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SP: 0006 / 0010

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Mon Aug 31, 2015, 12:54 AM

First of all: No worries, I'm not leaving dA. I'm mostly inactive at the moment because I have a bunch of commissions I'm not allowed to share till they had been either released in the printed version or gifted on Christmas. :D

I'm normally not someone who is too afraid of change on a webpage, but with the recent "updates" on deviantART, I do start to worry. The way their community gets completely ignored when it comes to the things they ask for and dislike is not a good sign. And the interaction is on a steady decline, which is my main reason to check the internet for other options: I'm not on dA to upload a few pictures and then ignore the page. I got where I am now thanks to the constant interaction with people.

I'd even go as far as to say: Interaction is crucial for me. And while each new drawing normally got me a few interesting discussions in the past, it does not get much further than a "nice drawing" in most cases today. It's simply depressing if the most interesting and challenging discussions I had lately were with trolls (good trolls, mind you. The kind of troll that shatters your arguments with real facts and clearly enjoy doing that. Not the kind that barely knows how to spell. :D ).

So I started to browse other art pages to see if there are some good communities out there. And there are.

So far I tried and found:

Twitter is suboptimal for artworks, but still a big page, so it should not get ignored. The limit for the posts makes receiving critiques pretty much impossible though.

Tumblr. I... have a love/hate relationship with tumblr. On one side it's incredibly easy to upload stuff and share it with people, on the other side it's the worst storm front of hypocrism you can imagine. Still fun if you ignore big parts of it and never open your mouth. Plus, the reblog system instead of comments and replies limits interaction to fanmails and asks.

Wysp. I have joined Wysp yesterday and I LOVE it. Yes, already. It's that good. :D *thumbs up*
Though... can someone explain their Fave-/Thanks-system to me?

Facebook is... Facebook. Sadly, it has very little serious interaction, which makes it a good platform to show your work to the world, but not one that will help you improve. Like twitter, too big to ignore, but should be more considered as advertising.

Flickr is just plain boring. Considering it's a page for photos, not surprising when a traditional artist like me drops in. :D I fear this account will face the same fate as my storm-artist account: Forgotten for years till I think I drop in again.

Storm Artists - Found my Password!
I have tried Storm Artists a long time ago. Now, I'll check how it developed since 2009. :'D Was nice in 2009 with an artistic community and a slightly improvised way of doing stuff that was charming. Is anybody here active on that page and knows how it is now?

Pixiv. It's an asian page. So, even if I tell the page that I need messages in English, it still writes to me in Japanese. I'm proud that I was able to read the follow-message. XD (user-san wa anata o fo-roshimashita :'D ) The upload system seems good but not something you just check out in between and as complicated as the one dA uses. Can't say much so far, I only joined yesterday.
And I don't think I have ever been that glad about having studied Japanese for a year. :'D

Crowdshare is a pretty sweet page again. Small community with lots of love for art. But so far the accounts are limited to invited people. You might want to keep this one in mind in case it gets more public later on though! It really has a lot of potential!

Aaand just got reminded that I have Redbubble too. I have absoutely no experience with this page so far. But the shop part is easy to understand and works well. ^^

My own homepage is mostly used as some kind of connection to all the other accounts. :) I will add a complete list of links there too, once I made up my mind which pages I will stick to.

So far I like wysp the most and I enjoy the simple system of Tumblr.

Got any other recommendations yourself? Or pages I should avoid at any cost?

Journal design by drachenmagier | CSS Coding by Darqx
unicorn goldfish by drachenmagier
unicorn goldfish
I was told there is no creature more unlikely to be combined with an unicorn than a goldfish. So, have some unicorn goldfish. d:
Stormborn by drachenmagier
I wanted to draw a horse and really liked the swirly draft. So, coloured over the weekend. Lots of blue colour again, because it was really hot weather.

A tad on the cat like side for a horse, since it was drawn without references and I know very little of horses. :)

dA Questionnaire

Sat Aug 8, 2015, 1:46 AM

=> How long have you been on DeviantArt?

According to the profile for more than 8 years by now. I do remember getting registered around autumn, so soon 9 years?

=> What does your username mean?

Directly translated into English, most likely dragon mage or dragon magician.

=> Describe yourself in three words.

I really hate those questions at job interviews.
Er... double chocolatechip cookie.

=> Are you left or right handed?


=> What was your first deviation?

The currently first one in my gallery is this one:
Odin by drachenmagier

But I'm really not sure if that was the very first one I uploaded. I don't think so.

=> What is your favourite type of art to create?

Traditional fantasy drawings. :D

=> If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Oils. Learning that takes a hellish amount of time. :D

=> What was your first favourite?

Same as with the drawing of Odin: It's the first one that shows up in my faves, but I'm pretty certain it was not the first fave. Mostly becaues I remember that I acidentally faved a drawing and the whole fave system really confused me then. :D So, I searched completely panicked how to unfave it again, because I thought I had accidentally taken the image from the other artist and uploaded it on my profile without getting the ok. :D 

Into the Unknown by kerembeyit

=> What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

I... have seriously no idea. Art I like, I guess?

=> Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Though there are many today who inspire me and make me want to learn and practice more and more and more.

=> If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I'm not really a people person and really bad at meeting people. I prefer to talk to them online. :D Which I was able to do with most of my idols~.

=> How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Each one I meet impacts my life. They have new ideas, different opinions, motivate me with compliments and help me to progress with critiques. I found my best friends on this page. And I hope they will keep impacting my life as much as they can.

=> What are your preferred tools to create art?

Anything traditional.
I pretty much only hate crayons with a passion.

=> What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Oddly, when I'm not drawing at my work place: the train. Knowing that you got nothing better to do than drawing for the next 30 minutes to 2 hours is a good start to come up with weird ideas. :D

=> What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

I doubt anything can beat the thrill and exitement of the first DD. I almost fainted, I was so happy. :D At least, that's the first one that comes to mind.

Journal design by drachenmagier | CSS Coding by Darqx


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NeoFoetus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Photographer
Still love what you make with all the skill of yours! (Dem colours man!)
Would love to see how a "Scott Pilgrim" art would be if it was drawn by your hand!
(And if you don't know Scott Pilgrim, I higly recommend it to you).
Love you :)
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Grim-Reach Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist
i love your gallery, you're very talented =]
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fizzymoth Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why did you disable the comments on your journal
Did someone say something?
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015   General Artist
Your art is absolutely stunning! Plus your journals are hilarious!
I hope you have a great day! ;)
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