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The last few years have been remarkable ones for me in terms of self-discovery. My academic career has taught me a ton about myself, about life, and about what my passions say about myself. I'm able to now analyze the reasons why I do the things that I do, and that's a very rewarding (although occasionally devastating -- it's hard to look at the parts of one's self that are negative or abusive, you know?) skill to have.

What does all that have to do with my dA account? Well, I've realized recently how much art was a means for me to socialize. I used it throughout elementary school up to the end of my junior college career as a way to interact with people; to break the ice, so to say. My last semester prompted me to do a project that I could draw for, and I took it as a challenge to draw for myself. To create what I wanted this particular poem I was illustrating to be. It was liberating. And the last week or so, I've understood even more how much art was one of my primary tools to befriend people. I created characters out of my friends, and showed them how I drew them. I got sucked into doing things for OTHERS instead of myself, since it made me feel good to get their feedback.

I'm taking my art back to satisfying myself. I lost the point of why I like to draw, and I need to recover it. Thus, I will no longer be updating my dA account with anything for some time. I feel that this is an extension of my tendency to garner attention through my artwork, and I need to close off those channels until I can regain my desire to draw and create for myself.

Thank you to everyone who has meandered my way and liked, favorited, commented or friended me here. I'll still keep the account as a repository of ye olde days, as well as seeing what amazing things other artists do, but it's time for me to soldier onward on my own for a while.
  • Listening to: The Lumineers
  • Reading: Sundown Towns
  • Watching: Good Mythical Morning
  • Playing: Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Eating: Yogurt
  • Drinking: Water

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J Fieldsted
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm WildcatJF, and I like to draw. It's become less a part of my life as I've gotten older (and busier), but it's still a hobby I enjoy devoting time to...when I have the time to. It's getting harder and harder to draw for fun these days. Perhaps I'm online too much. XD

Anyway, I've been doodling since I was a bout 3 or 4, and my art has been steadily progressing ever since then (I'd like to hope so; I was doodling numbers that served as Ninja Turtles back then :p ). My dA account is mostly my fan art; there's some wallpapers I've slapped together, some photos and a couple of other things in my Gallery as well. I also like to check out my fellow dA artists and fave work that I like. I am an anthro student alongside my wife working on our B.A. degrees, which keeps me pretty busy during the semester. I write about games at Game on Girl (see below for link). If you want to see my own creations, many pictures are still up at my now-defunct blog LVLs. (lvls.wordpress.com; original stuff was put up there under So...this webcomic...).

That ought to suffice for now; have fun exploring!

BTW, that's me and our dog, Bindi in the photo.
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TEi-Has-Pants Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Hey, you should get a Twitter. Me, Fry, Rupee and some of the other NinDBers are on it. :D
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YoungLink19 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Happy birthday!
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WildcatJF Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again! :D
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Iguruwashi Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave on Satorl Marsh Brog ^_^
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WildcatJF Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, no problem! It was very well done, I love the colors! :)
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