Oh my goodness I miss deviantart. I miss making fanart and I miss posting it and talking to you guys. And fanfics. And all that stuff. Why must life take up all my tiiiiiime??? ;____;
So here's what's up with me right now.
My senior animated film, Patches, is still in production! We have about 80% of the rough animation done (which is about 40% of production), and next quarter is cleanup and color. I'm doing all the backgrounds myself (all cityscapes, FUN TIMES), and I've done a majority of the rough animation as well. Super nervous about next quarter - I am not very good at cleanup and color (it's essentially the lineart and color phase, for anyone who is familiar with fanart process). I have always had a really shaky hand and I do not have the patience for lineart... hence why much of my work is lineless... and all of my paintings are lineless.... and my backgrounds are lineless... but I need lines for my characters! Blargh!! I'm supposed to have the film done by May, pretty much. I wont be able to share it until after I graduate, though. For reasons. My biggest concerns at the moment is 1) music 2) cleanup and color, 3) just getting the darn thing done.
As for what I'll be doing after I graduate in June.... I haven't the faintest.... It's so insane, I have been in college off and on for 8 years. EIGHT FREAKING YEARS! I am so ready to be done. To FINALLY have a bachelor's degree and move on with my life.
It's hard though. I fell in love with this great guy. We live together now and we see a future together. But he wants to further his career in car sales, and if I get a job outside of Savannah, we may have to live long distance again. Which I really really don't know if I could handle... I like building a life with someone... There isn't anything as far as animation goes in Savannah, though.... I am hoping to get a job in an Atlanta-based studio (it's where Cartoon Network is located, along with the studios who make Archer and Bob's Burgers). I have a shot, but the animation industry is struggling just as much as any other part of the economy...
If I stay in Savannah, though, we have plans to move into a bigger (and hilariously enough, cheaper) apartment just outside of town, where I can have an art studio. More and more, I am considering starting up a craft business through etsy. Making geeky nursery art and other cutesy geeky things. Sell stuff at artist alleys. Start a blog and document my work. That sort of thing. I even already have a name picked out. And I have much more confidence in myself as an artist post-SCAD than post-NAU, so I think it's something I could pull off. I'm just so torn.... further my animation career, or further my art career? Where would I be happiest? I'm just not sure at this point.
So yup! That's where I am right now. It's winter break for me and I'm TRYING to enjoy the time off... but I still find ways to stress myself out, lol. Like losing my wallet. And thinking about the future. Blaaaaargh! This is my last break EVER though.... so I should probably just try and enjoy it....