Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been really busy lately. Has it really been a month since my last journal entry? I guess that means I never did tell you guys how Bronyfest went. Overall, it was good, though it was a lot smaller than I expected. Getting to see some of the voice-actors was a great experience. I managed to get Andrea Libman's autograph on one of my prints and gave her a copy. I also did a small, quick, on-the-spot-bust-sketch of Applebloom for Michelle Creber (I was surprised how young she was XD) and got her autograph later too. On Sunday, we went to a panel hosted by this independent animation studio:
They had some really cool projects in the works, one of which involved Super Smash Bros. I was so intrigued by what they showed, I was able have a quick chat with them and show some of my work. They seemed open to having me. So later, after we got home, I sent in my application for one of their projects, "Asura"
as a character designer and so far things are looking promising. Right now I'm just waiting to hear back from them on setting up an online meeting to discuss things. This seemed like a great opportunity to get involved in something relative to what I want to do for a living, so I couldn't pass it up. So fingers crossed!
Speaking of careers, the main reason I've been busy is because in the past month, I moved on to full-time at my job. The money's good, but I've already decided that I kinda hate full-time. A lot of the time I just want to stay home and draw, but obviously I can't. I have necessities I need to pay for like my car, my phone, a new computer, saving up to move out, ect. Even so, cleaning toilets and mopping floors is no help to my portfolio or helping me find opportunities relating to what I want to do for a living, not to mention working all day make my to-do list pile up. Sometimes I just feel trapped, like this is the line of work I'll be stuck in for the rest of my life. I don't want just a job, I want a career. It may just be a sign that I really need to start actually looking for opportunities, where ever they may be.
As far as art goes, obviously, my time is going to be restricted a little, but I'm going to keep posting when I can. I know I said I was going to be on an MLP-kick for a while, but now I'm thinking about making a gradual shift to other things, like more original work, but for now the MLP-art will continue and it still will even with this shift. I really want to get started on making a webcomic, but the plot for it eludes me >_< I know I want to make it a slice-of-life comic with anthro-animals in it, but I don't know what to make the overall plot about. I want to make it something interesting and relateable with a light twist, something like Sabrina Online
or Las Lindas
two of my most favorite webcomics. Hopefully, I'll come up with something in time. In a few weeks I'll be starting my last summer class before I finally graduate so that will take up even more time. Luckily though, it will be a lot shorter than the one I took last year. The teacher is one I had before and he loves my dedication, so I'm not worried. So that's about all that's been going on in my life.