SO, what have I been up to in the past year? A lot and not very much at the same time. Artistically speaking, all of my free time has gone to , a Pokémon OCT that takes place in medieval Unova. It started up just about this time last year, and is now going into its fifth round. My character for it is Drelia Thorne. She's currently the last thief standing, and one of eight competitors left. Seeing that Duality's the first OCT I've ever participated in, I am damn proud of making it this far. With the competition I have, though, I'm definitely going to have to step up my game if I intend to make it any further. :'D
I am taking some pretty cool courses this semester in school (last semester was art history and theory, and just generally unenjoyable). I have my 300-level illustration course, which has a focus on anatomy and combining traditional and digital elements in our art. Right now we're working with the theater on campus to make a poster for a production of Jack and the Beanstalk they're putting on next spring, and could potentially get paid for our poster design (or, if one of us gets incredibly lucky, will be offered a job to design all their posters for a season). I'm also taking an animation class, which I have a love-hate relationship with. A lot of the class deals with special effects, but many of our projects also offer hand-drawn animation as an option (even though they don't really teach us anything about it). I've quickly discovered that I do not care for actually filming or acting on camera, but the drawn animation I've done so far has been rather enjoyable.
Otherwise, I'm living in an apartment with my boyfriend and some pretty cool friends. My social life, although it's still fairly non-existent (because I easily fall into grouchy hermit mode, whoops), is picking up, and I'm making some new friendships on campus, which is also fantastic.
Um...yeah. This has been your yearly update. Hopefully I'm not so neglectful of this in the future. :'D
Also also, would anyone be up for an art trade? Ideally, I would like to use the art I produce for these to advertise commissions, but if that's not cool by you, just lemme know!