I feel I owe those of you who care a little more of an explanation as to why my gallery is being hidden for now. And I do mean those who care, not the err.. whiny self-entitled ones. Most of you are wonderful people and I'm honestly surprised so many of you spoke up.
This year has been very difficult. I had to watch two close family members struggle through very severe battles with cancer, just to have them both pass away within the same month. I went through a difficult falling-out with a best friend who felt the need to make it public despite my trying to keep it under wraps. I cared a whole lot for all of these people and have lost them in one way or another. It's a lot to deal with and the stress is killing my motivation to work. Despite this, I still keep pushing myself to at least doodle every day. If I lost everything, I'd still have art. It's important to me.
A lot of the work in my gallery has certain memories and feelings attached. Some good, some not so good. I draw cartoons, but a lot of the time I put real emotion into them, despite how silly they may look. Lately it's been difficult for me to look at a lot of my work and feel okay with it. It takes time to let go of emotional attachments and often being reminded of them doesn't help to expedite the process.
Hiding my gallery temporarily is a very personal decision on my part. It is temporary. Many of the images will be back eventually and I will let you know when. I feel that disconnecting myself from these images for the time being will help me refresh my outlook and regain my positivity. I've done it in the past and it does help. I wouldn't hide everything if it were for no reason.
For now, you can still view the occasional sketch and concept drawing on my Art Tumblr.
Thank you for your kind words and support. I really appreciate it.