Life Update
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Published: September 14, 2018


Figured I should write another journal since the last one was ages ago.
Basically (and I'm not going into details because it is personal) something happened, it was big and it was awful and I've been spending the past month trying to come to terms with the shock. I'm still not ok and I won't be for a very long time. It has completely changed my outlook on life and turned everything upside down. I have days where I'm doing better but I also have very very low days where I'm not doing well at all (don't worry, I'm not sick or anything, but my mental state is completely wrecked at the moment). I'm trying to cope and move on and my friends have been there for me and for that I'm grateful beyond words. I often feel very alone and miserable and knowing that I have people who care about me and are there for me means so much. I will recover in time. I have to. But I will struggle for a very long time and it will take a very long time to heal. In some ways I don't think I will ever heal. But this is the hand my life deals me and often stuff is out of my control.

So, onto happier things. I've been working more on my digital art and practising with backgrounds (you may have noticed I'm trying to put more effort into my stuff) and I'm loving using SAI as well. I'm also getting faster and more efficient at it. I also want to try and practise more with my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. I'm not good at drawing straight out onto the screen, I normally sketch on paper and then scan and digitize it but I will be practising with Procreate to see if I can get the hang of it better. I've been drawing a lot of my newer OC, Darl, channelling my pain into him and working on some writing with him as well (it will never be published, it's just private stuff that's helping me cope). So drawing and writing is a big thing with me at the moment. And also listening to an awesome sleaze rock band that no one's ever heard of. You won't have heard of them.

Not much to say other than that really. I don't post journals that often because I like to keep them art related and this is about all I've done regarding art lol!

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Senshee's avatar
Senshee|Student General Artist

I'm still really sad this happened to you, it's really unfair. :hug: Your artwork is improving. I apologise for taking forever to comment here. I always read your journals the day you upload them, and then I normally end up talking to you off dA.

I really hope things look up for you soon. Life is unfair.

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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Sadly people are shits. I learn this the hardest way. But I'm doing better now. Life is up and down for me but mostly up thankfully. And its ok, I don't update my journal much anyway, community on DA is pretty much dead these days.
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BellMunky's avatar
BellMunky|Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you feel better.
Keep up the great work on those backgrounds you're hard work is showing! <3
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I've never been good at backgrounds but I am getting better and I always feel more achievement when I put in more effort.
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BellMunky|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! <3
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CaptainKPeanuts|Hobbyist General Artist
*big hugs* be strong hun, you can get through this, I am here if you need me

your backgrounds have been looking awesome! really nice work
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Silvolf's avatar
Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
*big hugs too* I'm trying. Its good to know you are here for me.

Thanks! I just finished another pic, I'll upload it tomorrow ^_^
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CaptainKPeanuts|Hobbyist General Artist
always hun!
awesome!
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HearseGurl's avatar
I really hope things are ok, my friends are going through so much shit lately. You can talk to me anytime, I am always here. I hope it's nothing really really bad, that hurts my hear to even think about. O_o
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
It will be ok in time. Thank you for being there for me though, it really means a lot.
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HearseGurl's avatar
And I will be as long as we are friends. :iconspazhugplz: You're Welcome! :heart:
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
We'll be friends for many years to come! :hug:
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BlueRavenfire|Professional Digital Artist
yeah, from your facebook I know what that something is and I'm sorry to hear you had to go through that, but at least you are finding your own way to cope with it and have a lot of friends that are there to support you through your rough time. I'm always here for you too if you need me since you helped through my tough times. also glad to hear youare focusing more on your art and working on to better improve your digital art skills.
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah I never thought something like this would happen. I was always told I am strong and I'd survive but I'm tired of being strong. I'm always fighting for stuff when others just dont want to. I thought it was worth saving.
Thank you, we've been friends so long and I value your friendship.
The improvements needed to be done I look back on my old digital stuff and I can see how I'm growing and improving from that.
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BlueRavenfire|Professional Digital Artist
yeah, that's the thing, everyone thinks the worst can't possibly happen to them, but it always does anyway, whether you are prepared for it or not. yeah, i feel the same way, I'm tired of being strong with every shitty thing throw at me after another and fighting for everything i want while others don't have too. but in the end that is all you can really do, stay strong and move forward because life dosen't stop for anyone. you're welcome. yeah, i value your friendship with you been on here as well.

yeah i seen how far you have come over the years too with digital art, far better then you were, but still room for improvement. :)
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah it drags you down after a while but you gotta keep going. Its the only thing you can do, not letting life get the better of you.

Ah yes there is always room for improvement! Thats the nice thing about art. We are always learning and growing.
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marielcatdragon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear that...I'm like that too
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Hope things get better for you
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marielcatdragon|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same for u
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RatteMacchiato's avatar
Sounds so sad. Just the best to you! Hope you find your luck anytime again!
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I hope so too.
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SterlingKato's avatar
Well, I've heard of them ;P
:heart:
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Silvolf|Professional Traditional Artist
Only cos I won't shut up about them on Twitter :XD:
:heart:
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SterlingKato's avatar
Well, that and I sat in a car many a days listening to the album on repeat ;P
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