Hello my lovelies \o/
Thought I'd just give an update of sorts.
Firstly, in regards to my nuzlocke:
As many of you know, it's quite rare to see an update from me nowadays. There are a few reasons for this, actually; the main reason was because of college work. Right now, it's not as insanely heavy as it was in the fall, and also not as stressful as it was earlier this year. It's still a good amount of work, as it is for any animation student, but at least I finally have breathing room this quarter because of my particular classes and the great professors that I'm lucky to have right now. Plus, I'm really enjoying the work that I'm doing. :^D
That being said, I'm very lucky to have this situation because of my other reason. Lately I've been feeling very depressed, and it's such an on/off thing that I can't tell when I'm gonna feel incredibly emotional or idle with numbness. (I've been lucky that when this does happen to affect my work ethic, I somehow don't have that much work to do.) The cause is some really personal stuff that I've been going through with a dear friend of mine for a little over a year now...but I'm getting help from my friends and family and counseling here at my college. I'm just really hoping the situation will get better with time.
As a side effect, progress has been slow on my comic, and even though I've felt inspired to work on it, college work and emotional issues keep getting in the way. It just so happens that this comic was caught in a extremely turbulent year of my life, and that's why it updated much quicker when I was in high school than now when I'm in college. As of now, the only progress I've made is in plot revision and cleaning, which is at least good for the quality and logic of the story. As for the pages, I haven't even touched the canvas for page 9 yet. :/
Regardless, it's a story that I want to tell, and I hope you guys can be patient enough to see it through. Thanks to all of you fans who enjoy my silly pokemon comic. ( ^//v//^)
Secondly, in regards to my other personal work and such:
I'm still working on my commission, but I'm getting closer to completion. (9 Ò vÔ)9
Also. I've been wanting to experiment with a lot of different things lately. Thanks to my 3D Character Setup class, I've discovered a surprising affection for rigging, despite it's incredible complexity. So now I want to try and rig some of my own maya sculpts sometime. Also also, I'm still keen on experimenting more with digital painting and coloring, so expect some more stuff like that.
...well, there's a lot of things I want to do, so I might as well write a list for myself:
•make a Mar sculpt and rig it successfully, prepping for animation
•draw fanart for Steven Universe, playing around with color
•finish my gemsona
•draw more from photos and life, especially of people
•practice drawing nuzlocke characters and scenes
•practice animating in ToonBoom and Photoshop
•consult my advisor and professors for making a demo reel for a possible Pixar internship
...there's probably other stuff I want to do, but I'm very terrible at focusing and remembering what I want to do at a particular moment. I can literally have ideas and plans that fly into my head one moment, and then fly out the next. It's rather frustrating, but I'm an ideas person, not an organization person.
It's like trying to catch a swarm of bees with your hands pretending it's a net that you don't have. (And the worse part is that, in the back of my mind, I know
with certainty that I want to do something, or at least planned to--I just can't remember what it is.)
...anyway. There's my shpeal, and I hope it cleared up some possible questions. Hope you guys have a lovely day~ <3