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)!