Hey, not sure if you're aware but apparently it's almost August? I feel like I've been busy with work and otherwise tired or allergy-sick that the whole months of June and July flew past me. I feel like I keep riding a roller coaster that starts with "Being so spaced out and tired that I barely know what's going on" to "Finally feeling like a normal human and being able to remember basic functions such as talking." That's life, I suppose, but it's really not something I feel like I can get used to, and I'm not sure if I should.
I would say, overall, the whole art thing has not been going well because of that. I'm still trying to churn out something I feel like I "worked" on every month, but now I do kind of want to get a bit of a feeling for drawing quicker, even if the "quality" dips. I might post some of this stuff, I might not. I have posted a couple like that (if you can even tell, haha) but maybe I'll do more "twitter doodles" as I like to call them. Not that I post any art on twitter, or even sketches, but that's what they feel like and I'm sort of stealing the term from some things I've seen on pixiv. The heat and tiredness make me not really want to draw, but I am going to keep at it, even if it's less than originally intended.
Last time I tried to get into drawing, I gave up around the summer months and didn't pick it back up until whenever I last picked it back up. I've said it before, but art isn't really something I want to focus hard on. That's not to say I don't want to work and improve, it's just not really a priority and more of a hobby. I like my actual job enough and am happy with it that if I had to focus on that instead of art or video games or whatever, I would, at least for now. For the first time in my life I feel like I have an actual career and as harsh as the industry is and as much as I'd love to be a big part of it, I don't think I could currently sustain myself in the art industry. Especially when I'm currently making $0 off of it, but that's not really the point. I'm not really sure what my point is, cause I'm contradicting myself even in the same sentences a little bit.
Another thing that's sort of been lacking in my life has been video games. If you said I liked art when I was a child, then I lived and loved video games, but it's also something that's taken a backburner to current situations. I ended up in mobile game Hell with Metal Slug Attack (which I still like) and ended up moreso watching games than playing them. I recently picked up my 3DS again and played through Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (more Twitch & Vinegar please), and for as frustrating and unfun as that game can be in some parts, it really was enjoyable. I think I'd like to burn through some of my backlog, or replay through a couple of things. Maybe somehow I can incorporate that here as well, but we'll see. I can't just keep logging in for dailies or do dungeon runs in roguelikes forever, I need things I can sit down and finish.
And that's it. Nothing new to add about myself, a couple things I could talk about that aren't me, but we'll see how that goes. If you take anything from this, it's that we need more Twitch and Vinegar fanart