One year. One entire year from this place...
I can practically feel the dust entering my throat and cobwebs sticking to my now ridiculously long hair.
As I dust off my old profile and look back at - not only my old projects, but my fellow devwatcher's too - I wonder why I ever stopped visiting, contributing, and socializing on DA in the first place.
Initially I thought it was my self-esteem taking a deep dive in my artwork; feeling that my desire to improve wasn't going at a fast enough pace.
And how could I not? On a daily basis, I come across projects whose quality is well above mine. I know it isn't a healthy perspective, but it's a subconscious thought that pesters on the back of my mind every time I check my devwatch.
Perhaps it was the lack of recognition? I always tell myself that I am a small time artist that treats this stuff as a hobby above all else. Not to mention, I'm not as sociable I used to be to go out there and gather new watchers.
As I write this, I still have no idea what it might have been...
I enjoyed drawing, creating the stories that came with every project.
I enjoyed the little feedback that I got from them.
I enjoyed the conversations had from that feedback.
Dwelling, looking for an answer won't change much.
As you might suspect, I write here to prove that I tend to change that.
Although I haven't drawn in a long time, my ideas never stopped coming.
My first batch of to-be projects will be some new character designs. A great theme to start out with considering it's what I used to specialize in.
It's high time I restarted putting them on paper/tablet. I just hope I'm not too rusty...
Listening to: I remember - Deadmau5
Reading: +300 messages
Watching: Nostalgia Critic
Playing: Borderlands 2, Tekken Tag 2, MGS Peacewalker
Eating: Eggs & chorizo with potatoes
Drinking: Classic Coke