Hi everyone! - Or no one!
I've long been considering reviving or deleting my antiquated dA account. I can't believe it's been twelve years since I joined this community. It feels another twelve years since I took a serious look at this account, even if in actuality it's about seven.
Taking a decision on this meant that I was going to go over my submissions and facing a bit of the past in them. As a history major it feels almost criminal to crop and edit the past, but now that it's done I feel refreshed - revived! About 60 pieces has been removed. I've picked a few to stay.
From 2009 to 2013 I did some interesting short comic projects, but not much else. University left me tired and creatively grumpy. I started some things, but left them before they were half finished. I felt defeated, and I hated that I could not tap into that enthusiasm I had before. I felt like a ghost on these sites. I hated my own stuff, but couldn't get myself to delete anything, or even edit anything. I guess I felt that if I did that, that joy I felt back in my teenage years for drawing would be gone forever. Silly, isn't it?
Over the past year I've started drawing again. I've finished things, and showcased it to a few people.
The truth is, I miss being out there. I miss giving and receiving feedback. I miss the community.
I wonder if anyone has felt something similar about their artistic past and present?
I guess I'll just say