So. Since I refuse to speak at all about school right now, let's talk about what I'm gonna do after school is over for the semester:
I've got a few things planned for Winter Break, and nearly all of them involve art. So, to get in the spirit, I think I'm going to... well, first I'm gonna figure out my way around this new layout, holy shit. It's been so long since I've been on this site. Everything looks so FOREIGN and WEIRD.
Anyway, after that, I'm gonna clean things up around here. There's a lot of old art here, most of which I'm not proud of, and given the drawing videos I'm going to be watching, my art will probably look very different when I come back. I'm at least going to put it in a different folder or move it to scraps and kind of hide it away somewhere, you know? Maybe I'll just put a bunch of it together in one picture and post that in scraps? idk.
After that, well, I've got a secret Tumblr project I'm working on and would like to release on my 23rd birthday, if possible. I'll have to seriously brush up on my drawing skills if I'm going to be ready by that time, but given how my drawing has a tendency to be able to be picked up right where I left off, I think I'll be able to do it. I'm going to try actually UNDERSTANDING what I'm drawing instead of just drawing the same old shapes and building on them, like I did before, causing all kinds of errors and wonk. Nope, this time around I'm gonna do it right!
And I just realized that, between this and getting back into the bass this year, I'm basically reliving all the GOOD parts of high school. Yay?
Anyway, so, (not-so-)quick summary:
Gonna start drawing again, probably. Gonna keep playing bass, probably. I would like to do some more graphics and shit, maybe do another package design (or improve upon my old one, because eeeeesh. Looking back on my old one I'm just like "oooooh, you need some HELP, don't you?"
Gonna watch a SHITLOAD OF TV. I'm talkin' Doctor Who, Sherlock, whatever else my friends are gonna force me to watch, plus a lot of Netflix stuff and hopefully all of the Studio Ghibli movies (except Pom Poko because that shit is too weird even for ME.) And speaking of fandom shit, if all the drawing stuff goes well, I'm gonna draw some fuckin' NIGHT VALE. It's my new obsession and I regret absolutely nothing about that. It should be your obsession too. IT SHOULD BE EVERYONE'S OBSESSION.
I'm also gonna draw some of my old OCs, and some of my new OCs--I've got an OC band now, from NaNoWriMo this year, and they seem like they would be a shit-ton of fun to draw. The main character's appearance is based on a real person, so I'll at least have a photo ref for her, and I have a sort-of-kind-of picture to go off for the lead guitarist as well. Everyone else I get to make up! Should be fun.
I am really excited about this secret Tumblr project... I sent some fan mail to Portraits of Boston asking for advice about how to get started on a project involving random strangers, which is literally the ONLY thing I will say about this project, buuut they never replied to me :/ So maybe I'll ask Humans of New York? Or I'll just wing it?
Yeah, I'll probably just wing it.
Anyway, see you after that thing I won't talk about is over!