Since I got a DA account back in high school, posting art for an audience has influenced my art immensely. About 80% of this influence is positive: getting feedback, encouragement, connecting with other artists, learning.
But recently, I've been feeling the other 20%: namely, I'm doing art for the attention, not for the love of art. It's been a long time since I was overjoyed just to be drawing something I love, instead of anticipating the feedback or what I can make out of it.
So, I will set forth on an epic quest to regain my identity as an artist! By not posting art for a while.
I'll still be active on this site, replying to messages, and there will be a couple posts I already have in the works coming out (commissions, icon changes), but otherwise I need to do art with the knowledge that no one will see it for a while.
Thank you all for your encouragement and support over the years. This was not brought on by any event, and I am coming back in a couple months. This is simply another chapter in my journey, and I look forward to what I will learn.