of people. The mass majority of my audience here is inactive which I feel like is holding me back from seeing those who would be active and help me grow as an artist and as a person. I only get faves from random people who aren't watching me and maybe a couple of friends, I get more feedback on Discord servers and Twitter where I have almost 130 followers. I've never once gotten a commission from here whereas I've gotten 2 from Twitter and I seem to be growing there a bit easier than here. This place is extremely stressful and full of people who criticize my prices and belittle them. Nothing sells here and I'm virtually invisible on this site and, honestly, I think it's time to let it go. I don't think I've had a good experience here except when I first started out but after that it just kind of fell. With Eclipse coming and taking away the customization and all around kind of feels less streamlined and functional (for me anyway) I have no reason to pay for Core anymore and I would become even more invisible when everyone's profile looks basically the same. I won't be losing much if I do decide to leave here. I tried to make this work here but it's not going to and I'd rather spend my time and energy on sites that have more potential for growth like Twitter and Weasyl. I won't be deactivating my account so no one can take my name, I will be unwatching a lot of people except for those I fav things the most and friends, I'll be storing all of my art so it can't be stolen but is still there if I need it or decide to come back and will post periodically but not often. After this batch of llamas is finished, I will decide so this is your only heads up about this!
I thank all of you who have supported me all these years and continue to even after this. I hope you follow me on my other sites to continue seeing my art and my growth as an artist! I hope you all have a wonderful life and continue to grow as people as well as cultivate your passions into something great!