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2021 Summary of Art



8th art summary of the account, a tad late because I had a ton of college stuff to work on.

Man, time sure flies by fast.
2020's art summary ended up not being the last one, whew! I plan on continuing this tradition for however long I can manage.

I feel like I'm in a much better place than I've been in the last years, mentally. I've almost finished my Bachelor's in Computer Science (one semester left), I have a healthy social life for an introvert, I get out of the house a lot more and I feel like I'm, overall, just having a heck of a better time than I was having in high school.

This year, I decided to try out the #swordtember challenge, where you draw a differently-themed sword every day. I hung on until the very end, when I started to lag behind because the new college semester started and my free time went down the drain. I believe I finished almost all of the prompts, except perhaps the last two. Over all, super proud of myself for doing it.

I also made the complete switch from SAI to Clip Studio PAINT, after lots of fiddling around with the shortcuts and getting the brushes I wanted. I'd been using SAI for the better part of my drawing life, so changing the integral part of my drawing environment hurt a bit. SAI was just so comfortable I never wanted to leave, but I ultimately decided it was time to move on. Who knows, I might try out SAI 2 at some later point.

I haven't been focusing on art as something I have to do, but rather something I am content with knowing how to do a bit of. Here and there, if the opportunity presents itself. For example, the pixel art of my parrot showcased for December was used as one of the focal points of one of the many college projects I had to do. I don't force myself to draw anymore, I just start Clip Studio up once in a while if I have the motivation. And I think that's a really good thing.

Until next year!

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queentyrunt's avatar

It's nice to hear you're doing well! Hope things continue to go well for you : ) congrats on your last semester as well!