I felt that I had to put up a journal just to talk about this subject...also because I havent written a journal in some time now.
Over these last few months, I've been compelled to try and push at my comfort zone and go out of my normal boundaries, to try and draw art for things I haven't tried before. You'll have noticed that some of my recent uploads have been quite varied - Five Nights At Freddy's, Pokemon, Vocaloid, How To Train Your Dragon etc...
It's because I have felt a bit of a disconnect with the Sonic fandom. Don't get me wrong, it was one of the main styles that got me into drawing in the first, and of course I still adore my OCs C8LIN and Deux and some of the others I have created. I also love drawing my friend's characters, and I love the interactions we have with each other.
But I've fallen out of love with the current direction Sonic is going. I haven't properly enjoyed playing a Sonic game since Generations, and even then, it was brief. I played the Steam version of Generations, as I was utterly disappointed with the mess that was Generations 3DS. Thus I havent felt compelled to draw Sonic style art. I was drawn into drawing MLP fan art because even with it's ups and downs, I still really enjoy it. That is probably why I created a separate MLP account so that those who also are only interested in that art can just focus on it (it's here btw if you didn't know already - ScribbleSketchScoo
Now onto the main point I wanted to make with this journal.
I don't think I'll be uploading art to this account anymore.
Well more the fact that I am conflicted on whether I should do so or not. I have begun to notice that my older art works gain a lot more attention than my new stuff and I am talking the REALLY old stuff - my old Kingdom Sonic series of pictures, those older style of MLP crossover pictures that I drew. I mean I would like to think that my drawing style has improved since then but when my much older work is getting more attention that the new stuff I am doing, it kind of disheartens me.
And I think it's because this account has become TOO associated with Sonic style work, and that is no one's fault. People will like what they like, they will fave or comment on what they want but it's starting to make me feel like that is the only art people seem to expect or want from me.
Now I have created an art tumblr blog, which you can find here - scribblesketchscoo.tumblr.com/
- where I post all of my recent work and even some works in progress now and then. I usually link this to my RedBubble store where people who are interested can buy my art in different formats - www.redbubble.com/people/scrib…
- in the hopes to reach out to different people.
I may still post silly doodles and gifts for friends on this account, but I feel like I should put my new stuff solely on Tumblr. If anyone would like to share their thoughts or opinions on this then please feel free to comment. I just feel that after so long, this is the direction I may need to take.
Comments are welcome, and encouraged~
Lots of Love