Hey guys - as it turns out, I'M NOT DEAD :D I just haven't been drawing much lately, so I haven't been around too much.
But that aside.
Anyone remember me writing a book for like the last 10 years? Well that's been a thing - and now it's a PUBLISHED thing. Only as an eBook for now, but I'm going to look into print copies soon. The eBook is $2.99 CAD - and will be the same in other stores when it reaches them.
Check it out here or on the official website at www.sendrask.com to see when it gets released on more platforms.
I'm super excited to finally have this thing out to the world! If anyone picks it up, do let me know what you think. :)
I will take a moment to allow the crowd of people off to the left who have been Pokemon fanatics since red and blue to say 'I told you so' because you probably don't even need to read what I'm about to say.
Now that that's done, I got the new Pokemon game and it's pretty fabulous. :) I skipped B&W2 after having one from every other generation, and until yesterday I thought I was done with the franchise - but having played a few hours and still not beaten the first gym (I am a perfectionist. Just don't ask.) I am impressed and glad I picked it up! The new features for training and playing with your Pokemon make the game much differ
Or pre-grad if we want to be technical and acknowledge that the ceremony is Friday.
I am now or nearly officially finished my arts edumacation! I really need to post more of my schoolwork on dA, suffice it to say I was very busy the last few months. Then I finished classes. Then I moved. Then I had technical problems. Now I'm getting the chance to scan some things again, so I will be sharing them soon. ;)
It surprises me how there was no magical point in my education where I spontaneously learned to "art". I know it's a stupid thing to think about, but I guess a part of me expected that I'd walk out of that program knowing exactly what I wa
[x] Gotten detention.
 Gotten your phone taken away
 Gotten in school suspension
 Got sent to the principal's office.
[x] Chewed gum during class.
 Gotten more than 8 tardies
 Didn't do homework over 3 times.
[x] Turned at least 3 projects in late.
 Missed school cause you felt like it.
 talked too much and got kicked out of class
 Got your mom/dad etc. to get you out of school.
[x] Text people during class.
[x] Passed notes.
 Threw stuff across the room.
 Laughed at the teacher
 Pulled down the fire alarm.
 MySpace, Facebook, etc. on the computer at school.
 Took pictures during school hours.
So it feels like every five minutes online I end up mentioning I'm an animation student, which at first felt like bragging but which now seems like a kind of passport I have to wave in front of people to excuse the fact that everything I say has to be backed up by an explanation to clarify the context and/or industry jargon (the first time I have used that word since it came up in my business class. Putting that edumacation to good use.)
I'm sure a lot of you are aware, but animation education (and animation in general) is kinda brutal. When you have to lay down 120 drawings for five seconds of work, unless you're drawing a stick guy who los