So finally got my account at Pixel Glam (www.pixel-glam.com/
), which is pretty much the major dolling community out there right now, sorted, and oh my god.
Seeing the quality of the pixel art floating around over there is intimidating beyond freaking words. Back when I was in my dolling prime.....forums mostly had people in the "middle ground" of pixel art, which was where I got to, then there were the really exceptional dollers, and then there were those who were new or using MS paint who didn't know tricks to crank that shit up or whatever. But the amount of skill and talent out there right now is just pure intimidation. While I was off having my head fucked with and trying to piece myself back together, everyone was getting so much better, and I stagnated.
It is really, really godamned intimidating. And younger me probably would have run with her tail between her legs because I always had a hard time living up to shit like that and not running for fear that I wasn't good enough but fuck that. The only way I am going to improve is by doing, so *cracks knuckles and gets back to work on pixel projects*.
Besides, my obsessions demand it.