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 It's a new year so definitely time for a new Journal Update!

Life's been hectic, super hectic, kitty cuddles make things better. LOTS of Destiny play time for sure. 

Went back to school, still sucks, but I'm managing to wade through it. I'm pretty much praying that after this semester I can update my resume (I know Adobe InDesign now and am going to learn Illustrator YAY!) and maybe get a job or internship if I can manage to get lucky. I can only hope... 
 ('Cause call me selfish/spoiled but I'm not about applying for that McDonalds fast food job... paycheck or no I'd be miserable and that kinda defeats the purpose...)

I'm trying desperately to get back into drawing, been doing decent at doing some stuff every other day at least. Nothing much so far but I'll get there eventually... again I hope. I'm finally getting a better handle on digital drawing which is awesome, still a LOT to learn but it's not as blatantly frustrating as it was before. My big issue now is re-training my brain/hand and remembering proportions and such. Well that and the MAIN issue of CONTENT, like what to actually draw, which is something I've always struggled with. But whether it's fanart or just some random doodle so long as I make it at least it's something. 

One of my teachers this past semester had a good point that for every single drawing there could be a BILLION that came before it. That's why designers do a GA-TRILLION (don't as me if that's a real thing) thumbnails! I feel like thumbnails are super important for me to do now because it gives me a pool of ideas to pick from over time. Even if I reject a design it might lead to a different idea down the line which is great!

So I have hope and dreams/goals to make more stuff this year for so many reasons. A new years resolution of mine is to FINALLY be able to make one of those work compilations where the artist picks a piece they did from each month! (Yeah that's how little I really 'finish' my stuff...) If I can really get that ball rolling hopefully I'll be able to get some kind of beginnings for a portfolio and get interest for commissions/freelance work. (Now isn't THAT a dream!)

Well I wish everyone a happy new year and good luck on reaching your goals (and I hope you'll wish me the same)!


Karen Barbour
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Trying to find a job and looking to open commissions! Feel free to note me if you're interested.

My tumblr is mostly full of reblogs and random fandoms along with personal thoughts but I do also post some art on there. I hoping to post more sketches but first I gotta make them!

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Olive-In-Pinkland Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for the watch :iconthxwatchplz:
White-Starcloud Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Student
Thank you for the watch ♥ :hug:
Angelhart79 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the +fav 
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Thanks for the +fav on my dragon sculpture! There are many more in my gallery, if you'd like to take a look. :) (Smile)
Fenrir--the-2nd Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fave :XD:
Null-Entity Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou kindly for the watch :D
Rex42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the fave(s) :D
sacaku Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
ArtisticMadWoman Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thanks for the fav/collect!
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