Hello everyone! Thanks for sticking up with me for so long!
So several things I want to mention about the future, I'll start off with the biggest thing that will :
1) I'll be working at Apple as a 3D Image Analyst for about a year (year long contract) and so that being said, i'll have less time to do commissions, possibly only on weekends or so when I have time. Job officially starts on the 15th PST, so tomorrow for me. I still hope to have energy to get back home to do some quick paints and doodles since those generally don't take a lot of time but more rather they take a lot of focus lol.
2) One of my close friends of 7 years passed away last Sunday afternoon on Nov 12th, will be attending his memorial service and funeral/burial next Wednesday on the 22nd. Probably one of the hardest things that i'll ever have to do. I'm still in shock. Intellectually I knew friendships obviously don't last forever but having your close friends taken away from you like this is heartbreaking. I guess i'm still in the bargaining stage right now because my brain keeps saying "I would give up this job opportunity in an instant if I could get my friend back." Right now I'm not sure what i'm even doing and am a bit of a loss. If he were here though, he'd probably call me a dumbass for trading in my job and would tell me to go watch hentai or something to cheer myself up. Heh. If you ever were following me from way back in 2011-2012, I posted a lot of journals of me watching anime and finishing it, and 90% of the ones I finished and made journals about, I watched with him when we were roommates together in college at UC Merced. Ah man, those were some good times. All the anime, all the Marvel films, all the food and all the fun we've had over from 2010-2017. Oh man. Life won't ever be the same without you, but i'm sure you're in a better place now. I know this thanksgiving i'll be thankful for my family, friends, and especially the times we've spent these years. Here's to you Michael Gopez. Rest in Peace ol' buddy.
3) I had one more thing to write here but I legit forgot lol.
EDIT: OH RIGHT. So if you guys ever want to hangout or talk with me, i'm always active on Discord now. You can search me up at advarcher#7098, drop by and say hi to me via PM!
Would love to get to know you guys some more. Some of you guys were wondering when will be the next time I'll be doing Open Sketch Requests again, and i've actually done it several times already in a discord server i'm in and posted the results on Twitter. You can also visit Reddit's /r/animesketch Discord here:animesketch discord server
4) Anyway, turns out my website is super expired and I don't really feel like renewing it, so on the next picture/illustration update , the links will no longer be there. Please keep up with me on Twitter as I frequent that and post a lot of Work In Progress shots there as well, and I recently made an instagram and have been posting works and general slice of life stuff there as well! Links will be below. twitterinstagram
But yea, I super thankful to you guys for sticking with me for this long! I know I haven't posted anything this week but it's been very stressful trying to get everything together and my life is a bit of a mess right now. I'm more worried about my friend's family as they knew Michael far longer than I did, so I wish them the best as well as all my friends who we hang out with. We're all feeling the burn of loss right now. Its been so long since i've written a journal that I completely forgot how to properly end this so...thank you guys for all your support and here's to a great future! Stay safe out there!