Well, the important thing is that you are still finding time to indulge your artistic pursuits. Any artist who works in more conventional, free form, and challenging mediums understands that something like CaS is a fun but ultimately limiting indulgence that is highly variable in how long it can hold the creator's interest. And the community evaporated particularly quickly on this entry--a symptom of SCVI's overall limited sticking power, no matter how much it has been built up as a supposedly strong entry in the series.Hi,
First off, i am alive thank you !
Regarding CAS, I won't resume i think i forgot most of my secret sauce techniques, and i don't think i will go through the hassle of creating / editing / posting which has become a chore to me tbh. I truly admire that some of you still stick around and produce such great and imaginative stuff, but i moved on, as did many others. So i am just throwing in a drawing that i did recently, trying to hone my skills in Digital Painting towards a more realistic approach yet closer to caricature or painting than to a 121 rendition.
I use Krita and a specific drawing and blending technique using a ref picture in the corner of the Krita workspace (credits to S. Tepes) and it's both pretty fun and quick (meaning : 4+ hours for this one)
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I want to do an artbook with all my recent drawings. including some of those. I haven't even started :)
So it's understandable when anyone decides the cost-benefit ratio is unfavorable at this point, particularly when you factor in the time it takes to curate and share content and the diminishing returns in terms of the volume of community feedback and creative exchange. I hit that point myself rather early on this time around, though I have enjoyed a brief second wind recently, inspired in part by the persistence of Glitch and some others in plucking away and exploiting some creative new techniques; the amount of community product may be tiny already, but the average quality is higher than ever at least. I'd hoped I could finagle an extra couple of designs out of you too, with some appeals to ego, but if you're gonna be all adult and responsible about your time, FINE! :D But I will expect to see you slinging some designs come SCVII, mind you! ;)