For a few years now, you’ve probably known I’ve promised to collab or do something, but have taken months to even years to finish what I committed to.
Or say I’m around, draw some art or write something, but then I’m gone for months at a time.
This I sincerely apologize for. Some things have been going on in my life the past few years. This includes a long-standing job laying me off, not getting proper employment since and even losing a standard place to sleep and think clearly. This is mostly the latter, which involved not having my desktop computer available readily available on-hand.
I know I’ve been mentioning this for awhile now, but not really delved into it. I also have been promising and update which I’ve not delivered either. So let’s try to get some of that out of the way.
I saw this going around on Instagram and deviantART, so I decided to hop on and do it myself. Here’s my collage of art in a decade.
As you can see, it varies up and down, but only has taken big steps in the last 2ish years. My art was on the cusp of going forward in 2013, then I regressed and it was like I started drawing from scratch all over again to a point. I know I’m very glad with the progress I made, but I feel like it’s progress I should’ve made when I was 6-7 years younger, not when I’m in my early 30s’.
Better late than never, however! Here’s to 2020 being a year I make good milestones and outproduce what I did previously! I think constant work hours has to do with me getting better.
I’m starting Inktober again! A Halo-themed piece immediately came to mind for the first prompt today. I’ve never drawn the Pillar of Autumn despite having played Halo for 15 years, so that’s a new one for sure!
Except last year, I pretty much try to get a birthday piece done every year. It varies in content, but it generally is characters of mine being kind or silly. This year I went for the former, and had my OC Jennifer, along with my blog mascot Yorina grab a seat with a self-portrait of yours truly. I rarely have myself depicted in artworks, so it was a little charming, to be honest.
As usual, I did the coloring and the background, and opted to use the station background from Rafferty’s Mobius as the backdrop. On top of my that, my Type-10 Obsidian Anvil is pretty prominent on the pad. It seems more mashed up with genres, but you can always count on me crunching genres like this together.
Youtuber VampKandy took the time to read one of my first NoSleep stories from 2014, Those Things in the Field! It’s a two-parter video with some fairly good voice acting. She’s just starting out, so please do check out her channel and subscribe.
When I got involved with the Elite: Dangerous Mobius community, it didn’t take long for them to find out about my art. I especially took to drawing one or two of the admins with some of their commentary. Another admin later asked me to do a spread of most of their administrative team. I obliged, and while I had procrastinated on this, finished with this final project!
It’s fun, it gets used on their Facebook page and I still draw stuff for them. I actually do feel like I belong there, and it’s a great player group to play E:D with. o7, CMDR.
I don’t have the original hosted on many of my channels (nor is it posted out in public at the moment), but I’ll see about getting it on my site at least if not elsewhere.
Recently I picked up a good bit of followers after iiluminaughtii published her video on my AntiMLM comics. I’ve not picked up that amount of people in quite a bit, so a thanks was in order. Thank you, all of you. Please do stick around, and I’ll do my best to give you interesting things to look at.
Unlike last year, I actually took some time to properly decorate my office space now that construction was done more or less. Since I did have a fair amount of work this month, I especially tried to make sure it looked real Christmas-y around the workstation, and even had a garland going around under the monitors! And while I did set up the community tree, I didn’t get to do anything community with it this year, unfortunately. I’ll try to do better next time!