Well, it's very frustrating cause I'm still not flatting yet, but I've decided to do the best I can considering that my life is pretty chaotic right now. I'm forcing art out, forcing myself to keep stuff updated, and trying to crawl back into existence atleast for a little while before I move finally. Any week now >.< It's funny though- My parents and my new flatmate has given me a key to the house. It's when I realized that I've never had a house key in my life, and now I have two! XD I have a full keyring now
I've always had electric door openers. It's pretty crazy- How do people tolerate having so many keys?! XD
I'm also going back to the gym cause I think half my issues is that I'm not working out enough, and it's making me stress more than I should, have more health issues than I should, and also not sleep like I should , so I'm heading back to Les Mills to do atleast 20 minutes of treadmill 3 times a week. I'm not strong enough for much more, but I can work on that. I know treadmill atleast I can handle
Been thinking about what to make for Overload in September too, and the question came up:-
Are bookmarks still cool?
I mean, if people only buy them for art, then shouldn't we be making small prints instead? Do people still buy bookmarks now with e-books being so easy to find? See, I want to put some new stuff into my kit to sell that people want, but what I like is apparently not what the world likes cause I like comics, but not many support this >.> It's a labour of love. I've tried asking what people want though, and no one replies, so I'll have to continue thinking about it >.< *sighs*
So I have high plans for my art once I've moved to swat EVERYTHING and improve my art. I have a few goals that I want to complete with my art including:-
Inking- People tell me I have a style, but I'm still using inking techniques I forced on myself 15 years ago. I can do better than that.
Colour- I'm getting better, but I'm no where near there yet.
Lettering and effects in comics- Just everything about this >.<
Writing- I want to get back into it
Human form- I've never actually officially learnt human form. As good as I am now, it's all pretty much basic proportions and life drawing. I have no idea what muscles do, and it makes my art rigid. I need to study this bad
Quality over quantity. I want to step out of un-memorable art and do something with longevity. Something memorable. Been talkign to Zeb about it. I want to get back into art being about ART- not just pictures on paper. This will be a harder task than it seems >.>
So... yeah. When I'm flatting, I'll have enough isolation to do all of this. I've considered taking my first year off Overload, but I think I could manage something new for that even if it's something small. I dont' think I'll be exhibiting for Aucklandgeddon this year either. I was hoping to be flatting 5 months ago- if I was, I likely would exhibit. We'll see. I might slip in my stuff at Drawfest if I feel keen enough >.>
Till then- life as I know it
I'm in artistic limbo, but it's ok, cause it's nearly all over. I just need to be prepared to jump straight into it when I move out. Then go into crazy artist mode.