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Yes, it seems to be the end of an era, my photomanipulating time is, at least for now, going to be left in the past, and the future is retouching.
I feel quite fine with it being this way, because my lack of inspiration to actually make art has been very strong for about a year now, and I've decided that I'll just stop fighting it, because it's not really working anyways.
I seem to see a lot of people in the community of photomanipulating who are, after a while, going in different directions, either to photography, digital painting, retouching and even traditional art. So I feel that maybe photomanipulating is a stepping stone, because in the time I have been doing art, I've learned so much, I've learned how to use Photoshop, I've learned that there's still things to learn, which I guess is the biggest lesson of all. I've got to know myself in a way that tells me where I want to go, and for a while now, it has been retouching that's clearly become my passion.
So, with this blog, I bid a very fond farewell to photomanipulating. I can't say that I'll never do art again, of course I would if inspiration hits again someday, or if future clients desire me to do something. Never say never, is what I'm trying to say, I guess.
Of course I hope that you, my lovely watchers and friends, will keep following my work. I plan to still do art features and will continue to appreciate all of you and the art you make, and I will keep my digital art up, it's not going anywhere, there just won't be much addition to it anymore.
Here are some of my retouches. I hope you like them