Another update journal this time, as per usual. This time I mostly want to cover what's going to be happening in the future months and a question concerning art content at the end! Before I begin, I also want to apologize for my slow progress in commenting/replying to things. I always reply to things if I can help it, it just might take me awhile! If I have neglected your Notes, this is usually just me being dumb and forgetting about them since Notes don't notify you after you read them. So if I never replied back, sorry about that! As always, don't check my online status as being relevant. I check dA frequently throughout the day on Mobile but don't reply to things until waaaay late at night. MADNESS.
Alright, so first things first: my agenda. I'm moving back up to my college city this Saturday and school returns for the quarter the 14th. As one can presume, this means my free time will be running shorter than usual. I can't say for sure how time consuming this quarter will be, but I do
know that I will be illustrating legit comic pages for one class so, if I can take a wild guess, TS will likely slip on updates here and there. I'm going to try to be a little more productive in my personal art this time alongside my school work, though, since I really hate neglecting it and would like to increase my rate of drawing things. I will discuss further below!
For The Selection
, here is the plan. I'm going to try finishing up the next page this weekend or before but there's no promises on that due to my traveling. For future pages, I'm going to play around with a schedule of doing 2 new pages then 1 new prologue page. So after this next page goes up I'm going to start page 1 of the new prologue. I will not be posting the prologue pages as they come, however, so chances are I'll only sketch or ink them in-between new pages but not go full-force on coloring until later. This way I can for sure
get some progress on this new prologue, that I desperately want released. I'll focus on the new Chapter 1 beginning some other time. I am still debating how I'm going to post the prologue when it does get all done. But we'll figure that out further down the road, shall we?
I've been super swamped this summer on my recent freelance project, which I want to have finished by the 14th. This is mostly why you haven't seen a lot of art from me, because I'm too busy working on that! I won't post all of it once it's done, much like my first project with this client, but I may post one or two pages I particularly like for advertising. May do the same thing with the first project but I'm not really proud of that one due to its rushed deadline.
As far as working on things other than schoolwork and comics, I plan on focusing my attention on reference sheets and concept art. I have really wanted to concept out more of my different alien races, including Ambivians, Lanians/Lanives, and Swivel (a race none of you even know about, or if so vaguely). A solution kinda hit me in the face today and I believe what I'm going to do is try to take some free time every night or so to concept out a little something for whatever I want regarding my races, characters, or just anything, really. They will be rough, as concepts should be, and I plan on posting them as they come or in batches on my Tumblr
. Whenever I feel I have enough, I'll put them all together in some reference sheets. I think this will work out a lot better than my initial plan of creating nice polished sheets because just the thought of doing it makes me want to push it further off. I think I can have a lot of fun with this and let it double as a means to keep me drawing and not being so lazy with it. The only way to get any improvement is to keep on pumping stuff out, right? And I feel I haven't been doing that nearly enough. I will be starting this as soon as my freelance gig is completed.
I'm going to officially put off commissions, requests (not that I do them often), and trades until further notice. After I finish up my trade with :devanunumwolf42: I'm not going to take anymore for a long, long while. Commissions will only be available through YCH's on my FurAffinity
as collaborations between myself and StupidShepherd
. This way I don't have to worry about cluttering up my time and putting too much on myself. You guys know me, more than likely, and know that I'M EXTREMELY AWFUL AT DOING THAT OOPS.
Now for a quick apology of sorts. I don't really consider this an apology, nor something I feel I need to apologize for, but it's something I do wanna say. As you may have noticed in recent months, between here, FA, and Tumblr, I have been posting more human related artwork than anything else: Picard things in particular. I know that you guys don't like my humans. I mean, I'm not a human artist and the core of my art focuses on anthros and critters. Humans? What are these disgusting bald things we see every day? Since I discontinued my involvement in blacorite and Diabolus, Picard and his universe has quickly taken their place. They just, unfortunately, happen to be human. And human things, conveniently, are things you guys don't like. I don't blame any of you as I'm not a big human fan either when it comes to art. In fact, I hate most human artists because their styles never appeal to me. Anthros and critters, on the other hand, pretty much instantly perk at my attention, especially in comics. So I totally feel you. And it is this reason that I almost feel the urge to apologize for putting you guys through this annoyance of watching me for my art and when I do finally update you get things you aren't watching me for. So in this way, I do apologize for disappointing you.
On the other hand, I've found drawing Picard and his universe has made me feel motivated, inspired, and just plain happy. When I draw Picard and Audrey and their stupidity it brings me back to when I used to draw a bunch of George and Meredith (Affairparents) and since I had to discontinue them I felt really empty. They've sort of replaced that. Doodling them is a good way to just unwind, relax, and be silly. In addition, drawing them has helped tremendously in improving my anatomy and humans which has in turn helped in my freelance work.
Will I be favoring humans over furries? Of course not. Anthro work has and always will be my absolute favorite thing in the world! It's just that lately anthros and critters aren't what I've been doing. I hope my earlier suggestions of concept art will help pull in more variety and get my gallery back into being what it used to be and not full of silly gay goobs. As precious as they are.StupidShepherd
and I have, however, been planning a short comic project involving Picard and Audrey's Mytho AU (have been for quite a long time now). We are taking is slow, making sure all our concepts are nailed down and our script solidified. So we won't be starting this any time soon more than likely. But if you happen to see an influx of these in particular, now you know why! As always, concept art is posted on my Tumblr and occasionally here.
I know it's not my duty to please everyone and I can draw whatever I want, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little guilty sometimes for not providing good quality work you guys actually wanna see.
I think that covers just about everything! Until next update! Good luck in school everyone who's also dealing with it, and if not then good luck in all your endeavors!