Holy pineapple, has it really been this long since I updated my journal? You have to pardon me for my absence. To be completely honest to you guys: to me dA has lost most of its appeal. I mainly still visit the site to see what my old friends are up to, but for the rest my account is getting dusty.
Not only that. Because I have been so busy with school I barely have time to draw. I do sketch from time to time but 'big' projects? Nah, forget it! Especially since traditional art requires lots of supplies, I try to keep it to a bare minimum. However, holidays have started and I can just leave my drawing set-up be for a couple of days. Something I couldn't do during school times.
But Emmy? Why don't you just draw digital art?
Hah, well, I would! paranoya-art
was amazing enough to send me her old Bamboo tablet after mine was flipping most of the time and I can't take her enough for that
Now the tablet works but my pc isn't so kind...Heck, I can't hardly blame him. It is 10 years now and has always been used rather extensively. It still works and I hope to keep it for another two years at least since money is sparse and I have yet another year of school to go through.
I can work on photoshop, but that means that I can't use internet, skype or any other application at the same time because of lagging. Being a big multi-tasker who really likes watching movies/series during drawing, this is quite a problem. No for real, I have always preferred traditional art of digital art and I am going to try and finish some WIPS I have left and are worth salvaging.
I have done the same for my fanfiction account, so anyone who is interested in reading some good ol' hurt/comfort fics, you can find them here: www.fanfiction.net/~arweyn
Don't expect me to be 'back'. Once more, dA is the one bridge between me and my old friends and whilst there are still other ways of contacting each other, dA holds that bit of nostalgia that facebook nor tumblr can ever have. I guess, deep down I am still fond of this site and the wonderful times I have had.
Anyways, I still have two big traditional works planned of which one is almost finished. I hope I can find the courage to finish it since I kinda screwed the background up...Otherwise it will be mixed media :'D
Hope you are all well!