So after being a part of the DeviantArt community for 5 years, I've decided it's time to leave.
This is mostly related to DeviantArt's recent stance on art theft.
When I discovered this community in 2010, I was a newbie to the internet. I was thrilled and awed to find so many artists in one place, and the sense of community and fellowship I found in DeviantArt helped me through some rough parts of my life. However, over the years, DeviantArt has started to decline. Friends I made left for other websites or were no longer active, the sense of community I had slowly became one of loneliness and sometimes hostility. Instead of fixing valid problems, the DA staff have been focusing on taking DA in a new direction and ignoring problems that are already here.
I kept telling myself it would get better. It never did. It's only gotten worse and recent events are like the nail in the coffin.
I don't enjoy myself on this website anymore, and that's sad.
I didn't want to leave. I held on for as long as I could. It's just time to let go now.
Thanks for the memories DA.
If you wish to continue following my artwork, you can find me at these various websites:
I will be leaving my DeviantArt account activated as an archive, however I will no longer be an active member of the community and will no longer be posting new artwork, replying to comments or notes, etc. I will occaisionally pop in to check on things, but that's it. To all my friends and watchers, I love you all - Thank you for supporting me, I'll never forget any of you!