I've spend time and energy and gave 10 years to Deviantart including getting for Daily Deviations, winning 3 big contests, winning 2 huge poster design contests as first and second place, putting all my high resolution top quality images to sale as print while trying to create an income from something I love to do.
And what DeviantArt gave back to me? Premium Membership for a lifetime - because I've worked as 3D gallery moderator for a year, total drop on print sales - then I shut it down, and a few lousy critics who have no idea what the fuck they talking about - with an awesome critic feature... Every juvenilejackass are great critics now despite their laughable portfolios.
10 years spend here on dA and it gave almost nothing back to me, except making my images downloadable through google image search... I have my work on storage (deviation storage) and first upload started from the first months of 2005. I got gazillions of comments and favorites over the years, gazillions of image and page views. But I've put all my work to storage to protect them from free downloads since I started working exclusively with a stock image agency
and deviantart doesn't have any option to batch disable prints also.
I'm honored to be to work as the first ever Turkish gallery moderator here. It was the greatest honor... But I can not feel excited about anything related with dA. That's kinda of a terrible feeling... It was a great fun to post here in the past. Even writing a journal to feature mine or fellow artists works. So many things change of course within the years... Some people resist the changes and want the old days back. I'm not one of them, or at least trying not to be.
Maybe its time to move on somehow and leave the good old dA days behind. I simply can't picture myself posting intense amount of work I've done here once again... I also don't have time to take everything off from the storage and delete prints files, and lower the resolutions ONE BY ONE in order to protect my work from stealing. After 10 years still no batch upload (don't get me started about the stash) and no batch edit and proper album options here. It takes too much time to upload and post here under this circumstances. For example the photography work I've done in the weekend is already up on flickr
besides I already
posted them to tumblr
, goggle plus
- which unfortunately a dead place - and my facebook page
This would take a gigantic amount of time to do one by one here on dA.
It seems like - unless the uploading options here change dramatically - me posting new work to dA seems unlikely.