Hello, long time no see!
Obviously, this isn't a gallery I update often anymore, though I do try and check on my messages every once and awhile to see if anyone has tried to contact me. But while I've moved onto other platforms, I still have a really soft spot in my heart for dA. I started here as a naive 15 year old with hopes of working as an artist, against my own good judgement and my parents' wishes. Now I'm 25, working solidly in the animation industry for the past 3 years at various studios including Titmouse, Warner Brothers, Disney and now Dreamworks.
Getting to this point in my life was such an emotional roller coaster, yet I can pinpoint key figures and moments on dA that helped boost my confidence and drive. If I didn't have those tiny moments of affirmation from people whose opinions I respected, I don't know where I'd be today. I never would have gotten here with out the support of this community, and I am so humbled and grateful for everyone's continued interest in my work.
Anyway, I wanted to write this post for any other young people out there with dreams to keep creating. I hope you guys keep putting yourself and your work online, because your voice is needed and deserves to be heard, now more than ever. Keep going!
Goodbye for now, but if you'd like to keep following my work, please check out my webcomic and my other social media platforms:lonelyvincent.com/dimisfit.tumblr.com/www.instagram.com/dihuh/twitter.com/Dihuh
Take care everyone!