This title is with reference to the weather here, because it hates everyone. Earlier this week the temp was well into the 80°F temp range Just this past weekend it was somewhere around 46°F (8°C) and today it's like 76°F (24°C), which is normally really pleasant, but there's this thing called direct sunlight that is currently roasting all of us so the 76° feels more like the upper 80s... Don't worry, it only gets hotter from here on out |D.
So you might be wondering why I've decided to update so early, and my answer is: just because. I promise I'll try to keep it short. There's not a whole lot for me to say, and if I waited any later in the month y'all might just get 823743909 pages worth of stuff, and that's the last thing y'all want. If anything important comes up, I'll make a status update.Personal Updates
Final exams start next week and I've got six of them... I'm hoping I can squeeze out of my chem exam, so I'll only have five instead.
After final exams comes move-out, and that'll be equally as riveting. I won't be home until sometime after May 20th (my older sister's graduation! Hooray!!
I often wonder what it would be like to be a hermit instead of a medical professional, but then I realized I wouldn't have internet access... So I guess I'm still staying within a plausible career field.
It seems like I'll be doing research in the fall, and I'm really excited for it. I've kind of felt lost with regards to my future, and I hope this experience will broaden my horizons a little bit.Project Updates
They're moving about as quickly as they can right now. It's still A LOT of jumbled plot points across a multitude of stories, so I need to sit down and consolidate things to a singular focus so I don't overwhelm myself
The TSG Cover is still being a complete and utter jerk to me, but I have figured out a main shading colour I'll be using across the board to make it a bit easier on myself. Still debating on the "style" of shading, but at least I'm one step closer. The background which I have been playing with needs a couple of tweaks, but for the most part it's largely finished.
The TSG manuscript is going through one last editing phase on a couple of scenes. I only want to put out the best quality of writing I can manage at this time!
I'm still hoping for a release by the end of this month.
I'm going to take a little bit of a break to work on other things this summer and do some anatomy studies and try out digital painting. I just really want to immerse myself in the field because digital painting looks so cool when it's done right. Got any characters you'd let me experiment with? I have very few consolidated human characters I can work with in regards to official design and colours. I also want to ignore my own characters for a little bit
I'm still planning on releasing a "Meet the Artist".
Of course I won't abandon my babies indefinitely, I'm going to try to work on The Centerpoint portraits and start releasing those in the fall. They'll also be the first round of official characters to get basic references done, because I'm making myself practice more with dynamic poses and effects so they might not all be depicted as clearly as normal portraits would.
Okay, that sums it up this time around. Peace my dudes.