Hello my lovelies!!!
So it's time for the yearly journal update! I mean wow, a whole journal entry a year! I'm so generous and giving and... Yeeeeah sorry about that |D
I realized I'd left things on a... Less than optimistic note, and you know what? Things ARE optimistic right now. Lets make my profile represent that!
First of all, I wanna mention ONE reason for my relative silence has been a change of venue... I have actually been arting quite a bit! It's all over on my art Tumblr, TheStudyofMonsters
I AM going to start trying to post more stuff over here, but the vast bulk of my work is probably gonna be on Tumblr first, so if you've been missing the glorious disasterous combo of lines and color we deem art made by Me, you should go look there! Go! Open that second tab! You know you waaaant tooooo~
ASIDE from that, there've been some other major life changes going down that've distracted me a lot from posting on DA.
Here's what's been up:
-Healed up a severally broken limb. Then promptly got Tendontis in the same arm!
-RECOVERED from Tendonitis (THANK GOD)
-Dealt with some stuff relating to Depression and Anxiety disorders. They aren't gone, but they're now under my management, and I'm Okay.
-Graduated from RISD!!!?? Am I an adult now? Wait what? When did that happen!?
-Day job begin
-Freelance Arting begin
-Trying to also balance making personal short comics as well BEGIN.
So right now I'm still in an adjustment period. But I've been getting to work with some awesome people, my day job is really accommodating of the fact that I need to schedule around my freelancing, I have two lovely fluffy cats, and many wonderful friends new and old alike.
What to expect from me anytime in the near future:
-Monster designs. I did a ton of bizarro creatures just for the sake of making bizarro creatures, and they'll be what I mostly post, because I can make them quick and casually and have fun stretching creative muscles without it conflicting with my professional worktime needs.
I've decided, before jumping into trying to make another longer form webcomic and having it not work out, I'm going to try a different approach. Short stories! I did a bunch in some of my classes, and the format really works for me. Writing and storytelling are things I've been especially concerned about getting more of a handle on, and short stories are one of the best way to practice those things. Plus I get to play around with a lot of different ideas without having to tie myself to any of them long run!
This is manifesting in a series I'm calling 21 Utopias. Basically 21 stories based on 21 of the Major Arcana Tarot cards. I've got a page talking a bit more about it on my tumblr, as well as the first comic of the series, The Tower.
I am, of course. Working on some longer-form comics. Obviously. But I will say its "working on" less in the sense of "it's going to be made this year", and more in a "I'm slowly writing this, but first I'm going to do a bunch of smaller projects to get my feet beneath me". I won't say any more about that, because it's not topical yet. Just that if there's some old OCs of mine you liked, well, they may someday re-emerge, in great and terrible new forms!
So that's Muse In Current News! Expect art to follow soon!