Long time no journal make, huh?
(Figured I'd put this first since I'm sure that's what people care about lol.) I can't even remember when I placed that kiriban up there, I'm sure it was years ago xD But now that I'm about 300 views away from it (about a month left based on average views per day), I figured I'd finally address it.
In case you didn't know, I had a pageview kiriban up in my name slot sub header thingie on my profile for 55,555 views. How it works is this; once my view counter reaches that number, take a full screen shot (no crops please, I'd like the date/time counter in the picture) and send that screen shot to me. (You can upload it anywhere, on dA, sta.sh, imgur--idc.)
The first person to send me an accurate screen shot will receive free artwork in return. Just a sorta little 'thank you' for all the views and such. The winner will receive a free ACEO artwork request. Past ACEOs can be seen here
for examples. It'll be only one character, no animals/mech/etc. check out my FAQ
for more deets. Fanart, Fan characters, OCs are fine. My terms
apply to the winner.
If no one catches it, no one gets anything. (Unless, like, I /really/ want to do the request lol.) That's how mine is gonna work. Best of luck to any participants!
Random little personal life rant, feel free to skip, idc. I feel like I'm struggling a bit with what I want to do. Like I'm not doing enough and it's frustrating. I want to be producing more full and finished projects, I want to be writing novels, I want to work on comics, etc. I'm totally to blame though, I'm setting, like, five million projects on myself, haha. I just wish I was better able to mentally juggle all this crap, to be able to work efficiently. It's just a bit depressing.
I did write a little last night, wow, what a relief that felt like. I missed it. Now all I seem to want to do is write, haha. I mean, that's not a bad thing, just ironic. I always want to try and make the time to write but I never can get in the mood, once I finally have the documents open and just force it, a little bit later, I end up wanting to keep going. I have to get myself to that point first though, and that's the hardest part. It's a struggle and it's frustrating too, I really want to finish and publish my first novel this year. It's tough though, because at the same time, I really want to push myself artistically this year as well. And my brain just can't do both at the same time.
I feel like the best thing to do, even if I don't like the idea, is to focus on writing and just do studies in between. I /really/ want to do full blown pictures, more stuff like this
, but I think that doing little studies instead of full pieces can help me improve faster so when I do find time to do something big, it'll be all the better. It just sucks having to put it off. I've got two medium-ish pictures in the works since I need to do something other than chibi artwork (not that I'm sick of it/hate it, just that I need something more complex and challenging) so hopefully that'll help.
Sooooooo, idk, good luck to me, I guess? @_@;