It's been a while since I've last been here for more than clearing out my messages, and it's kind of weird to see how the dA community has changed over the years.
When I first joined deviantART years ago in my embarassing middle school days, I found a lot of great artists and resources that inspired me to improve a LOT. I went from being an artist who drew eyes as a half-shaded square from actually being able to see all the anatomy and muscles and expressoins that make up a person. But now fast forward almost 8 years ago, and I feel like deviantART... feels more barren now. Almost all of the artist I looked up to have left dA to an extent to other places (such as twitter, tumblr, pixiv, etc),
I'm in my third year of university as a Neuroscience major right now and I just declared an Art minor not too long ago, so there's always a lot of pressure to perform well in my science classes, but I try my best to keep sane and I think this semester I definitelly have things easier compared to my trainwreck that was Fall and Spring 2013 loool. I'm also taking Life Drawing starting this semester, so I'm really excited to get the ball rolling slowly but surely with art again. Last year, I also did artist alley for the first time at a local anime convention (SNAFU Con), and I didn't expect it to be such a huge success and get commissions and be in such a great environment for an artist! I definitelly want to do it again next year and build up a "presence" and get to meet fellow artist alleyers again! If only I had time for other cons too though sigh lol
Lately I've been debating about whether I should just move onto a new account and start fresh or try to revamp this current account of mine and possibly getting a preminum membership for the sole purpose of renaming my username. I'm too attached to leave this account for a new one, but well, let's just say I'm worried that n00b stuff I did back when I was 14 on here will come back and bite me one day when I'm 22 LOL though I'll admit I really
would miss having the "member for 8+ years" badge on my site
If anyone's curious where I've been, I'm pretty much on tumblr like many artists. I actually move my art blog over here now ( emsysquared.tumblr.com
), where I post a lot more art sketches and doodles than here. Additionally, if any of you want to stalk--I mean follow me and some of my IRL shenanigans, I just opened an Instagram account here ( instagram.com/emmysees
Sorry for the long journal, I guess I just like writing a lot, but I hope everything has been going well for y'all! I miss a lot of you guys, and I hope 2014 will all treat us better