so yeah, for those who still don't get it
I MOVED TO ManMadeOfGold THREE YEARS AGO, GO FOLLOW THAT
I'll take up the rest of this journal for a short monologue on sonic fan art.
Here's the truth: if you want to further your skills as an artist, look somewhere other than sonic art. You're going to reach a ceiling on quality that you won't be able to get around until you try and broaden your horizons.
For years, I was a sonic artist. It was my first passion in drawing, and I loved the series. However, as a sonic artist, you will someday reach a point where you realize that the important thing linking you to your admirers is almost certainly not your skill level, it's your common interest in and membership to a fanbase. My popularity on this account, both past and present, was and still is due mostly (if not entirely) to having drawn sonic art in the past.
If you, my sonic fan artist majority of watchers, reach a point where you want to separate yourself from fan art and focus on entirely original work, you will find your popularity will neither remain nor grow so quickly. In the amount of time I've been on ManMadeOfGold, I have output much higher quality work and seen comparatively far less feedback. Fewer pageviews, etc. It's just a sad truth of not tapping into the power of fandoms, but boy does it empower you artistically. I have seen drastic improvement upon distancing myself from fandoms, and I encourage it at least in moderation. I hope some of you can take my advice.
Importantly, I also hope some of you can transfer your interests to my new account, instead of continuing to follow this one in hope of seeing some new content. Sorry, guys! Aaron the Hybrid has been tossed into the furnace by the man made of gold. See you on ManMadeOfGold!
Stop following me on here! It's been three years! Go check out some new original stuff!