Hi, hello, and happy new year to everyone of you who follow me here on Deviantart and are active enough to notice this little life update! TL;DR at the end ; )
I'm not much of a blogger at all, let alone a significant social presence on the internet (my lack of activity is proof of that), yet it's nice to imagine someone out there is at least interested enough to read my words. For those who take the time to read this, I like to think of these journals as a more intimate way of communication, even if like a one-sided conversation unlike an instagram story or status update. And if nothing else, a vent for an inconsistent artist to subdue their guilt. There's also no word limit here. (Apologies for the formatting though I still have very little knowledge of how to make these more visually pleasant to read.)
To those who have followed me since very early on, and those who have found me in the last few weeks or months, thank you! Thank you for viewing my work. Thank you for favouriting pieces. For long time followers thank you for sticking around despite months between posts. To recent followers thank you for looking forward to the things to come. And a thank you to everyone who hasn't already abandoned this platform hahahaha! Just kidding. But not really, the climate surrounding where the best places to invest time as an artist has changed and that's fine. I'll mention more on this later though.
It's been a very, very,
long time since I've last given a proper update on any platform, but here on DA in particular (the last proper one was two years ago!) I have been posting here the longest, and despite the stigmas of the site I will likely continue to do so forever because of my fondness for the communities and support of everyone so far.
The Last Five Years
As a very quick recap and for those who didn't know, for the last five years I've been studying architecture at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and in December of last year I handed in my thesis which informally concluded my masters degree. 2018 as a whole was dedicated to the thesis, and it was more challenging that I could have imagined. Those in the same field, or have friends within, know that the stories of what it's like are not exaggerated. But like everything else, it's in the past now. And despite being full of ups and downs 2018 holds my fondest memories, blessed me with amazing new friends, and drew me closer to existing ones.
What's to Come
So what comes next? Architecture remains my priority, but until I find work I've got some time to spare. A lot of time actually haha. So that means more art! I've learned from the past so I'm not making any promises on who or what I will be drawing anymore, but you can expect more fanart with a few mood-paintings that I'd like to experiment with. I'm also planning to participate in more conventions within Australia and NZ this year such Madman, Supanova, AVCon, SMASH, Armageddon, and more! Which leads into the next point...
If you'd like to support me at all...
Finally, I'd like to invite you to participate! Please continue letting me know what'd you'd like to see me do (or not do), tell me when my anatomy is crap, and call me out when my work just isn't good enough. I can take it, I promise. Five years of crits has taught me a lot.
- Firstly, I will be opening three slots for commissions once I set up an page with full information, examples and pricing! If you'd like to reserve a spot first, feel free to comment, send a note, or DM me anywhere else such as Discord (cheesewoo#4325).
- Secondly, I quietly launched an INPRNT store for purchasing prints in November, so if you'd like a physical print and can't make it to any of those conventions in AUS or NZ please visit: inprnt.com/gallery/cheesewoo/ and feel free to tag me or tweet pictures of them to me if you do!
- Thirdly, I've started to stream on Twitch! @ twitch.tv/cheesewoo so I'd really appreciate a follow to help me get affiliated sooner
Or don't do any of those, I'm not your boss lol.
For now, I'll keep posting my work here as usual, and save these Journal entries for important announcements or if anything significant happens again. It makes these moments with you so much more special!Instagram @cheese.woo
, is where I interact most nowadays, typically through small updates and everyday snippets through stories. I may or may not start editing some video blogs? But I need to experiment a bit more first before doing that. Look out for it though!Twitter cheesewoo
, I'm still relatively new here so check it out if you haven't already!Artstation cheesewoo
, will be used like a basic portfolio for now.Tumblr cheesewoo
, I've actually transitioned this over the last year from being a personal blog to somewhere just for my art posts.Twitch cheesewoo
, aforementioned if you'd like to watch the process of my art and maybe chat and hangout too!
Other than that, maybe more persona art soon, anime stuff too, yknow... the usual.
See ya when I see ya <3
P.S. I spent too long writing this and I feel like I still have to update all my other social medias similarly too but I don't know how because they're all different so I might copy paste some parts HAHA shh don't tell anyone.
TL;DR, I finished my masters in architecture and will be doing commissions, conventions, and streaming while I look for work. I'll be more active on Instagram and Twitter for now so follow me there for updates!