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Hi and welcome to my cozy little home on the internet!
My name is Jay and I'm a Digital Artist from Portugal with an affinity for Character Design and Storytelling!
I'm kind of shy but fairly easy-going and generally just lost in my own little world, but you're always welcome to reach out and chat :)
I created this website in order to properly archive my work since regular social media has just felt very restrictive as of lately.
I hope it's a nice stay! 💙
What is this?
NEØNbandit Street is an attempt at a hybrid between a portfolio and a personal website, and is mostly a place where I can keep all the stuff I've created throughout all my years on the internet.
I've been drawing ever since I was very young and started posting pictures online way back in 2007, having accumulated a vast archive of goofy drawings and silly projects I'm passionate about.
I've always been fascinated by the idea of webrings and personal websites, and nowadays, with the overwhelming and suffocating nature of social media, the idea of having to cater to algorithms, the subconscious need of only drawing things if they're worth posting to social media, screaming in overpopulated timelines in hopes that someone, anyone, will listen... I felt like it was time I did something like this.
Maybe I'll learn to let my art just be art and not just a tool to gain numbers and relevancy.
If all big social media ever suddenly dies with no warning, at least I'll have somewhere I can keep my stuff in. I may invest in buying a domain someday, who knows. I've always wanted to write my own website from scratch so I guess this is my attempt. At least those HTML and CSS classes I had weren't a complete waste of time :)
I was pretty good at being distracted during them...🌸🌊
08/05/2023 - Still doing image reuploads, it's VERY tiring LOL Also been updating some CSS again, so if things start breaking in some pages, that's why haha. I'll be cleaning up errors as they show up :)
02/05/2023 - Slowly doing the image reupload for every page, and while at it, I've been cleaning up some old CSS. Slowly, the pages that had excessive inline coding have been given their own CSS sheets instead to make editing easier LOL
The Candi Character Profile was especially guilty of this, but I'm slowly making things more organized :) While I'm doing this, I'm also adding embeds to pages, so if you share a link on Discord, there's a cute little description for them that pops up rather than just the link by itself!
I'm scared to go do the image replacing on the bigger gallery pages, it already took forever to update the Candi page (Which had 96 different images), and I'm not looking forward to do everything else aaaa
30/04/2023 - I am once again neglecting to write the Update Logs despite still working on this website LOL
I'm multitasking on way too many pages at the same time. I made a store page and will be linking it once I finish sitting up my Ko-fi, and I finally started setting up the pages for the Cable AU, though the only available ones are the main menu and the FAQ page that still needs some updates!
In other news, I've also been made aware that Imgur will be deleting anonymously posted images next month and like, every single one of the images on my website is exactly that, so I'm going to have to respost everything AGAIN but replace the images with new links from a proper Imgur account that I finally decided to make.
Might take a while but if you see me update a bunch of pages but they all seemingly look the same, that will likely be why :')
09/04/2023 - Man, I miss working on this place ;; I'm still tackling a bigger commission and a lot of projects I'm multitasking on, so I simply haven't had the spoons to work on this place :(
I just realized the Yesterweb Ring has been closed down as well, but I think I'll keep the widget on my page as a tribute :) Maybe I'll remove it one day, idk yet.
I didn't even plan on working on the website today, I was adding a secret page and it kind of just happened.
I'm also still working on the shrine page, but I haven't been able to properly focus on it. It's a bit too ambicious of an idea, but that's how it is when it comes to everything I do.
I've been working on a lot of pixel art stuff lately for my Deltarune AU and I'm debating how I'll be showcasing it on this website... The current format on the Pixel Art gallery page does get a tad cluttered since it was never meant to a type of artwork I did more than a few times a year :) Funny how that ended up changing.
Err... Happy Easter to whoever is here reading this?
18/03/2023 - Minor updates, I'm not doing the best emotionally, but I got a bunch of new projects and things I'm working on outside of this website, so that keeps me distracted enough!
I added a new journal to the Venting section because I just like archiving things, I guess?
On a more positive note, I saw one of my moots add embeds to their website's pages and that got me wondering like ??? Why haven't I done that yet??? I got a lot of pages, but I'll try to slowly add them in so I don't burn myself out.
10/03/2023 - Was procrastinating on artist alley work and looking through my DeviantArt to archive more old art for a Misc Fan Art gallery, and I ended finding some more art that wasn't posted to the already pre-existing galleries, so I ended up just adding those instead.
Also added some more recent-ish stuff to the NiGHTS gallery since I ended up finding some more art that wasn't posted to it. Also found some old shimeji assets which I originally thought thought be lost hehe :)
06/03/2023 - Updates haven't stopped, I've just been caught up with other things :) Aside from the occasional CSS change, I've been working on my first Shrine page, and it's going to take a while until it's ready...
It's looking rather... Stellar... So far.
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