Since the start of school in August, my art production has slowed to a crawl once again. The next two semesters are going to be a bit different and busier than usual because I'll be graduating with a Bachelor's in Computer Science in May 2018. In preparation, I've been dedicating every spare hour of free time I get to working on my programming portfolio (or sometimes to just catching up with my family; that's important too). I will also need to be applying for jobs soon.
Work on Moonrise has come to a complete halt again. I started another Harmony Theory drawing, but that's been halted too. All of that's a big deal to me, and I would not be satisfied with just stopping all pony art altogether, so I've come up with a solution for the short term to satisfy my pony craving.
--- Announcing ThunderCup! ---
My most prized gem in my portfolio is a little bubble-breaker game I've been programming from scratch in Java. I figured there would be no harm in including pony-inspired characters. The game will feature multiplayer capability over LAN, background music from AllLevelsAtOnce's album The Pony Way, and beautiful art and animation by yours truly. Here's a (very alpha) screenshot and some character concepts:
When the game is complete, I will make a free download available to all.
I feel I should talk a little more about Moonrise. The animation has been in the works for... wow, over 3 years now. But it keeps getting pushed aside by other stuff. I want to finish it. I REALLY want to finish it. Once I have a job and settle into a comfortable routine, I promise you that I will dedicate my free time to it and bring it to completion (and that's not out of any sense of obligation, it's because I really want to see that project through to the end). In the meantime, though, it's just going to have to wait a bit longer while I race to finish line of college.