I will be prioritizing uploads on Newgrounds over my Deviantart account now.
(Da here: https://www.deviantart.com/griffonmender )
I'm not sure if I'm leaving DA or not yet.
In the meantime, I had the excellent timing to purchase a year of core right before the whole AI debacle, so at the very least I have to hang out until it runs out, because I'm not going to get that money back. ^ ^;
Even if I do ultimately shift fully onto Newgrounds, I will not be deleting my DA account, but will simply stop uploading anything to it other than announcements and leave it as an archive.
But let's get back to the subject of uploads.
After a long week of work, I have archived everything from my Deviantart Gallery.
Not only will I be reuploading all of this to Newgrounds, but I will be giving many of these works some serious improvement.
Since I always keep my originals, I will be rescanning much of my old work, resulting in better color accuracy, quality, and clarity.
Likewise, I will be rephotographing my physical works so that they can benefit from the better camera quality that is now available to me.
I will also return to seriously working on my comic, Dreamtamers.
Not only will I continue improving character designs as mentioned in previous updates, but all of the 2017 pages will get brand new art.
But don't worry if you still like the original Chapter 1.
It (and the never-before-seen pages for Chapter 2) will still be up, but with the new designation of "OG". The original "OG" pages will be linked to their new counterparts- and vice versa- so that you can easily swap between the two versions.
I will require some patience in this endeavour, as aside from the time all of the editing, rescanning, drawing, and so forth will take, there is a *slight* supply problem.
Although I've used Prismacolor Color Pencils for many years now, the single pencil refills that were one of the main reasons I used them have been discontinued.
Thankfully I wasn't completely blindsided by this since I heard about it being a possibility from my local art supply store several months ago, but I had hoped it wouldn't happen, or at least that I'd have more time.
I know from testing the other pencils available last time I was there that Derwent- especially Procolor Derwent- and Holbien are the closest matches available, but it will still take awhile for me to acquire, test, and adjust to the new pencils. I still have a decent stock of Prismacolors for now, but it's only a matter of time before the remaining single pencils run out.
On the bright side, the rest of my supplies are in good stock and can be refilled reasonably.
In conclusion, I have a lot to upload on DA and on Newgrounds (but mostly Newgrounds), and I hope you all have a good day. ^ ^