If there's anybody still there and reading these, then this is to inform you of my art progress! Although it seems like I'm not doing anything what with no uploads and all, I'm actually drawing more than I have done in a long time - I've set myself to do AT LEAST one art session a day and I'm working on several things simultaneously.
So, what are these things, I hear you ask? (you didn't ask that?! hmm I must be hearing voices. I'll carry on regardless.)
Well, I've been working on drawing people. Even though I was never terrible at that, I felt it to be one of my weak points, so I've been doing that and also trying to enhance my character design. I've also been working on drawing things without using reference, which I've always wanted to do! Like a lot of people, although I could do some stuff without referencing, some stuff - particularly human poses - were a trouble. There is still that element there, but I'm starting to be a little more self-reliant with a lot of different stuff and my form has improved a lot, I feel. I'm working on a batch of Fakemon trainers and gym leaders, which is a good exercise in character development so when they're done I will upload them and show you the development for them. I've also been working on getting more of my design progress on paper! Most of the time, I do them in my head and draw the mostly finished product, but I realize that isn't ideal for a working art environment, so I'm trying to change that. I'm also saving up a fancy Wacom Cintiq tablet that I can use to improve on the digital side of things, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with that when I can afford it!
Ultimately, all this is leading up to not only Fakemon but a ton of other projects I've always wanted to work on but have never felt good enough to try. I'm slowly getting more confident that I will be able to start them at some point in the fairly near future, especially if I keep on driving myself as I have recently, so there should be lots to come for those who are patient enough with their support and keep me on their watch list! Which brings me to thanking you all for your patience and support - it really does mean a lot to me and is one of the things that keep me pushing to improve further.