I realize that I haven't posted a journal entry on here since December. Oops. Truth be told, I post much more on Facebook (The Art of Nick Mockoviak) and Instagram (NickMockoviak
), so please follow me on there (I'm also on Tumblr and Twitter, but my IG and FB page both link to those two, so it really doesn't matter. Unless it's here.)
I've been on deviantART for 10 years. A decade. I have seen many changes on here, from all the (sometimes frustrating) layout changes, to the users on this site, the types of art submitted, and all in between. Some of the changes have been good, and some are puzzling. My feeling is that after this current subscription runs dry, I will probably let this spot fall to pieces. The main reason why I started this page was to promote my artwork and make connections with others in the industry of cartoons and comics. For me, the well has run dry years ago. I know that keeping a presence here is still valuable, but increasingly I find that my own use for said purposes is a battle in vain. As my buddy Jerome Moore would say, your mileage may vary.
I looked over my work that I have posted on here. It's fascinating to view the progress and evolution of one's work, especially over the course of 10 years. I went from black and white ink work to markers to watercolors- comic book characters to monsters to more monsters to animals and flowers- and whatever else caught my eye. Though I have never had a Daily Deviation, my work has not been "Hot", I'm not remotely popular, I don't do fan art of anime/manga or mash-ups, I work traditionally, I don't understand a lot of the "in-jokes" on here.....I have and always will continue to push myself to be more well-rounded as a person and an artist. I will continue to learn new media, new techniques, draw upon new subject matter, and experiment with all of the above, plus 3.
Maybe one day I'll get that Daily Deviation. Or I'll "make it" (which is a great documentary by the way). Until then, I'm going to carry on as I have.