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My little break went longer than I expected. And it isn't really ending.

I don't plan on deactivating my account or truly 'leaving'...but I'm not going to be very active on here for the foreseeable future.

There's no one reason, no bullying, no 'baww'ing over being 'unpopular' or anything, no drama, DA just isn't fun anymore. It's a chore.

I love the friends I made here, and I will always be glad I joined and spent such a long time here. Without DA I sincerely doubt I would be at the level I am at the moment with my art and writing. DA was my favorite thing for a long time and will always be special to me.

But, I've started to believe that I've outgrown it. Not that I'm saying it's childish or that you can't succeed via DA, it's just not working for me right now. The day that art stops being fun for me is the day I have to step back and see what's up. And because of the stress DA was causing me, art stopped being fun.

I think there's just too much going on here. I started following too much art, joining too many things, trying to do too much at once. It became overwhelming, and disheartening. Because there are SO MANY great artists on DA, the only way to gain any notice or encouragement is to be more than great, more than the best. And that stress is just too much. So I'm moving on.

I'll probably still post literature on here now and then (I AM still working on the actual story that was kind of previewed in 'Time With Tails') but if you really want to follow my art, you'd be better off following my Instagram account (hungrybear_draws). I post there at least once a day, even if it's just sketches. (It's mostly sketches. :XD:)

To sum up, DA was smothering my creativity and my joy in art, and I'm not even 100% sure I know why even though I can guess. Since I've taken a break, art has become fun again and I feel much more creative and productive. I think stepping back from DA is the best choice for me right now.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me here, and I hope you won't give up on this account since I'll probably still pop on now and again. If you follow me on Instagram drop me a comment or DM so I know who you are. :giggle: Don't forget to be awesome, and see you next time!
:iconletmehugyouplz::iconbummiesplz::iconsuperheroglompplz::happycry::icondoctordanceplz:
:icondweebdanceplz:"Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold.":icondragonhug:
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Gold by Britt Nicole
  • Reading: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Timothy Zahn
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
  • Playing: Fractured Soul
  • Eating: Chocolate

Taking a Little Break

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 11, 2014, 12:19 PM
Hi guys! Sorry I've been kind of inactive when it comes to uploading...like...for a long time...

I've decided I'm going to take a little break from DA. Not long, just a week or two...or maybe longer.

Things have gotten to the point where I get an actual stomachache being on here. I just need to have some time to work on my own art without being bombarded by so much work that's so much better. I need to get some space, and stop holding my art up to everyone else's for a while.

I came up with my own art challenge to hopefully help myself improve. So far it's definitely helped with my hand drawing, so hopefully when I come back on and start uploading again you won't even recognize me. :giggle:

Just wanted to drop a note to fill you guys in.

WAIT I JUST CAME UP WITH AN ANALOGY.

You know how when you go into a candle store and smell the candles, all the scents start to blend together after a while and you start to get a stuffy nose and your head hurts? That's kind of what DA is for me right now. I need some fresh air.

So don't miss me too much. See you all when I pop back on! :dummy:

  • Mood: Alienated
  • Listening to: Cell Block Tango
  • Reading: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Timothy Zahn
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
  • Playing: Tomodachi Life
  • Eating: Chocolate
TT: Not Having It (#048-C) by Redfeathyrs
TT: Not Having It (#048-C)
So I almost totally forgot that the deadline for the next Teepee Trials assignment was today. :stare: But I derped on SAI all evening and got this up. It's not gorgeous or anything, but here it is! :dummy: On time!

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Show: :iconteepee-trials: teepee-trials.deviantart.com/j…
Horse: RBS Rolling Thunder
Rider: Declan Behre
Stable: Running Bear Stables

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Declan had discovered he had an affinity for fake buffali hunts. He almost felt bad for having such fun shooting the harmless projectiles at the confused animals. But only almost. It was all just too much fun, and for the first time in the event, he couldn't help feeling like a true Native American, hunting buffali for his tribe.

Thunder was less enthused, but galloped obediently over the hills surrounding the camp.

All too soon the 'hunt' was over.

"If I had known we had to collect our arrows later, I would have been more careful." Declan told Thunder, trotting up the hill.

Thunder snorted.

Declan urged the stallion into an easy canter through the grass, keeping his eyes out for any arrows.

Most of the arrows were snagged in the fur of various buffali, and Declan figured out an easy way to grab them- gallop past, reach out, and grab the arrow. Easy. The animals barely noticed.

After dropping off an armload of arrows at the camp and counting them, Declan found he was one short. It was just one, not the end of the world, but he knew that if he didn't even try to find it, it would bug him all night long. So he and Thunder set out again.

After a short while Declan spotted the arrow, clinging to the fur of a particularly large animal. Unmoved, the boy and his horse galloped forward, ready to grab the arrow.

The buffalo lifted it's head when they got closer. Just as Declan was preparing to lean over and grab the arrow as they went by, the buffalo charged at them.

Startled, Declan pulled back on the reins. Thunder slid to a stop. The buffalo stopped as well.

The animal had just spent the day being herded about the area by people on horses. It had been pestered by weird long sticks that clung to its fur. It was not in the mood for yet another horse galloping about like a massive insect.

"Thunder, I'm thinking maybe we don't need
all of our arrows..."

- - -

Hark, a cruddy story. :noes:

Basically Declan is an arrow-shooting whiz, but the buffalo is less interested in the day's festivities. Whoops. :iconsuspenseplz:
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My little break went longer than I expected. And it isn't really ending.

I don't plan on deactivating my account or truly 'leaving'...but I'm not going to be very active on here for the foreseeable future.

There's no one reason, no bullying, no 'baww'ing over being 'unpopular' or anything, no drama, DA just isn't fun anymore. It's a chore.

I love the friends I made here, and I will always be glad I joined and spent such a long time here. Without DA I sincerely doubt I would be at the level I am at the moment with my art and writing. DA was my favorite thing for a long time and will always be special to me.

But, I've started to believe that I've outgrown it. Not that I'm saying it's childish or that you can't succeed via DA, it's just not working for me right now. The day that art stops being fun for me is the day I have to step back and see what's up. And because of the stress DA was causing me, art stopped being fun.

I think there's just too much going on here. I started following too much art, joining too many things, trying to do too much at once. It became overwhelming, and disheartening. Because there are SO MANY great artists on DA, the only way to gain any notice or encouragement is to be more than great, more than the best. And that stress is just too much. So I'm moving on.

I'll probably still post literature on here now and then (I AM still working on the actual story that was kind of previewed in 'Time With Tails') but if you really want to follow my art, you'd be better off following my Instagram account (hungrybear_draws). I post there at least once a day, even if it's just sketches. (It's mostly sketches. :XD:)

To sum up, DA was smothering my creativity and my joy in art, and I'm not even 100% sure I know why even though I can guess. Since I've taken a break, art has become fun again and I feel much more creative and productive. I think stepping back from DA is the best choice for me right now.

Thanks to all of you who have supported me here, and I hope you won't give up on this account since I'll probably still pop on now and again. If you follow me on Instagram drop me a comment or DM so I know who you are. :giggle: Don't forget to be awesome, and see you next time!
:iconletmehugyouplz::iconbummiesplz::iconsuperheroglompplz::happycry::icondoctordanceplz:
:icondweebdanceplz:"Whatever you've been told, you're worth more than gold.":icondragonhug:
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: Gold by Britt Nicole
  • Reading: X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Timothy Zahn
  • Watching: Downton Abbey
  • Playing: Fractured Soul
  • Eating: Chocolate

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Redfeathyrs
Rebecca
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Why Redfeathyrs? I have red hair, and I like things with feathers. I used to be Wytewulf but I've moved for a fresh new start. ^^

Just your average girl who like animals, junk food, Star Wars, anthros, My Little Pony, and various other things.
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Thinking of revamping my HARPG stable. I just can't settle into a good place with it, and as a result have been very uninspired for art/stories. I would keep a couple of horses but change the setting/human characters. 

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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!!!! :cake: :dance: :party:
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Happy Birthday!!
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May your Muse laughingly cajole, convince, inspire, and take you on a beautiful and worthwhile drive to places and happy adventures you've never even imagined. May a justified belief that something wonderful is just around the corner brighten your life forever. May you not doubt your abilities, but labor successfully to expand them. May your dreams not prove nightmares, may you glimpse other strange worlds and let us share them with you--may those you love rejoice in you, and you in them, may joy and inspiration be faithful, friendly companions and helpers always. Happy Birthday!
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Redfeathyrs Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. :hug:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Thank you for creating and sharing beauty.
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That Sephiroth webcam is genius. ♥
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Redfeathyrs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, isn't it? And the best part is that every now and then when I'm listening to music his running/prancing syncs up perfectly. :XD:
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WhiteFoxFarm Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL!!!!!
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Thank you for faving my first Daily Deviation "You Don't Have to be Wonder Woman"! That means a lot to me!
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Thank you so much for faving my story ^^ :icongiveflowerplz:
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