Hey guys, I've made the decision to deactivate my DeviantART account.
The 12 years I've been on this website have been a pretty good run, to be honest, and I'm honoured to have had the support of those that have followed me throughout my time here. Twelve years, nearly 300 pictures (not counting my scraps or stored images!), 263,000+ pageviews and nearly 8700 followers. Not too shabby!
There are a number of factors that have influenced this decision, but the major factor is that essentially I'm not comfortable adhering to DeviantART's ToS anymore. Read THIS post to understand why, although it has apparently been addressed on DeviantART's official Tumblr. Leaving all that aside, I've definitely felt that the community has been in decline here and don't feel that keeping my profile alive holds much value for me anymore.
I'm going to take a bit of time to download all of the old artwork I don't have source files for anymore, and double-check that I won't lose anything important during the deactivation, but once I'm done this account will be shut down for good.
Thank you so much for giving me your time and encouragement!
If you want to keep up with my art journey you can follow me on Tumblr, Twitter or Patreon.