I've mentioned my gallery in the latest journal entry, and how I feel it ought be more curated. Of course it plays an important role, because it shows how much my art is still a work in progress, with its uneven bumps of quality and large lumps of inexperienced errors. But it goes further than just deviations.
After an initial rush to post my then available backlog of art, I've been distantly engaged on the site itself and its community. I've got not that much raw, training material that wasn't published, and the prospect of submitting deviations has been a prime motivator for me to do several hours worth pieces. But the response has always felt unfair, though of course it's not. The subject was the most important factor, with fanart being the most popular, followed mostly by landcapes. Thus characters - flawed - I've poured sometimes quite a lot of work into have only given me very mixed feedback, but I shouldn't have expected more, as thousands of more experienced artists do compete for appreciation. And I'm taking shortcuts toward doing complete pieces instead of the many sketches that would be useful beforehand.
Truth is I've not done much to integrate myself more into the DA crowd. I fav deviations quite often and leave comments there and there, but I've never entered any forum discussion, and exchanged more broadly. As I change very often the subject of my illustrations, and can't really feature a dinstinct style either, there is no natural way to feel part of a group. I end up experiencing alone the thrill or disappointment following a new submission. In some case, after pouring time into work that could have needed more early critique, I end up giving up drawing for streches of time. Hence the orbit title, I may be one of those erratic planetoïds wandering sometime close, and sometimes very far from the artistic sun. I hope the image is not too self indugent ^ ^
I do this on my free time, and what inspires/motivates me changes a lot. Often when I want to tackle some defined theme, I only make a couple illustrations centered on it in the course of a month, then forget about aftewards (Just consider my couple hollow knight artworks for instance). This makes it less interesting for would be followers interested in longer series, more "consistent" production. This is not likely to change, as I only wish to improve on the whole, rather than focus on a niche. I don't even do much work on my characters because I'm unable to do them justice.
That's why I'd like to thank a lot the few people who exchange with me, your feedback and encouragement are really appreciated.
Hope this didn't sound whiny or moody, I'm not used to share much on the platform