oh look it's the first time i've written more than one journal per month since... last year. wow. i'm terrible. ((previous journal entries for the year: 5th of january, 25th of february, 25th of march, 6th of april, 8th of may, and 8th of july))
yeeeah that's pretty bad. but i hope to be more active now, so, hey! time to pick the pace back up.
...But first let me make the effort to type properly. There we go, that's a lot less painful to the eyes... Hahaha.
Okay, so... Some things I need to get to work on:
One thing that I really want, that I'm sure would help me to advance in my digital art(and make things a lot easier and less time-consuming) would be a graphics tablet. Being jobless with no income anywhere has made that unattainable. However, since last year, I've had my eyes on this relatively cheap tablet that I've seen get great reviews: bit.ly/1oN0yUk
The price has been reduced by a bit since when it was just released, thankfully, but it's still out of reach. I've literally
only got about $50 USD to my name, and I know better than to spend all of it. Thus, I definitely want to try to take up some commissions and/or sell some artwork... Somehow. I've really never succeeded here, but at the moment it's the only thing that I can really try while I continue job-hunting. I've gotten both PayPal and a bank account(plus debit card) now, so I should have virtually no problem getting the money once it's given to me. And that's the problem I've always had - actually getting
anyone to commission me.
What I plan to do this time is not only try to spread my artwork in various places (I'll make a list of all the websites that I'll post my art onto soon), but also ask you guys
to help too. I've always been told that in order to survive when it comes to jobs(particularly in landing one), one of the most important things is the whole 'who knows who' thing. Contacts. And now I truly see why.
If it's not inconvenient, I'd like to ask everyone who reads this to help me out. Once I've gotten everything started up
(i.e not yet
), I'd like you to let your friends/watchers/followers/etc know that I'm taking commissions, and encourage them to let others know too, and so on. I think people call this kind of thing a "promo"? Promoting... Yeah. Anyways, I'll be on sites such as Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (Like I said, I'll list them all another time), so please help out wherever you can, if you can!
*Fixing up my profiles/pages/whatever on websites
, now that I'll be trying to be active.
It's pretty self-explanatory, huh? Those that weren't recently made are incredibly outdated(like this one here on dA), and none of them are truly customized. The most important thing that I need to do is ensure that all of my profiles have links to each other. My Tapastic profile already has that done as it was one of the first things they let you do, but everywhere else... Yeah.
*Working on my webcomic
. Even if I won't truly be able to draw it without a graphics tablet [I most likely would hardly be able to finish just one page, given how frustrating it is to complete even a simple doodle], I do need to work on the characters and the story itself and such, and promote it around just as how yuumei
and so on would post artworks of their characters up to years before even starting the comic that they're in. That way, when I do get the graphics tablet, I might be able to just jump right in and start the comic! I've actually gotten a LOT of things down, but there's also still A LOT left to be done, including refining and such.
A little side note, I actually have a few plans for a few side comics that would be highly simplified and done mostly for humor. They would be somewhat akin to Mikochi
's "Life Happens" series and similar comics. I also plan for one of those side comics to be a direct "spin off" of the main webcomic -- "Extras" or "Omakes", I guess.
*Things for others
. Okay, this is more a secret of the sorts, but... Mhm. I want to do some little things for others~
To start things off, though, if you love Glee(and especially Kurt), and you use Tumblr, please follow my friend here aisquias-attic.tumblr.com/
and be sure to reblog her art(or, if you have a friend who matches criteria, show it to them)! <3 Thank you~
I... Had more things to say... But I'm kind of slipping into social anxiety right now so my mind is... Not exactly functioning. My mother came into my room and struck up a conversation and I just kind of began to freak out the moment she came in, much less now that she's talking to me and so 'forcing' me to converse though I'm only responding with one-worders/one-liners... I'm in a sort of panic... Extremely uneasy and... Oh gosh. I'm sorry. Either way I'll post up some more journals as I go along. Thanks for reading! And take care, have a good day/afternoon/night/whatever~