So I guess it's pretty obvious that this account is dead, I doubt that people who have me in their watchlist even remember who I am or what I used to have in this space.
I can't believe that this account has been alive for....9+ years. When I first joined DA I was just a naive, young, emotional, and hopeful artist. Hahaha, so many things have changed since then.
I mostly use my skills to compliment my designs now, or to create high quality icons and graphics for web and mobile. I've only recently gone back to painting and sketching, but I will not be posting anything here anymore.
Final words of advice:
Remember, always be open to criticism, use negative reviews to empower yourself to make bigger and better things in the future. I think it's a way of thinking that's been lost in the desire to get favorites and recognition in this place.
Always push yourself harder and strive for something larger, never ever settle for less.
Be ambitious and never lose confidence in your abilities as an artist, and never EVER STOP learning and becoming open to new experiences and things.
With that said, I bid you all a final farewell!