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So I ended up taking roughly 3 months off. I kept checking DA regularly as I couldn't just up and leave, I decided to just switch to lurking occasionally (plus I like keeping up with things). 

The simple fact is that this has been part of my routine and my life for so long that not doing it felt strange. What with getting married and the holiday stresses, I think it was mostly a case of just being plain overloaded. The end of 2015 felt like I was screaming down a roller coaster hill, and then when we fell into 2016, things slowed considerably and I was finally able to get my thoughts together.

Through January I got caught up on all the projects I wanted to do that weren't 3D things, got to try some other things out, and explore some new tech I had wanted to play with.

In the end though nothing could fill the void that my artwork had left. So, once I had some things built that I wanted to and made some changes to make my workflow more efficient, I elected to start up again. That was about mid way through January and I decided to go in slow, just start on something and see where it went, hence my new posting.

So here's the deal. Moving forward I'll probably be overall less active, but that's because I want to do more quality work. I'll also be focusing on doing pieces where I can get more mileage out of the same scene once setup. The thing with how I work is the vast majority of the time is spent creating the surroundings, and the characters being dropped in, posed and corrected is actually pretty brief. With that in mind, I'm thinking more progressive series type works, where I can show some action, and possibly maybe looping animations? Not sure on that yet, depends how well my rendering machine can do.

Anyways thanks for reading. I'm not positive how things are going to go forward from here but I guess you can say I'm 90% back. ;)
A Moment Too Short by DarklordIIID
A Moment Too Short
Hey everyone. :)  Been awhile, journal is coming shortly so I don't fill up the description here with stuff unrelated to the piece.

Every hero occasionally needs a moment to fall apart. I'd imagine over the course of the various Zelda games that this had to have happened in some capacity at least a few times. When you consider some of the stuff Link sees and has to destroy, well, I think he's entitled to a quick break and a little encouragement occasionally.

I got the idea for this piece after playing Halo 5. Spoiler: One of the overall themes of the storyline of 5 is the realization that unlike what's shown in the previous games, the Master Chief is not made of steel; he's still human, with the same weaknesses as most, culminating in the fight between him and Commander Locke where his visor is damaged. I've always thought that was significant: it shows that Chief isn't invulnerable, and in the case of his pursuit of Cortana, may be already compromised.

Point is: Our greatest Hero's aren't invincible, and that's what makes being a Hero heroic.

Thanks for sticking with me through my absence. :) I'll have more coming soon.

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Hey all.

So, this has been looming over my head more and more lately and I've decided something needs to change. 

Way back when I started this little page up I had no idea it would take off to the degree it has. I'm on the edge of 150,000 pageviews, which is just insane. I mean I'm not running DeviantArt like some of the premium members do, but at the same time I never expected to have that kind of response.

Over the years I've honed my skills and improved everything I've done, not to mention straight up invented various skillsets required to do the work I wanted to. I've invested thousands of dollars into my machine and built additional machines behind it to get things done more efficiently.

However, over the past few months it's slowly dawned on me that as much good as has come of this account (not the least of which is a loving wife) there is also so much not-good. I regularly get asked if the models are "mine" (no, the hours upon hours in front of my computer making them work were just in my head) and then of course there's the garden variety drama that occurs here, like what just happened on the Ruto picture.

In short, I'm taking a break from here and from my work. I'm not going to say when I'll be back because to be bluntly honest I don't know if I'm coming back, but the simple fact is that I've got so much good stuff going in my life right now and I need to re-evaluate whether this is worth keeping going.

Thanks as always for your support, it means more than you'll ever know, and know that if this is the last thing I post on DeviantArt that it was with good thoughts and the best of memories in mind. I have no regrets.

Thank you all, and have a great day!

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Howdy thar. :icontarddanceplz:

My name is Michael, I've been a freelance graphic artist for about 10 years, working various projects for various people. I found DeviantArt, and then DeviantArt found love for me, in :iconliquidfire3:, whom I am now spending my life with.

Thanks for visiting!

Current Residence: De Pere, WI
Favourite genre of music: Alt. Rock
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit
MP3 player of choice: Sandisk Sansa e280
Wallpaper of choice: The Love of my Life
Favourite cartoon character: Bender
Personal Quote: "If brute force isn't working, you're not using enough."
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Thanks! :)
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Thank you. :D
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You're welcome ^^

I hope you had a good one
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