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May 3, 2013


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Art Block (Permanent, but I'll still be here!)

Journal Entry: Fri May 3, 2013, 3:59 AM

Where do I begin here?

I don't know what other artists define as an "art block", but I consider what I'm dealing with to be an art block
because the amount of "art" I normally have put out since the day I got on DA, is being "blocked" and diminished
in output number. Or simply that I'm not doing as much art as I used to do (drawing or writing wise).

I've chatted with some friends on and off about this as well as one or two DeviantArtist's that were kind enough
to send me a private message, wishing me good health and asking how I'm doing with the art block situation. It
wasn't until I talked to these individuals that I realized...

...I've never had an art block in my life.

I've had hiatuses before, but those were simply temporary situations that either barred me from working on art, or
I simply needed a break. Otherwise I've been drawing on and off non stop since 1999 when I fell in love with
anime and I have been writing on and off nonstop since high school. Never once have I ever had an actual
art block that completely diminished the amount of art I've done on a normal basis.

This started around December 2012 and has continued since then, but as of the last maybe...couple of months some
very personal things in my life have changed and it completely affects my moods for art altogether.

The reason I feel this might be permanent is because this hasn't gone away. I feel it might never go away. As
an artist with a lot more followers than what I started out as, I at least want to keep you guys in check so you're not
wondering what the hell is going on with DK333.


Do not interpret this as my way of saying that I'll never do art again. No, no, no, no, no. That's not what I'm saying. It's
just simply my way of explaining, at least for people who have been with me for a while, that the amount of work I've
normally put out is going to be drastically smaller in size, at least if you haven't already noticed. I still get
moods to draw and write. Hell, I'm still currently in a Devil May Cry mood. It's not dead, but simply just not what it used to be.
So please don't take this as a way of me telling you guys to stop following me, just simply that I'm not writing and drawing as often.

And yes as promised in the last journal about my art block, I will indeed update "Behind Closed Doors" after I get back from
my convention at the end of May. You guys have waited too long so I will definitely update it even if I'm not really in the mood
to. <3

  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Art Block
  • Reading: Art Block
  • Watching: Art Block
  • Playing: Art Block
  • Eating: Art Block
  • Drinking: Art Block
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Darklinksminion Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
its okay dude i know what you are going through. Artblocks are ninja like that man. just be sure you are in good health for your con. plus this will help me catch up with the stuff you made. i couldnt do it since i was off since like 4 or 5 months?


idk but yeah hope you have fun dude and have a very lovely day or night
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DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
awww thank you! you guys are so awesome 8D And that drawing is cute X3
Darklinksminion Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
awwwww!thank you!!!!!! took me 15 min to draw that thing its drawing on da.
Ambersca Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How will I ever go on without art from you ALL THE DANG TIME?!! Just kidding! I have ridiculous breaks with my art. Months at a time them BAM a bunch of deviations in a couple days. It's good to hear from you again and it seems like you've got a few more things figured out. :) I'll still be looking forward to seeing what work you do. :D Good luck!
DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
all the time? nooooooooooo *cries a river* lol. Yah...just as long as I don't stop completely then that's all that matters to me. Vergil is keeping me going for the most part, but I think it'll be remotely okay.
Ambersca Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awe it's okay *hugs* Keep up what you can. You should never stop art :) even when it slows down.
DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I only stop if my emotions make me, which is basically my main problem in a summarized version.
Ambersca Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well keep up with what you can :) and it's totally okay to take a break if you have to, no matter what the reason.
SkyeLentNight Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope eventually you'll be able to pick up your drawing tools to make something again :huggle: but great to hear from you again love ;p
DragonKeeper333 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well I've been posting quite a few pieces for DmC, so I'm not too concerned. Even now I'm about to post Ch.5 for my DmC fanfic so as long as I don't stop completely everything I've been doing, then that's all that matters.
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