Okay, wow...>_> Sorry for the lack of updates guys, it's just been....ugh. I'm not going to get into a big spiel, but the gist is (in addition to just being unforgivably slow) I've had hardware issues and at this point I'm not entirely sure when things will be flowing well again. The thing is last September I finally bought a nice laptop and a fancy screen so my color could be more accurate and not even a year later (July to be precise, I was working on comms till then.) my screen died a spectacular death and right now I am stuck with a 45% srgb gamut, awful viewing angles and subpar black levels which means I can't see what I'm doing properly and the colors will display horribly on other people's computers. The sad price of working digital and not being able to use a desktop because of back/eye issues...
I've already tried to order a replacement and had to return it because the company, instead of sending the exact model I ordered sent a 'comparable model' that was in no way comparable to what I actually needed. (hence the shitty 45% gamut. I found and re-installed my original screen, thank god I remembered I kept it or I would have been out an expensive laptop too.) I've already contacted two other places trying to track it down and both told me, despite listing the model I needed as in stock, it wasn't actually in stock and all they had were the low gamut tn panels in. So right now my hands are tied. Anything I try to do in color looks awful and I can't 'make it look better' on this screen because it will just mess it up on everyone else's.
So for the people on my waiting list...you don't know how sorry I am, but at this point in time I'm not sure when I'll be able to move on properly. Until I can save for a nice external monitor or until track down a replacement and finish the commissions I was in the middle of. In the meantime I MAY open black and white only comms because that's about all I can do at this point and I know 90% of you were down for high res color stuff. I'm just...so sad. I haven't been able to paint in two months and some change and I'm getting rusty. ;o;
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what was going on. I'm doing my best to get things resolved and trying to get to the rest of my list (If any of you guys are still even remotely interested after this atrocious wait), but my resources are limited. I just wanted to let everyone know what was happening since it's been a long minute since I've said anything.