It's been awhile, so I might as well give an update.
I've been pretty inactive on 2017, as most of my time is occupied by gaming and university stuff. Other than the odd sketches and the Inktobers its been a dry year for me, though I did manage to do all 31 Inktober sketches for once, which was nice. But shit ain't gonna ease up in the first quarter of 2018 as I'm still in the process of putting together my graduation thesis.
Yes, graduation is on the horizon and I'm painfully aware of how atrociously unprepared I am for the real world. I could pursue a Masters, as what I truly want is to do a course on something that I truly want.
IRL stuff aside, I want to have an art goal (until Inktober 2018 comes a-knockin') to strive to reach too.
I'm still a fan of sequential art aka
comics and I still want to make a military-themed one, if only just so I can have something that I did that doesn't make me cringe later on as I do now at my novice art style back when I made that
. Don't get me wrong, I was proud of myself then to have actually done a full webcomic from start to finish, but that was a bitch to do and I've still got a lot to learn.
But I'm shite at stories, and for all the ideas and concepts I've had in theory and on paper I don't quite have a story that can take off. Maybe I'll eventually get around and have one done but my imagination isn't quite as broad as I'd like to think so, but what I am is open to suggestions for a good pitch or idea, something novel that I would never have thought of in my cotton brain.
Speaking of cotton brain, I've also dabbled in some...lewd stuff. It's something I've kept mostly private ever since, and done what I could to distance myself from the typical usual stuff that I do and am known for, but like any hetero dude my flesh is weak and the pen wanders. Part of me is ashamed and wanting to prevent that kind of stuff to be associated with what I do and what I'm known for (whatever that may be).
And then a small part of me feels that that is...limiting. That it's okay, that I can find a compromise if only to both vent and share, and possibly even find some community that doesn't mind or can accept both (somehow).
We shall see...