Hello those who follow me (why do you follow me again? Lol I don't do shit on this...),
Since my last April journal, some updates:
My dad passed away at the end of July of this year.
I'm in my third quarter of an 18 month program at a private college. Things went really spectacularly that first quarter--the second quarter was crap because, when dad passed away, it was literally, that Monday of the second week of classes. I managed to pass most of my classes, however. NO clue how I did it, considering that, when mom passed away 11 years ago, I totally lost it.
I'm drawing again, as you can see from my recent uploads. I don't know why, but it seems like I've improved, even though I -barely- drew at all since the last time I submitted anything here (that Deviant Art Draws What You're Thinking crap not withstanding.) That's been about a decade since I really sat and DREW.
Anyway, that one artwork that had been my Featured for a while? Luminous Nymph, or Spell Caster Nymph, as it was originally called, I had re-uploaded after re-doing everything except the background. I suck at backgrounds so I couldn't be arsed. Line-art tidied up or redone (hip, breast, and hand respectively), and of course color. I had learned some new things, and have been putting them to use.
I guess I have like 10 years of art/drawing skills to catch up on. It's been a long hiatus, but I'm back.
It... keeps me sane, now that I have no parents anymore. I miss them, and I always will. Give me a half dozen decades, Mommy, Daddy, and the sisters and I will see you again.
~Melanie Wong Lopez