College, that is. Yesterday was my last final in my last studio course of my last year of college. I graduate on Monday, and then I'm free! It hasn't really sunk in yet o.o I still have a few more things to get done, and then I have a month off before work starts. It's a crazy feeling. College has dictated my life since 2009. I'm considering a master's degree (work will pay for it as long as it's relevant, so why not?) but for the near future homework will no longer be a part of my life. It's kind of hard to imagine o.x
The past few months have been a complete and utter roller coaster. The studios this time around were much more rigorous, but also much more fun. I actually sold some of the products from my first studio, and my design from the second served as the launching pad for a product that's currently in development. It has received some publicity, so I may post links when the articles are up. My final studio ended up being a mix of architecture, product design, and digital art--a culmination of the areas I focused in throughout my college career. It was quite conceptual and entirely impractical, but it was a great learning experience. (Also did a deep dive into archviz with Cycles... what a headache, lol).
Plenty of bad things happened as well. My boyfriend/roommate had a brutal boss and generally terrible workplace. (As an example of just how terrible it was, the ENTIRE staff--except for two people--is leaving and the boss has two lawsuits for racism and abuse filed against them). Anyway, he was fired from his job back in February. Due to my schooling, we're living downtown in the city where everything is extraordinarily expensive. We were managing well enough on his salary, but once it was gone things became a lot more challenging. As if that wasn't bad enough, he started having all sorts of car trouble... a fender bender, cracked radiator, gas leaking inside his engine, and a smashed window. The window happened because I forgot my DSLR bag in his truck and someone stole it. Thankfully I had the camera body and one lens in my apartment, but it's cost me several hundred dollars to replace things over time. I would have preferred to wait until I have an income, but I couldn't because I needed the stuff for school. So frustrating
To end on a more positive note, I have a small backlog of art to post ^^ I'm also thinking of opening a stock account; part of my work this term involved capturing a ton of high res images to convert to seamless textures, plus some HDR environments for 3D modeling. I also have a fair deal of photography that isn't quite good enough to go in my gallery, but it's perfectly usable as reference and stock material. I'm not sure what the near future holds in terms of art (still reeling from finals) but I imagine the pace will pick up. As usual, thank you to all my watchers who have stuck around for all these months of little/no activity from me. It means a lot