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If you're wondering why I'm not posting new work is because, I'm refusing to post stuff that I haven't finished. And I'm done with doing "speedies" or studies. I'm constantly trying to improve my portfolio and one of the methods is taking every image to a final product state that actually calls the attention and sustains by itself without any other comments on the side.

It's way less satisfactory but I believe that we "artists", these days are getting too caught up in the loop of creating "social media presence", which works for some people, but for those who are still in development, such as myself, is a huge waste of energy and a fountain of frustrations. The benefits are superfluous and fast consuming, creating a hit of pleasure, fake fulfillment and an ego boost, that can drive you into addiction without noticing.

In the "old days" I used to close my Facebook account for some months to counter these feelings and urges but these days I'm related to a lot of people that actually contacts me through this media and is the only reason why I'm keeping it open.

So I know not many of you follow me, but for those who are wondering, I'm still working hard every day and I'm constantly updating my portfolio and asking those who are more experienced than me for feedback and critics on my work.

Sorry for the useless post and thanks to those who have helped me in these times of never ending polishing.

This was originally posted in Facebook but it applies as well in DA as it maintains a state of public gallery instead of portfolio.

  • Listening to: Game Grumps
  • Reading: Legends of Drizzt
  • Watching: This is us
  • Playing: Icewind Dale II
  • Eating: whatever I can grab...
  • Drinking: mate and tea :3
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hyperpiston Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Student
This is inspiring, honestly, and really important. Thank you!
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Onlyfox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Quality over quantity for sure
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nervene Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
No worries, take your time and push your boundaries
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ExitMothership Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking the words out of my mouth. Recently I've been doing a lot of commissions that I'm okay with but that are not up to standart to what I can do if I put in 20-30 hours of work into art.
And I don't want to post these just to be "out there". But the pressure is still there, it's kind of the eternal fight between presence and taking your art to a higher level which simply takes time, dedication and hard work.
Good to know I'm not alone with this.
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