Oh dear, year 2017 is here...
So much has happened and I'm still all over the place.
The game design course has come to an end and I worked at a call center for a while.
It was a fun experience while it lasted and in between calls I could even scribble, but after not much more than a month there, my health I have not been able to look after very well started to crumble. Maybe it was the lack of sleep during the education, maybe it was the lack of nutrition caused by my not all to healthy diet.
Either way I could not keep up working there since they had no use for someone who would just spontaneously pass out and drop from their chair. A few concussions and doctors visits later I now still don't know quite what was the cause for that to happen but as of now I am trying to rest a lot and eat healthy and do all the things one does when they are not really in the shape for attending to work.
I've picked up my pencils and scribbled a decent lot, which I might upload soon and now that I'm slightly better, I help out as an intern in my mothers boutique.
It's a very inspiring place, since she makes and sells wonderful ballgowns, dresses and similar attire for fashionable wealthy ladies. I sometimes envy her skill at coating a human figure in flattering shapes and matching colors.
But for all the curious cats along you, here's my not to short summary of 2016
+ I met a lot, and by a lot I mean a LOT of amazing kind, sweet, inspiring people!
+ I have learned a lot about adult life and responsibilities, some of it the hard way.
+ I finished my studies and learned a lot from that experience.
+ I was hired in a first full time job and got my first paychecks.
+ I found an amazing and affordable new place to live in with sweet roommates, lots of space, a garden, a Pizza place right next door and CATS!
- I lost my grandma and had a hard time dealing with things in that time.
- It seems I have lost touch with some people I care about a lot, maybe because I was a little absorbed in conserving my existence, maybe because they were just busy with their own lives as well...
- I spent way too much time sick, in pain or puking my guts out.
- I also spent too much time crying over things I couldn't change.
- I didn't stand up for myself in moments when I should have and have to deal with the consequences now.
- I didn't spend as much time drawing, writing and practicing digital art and 3D stuff as I had wanted.
So I set myself some goals for this year.
I want to...
o ...try and stay a half way decent person and make those I care about happy to the best of my abilities.
o ...spend more of my time with positive people.
o ...get rid of things that bother me and be positive.
o ...draw at least 30 minutes every day, even if it's only scribbles.
o ...have a pet of my own again.
o ...update my social media at least on a weekly basis.
o ...get out my tablet and practice digital art at least several hours a month.
o ...get myself an actual serious portfolio website.
o ...acquire new skills:
- Improving perspective in my drawings.
- Getting better at drawing anatomy (human and animal)
- Trusting myself with the use of colors (be it marker, digital, watercolors or pencils)
- Getting used to digital tools in general.
- Master basic Japanese communication.
- Get a deeper understanding of Web development.
After all, my goal is to pull my own weight and completely earn my own living as soon as possible,
at least until and after I start High-school again. Yeah, you heard me right, this isn't a joke.
As some of you might know, I am a dropout. Not because of ridiculously bad grades or lack of motivation but due to my mental and physical health back in the day, I was not able to properly finish high-school. Until now.
If everything goes the way I plan it, I am going to go trough my very own RE:Life experience in the next few years:
I'm about to sign up for high-school this spring and start the senior years or as it is called in German "Gymnasiale Oberstufe" all over again in order to earn myself the "Abitur" which in turn will make me qualified to attend to pretty much every major university in the world, with additional testing and language skills required for some of course.
My education so far wasn't bad but it was far from what I really wanted to learn and I am a little disappointed as of now.
I don't intend to study again anytime soon, but the longer I wait to longer it will take me to get that qualification so I'd rather get it done right now, or at least as soon as possible. Another good thing about it is that since some will be repetition I should have a decent amount of time at my hands to work on art stuff.
So yeah, stay tuned for new drawings soon ;3
Hugs, virtual sweets and snacks and lots of energy and inspiration to you all!