I'm not decided on this by any means...but I have been increasingly frustrated with my current deviantART profile for a few months now. It's not that I'm not grateful for all of the attention and love I have received...I just feel as if I have outgrown it.
I've had this profile since I was 14, and a lot of my really, really old artwork is attached to it. I find my art growing and evolving into something more complex than it used to be...being attached to this "childhood" dA account seems like it is holding me back in a way. I almost feel obligated to create work reminiscent of the past, instead of delving into something new.
I don't want to make this seem like my style is going to take a complete left turn. This is not the case at all. In fact, I've evolved my work to a level I am moderately happy with...it's just not quite there yet (it probably never will be, that's one of the excitements about being an artist. Your art is always evolving). I feel like a new profile might allow me to make that fresh start I need to really push the boundaries.
I'll still be working with color in fun new ways. I'll still be creating much of the same subjects that I am drawn to. The goal is just to really take off and try new and exciting things. I feel like my work is too static right now. It lacks and certain energy and excitement that I feel like I have the ability to add, but am just too timid too.
I don't know...maybe I am rambling. The more I write, the more certain I am that a fresh new start is what I need. Maybe drastic changes won't be immediately present, but hopefully it'll be a push in the right direction.
Of course my biggest concern is this profile that I would leave behind. I have almost two years worth of premium memberships saved up, notes with commissioners, countless resources and journal entries.
I think if I were to start a new profile, I would leave this one like it is right now. Sort of like a shrine to my childhood XD I don't know if that sounds too melodramatic or not. My plan would be to note commissioners and let them know I am switching accounts, and hopefully it would be a seamless transition.
I guess my other concern is if you guys would be okay making this transition and switching over to following me on a new account?
I just feel like it is time for a change....
Thanks for reading. Would love to hear your thoughts.