To all my DA watchers, this journal, coming at this time may seem like I'm running away, or hiding but it's not the case. I'm not running away. I have visited the tumblr site, and I do see the similarties in the piece that was chosen for the DD. I look up Tsukiji Nao and her art work very much, and I was not attempting to re-create an art piece that she has done. And, I am inspired by her and had hoped to learn how to do more professional illustrations. I appologise for my ignorance, for the hurt on Tsukiji Nao's work and those I've come to know here on DA, who are now disapointed in me. I want it to be understood that I did reference my sources, I deleted all of my art because I felt that at the time, it was the right thing to do. Right now, I feel the only right and honourable thing to do is to withdraw from DA for the time being, but I will return.
I am grievously sorry for this whole situation and mess that I have now created. Good-bye DA and to all I've so joyusly come to know here.