This time I didn't announce the kiriban since I didn't even realize the counter was so close to it!
Luckily the 500k was caught by a member, and they will get a free portrait of their choice!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated! And once again I'm so sorry that few people were left without a prize even though they had a screenshot since DA's pageview system is so unsuitable for this kind of a thing.
But yeah. So today's my last day of vacation and tomorrow I'm going back to work! I got a new title as 2D artist (was an artist but in marketing before) which I am excited about! Also I've been drawing a lot during the past week or so - I've been practicing how to use Paint tool SAI after a long break (aaaand that's of course right after I purchased Photoshop CC, I just can't make up my mind about programs...)
Week ago it seemed like my painting-attempts were doomed though... the keyboard broke, wacom drivers being impossibly difficult, the heatwave basically melted me and my computer into pools of sweat (I was certain my computer would explode!). But in the end things turned out fine and now I'm back to drawing after a few month hiatus.
I'm going to try to get a grip and paint more during the evenings and weekends from now on; somehow time just flies by. :0 I keep learning tons of stuff at work so I guess evenings have been kind of all about absorbing what I've learned and letting the brain rest a little.