This afternoon I looked over my gallery from start to finish and was really pleased to be able to observe the amount that I've grown over the past two years (holy crap it's only been two years, dayum).
To give you an example, here is the first picture I ever posted on here:
And here is the latest:
I think that's kinda awesome.
Which brings me to the next item of business: Moving galleries!
Now I'm not moving just yet, but it has been my plan to switch from this gallery to a more professional one for a number of years now. Originally I intended to do so once I hit eighteen, but I've been rather tempted to do so next year instead. There are a few reasons for wanting to do this, mostly it's because I would like to change my alias from pancake-dragon to Zedariah (which is how I'm known on all my other media sites), but also partially because I would kindasortamaybe like to make my gallery a little more professional looking (Atm it's just kind of a mix of everything).
There are also reasons for me not wanting to do this, and ways around some problems:
At the end of this year I'm having my annual gallery clean-up where I put everything into its assorted folders and make my featured page look all nice and pretty, so by the end of the year I shouldn't really be too worried about that part so much. The other thing with the name can also be fixed, I just need to swap it by becoming a premium member! yaayyy. Nah that's not really a big problem or anything so the alias thing can also be moved around. But the biggest reason for me not wanting to move is that I've kind of already established a little group of people who follow me (Are you still out there?) and because I have always loved going through long-time artist's galleries and seeing how they've grown over time. It's really nice to see for new artists because it shows that no one starts out being amazing at art first try. I'm never taking down my original works, and I'm not unposting my youthfully stupid stuff either, I think they're all important parts of becoming an artist.
So yeah. There is a big part of me that really doesn't wanna move (most of me doesn't wanna move after writing all this). But I would still like to know if you're all actually still out there and whether or not you care what I do with my gallery. If in a year from now I need to set up a new and improved professional gallery that I can refer possible employers to, then maybe I will leave this one (I'm never deleting this account, but I might leave) and start another.
Please please please comment. Even if it's a simple "I'm here and I care!" I would love to actually hear from you guys. No matter how stupid you think your opinion is, I want to know.
Now that I've reached the end of this hideous rant I'm even less sure about what to do and don't want to leave my gallery anymore, I just want to hear from you guys out there.
Until next time, I bid thee all make much art and be merry about thyselves.