I haven't updated on here and quite a long time. But, it is time to announce a big change!
After much thought, I have decided to create a new deviantArt page.
When I first made this account (more than 8 years ago now, WHOA!), I had been learning to draw. I mainly created Kingdom Hearts fan art, as I loved that the most (I still do, though ; D ). Unfortunately as time passed, I became less and less active on the site that I truly loved. In retrospect, I also had been drawing less and less.
Strangely, I have found the "use it or lose it" adage to be very true. As I hit college almost 4 years ago, I had almost completely stopped drawing. And I recently realized I also became more sad, because I wasn't *creating*. Art really was my creative outlet and I had missed it. I missed connecting with others when I shared my work. But as I tried to begin drawing again, I realized that I had pretty much lost my skills that I had developed. I had to reteach myself how I worked. And I found that I had so much basic technique I hadn't learned in the first place. I found it strange that I was at a place worse than I was 8 years ago, but in a sense my maturity at this phase in my life also helped me realize that I needed to start over and actually learn
about the techniques behind art. Needless to say, I have a lot of work ahead of me!
With such a journey ahead of me, I really felt that I needed a fresh start, with a relatively new style. I loved my work I had on this page, so I couldn't really handle completely shutting it down. Therefore, I decided to make a new account that I will be using mainly henceforth.
My new account is athena-says
(I was struggling for a new username idea, but I thought with my newfound perspective and wisdom about how much I need to improve and learn, I chose "athena"!
Thank you so much to all of you that I have connected with over the years on this page!
-AmandaN E W P A G E:
/ athena-says / athena-says.deviantart.com