Hey guys, I'm in college in my second year. Sorry for the lack of updates of everything in general. So far the only free time and solace I find is in playing Tera online.
College is very tough since I'm taking two science classes right now. I'm trying to sort out my life the age of 20 (Gosh, I started DA on my old account when I was 11 or 13 I think?). I plan to be a science major and thus finding time to draw constantly is not on my list of my priorities.
It did not help that I recently just spent a whole year having an art block, after a friend critic'd my art very harshly (Yeah I let it get to me. They said something along the lines "All your characters look the same"). It was hard for me to even draw afterwords, because all I ever saw was my characters I drew look the same. My males looked too feminine, there was no variety between characters, I couldn't draw elderly people, etc. It left me very depressed and found no point in drawing anything.
At some point, I got together with my sister, and she helped me practice a few styles. From then on, I decided to start anew with my original characters, all my Ocs (Verduny, Blue Gaia, etc), went into the dusty archives of permanent hiatus until I would feel the inspiration to rework on them again.
Working on my clean slate, I decided to just stick to a small number of characters that each had their own unique traits, both personality and appearances. This is where I created team OPAL for RWBY. Now I know they are a fan team, but these four characters started to grow on me, I went through lots of brainstorming and designs for each individual. Playing around with dress-up games helped give me an idea of the color schemes for each character.
In college, I also have been taking a painting class this semester. By practicing painting the human form, it helped me develop different body types. I have finally started to branch off the four characters I started with and began to design their relatives and such. This, in my opinion, has been a big improvement in my work. (Hell, when I draw sketches for my painting class, I'm surprised I drew that stuff myself because before I couldn't draw stuff like that for shit.)
I still have some old sketches in my old sketchbook (I didn't even finish it because I wanted to begin anew), but I can't bring myself to upload them after I've gotten this far in my artwork. Instead, when I find the time, I'll scan in my newer works in my new sketchbook.
I do plan to do some new cosplays in the future, but I haven't really found the time to make any, nor have the resources and materials as of late, being in a dorm and all.
That being said, I will update my DA gallery whenever I can or have the inspiration to do so. Thank you. Please also look forward to seeing photos of my pieces I have done for my painting class this semester.
(NOTE: I was planning to finish writing and posting this journal earlier but then I had to get my appendix removed which made things a lot worse in school. I ended up having to drop one of my classes to retake it later because I fell really far behind after the surgery. At this point, more pressure is being put on me to try and catch up work that I missed.)
To get in contact with me in Tera Online, I'm on the Lake of Tears Server and my main is named Erune, a lvl 60 priest who is in The Rapture guild. I play most of the time on Fridays.
Anyone else who wants to stay in contact with me, please pm me and so I can share you my contacts.
If you have any questions or anything else, please comment and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Listening to: Itunes
Reading: Organic Chemistry Notes
Watching: Lets Plays on Youtube
Playing: Tera Online
Eating: Di-hydrogen Monoxide