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New Year, New Desk!

Happy New Year!

I feel an odd sense of relief now that 2018 is now behind us. It was a tumultuous year in general. I had no luck on the job front, and I had difficulty financially. Then there was the stark realization I spent too much time optimizing my website and the store, and not enough time creating. I get the feeling it was punishing me for having fun during Christmas in 2017.

Here is to 2019! I am a little nervous but the odd numbered years have been treating me better than the even numbered ones as of late. I have a lot of plans provided I do not mess them up.

My Big Update

My main project today was a long time coming. When I graduated from college in December 2013 my mom got me a sweet graduation present. I got a heavy metal and tempered glass studio table! I was saying for a long time I wanted a light table. With some ingenuity I should be able to make it work as a lightbox.

So, I plan on spending 2019 drafting SWMaC 2, practicing more with traditional media, and working on the animation studies again. I wanted to work on markers and watercolor again, however I didn’t have a dedicated clean and flat surface.

I like that it is in front of a window for natural lighting. Right now I am saving up for a webcam and mount for live drawing! There is $25 to go. I am going to upgrade my RAM after the rent and bills dust settles. My friends will likely take me to Micro Center. From there I can dedicate some remainder to this.

2019 Year Goals

I’m not quite sure how to quantify my goals. My Evolving Pre-order stuff (my illustration lineup) will be completely turned over by this time in 2020. I am going to try making a backlog, because I know me, of comic material It will probably be a weekly or twice a week update schedule. I also want to get through a couple requests or potential commissions, and maybe get some others. I’m not concerned about a follower count, but I would like a few more really interactive ones.

Looking forward to a new roaring 20s! Hopefully no economic crash at the end of it… Bring on the electro-jazz!

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Happy Holidays

Christmas 2018 wip 1

Happy Holidays, everyone!  Christmas is creeping up soon for me.  I also hear Hanukkah started at the same time.

Art and Personal Stuff

I’ve been doing a little personal reflection as of late.  I feel I do need to make an apology about my drop in creativeness after a productive winter.  It looks like I forgot I was an artist first, and a web person second or even third or so.  Art kinda got shoved to the side, and it made me a bit sad.  I was focusing too much on e-commerce, and not on what brought my friends to my page.  Though I am proud of my expansion.

That being said I am trying to make some last minute rights in the fourth quarter.  I did make a holiday caricature for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  The Christmas art is even in progress!

Christmas 2018 wip 1

There is also seriousness with getting SWMaC2 off the ground.  It’s going to be a non sequitur with overarching fictional biography and other tales throughout.  Each one will get their own release upon completion.  I plan on redoing the opening pages with a comic form of the plans for the comic.  From there I have the little guys!

Hopefully my time management will improve.  I feel compelled to stream all of my arting.

Store Stuff

I also have a small coupon code running for anybody looking to get gifts!  It is for 10% off your whole order on anything in the store.  You simply need to use the code holi2018.

Order Deadlines

With a little luck I’ll be investing in my own printer in the near future.  I may use my tax return.  I was tired of sending files to a company, for my prints to arrive dark or banded.  If I’m super lucky I’ll even try finding space for a holographic laminate roller.

See you later and Happy Holidays!

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