Recently a few things happened:
- I hit 10k profile views on DA.
- 100 Subscribers on Twitter
- I joined SoFurry, FN and Furiffic.
- I made a crossposter tool to help me be lazy and crosspost more easily.
- I made some basic statistical analysis of my DA gallery out of curiosity.I discovered :
1. Which species I draw more often (i.imgur.com/8uonMw2.png
2. That my gallery is a sausagefest (i.imgur.com/PlSVjnn.png
3. That I've drawn more for others than myself
4. That I usually didn't receive much in exchange
But more importantly, recently:
I drew in the bus.
While I was doodling Opal on my iPad -yet again- (i.imgur.com/h91xwOQ.png
A woman approached me to tell me she liked my technique, curious of what I was drawing and generally showing interest for it.
I was flattered, fuzzy and shy, I showed her what else I had saved on my iPad.
She complimented me a lot and I thanked her a lot.
Then we totally banged. /s
This made me realise how much I owe my relative success in this hobby to others.
To every single one of you.
Not everyone might've guessed this, but if I had not received the support you gave me, I would've given up a long long time ago.
I wanted to sincerely thank everyone of you for that.
I want to thank the /r/furry community and mods.
You gave me a positive place to lurk and meet others with common interests.
I want to thank the redditfurs steam group.
I don't miss spriting for SS13 though.
I want to thank the Fireburg crew for embarking in what I still consider my greatest project so far.
You made me have a real blast, gave me confidence in my creativity and helped me conceive a world I hope to someday revisit.
I want to thank everyone who complimented me or used/showed around the drawing I gave you.
You made me realise a lot of you actually like what I do!
I want to thank everyone who critiqued or gave feedback.
You made me realise how I could improve.
I want to thank everyone who commissioned or traded me.
You made me realise what I did wasn't worthless and what I was doing was paying off in both senses of the term
I want to thank people watching the stream regularly or even now and then.
You are the ones who make me look forward to drawing more so much
I want to specifically thank DougalDragon.
You were there when I was truly about to give up. You stuck around and still do.
There's no replacing #1 fan Doug. Give up everyone else, he's almost obsessed!
I want to specifically thank Phus.
You're my favourite windmill-doggo
I want to specifically thank Frostbite and Vixxy.
I didn't think I could inspire others to pick up this hobby too! I hope you're having fun!
I want to specifically thank Daisie.
I like being enslaved with endless trading.
Everyone, thank you.
On a semi-related note, I'd like to do something more to celebrate, Phus proposed a Q&A stream, I'd love to do that, any other ideas?
I'll try and do a stream friday as long as I can!