Just a quick update for those who may be interested - I will very likely not be posting any artwork for the next few months. In September I started attending the local college for a Fine Arts certificate (decided it's about time.. always something I've wanted to do.)
It's a two-semester program, and so far it's keeping me very busy XD. Which is good. I'm the kind of person who tends to settle and stagnate a bit if I'm not challenged. Trying to fit into an instructors demands is definitely challenging lol.
It's good for me though, and I think I did it at the perfect time. I'm really in the middle of a transition as far as my artistic taste goes. Anyone who's followed me for any decent amount of time should remember the years of almost exclusively Sci-fi/Alien themed concept work I was so fond of... These days I'm really not interested in that sort of thing anymore at all. It makes me sad, because I had lots of people in the Mass Effect/Sci-fi community that were really great, and I'm scared that I'll probably lose them. It's what happens when you start exploring different art sometimes... I know that I've lost interest in artists who stopped posting what I was into XD.
Truth be told though... I had lost interest in those things, but nothing new had really sprung up for me... I was feeling really stuck, frustrated, and a bit depressed about my art. I've started asking myself the question - Why am I drawing this? What's the point I'm trying to make? And that's a tough question... Don't ask yourself that all the time, or it'll feel like there's no point to drawing something that has no point, if you know what I mean XD. But seriously, I do want to find a focus and a purpose to my art. So... I'm starting with a bit of good old fashioned college.
(The most interesting part so far? Colour theory class lol. I had no idea you could mix colours to get a perfect black paint. I sort of knew of the concept but... seeing it in action is weirdly cool and inspiring.)
So yeah... Definitely still interested in art, but we'll see where my heart takes me as I go along. I think it's safe to say though...goodbye to aliens. I'm feeling a bit done with that category. I'll probably start pursuing stuff that is much more interesting to me, and much more boring to people who follow me. Lol such is life.
Thank you, everyone who has watched me, favourited my work, and commented (especially the commenters... sometimes I fell behind, but I did try to reply to as many comments as I could.) I don't think I've ever really done a shout-out to all you wonderful people, so my apologies. I really hope that I can keep making art that people enjoy, and I especially hope that it's art I enjoy as well.
I'll still log on occasionally, and who knows... I may definitely draw something, or submit artwork that's from an assignment that I think you may like, but I'll definitely be unavailable for commissions and the like... I do have a pending art-trade that I still owe my half to (I'm sorry
!) and I promise I'll get it done one day X_X.
Anyways.... that's all for now~