I should have posted this a few months ago when I came to this decision, but I will no longer be updating my DA account with new art.
My reasons are my own, but after being here for over 10 years and having my patience slowly deteriorated by lots of small annoyances from the community over those years, I just feel it's no longer worth maintaining. I will keep things up for posterity and to maintain timestamps for sourcing purposes, but for a while I've only been using DA to look at the art of others and gather inspiration and references.
I will not be divulging my new art haunts. A few people here may know them, and I ask that you not share them. Theft and IP inconsideration from this community is a major reason I hid most of my old art and I don't need the people who made me come to that decision and my current decision to stop hanging out here to follow me to my safe havens.
I feel I need to move on. DA was a fantastic place for me to learn and grow, but the negatives have eventually come to outweigh the positives, and I don't feel it's worth it anymore.
For all of you who have been loyal and considerate, I thank you for your patience and your kind words, and I'm terribly sorry.