Yo, once again ;3
I don't communicate as much as I used to because I find myself venting off more often these days, and I didn't feel like journals are read as thoroughly as a result.
First and foremost, I am taking an exciting trip to Japan for two weeks! Starting on Saturday and we (myself and my brother) will be staying at Tokyo for the first week, and Kyoto for the second, even though there are other points of interest such as Osaka and Nara. It will be my first ever trip there and I've prepared as much as I can learning the customs and the language via private lessons over the past 2 and 1/2 months so I at least know the key phrases I need to get around beyond the konnichiwa, hajimemashite, arigato gozaimasu, etc. This was cutting into my work here, but I know it will be worth it :3
About my work, I have been working on my Sparks adventure game. It is practically in a state where I can have it beta tested but I need to animate the final boss >_< .
I will be replacing that classic avatar in my profile, update my ref and add a few more pictures before the year end after I return. I may get one or two in before I go, I hope.
NOW FOR THE LESS PRETTY STUFF...
I'm looking for a clear direction going forward. Sparks looks a little bit more mature and I want him to move in that direction, and I want to use more of the non-pichu OCs as well. Also, my tastes have evolved and will likely be less pokemon-centered. Honestly, I draw for pleasure and I don't care for popularity these days but in my earlier days I admit I tried to fit into the popular crowd in order to stay relevant which was silly because I had fans that simply liked what I did, for my style and not just the content. But now it's different because I have a much wider range of ideas and yet its hard to let go of drawing what is usual and comfortable. It's because I kept drawing the same thing over and over again that I became stale and stuck and I noticed 8 of my last 10 pictures have a pichu in there. When I don't have a lot of time I just end up drawing another pichu I figure. I'm fine with that since its in my namesake, but I'll think about brainstorming a wider range of characters and ideas, go back to some of the ideas that were suggested by others. Heck, I' might draw fan art of some of your characters as part of a trade. Just don't ask for requests
If I don't update again, hope to see you back from my trip!!
Thanks for visiting! ^-^