Here's the lowdown, guys. The fact is, life has got me by the ears, and it just doesn't look like I'm going to be on dA like I used to be ever again. As it is, it's hard enough trying to get something to upload for two reasons:
A) My sketches have been great lately. Like, excellent! And because I'm developing my professional career, I just don't want to put my good stuff on my hobby-account which I , for reasons, don't want mingling with my professional one. I don't know if this surge of professional sketches is here to stay or not, and I'm going to be stingy for once and keep it for myself.
B) If I make something I'm not enamored with, it's rare it's still even good enough for me to be comfortable posting. I've just reached that level of maturity as an artist to where if I don't love it, I don't want ANYONE to see it because it just makes me feel awful about my skills, no matter how much other people love it.
As it is, I'm going to be doing a seriously overdue cleaning of my gallery. Some of it is going into scraps, but most of it is going straight into the garbage can, regardless of group features or number of favorites, etc. As I mentioned before, I have my professional career I'm thinking about, and I just don't want this all lumped with my professional work.
This account may be slowly fading out anyway. For those I trust, I'll give you my professional account for when I do finally put down the pseudonym "Healing-Touch" (You can ask for it if you like. Just prepared to be politely declined in worst case scenarios. Like I said, I'm being selfish for once.) , and depending on how comfortable I am after the account cleaning, I may just leave a notice out for a week on where you can find my professional account before I delete this one altogether.
I used to use it as a social site, but no more. For my friends, I can give you my Facebook, and let you talk to me there, but as it is, I just don't come onto dA, and I don't even want to respond to the comments I already have, even if they're from my friends. I'm just so tired, I'm done.
So that's the large and small of it. I hope it doesn't come as a downer to you guys. I've even been making good sketches of my OCs and haven't been posting them on either account for the fact that I want to keep it for me, but I don't want them crossing over accounts. I may keep some of them (like Glenda and Zephyr and fam), but most of them are gone.
Thanks for understanding. Peace out.