Hello to you all!
I have been absent from DeviantArt for a while now. I've uploaded a few things over the past months but I find myself rarely engaging fully with it anymore. I don't really have an explanation of reason as to why, but I guess I'm feeling like I'm not getting the most out of it, or making it work for me.
I'm also having a little "midlife crisis" with my art, in that for a while now I've been struggling to find my own style. I have many inspirations, and in the past I've tried my hand at channeling a few different artists to see if something will emerge, but I just feel like I'm doing a poor version of their respective styles combined. I know this is something that every artist goes through at some point during their life, but I guess I'm just struggling with my OCD and perfectionism as well as trying to find a style that is representative of me. If anyone has any tips on how to combat any of these obstacles, please let me know.
Other than all that drama I've also started a new job. Nothing too exciting at the moment but it's bringing in money, so that's a relief. Nothing art-related, either.
So, overall, life seems to be a little flat just now. Struggling to find freelance work as well as private work, and also learning the ropes of my new job. All of this while caring for my mum and looking for a new place to live. Ugh . . . *sigh*
Never mind. I hope you are all well, and I apologise in advance for this long and pitiful blog entry.