I want to apologize for the lack of activity on here, it’s actually the reason I’m making this journal in the first place! This journal might not be particularly fun to read, but I wanted to put this out there so I don’t leave any of you in the dark.
One of the reasons why I haven’t been active was because of issues with my equipment, which includes: my laptop, my Photoshop, my scanner, and my tablet. I won’t get into the nitty gritty of all the problems because that would probably need a whole journal in itself. Plus, I’d much rather forget some of the frustrating shenanigans. Needless to say I ended up replacing all of my equipment so I should be able to get some content out pretty soon! I have tons of ideas that I would love to bring to life. As for now I am still adjusting to the sensitivity of my new Intuos tablet. I’ll get the hang of it eventually!
I admit the other reason for my absence also had to do with me relapsing into the false thinking that my artwork had no value. Last year was a rough one for a multitude of reasons that I won’t get into right now. It’s hard enough to even mention it, but it basically was a consistent internal battle. I’m not asking for any sympathy, it just contributes to why I was inactive. What’s important is that I realized I was wrong, I shouldn’t give up what I love to do so easily because of fear. Perhaps if I think it would benefit others who are struggling, I may dabble a bit into it on a later date.
With all that being said, I have decided to continue focusing towards my art career by dedicating new social media accounts to my art. This also means I will have a new Deviantart as well.
Trust me, I know a lot of people hate it when a person they invest time into suddenly switches accounts. It can be annoying, but this has been something I’ve been thinking about for actually a VERY long time now. I’m not fond with my current username anymore. “The Common Trickster” was a name that I made up a veeery long time ago for games I played as a kid. I no longer feel that it suits my work and I honestly can’t pay annually or trimonthly just to change it. However, I won’t deactivate this account (at least for the time being). I want other artists to see my old art and not be ashamed of their own progress. It’s true what they say, as artists we are constantly learning and improving from our mistakes!
So that is all that’s going down! Keep an eye out for a journal linking to my new account! If you actually took the time to read all of this then WOW you are amazing. Thank you! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to let me know, you’re feedback is always more than welcomed!