To all my loyal watchers old and new, I'm sorry to say that I've decided to officially "shut down" this account. Over the past couple of years especially, I've just become so sick and tired of this website and the cesspit it's essentially turned into. I'm appalled by some of the sneaky manipulative ways in which deviantart has pretty much taken advantage of artists and their work, enabling third party company's to pretty much steal artwork from this site without crediting/paying/acknowledging the artists and their damn hard work. It's disgusting and they should be so ashamed of themselves. But they're not because it's still fucking going on.
Not just that, but the community itself seems to have just dwindled to nothing more than seedy individuals trying to pass off images as "art" when frankly said images shouldn't even be allowed on a website that 'claims' to be art based. I'm just... ugh fed up of logging on and being assaulted with imagery I don't expect, nor do I want to see on an "art" site... but w/e.
Nobody respects each other anymore, people expect things for nothing, professionals are constantly being bombarded with "oh do this for me (for free)" or "draw that for me (for free)" and then being abused when they deny such absurd requests!? Get a fucking grip, you don't go to fucking Beyonce like "oh sing this for me!" and then harass her for not bowing to your every whim because a) it's fucking Beyonce and you just wouldn't do that and b) see a. Why are professional artists, hard working incredibly talented people, being treat like scumbags for not creating art for free for your sorry arse because "you want it and it'd be really cool". Fuck off. Obviously I'm not talking about everyone, the majority of people I've come across have been absolutely top notch and wonderful, but I've noticed more and more of these absolute tools over the years and it really is getting much worse.
I could go on further about why I'm so done with this site but I don't want to end this on a horrible note so I won't. Every single one of you out there who've favourited my work, or left a lovely comment, decided to watch my account and those of you who've given me really valuable constructive criticism; thank you. There honestly isn't anything else I can say that can sum up just how grateful and humbled I've been by you guys because let's face it, my work is mediocre at best, I draw for a hobby when I feel like it, nothing special! But to this day I still get a buzz whenever I check my messages and I see a favourite or a new watcher etc etc and it truly means the world to me that people, real actual people all over the world, took 2 seconds out of their lives to look at my pictures and think highly enough of them to click a button and show me you enjoy them like... wow it's still weird to think about it really!
I would never have reached the level of artistic skill I have today (which granted isn't much but it's better than it was) if it weren't for you guys and all you're positive feedback which made me strive to get better and better
I wish you all the very best and again: