My apologies for not having an update since last year. Between work and life, it’s been hard collecting my thoughts enough to throw them together into a somewhat cohesive journal. I’m often so exhausted that I can barely do anything more than a simple little doodle/sketch without losing focus or nearly falling asleep at my desk. But with the school year ending, hopefully I’ll see work get a little less…stressful.
As it is with almost anybody you talk to, life is throwing me for a loop this year. Politics aside, these four months have drained a lot from me, from ramping up work to ¾ time, to being voluntold that I must find a place to stay, as my family won’t be renewing the lease on the house in which we’re currently residing. Thus, I’ve not had a lot of time to focus on career-related things. Instead, working without lunches and apartment hunting have been at the forefront.
Beyond the Great Sea
I’m sure at least a few folks have noticed activity on a few specific pieces in my gallery. Currently, BeyondTheGreatSea is still on hiatus; I’ve been tidying up my end of things while Breath of the Wild’s spark of
insanityinspiration still burns. I’m trying to give Terrik a more thorough cleanup with his backstory and information, while also tying in my recent D&D adventures in a way that works around the story in place for Beyond. I want his story to form with it and become a part of him; I don’t want it to just be an “alternate dimension” situation. However, I don’t want to interfere with what’s in place for the group because it isn’t just his story. /blabber
Breath of the Wild
I dressed in costume for the midnight launch; I bought a Switch, the Special Edition, the Expansion Pass, and all five Amiibo; I modeled, 3D-printed, and painted a Sheikah Slate to fit my phone…
And yes, it lights up.
(I’ll be making a case for the Switch and a v2 as well, with time)
I’ve logged over 165 hours in the game, and I’ve had fun, but it isn’t without its flaws.
900 little tree poops? nothanksbye
I’ve not posted a lot this year, even though I’ve really wanted to. With everything that’s going on, at least for the time being, I’m probably going to make smaller pieces to post, like the Storytime bits for Terrik. They’re a small enough size to work on in bite-sized chunks, but they also allow me to work on certain aspects of a piece without requiring much else. They’re essentially larger thumb drawings! Quick little ideas.
Also to note, I’ll just throw up another reminder about Terrik’s Postbox! It’s a fun way to make some quick pieces, while also having a bit of interaction with you guys! Anonymous questions are on, in case you don’t use Tumblr (can’t say I’d blame you, either).
And with that, I’ve wrapped up my thoughts to the best of my abilities. I hope you’re having as good a 2017 as you can. Stay fresh!