I am... addicted to Neopets.
I used to play all the time when I was younger. In fact, it was meeting other young artists on the site that really hooked me onto pursuing art as a career. I would constantly draw my pets and write stories about them, it was great.
I took a hiatus when I was in college because I felt I out grew it. When I was under going physical therapy, I got back into it to keep me busy. Then when I was able to start drawing again, I began drawing my pets and other person's pets, and now I'm having fun painting them.
I was really embarrassed about this fact for the longest time because my feelings about fanart are conflicting. Especially with Neopets, I found a process in Photoshop that helps me pump out pictures pretty fast and I felt like I was being a half-ass.
The few friends who I've confided about this addiction with have all said the same thing - art is art. Even fanart still has the word art in it.
Plus, I'm having so much fun and am learning a lot from these pictures.
Here are some of my favorites, a mixture of my own pets and others.
Phew, that felt good to get off my chest. Bouncing between this fanart and also gift art has kept me busy, I hope to get a few more posts in before the new year!
Also, my blog has broken over 10,000 pageviews. Thank you everyone!