Well, I was going to write that I would be cleaning out my gallery of artworks I no longer like to start fresh in 2017 - even if it's almost march already. Then came Wix. Which is is unfortunate, because it sounds almost like german slang for masturbating. Ok, now that that's out of the way - I WAS going to clean out my gallery, but then I read about the new cooperation between Wix.com and DA, which does sound a bit.. I dunno pretentious calling it a partnership since Wix bought DA. It probably just means that DA will remain as brand of sorts or something. The reason why I decided against spring cleaning my gallery for now is the unfortunate "Wix.com user will be able to use the archive of DA for their designs". Of course DA has already tried to clarify that we will retain our rights to our artwork, but it sounds like this idea was born in bullshit-city and moved to bullshit town and back again. Whatever. I will write not rant about copryright, compensation options (if there are any) or some other problems I see connected with the partnership. I don't know what will become of DA and how their ideas will transition into reality.
So, business as usual and until I can make a qualified decision I'll stay and use my gallery just as I did in the past, except I'll upload more stuff to make the most out if. Deviantart is still the biggest community around and more importantly: it is accessible to many different groups of people not just artists and artdirectors which is the case for places like artstation.
I have several other accounts on artstation, instagram, twitter and facebook and as soon (and if) I decide to leave DA I'll post those infos and I hope to see you there