1.) I'm gonna try to upload a bunch of the artwork I did over the past couple of weeks after finals are over, which is part of the reason I've been absent for those who wanted to know. I am very sorry about that, by the way. I may have a life outside of the internet, but I still want to maintain the life I have here too.
2.) I'm also going to try to be more active on my Tumblr, too. Just as a minor detail for those out there who have Tumblrs and want to follow me and see my other doodles that don't make it onto dA, I am posting a little bit more art on there than I do here. If you want to reblog something, do it from the actual blog and not from here, if you would be so kind.
3.) I'm trying to learn how to draw humans better. Not necessarily realistic humans, I can get human bodies down okay, but it's the heads that I have trouble with. If anyone can link me to or show me how to do some better human heads, you'll start seeing some more homosapiens in my gallery a lot sooner. Maybe some anime ones too, considering how much of a weeabo I actually am. ( Any One Punch Man fans out there, by the way? )
4.) I'm gonna try to write a little more too. I've had people online and offline tell me that I'm actually rather talented, so maybe you'll see more scriptures of mine in the future?
I will be posting several challenges/art memes too. Why? Because they're fun and it's an easy excuse of mine to go out and buy a bunch of new sketchbooks to doodle in. Those challenges include
- The Artist challenge ( found here: yuramec.tumblr.com/post/136493… )
- The Dinosaur challenge ( Examples here: )
- The Pokemon challenge ( Found here: lugidog.tumblr.com/post/672902… )
- Don't Starve
- Armikrog ( What? I thought it was great! It wasn't perfect, no game is, and sure it wasn't the Neverhood, but it was still pretty good. )
6.) I've had a great new OC crop form over the last couple of months. Some of them are in the fandoms listed above, and some are for my own personal projects. I've mentioned one earlier, my Neverhood OC Kalum, he'll be getting a picture and profile up here soon. Oh, and as for any other Neverhood OCs/Armikrog OCs (if I make one that's completely Armikrog centered) I'll post in the future, I'll have to post the... percentages? Of how much one character has to do with one universe? I dunno, it's complicated and I'll show you later. If you're interested, of course.
7.) I've also been struggling with a lot of personal stuff recently. I've been trying to balance my job life with my personal life, trying to take care of my two horses Scout and Stetson, all this other crazy stuff. I've also only recently started getting treatment for my PTSD, and so far it's helping me improve. I still have a long way to go, but I'm thankfully recovering pretty quickly. I'm helping build my confidence, I've been learning how to take better care of myself mentally and physically, and I've been learning how to deal with my own imperfections. There are some other... Unsavory things that I'm still dealing with, but they'll be taken care of soon enough. I'm not exactly at liberty to say what they are exactly, but it's just a couple of things that will be taken care of in due time.
8.) Oh boy, do I have a story to tell you guys..... I'll be posting it in comic form in a few days, and if you like to ship things, you'll want to see it. It's quite an interesting little story.
Anyways, that's all I really have for now. I'd like to close this by giving some special thanks to a couple of deviants here.
Taibu-Kettu She's an absolute CHAMP. I love looking at her artwork, and it really does help push me through tougher times to see her craft. Her armada of ships is something I respect to the highest degree, and I hope I will someday have an armada of ships just like her's. They probably won't be as cool, though. But yes, if you haven't already, give her work some favorites. She's so freaking badass, and her art style is a joy.
MF99K, one of my real life buddies, has been a great source of inspiration for me. She's been having to deal with my craziness for a while, and I'm the one who dragged her into the Don't Starve fandom. I have no regrets about doing that by the way. I seriously can't thank her enough for being an amazing friend. Have fun in college and don't go to nuts with all the crazy people pretending to study.
Taranuka I love this big dork like a brother. He's helped me improve so much, he's been with me through some very tough times, and he's helped me grow as a writer, RPer and a person in general. Have a chat with him whenever you can, you won't regret it. You'll be happy you did. Love ya, big bro.
66Alex66 My apprentice in the ways of arts and memes. I know her in real life as well, and she hangs around with me when I have the chances. I plan to educate her and help hone her skills. I'd be very happy if you could give this sweet little meme nugget some extra support, because she's very sweet and nice.
I have to get back to doing some study work for now. I'll see you guys soon enough! Bye!