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Hi All.

I'm starting to notice, more and more, a very disturbing trend with deviantArt. Now, I have no interest in slagging off the website at all. I think it's a brilliant thing. A big community for creative types to get together, learn, talk, develop, share and bounce off of each other creatively. I love that. I've been looking for that for years. Living in a small village in the heart of the Welsh countryside, I don't get to chat with many other illustrators.

But the problem is the site is being overrun with people who want to abuse the gallery function on this website. Every time I log on now I'm seeing more images of mopey, semi-clad, terribly photographed (webcam?) teenagers trying to, what? Pick people up? Boost their confidence? But even worse than that is the tidal wave of flat-out pornography. Say what you will about artistic nudes, I have no issue with that what-so-ever. But some girl with the camera in her arse-hole while simulating sex is not an artistic nude. It's porn. And, quite frankly, it's ruining the reputation of deviantArt. 

I'm losing so many valued contributors to this website who have simply had enough. People who's work I value so much. And every time a client asks to see my work I automatically send them a link to my gallery. But these days I cringe in anticipation of what they may find if they accidentally stray outside of the gallery and onto the main page. What would they think then? It's a poor reflection on any of the professionals who use this page for it's intended purpose. It's like introducing a new girlfriend to your family and knowing your drunk "uncle knob-head" may be there. 

But what's the point of whining, eh? Well, it's got the point where I'm debating moving as well. I really don't want to. But I feel the website is getting to the point where it may be hard to pull it back from the brink. It's popularity, which I love because it attracts so much variety, is also it's downfall. I'm assuming the admins are doing their best to tackle the problem. Are there too little of them or am I just being far too naive? Who knows.

So. My question is; Where do we go from here? Because, right now, I'm starting to feel like the proverbial rat on said sinking ship. Is there another website out there that does what dA did so well, but without the detritus? I've heard of a few but on closer examination fell short. What other websites have the image sharing, community spirit, with artistic integrity, drive, a desire to learn, to grow and built in access to chat, share and develop with others?

Let me know if you're considering popping the life rafts, your thoughts on the matter, where you may be heading or if I just need to bloody well ignore it all.

Catch ya later

Carl



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Images 2 do... Still. I will do these one day. I promise.;


:iconcool-slayer: >>> Ash from Evil Dead 2 & fav.me/d2ydxaq

:iconvpizarro626: >>> Jubilee & your Muse character.

:iconwonderdookie: >>> fav.me/d2zdj3a


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:icondunwich7: >>> Your Harry the Horse character

:iconhoytsilva: >>> fav.me/d37yw05

:iconkevmcnamara: >>> fav.me/d2pfa2v

:icondropeye: >>> Hellboy

:iconjamesleestone: >>> fav.me/d2o1iho

:iconlordwormm: >>> fav.me/d2oaw3k

:iconghostpockets: >>> fav.me/d2rseuq

:iconcrazyfoxmachine: >>> fav.me/d4h1uz2
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  • Listening to: Radio 2
  • Reading: Just finished Driven by James Sallis.
  • Watching: The beautiful sunny spring outside.
  • Playing: Nothing.
  • Eating: Hmm. May grab breakfast out.
  • Drinking: Rombouts Filter Coffee lately.

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CarlPearce
Carl Pearce
Artist | Professional
United Kingdom
Illustrator, Carl Pearce lives in north Wales and he enjoys watching films, reading books and taking long walks along the beach with his camera.

Growing up, Carl could not decide whether to be a Policeman, Fireman or a GHOSTBUSTER. In the end he graduated from the North Wales School of Art and Design as an Illustrator.

His first book, The Boys' Beer Book by Jonny Goodall, was published on his graduation day in 2004.

His picture book, The Night the Lights Went Out by Anna Perera, was shortlisted for the 2008 Dundee City of Discovery Picture Book Award.

His work on Attention, Girls! won first prize for Illustrated Text in the 2010 Washington Book Publishers' book design and effectiveness awards.
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:icononikaizer:
Onikaizer Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! great style you have! :ahoy:
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CarlPearce Apr 9, 2014  Professional
You too. Love your gallery. Specially that last piece you posted, the Lovecraft tribute.
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francescotosi Apr 3, 2014   Photographer
thank you!
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
:ahoy:
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:iconkartinka75:
Thanks for the fav!;)
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
No worries :ahoy:
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:iconpremium3:
thanks for the fav :happybounce:
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
:ahoy:
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:iconmakepictures:
Sorry for the delay but thank you for the favorite on this photograph:

Amoeba, Hwd. by makepictures  
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CarlPearce Feb 23, 2014  Professional
No worries. I love the colours and the light.
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:iconlesterlester:
Many thanks for the fav :happybounce: 
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CarlPearce Feb 23, 2014  Professional
No worries.
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:iconforevercreative:
Thank you for the favorite. :)
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
:ahoy:
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TLL-MatheX Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the Fav on "A Little Place I Call Home" ^_^
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:iconkartinka75:
Thanks for the favs and the watch!;)
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
No worries.
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CarlPearce Apr 4, 2014  Professional
:ahoy:
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SurfTiki Dec 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the support!
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Art-deWhill Dec 15, 2013   General Artist
Hello Carl, thanks so much for faving *Topless in Blue Jeans* it is greatly appreciated :)
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CarlPearce Dec 21, 2013  Professional
No worries. Very nicely drawn.
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pop-monkey Nov 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

Thanks so much for adding me to your watch list. Be sure to stop by my BEASTWRECK SHIRTS & STUFF SHOP or my  BEASTWRECK SOCIETY6 SHOP   and take a peek at my merchandise for sale! You can also follow me over at my BEASTPOP ARTWORKS FACEBOOK PAGE .

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:iconkartinka75:
Thanks for the fav!;)
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Raps555 Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for faving! :D
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