I'm very much alive and coming back from a long dA hiatus, and would love to keep making art again! I would like to keep growing as an artist. Aiming for personal growth is sometimes frustrating, but I'm pretty sure it would be worth it. And thanks for the 21000 pageviews!
I'm still contemplating on whether I should pursue at as a profession or not. A lot have said my skills are good, but I still find them to be quite lacking. And the fact that I don't really have an idea what it's like in a workplace environment yet.
Meeting the expectations of clients is also a huge thing I may have difficulties with. (Or, in some cases, meeting my own.)
I've received some advice from people who've been there though, and I think it's all possible if I really want it. Sometimes though, with all the brilliant creatives out there, it can get very discouraging, I'm sure to most of us. But it's possible and we just have to trust ourselves a bit.
Also, hooray for Fire Emblem Awakening and our new family member, Kid the Cat
. She's an adorable little choo choo.