So I've been going through the worst art slump. It had gradually been getting worse and worse over the course of the last three semesters, and had been affecting the quality and enthusiasm in my art. Hence I haven't posted anything in forever. (A year? Last post I saw on here was from Life Drawing III, so yeah, about a year then...)
Figured out the problem. I was getting burnt out because, now that I know what I want to do and where I want to go with my art/life, school has been more constraining than liberating, and I had unwittingly been slowly strangling the life out of my work trying to do projects I no longer felt like I needed. So what I started doing (And wished I'd started THREE FRICKIN' SEMESTERS AGO...) was to start incorporating my own personal projects into school assignments as much as possible. Need to create a character for school? Well, I have this character that's been on the back burner for some time and they need some love. Professor assigning a book cover? Well, how about that "book cover" is actually the cover of my in-progress graphic novel...
Funny how much one enjoys school when one is happy with the project assignments and feels like they're once more addressing a personal art need...
The quality of my art is still on the suck-erific side, but gradually getting back to what it use to be (with improvements, of course) So hopefully I'll feel confident enough again to start posting stuff soon. There's several projects from this semester that, once I've cleaned them up and brought them up to snuff, I'm planning on posting.
In the mean while, there's some of you wonderful people that I had meant to send tutorials that have helped me, dropped out of communication, or promised to show some work which obviously never happened. I haven't forgotten, honest, but this semester has been a rollarcoaster of trial&error. And that's just the art side of things. Family life has been a mixed bag of amazing blessings and utter chaos, and I don't even want to talk about the curveball the administration at my school threw at us in probably the most undiplomatic and thoughtless way possible. (I'm still really upset with them and am not looking forward to the spring term. That first "section" of the term is going to be nothing but hectic until everyone gets use to the new changes) I'm cutting of that train of thought now before I go into full-blown rant.
Anyway, so that's about it. I'm currently working on revisions on some projects as time permits in hopes of resubmitting them for a higher grade before the term ends, so we'll see how much I'm able to do on here between now and Christmas.
To end this on a good note; The Hobbit's coming out soon, I'm *finally* feeling proud of my art again, I have good roommates, and wonderful professors. Yeah, school/home life has been hard, but its also had some very, very good moments (And it's not as bad has it could be or has been in the past)
Tallyho and Sally forth.