I always want to type “sparkling” instead of “starling” lol
I finally finished a digital piece after months of basically nothing but off-and-on work on the Brooch Maker backgrounds – which that work hasn’t produced a finished product so far since the last update was given to the creator as I keep getting stuck or taking a longer than intended break out of artblock issues… BUT I did get Sailor Taaffeite Starling done and intend to do more artwork between pieces on the Brooch Maker.
Here is Sailor Taaffeite Starling’s reference!
So I think some of my issues are sticking to one project for too long, sticking to one medium for too long, and sticking to one style for too long. I get bored, then I stop doing art, then when I want to art I end up with artblock, and then I just give up… At that point, it takes a lot to get back into the swing of things. Like it is a feat of courage to pick a pen back up. It gives me anxiety and makes me want to cry and crawl into a dark hole.
I won’t be taking on anymore projects outside of the random commissions I get and art for groups I am in on deviantART and Amino. The Brooch Maker is an amazing project, but I think my collective being is tired now. Once I am done with the last few backgrounds I have promised to make, I will be done. It has been an amazing experience, but we are going on a year+ now with this project, and while it has proved fruitful, I just don’t think I can dedicate the time and energy to it anymore.
I do traditional and digital art, but I also do PHOTOGRAPHY and FRACTAL ART. I have let my photography slide in favor of digital and traditional art mediums – largely because I need so much time for project art. No more. Once I have completed my part of the largest project I have personally ever been part of artwise, I will be using that time to pick up my camera again and shower you in adorable and glorious photographs! I will also be doing more traditional art. It kills me that my traditional art supplies just sit unused for such long periods of time. I am hoping to rectify that as well and incorporate more traditional art into my art life. Will I pick up the fractal art again?? I don’t really know. I don’t think I have the passion for it like I used to, but know that it is a possibility.
I started with a really cartoony style and a lot of chibi work – I want to get back into that. I like my more ‘grown up’ style of anime art and plan to progress with that (so much I need to improve!), but I am going to slide back some too and have fun with super cartoony works again!
I have let my adopts slide a bit in my slump. I want to perfect them – have them in both traditional and digital art like I did in the past, maybe with clothing options, and have some adorable chibi options too! I have some fun changes coming up, some more lore, and we are doing a huge event right now on deviantART! So stay tuned for some great things coming!