I suppose this probably won't come as much of a shock, seeing as my updates here have been few and far between, but I have decided to deactivate my account.
I've been debating whether or not to leave deviantART for a while now, due to personal and ethical reasons-- dA has made some pretty poor decisions as of late, the most serious of which being the implementation of their commission system, which cheats artists out of twenty percent of their earnings, and encourages them to under-price their labor to a disgusting degree. I cannot continue to support a site that is doing so much damage to an already sick commissions market.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who has supported me and my artistic development throughout my stay on dA. While I do not condone deviantART's current practices, I have no doubt that my time here has been important for my growth, and that's entirely due to the encouraging and helpful feedback I've received from other users.
I will be leaving my page up for just a little while longer while I document some of my old work, but it will likely be gone by the end of the week.
You can continue to follow my artwork on tumblr
Thank you for sticking with me through seven eventful years.