Sooner or later all things come to an end. dA is and has been for a while not longer what it used to be. I gave up my premium membership a year ago and I don't miss it. dA has made changes I do not understand. The algorithm has been changed several times and at no point the dA folks were able to explain why and how. Also in a time where everyone is using smartphones and tablets dA still can not provide an app that works properly. When using the mobile website they annoy you with a popup for the app.
Also over the years more and more people I frequently exchanged messages with left dA and switched over to fb or instagram. Groups, once rife with activity, are dead now.
On the other hand I'm not as productive as I used to be. I simply don't have enough time.
I'll not delete my dA account because of its 10 year history and I'll upload new drawings and paintings here in the future. But I'll not spend much time here anymore. So when you write comments or notes, please do not expect an immediate answer.
Otherwise I invite you to follow me on instagram for my artwork and photography: shaman_art1973
"Mortdecai" Premiere, Berlin Johnny Depp and director David Koepp signed my paintings.
"The Lone Ranger" Premiere in Berlin
"The Rum Diary" Premiere, Paris
"The Tourist" premiere Berlin
Johnny while signing my painting:
Here you see Johnny and a part of one of my paintings at the premiere of Public Enemies in Paris July 2nd, 2009: