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I'm considering moving accounts because as much as I don't want to have to, it'd be nice to get a fresh start since I've been doing a lot of evolving over the past few years and I've been trying to branch out and be more versatile. Not to mention that deviantART WILL insist on dredging up old works from years and years ago to feature under "More From This Artist" and just... argh! I don't want to delete all my old stuff, there's a lot of history here I'd like to look back on, and as much as I hate to admit it my older work still seems to be a lot more popular, judging by what I tend to get comments and favs on, and if people still enjoy it I don't want to take that away.

Maybe I'll set up somewhere else to post new stuff and leave this open as a museum type thing? I'm not sure. In the meantime, I've been posting stuff on fb under the name fawndog and on tumblr under the name shelzie :)
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Scarlegs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand, I hate the 'more from the artist' thing :/  My old 'art' is terrifying!
I like looking through other peoples old art and seeing how much they've improved, so if you did move accounts you should defiantly keep this as a museum of days gone by.
It's really all up to you though, just remember to link to the new account because it's horrible when artists don't and you have to dig through the internet to find them XP
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hahah I definitely will! And thanks for the input :) I'll definitely leave this gallery open as there are a lot of good memories associated with this account.
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XSomnambulist Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013   Filmographer
Let us know the new account name soon.
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OpalSkye Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do what you need to do m'dear :hug: I really feel  your pain on the "more from this artist" they even drag stuff out of scraps D: Does make me want to move accounts, it's something I've been thinking about (weirdly) the last couple of weeks. I'm still 'Opal' but I have grown a lot as a person in the last 10 years, so I really understand what you mean. It's like keep this account as the nostalgia account but make a new one for the shiny/new things :)

Wherever you go, I'll be there supporting you :hug:
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hellobeasty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I totalllly understand... having done it recently myself :p I personally am one of those people who wants to put work in the shredder as soon as it's done... I don't reminisce fondly on old art, I really just use it as a learning experience for the next, better thing. But I don't really like to purge it either. It's good sometimes to look back and see what you've improved (and deteriorated) in. "fawndog" is still available if you want a new account (; I'd snag it for yourself even if you don't plan on switching right away. I created "hellobeasty" way before I actually started using it, haha.
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TianaScott Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nooooooo. Don't do it. You could loose a lot of people who love your work. I really wanna start over and all but i have people that like my work and even the work i think sucks, they would be very disappointed if i took them down. Please don't do another one. Stick with it. 
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thing is, Ti, I feel like I already have lost a lot of people by changing up what I draw and also not posting as often. My older stuff gets a lot more attention than my newer stuff, constantly, and frankly I feel like people don't really give much of a crap about what I make if it's not dog-related. :\ I've stuck with it for a long time, and I'm just feeling my history weighing heavily on me. Like you said I don't want to take the old stuff down, but I don't particularly want it to be among my featured works either, and thanks to the More From This Artist feature I can't really make them go away. I've been on the site for ten years already and... a lot changes in ten years. I don't really want to be known for stuff I did five years ago but that's what's been happening, and it honestly either feels like I should start fresh or just stop posting to dev and concentrate more on my other sites. :\
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TianaScott Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
so post more work!!!! I was so mad. I kept being called the Disney kid in SVA. It pissed me off. I could do more than just that. So i'm doing that. I do fine art, anime, disney type things, and graffiti and hip hop oriented things. No one knows because I never showed them. For all the other people you feel you may of lost. Forget them. For everyone one person you loose you can get 3 or 4 more who like everything you do. I like when an artist's style changes. It shows that they are growing.  Don't worry about it. I'm looking at my old work and I think it sucks. Someone likes it and likes the new work i've done. I'm going to look back on all of the stuff i'm doing know and go " Oh hell nooo!!!! lock that deviation away!!!!WTF was I thinking" but someone loved it. Post more on your other sites but don't forget you still have fans here. we love you and would miss you a lot. 
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SockHero Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey you can add all of your stuff to private... I did!  I can show you how if you need me to!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I don't really want to though like I said? If people still enjoy my old stuff I don't want to take it away from them. I just also don't really want it being featured >_> I wish the More From This Artist would just cycle through the Featured gallery.
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SockHero Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't think it goes through scraps.  I haven't ever seen my scraps on there at least.

But think of it like this.  They've already enjoyed it.  They've had years to enjoy it.  Now they can enjoy your new stuff with the attention it deserves.  It's like writing a new chapter, not taking things away.  And you can always unstore it at some point if you change your mind.
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I ended up making a major gallery clean up! Might do one more, soon. Anyway you decide, let us know where to find you on dA ^^
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Maria <3 It will likely be under the name FawnDog. goin back to my roots, kinda!
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Argo-of-Aquilea Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You know I'd want to keep stalking you :heart:
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:heart:
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JamJams Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've known you for so long, it would be strange to see you under a new account. xD But! I completely understand that some artists need a fresh start, so if you do move please just make sure to leave a link so I can follow you. ^^
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Jams :hug: Your support means a lot. I have already changed my name once, hopefully another time won't be too confusing...
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JamJams Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess its just odd cause you have changed your name, but! I will still continue to follow you as I've always enjoyed your art. ^^
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Pirra Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Just be sure to leave a link to your new account if you end up making one!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Of course :) I'll still be active on my tumbl and fb in any case.
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quirkyyrobot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You could always file away your older stuff under "Scraps"? Or does that not solve anything? I'm not entirely sure.
Anyway, love your work as always and fascinated by your evolving style.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ah thanks! My Scraps gallery have been for my sketches for a long time so I don't really want to dump my old stuff in there too D:
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