i've been looking through groups-- mostly for reviving personal exposure -- and i saw a lot of tumbleweeds in the vector community. so i thought i should post an update here on VV.
this medium and/or style of art has either gone out of fashion or lost its credibility or gone full-niche or something, deviantart doesn't seem to even categorize it anymore in the new format.
maybe it's the unappealing technicality and workload? 3D art seems to be thriving, but also basic HTML formatting has been sunsetted sitewide so it's still a possibility.
maybe it was the redundancy and theft issues? well, heck, nobody who's submitted work to this group or is interested in its mission deserves that stigma!
maybe it's changing trends and stratification in the availability and format of art creation programs, leaning toward painting.
maybe it's the flight-en-masse of vector loudmouths like me years ago, ignoring their groups. who knows.
so while i'm sad and confused by this, things come and go. but i'm back on the site as of last year, so if you find your way onto this page like "hello?" or "wtf is a vector?" know that someone's here to accept submissions and answer comments semi-regularly. submissions are still on an approval basis. but sparky's got the lights on in this dusty ole magic shop.