So this is a different journal than what I usually post. It is in response to some trends that I see going on lately here on the site. Recently I have been getting quite a few new watchers, but I've also seen a few of the older content creators that have helped me get started closing their accounts. It makes me sad to see a lot of people that I looked up to go, but the big insurgence of new accounts means that the site is far from dwindling.
So to my contemporary peers here on the site lets keep the positive energy going. I feel like it falls on us to take a more active roll here to keep the legacy we have been handed going. A lot of the success, enjoyment, and lessons I've learned while posting here have been because of other helpful people here on the site. Lots of awesome people have been promoting me, helping me develop my skills, and giving me helpful advice. I think it falls on all of us to keep up this tradition of artists helping other artists. The most enjoyable part of this site is the since of community I've experienced here. Unlike a lot of other social media sites this one has been much more free from drama and politics. The focus here seems to be a more genuine spirit of love for artistic creation and the encouragement of fellow artists. Lets keep that tradition going by being as helpful and supportive as we can to new accounts. So get involved by assuming admin roles to keep groups going and actively answering questions we get in our comments.
I plan to do my part in trying to give the same sort of help I've been given. Always feel free to strike up dialogue or ask me for advice. If you like something I'm doing I'm more than happy to share what I know. Asking questions to learn and sharing what you've learned should continue to be the model for interactions here.
That being said, to all the new watchers I've picked up lately, if you like my kind of artwork you really ought to be watching the following artists as well.
That's I no particular order and If I've been remiss in mentioning any of you that I should have, let me know so I can list you in the next feature.
On a personal note, I'm Looking forward to being able to get back home soon so I can get back up to previous art production levels. This current project has me a bit tied up lately with work and less time to scribble. Such is my recent punishment for doing more that minimal effort before. Now I think they think I'm competent or something. This fall ought to much more frequent drawings.