After a long leave of absence, I have returned!
It turns out that dA is still the best place on the internet for posting art. I tried Tumblr for a while, but it turns out that place is only good for memes and mocking most of it's userbase (no, seriously, they're a special kind of stupid over there).
I got a new pen for my Yiynova Monitor Tablet. I've had this tablet since 2015 I think and it's been going strong! My only complaint is the original pen it came with required quite a bit of pressure to activate, so my hand got tired really fast. The new one I go barely needs to be pressed to be activated, so it's much easier to use. Thus, I draw!
Actually, Clip Studio Paint is the bomb and makes it easy for me to draw. I use SO many cheats on that program. For instance, I use their 3D model to create a body-type for any character I'm gonna draw more than once. That way I've got a consistent base to work from! The other thing is their Asset store (which has free or paid content) has SO SO many things you can use to "cheat" through a picture. Brushes, affects, you name it, they've got it. I use a lot of those too.
I've also learned the fine art of Wand Select and Fill, so I can do flat colors really really fast now. Basically, I just gotta use thicker lines when I draw and make sure anything I want to color doesn't have open lines.
Even though I'm drawing, I'm not doing it as much as I use to. Though I've been pumping out pictures at a remarkable speed today (or yesterday, technically). That won't be regular... at least I don't think... I mostly write now. I write and then I draw my characters. So if I'm not writing, I'm not drawing. A vicious cycle.