Hi *waves nervously*
I was planning on being really active this summer - working a lot, being really active online - but that didn't happen due to my home internet decided to go from tolerably bad to nonexistent!! I am possibly the only person who gets more active and stuff once the education starts ^^;
Other than arguing with my internet, my summer hasn't been all that interesting, trying to keep up the hard work I had been doing in the beginning of the year but with no internet I couldn't really do as much and my health decided to take advantage and also scarper DX but I have been drawing, just at a slower rate annoyingly - but I will make up for that noW! :D :D
- Emergency contacts -
I don't think theO will go down or anything and this will always be the easiest place to get in contact with me, as this place is the only place that my home internet (when it gets it act together work) seems to let me comment and send messages but here are some of my other online homes;
I use the same name for everywhere and that it’s already in the top bit of the world – I thought it could be useful.
Facebook (If you want to get my personal FB – PM me)
Uni blog on wordpress
I have a youtube but I don’t really do much on that for now. My dA is the second easiest place to contact me all year round – because that’s the only other place my internet vaguely lets me go on.
I think that’s all for now, I’ll add more if I join or remember more of them ^^;
I will now proced to start posting things :D
Everyones favourite topic XD Well I quite like it – I have a bad habit of watching the news constantly ^^; anyway. . . (I will be talking about the EU referendum in the UK)
I know this seems really out of character, but I have a really strong interest in politics and I’m trying to contain feelings I have this morning. I might delete this later on though.
Current mood is frustrated and disappointed to say the least. (Especially with my home country – seriously)
A part of me wants everything to go well, because I know it’s the poorest that will get worst hit and it’s difficult enough as it is. Another part of me wants everything to go so badly wrong for this country that we have to go grovelling back to the EU or descend into a inferno and carnage out of pure stubbornness (I’m in that sort of a mood where I’m very okay with either) and another final part of me just wants to find a super, massive, large, wet fish to slap people with.
Too much concentration was put on immigration and the like and many of the ugly faces of right wing notions reared their heads.
If I’m completely honest the campaigning on both sides was an utter mess, purely one side one thing and the other saying the opposite, not giving any real answer, the actual situation shouldn't be that drastically different and no middle ground >.>;)
The EU is by no means perfect and that there are things that could and should be improved, but leaving it is not the right answer. We’re not as big or as ‘great’ as we once were and the world has changed a lot and it’s not going to be as easy as the leave campaigners make it out to be, because the £300+million we will now have for ourselves isn’t going to cover everything they promised, if that money is going to the NHS, where is the money going to come from to help poorer regions like the north and Wales? And the farmers and the small business subsidies? Because it was the EU that gave us the most amount of help, not the government in Westminster, if they didn’t care then, why on earth are they going to start supporting us now?
This is just the top surface of my feelings and I’m not going to say anymore, in case I say something I might later live to regret.
Also our prime minister has just resigned, I’m not exactly a fan of Dave, but considering our next potential leader is a creepy lizard who wants to ruin the economy or a very large golden retriever who likes saying funny words, oh well, could be worse, could be Trump. . . . I really hope labour win next time >.<
Because then at least half of the 4 nations parliaments will match
So yeah, I’m going to draw and keep myself busy now and hopefully feel better :)
I have the whole of my student accommodation house to myself for pretty much two weeks XD This is going to be interesting ^^;
Hi ^^ I little update I guess, I have been very busy recently, not so much with Uni work although that is a part of it, we’re in the middle of our themed project, I’m making like the prologue/intro to a story and it’s going better than the last time I attempted something like this and I’m on top of the work. I, as it turns out, really enjoy making a lot of work for myself ^^;
Somebody should really stop me, I’m a danger to myself DX
So first off I went to Lisbon, Portugal the other week with my uni, but with older year groups, I knew no one, and apart from being ill for the first day and a half, I really enjoyed it, it was a really pretty place and enjoyable, tried Octopus and Vegetarian food for the first time and the Vegetarian was definitely more enjoyable. I might post a sketch dump of the stuff I drew there :) Also with Brussels sketch dump from Nov 2014, I think I’ve not mentioned that :/ ^^; Sorry
In early February I was offered the chance to sell some of my work at a book fair with some of the third years, I made two entries for them to pick from so I had a lot of work to do with that
and stress and self-doubt, a lot of this :| but they turned out pretty well and I got some ideas out of it too ^^ And some of them even got sold :D I’m not sure how many yet, but one definitely did and maybe even two :D
On top of all this
and other things, I think, I don’t really remember anymore I have been working on creating stuff to sell :D Like cards, postcards and stuff, so that I can hopefully sell. I’ve made Christmas, Birthday and general cards and some postcards and I’m working on more. At the moment I’m only selling locally but I want to put stuff on my etsy but I’m not sure if I’m able to, because once I finish for the summer I won’t have much internet access and so couldn’t keep tabs on any orders and so isn’t the best case at the moment ¬_¬
I have some notebook designs ready, but I would like to know, if I were to offer up notebooks would you prefer them to be lined or plain?
Here are some mockups I’ve made:
What do you think? I also want to make bookmarks and other things but I’m not sure what to put on them and stuff, but I’ll work something out :) Have you any ideas of what I could put on them?
I was planning on having a relaxing Easter break, slowly working on things and such but a large spanner was thrown into the works and now I have more work! YAY!
I have a small potted plant now . . . yeah . . I’ve had this strange urge to get one, so I got one, from Lisbon, I saw the one I wanted and it was only a few pounds and I took the chance :D Made it safely all the way back and is currently still alive, which is always good :)
Health wise, still really not that much better, but I’m able to do work and stuff, so I’m just ignoring it now XP
I really hope all is well with you guys :D
Hi ^^ Hope everyone is doing well :) Sorry I'm still finding it hard to talk ^^;
I'll try though . . . I have two questions
1. If I was able to figure out how to make speedpaints, would anyone be interested in seeing any? and of what?
2. Has anyone got any good book recommendations? I'm trying to read more, to help with the Lovell&Iven story and other projects and for something to try relaxing with, I've not really been gaming much so I'm using reading as an alternative and to try not to work myself to death (I say try, I know I will end up doing it but anyway, better to try though)
Anything fantasy or sci-fi really ^^ but anything good that comes to mind :)
I've recently finished an anthology, Called "Wings of Renewal" that was on the theme of Solarpunk and dragons, and I really enjoyed it. Solarpunk is similar kind of genre to steampunks and the like, but it generally has a much brighter outlook to the future and is less apocalyptic, it works on the themes of renewable energy and greener future. I liked a great deal of the stories and they were really interesting and inspiring :D The characters from the stories are very diverse (Race + LGBTA wise) there wasn't much, if any violence or any sexual things and it was a really nice read :) and I wish there was more of it ^^
I began reading "Clariel" by Garth Nix, I'm unsure of this one at the moment, I like some elements and such but I'm not really getting in, so I might try it again in a while ^^
Currently reading David Attenborough's autobiography and it's really interesting :)
On a completely unrelated note, concerning tumblr, what have I done to deserve some of the people who decide to follow me? I can handle the spam bots, you just ignore them, but some of them, really? All I post is cute, fluffy stuff and occasionally try and illustrate, what interest do you guys have in me? I don't post anything you seem to be interested in, do you guys just do it to disturb me when I go and look at your blogs? or does my online presence there seem to give the appearance that I would like that stuff? or do (the most likely reason) go and follow every blog possible for follow backs? or do you genuinely have interest in my work and just have the misfortune of having a blog that makes me want to run as far away as possible? by all means, if you guys like doing that, you guys keep on doing it, just don't bring me into it, if I wanted that, I would have gone looking for it! but I didn't.
my eyes genuinely hurt and I feel even more physically sick ¬_¬
Sorry that turned into a bit of rant, a blog started following me when I was in the middle of writing the main post, it doesn't usually doesn't bother me this badly, I can usually just nope myself out of there and move on wondering why, but this one was pretty in your face . . . I'm going to go and draw cute stuff to try and recover
Last years: http://www.theotaku.com/worlds/forever_stargazing/view/334662/objectives_for_2015/
2015 art summary
Considering how un-well I was last year, I did improve quite a bit but not as much as I would have liked and might not have completed as much of what I intended, but at least I didn’t go backwards and that has to be a good thing.
1. Carrying on with the resolutions from last year - (e.e- Continue on improving);
a. Draw more studies
b. Do another 30 day art challenge if I find something I like
2. Make some mini comics (I will make some this year! I will! . . I said that last year ^^;)
3. Make adoptables (. . .this one too . . . heh)
4. Enter more contests,
5. Work on some personal projects;
a. Lovell & Iven’s Story
b. Other secret ones - I have many ideas :)
6. Market myself more,
7. Take part in more events,
8. Re-open commissions
9. Add more work to my online stores
10. Read and write more
11. Do livestream and/or speedpaint videos
12. And that there are more that I can’t really remember at the moment ^^;
Hopefully I can achieve a great deal of these, but I will definitely work hard :)