Lately I haven't had much free time for DA. I have been spending much of my time in the Zoo Tycoon 2 community. There is a site called the Round Table that has a large group of artistic people who love animals and art.[link]
If you are interested feel free to join there. Its ran by 3 of my best friends I ever had. Two of them both love doing paintings and drawing and are amazing. The site may be for a video game but it also has a large discussion on animals, art, literature, and just making friends.
I was really immature and depressed a lot until I got into this community. The site is only a week old but there has been a lot of sites in this community for years. This is just the newest successful one. If you like to draw, paint, write, discuss animals, or just get a really personal friendship its the place. Its only been open a week but already has over 10000 posts and over 150 members.