Hi everyone, I hope all is well with all of you. Sorry for the strange barrage of journals as of late, but it was nice to get some feelings out. This is more of a "back to normal" journal with updates regarding artwork, livestreams, etc.
So you may have noticed that I finally, finally
got another commission done. This signifies the official restart of getting things done at a much more normal pace, huzzah! Tomorrow being a typically low-key Sunday in planning, I'm planning on drawing up the linearts for most if not all of the commissions on the list. You wouldn't believe the trouble I went through trying to find my pencil, tablet, bandages after everything, and I've yet to find the eraser that doesn't leave horrific smudges everywhere. However, that aside, things are finally all back in one spot and ready to be worked on. The remaining commissions should be smoothe sailing.
Some are quite large, but there's a good variation in styles.
Part of one of my current projects has been especially helpful in keeping things varied, because it specifically calls for my "expertise" instead of normal commission layout. I realize it must be very confusing to read about when I'm being so vague, but we'll leave it as it's a very busy and very positive thing. Once more commissions are finished, I'll also be starting on sketching out more personal artworks, such as a few Zelda artworks (contest-related and not) that I've had in mind. I'm sure they will be loved, as all the ideas are very large-scale artworks.
But on to something that applies a bit more to you guys: livestreams! It's been a long time since I've done a livestream and I've been getting a lot of questions about them in the time I haven't done them. My computer gets funky about it sometimes, but I bet I could make it work. The golden question is which artwork to livestream? Of the commissions I can currently work on, I have: Full body, Majora's Mask style, Pokémon style, and Deluxe. Which would you guys want to see livestreamed most? The full body is a lovely Star Wars character, all the Majora's Mask ones are Zelda OCs, Pokémon is Pokémon <3, and the Deluxe is Vincent from FF7. I'm sure I'd be livestreaming the coloring and detailing process only, since lineart is pretty bland to watch. I've also got some music I've been specifically picking up for livestreams, including the extremely
rare and illusive, but positively inspiring soundtrack of Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, one of the most beautiful and underrated games ever made. I look forward to sharing it with those who show up!
I suppose in conclusion, one could say I'm working on a ton creatively, but only a fraction is getting posted to dA. I've been indulging in the joys of good music and character customization, plush modification, decorative house layout-ing, conceptual design, content brainstorming, all on top of the commissions. But I can't stress how important it is-- when you've been creatively starved and away from those inspiring things you love for so long, I think one needs a "recharge" period to get the work machine that the creative mind is back up and running optimally. I'm proud to say I'm finally there now, and you can expect to see a lot more artwork and activity from me now.