Hello everyone!! I hope you're having a fabulous time this New Year's Eve with celebrations and the like! ^^ I've been pretty busy over the holidays haha but all with things I love and enjoy, so yeah!
In terms of new submissions, I have 3 things up top from fairly recently, so if you haven't seen them, please take a look! I'm really really praying I can finish this enormous picture by tomorrow, but I'm not so sure how that's going to happen @__@ I will do my best though to make it in time for New Year's Day!
I just noticed I have the exact same number of watchers on DA as I do on theOtaku hahaha. I don't think I've ever had above 270 (with the plus/minus of watchers/subscribers) at one point, so I guess I'll aim for that to be one of my goals this year! List of resolutions from last year in review:1) Focus on myself more! I need to learn to take care of myself and understand myself better little by little, both in art, health and life in general!
-I'm going to say this was kind of a success? I got a little bit more self awareness this year, that's for sure haha. But I'm still working in the health department. T__T2) Work harder on experimenting, backgrounds and a variety of poses! And post more art in general~!
-This is the most unproductive year I've had...so I can't say I experimented as much as I wanted. T__T I think I've improved on detail work though!3) Perform at one Open Mic for Singer-Songwriter club at my university!
-I decided that the group wasn't for me, so I ended up not going through with this. I may or may not decide to post a song cover on YouTube sometime, however! So I'll be thinking on that!4) Set little goals so I can achieve big ones on the way!
-Eh.....I'm still working on this. Such a long term process, I think I aimed too high. >.<5) Create a picture worthy of 100+ votes! >.< I doubt I'm ever going to get that high of a number anytime soon, but hey it can't hurt to dream right? haha
-This didn't happen on theOtaku OR dA hahaha. And it makes sense, I don't think I ever created a picture this year worthy of that amount at all(in faves/votes). More importantly though, I've come to a point where I worry about pageviews and such less, so yeah, I'm feeling better about that. ^^6) SHOW MY APPRECIATION TO YOU ALL MORE!<3 I feel like I've been taking some of the people I know for granted, and I have to work harder on being less selfish and lazy >.<
-Sadly I was being quite selfish and STILL lazy(not really lazy, but just slow...) as I barely drew any art for anyone else this year haha. But I think some of you asked to see more work of my own characters right? I think I'll shoot for that and particularly more appreciation pics for you guys. List of resolutions for 2013:Art-related1) Work on SPEED! Along with emotions, backgrounds and coloring in particular for art.
2) Make a new DA ID finally!
3) Draw one fanart of each of my characters:
-Nameless princess curls girl whom I will eventually come up with a name for
-Nameless OC 2; introduce her! (ugh I swear names are so difficult haha)4) AMBITIOUS GOAL: Make a drawing worthy of 100+ votes/faves (this is a hit-or-miss though haha--I'll be drawing for myself more!).
5) AMBITIOUS GOAL: Make an art piece that I'm truly proud of. (this one will probably be my toughest one haha)
6) Finally pass 270 watchers/subscribers! haha
7) Draw one fanart for each of the following fandoms:
-Rise of the Guardians
-Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
-Heart no Kuni no Alice
-Persona 48) AMBITIOUS GOAL: Make one fanart for every fandom I love.
9) Practice patterns and clothing designs
10) Draw one speedpaint.
11) Draw one picture with muted colors.Personal/Other1) Beat Persona 4 (shallow resolution, I know haha.)
2) Go to Japan for the study abroad program!
3) Finish either The Annotated Alice or The Annotated Peter Pan(preferably both) by the end of the year
4) Work on my health!! Get in shape and be more confident!
5) Go to ONE Zumba/dance class.
6) Have a total of 500 kanji learned by the end of the year!
Get a boyfriend? NAH. Self-esteem first. Things that happened to me in 2012
-Won my first real court case (parking citation incident)
-Changed my major from Journalism to Japanese/Double major with International Studies
-Became best friends with people who changed my life
-Went to Houston, Texas(My sister moved there) and Biloxi, Mississippi
-Volunteered with Beginning Japanese students for the first time(and LOVED it!)
-Started studying kanji on my own
-Won Best Logo in my Visual Journalism class
-Got my first semester of all A's (and no A minuses!) in college
-Completed an art trade with one of my idols for the first time
-Dealt with friendship drama for the first time in college (and all went well!)
-Met an online friend for the first time (~sabishiidesu13
to be exact!)
Haha and I guess that's all for me! A short bit about Christmas: I celebrated it in Korea town in Atlanta, Georgia with my parents~ and I only got a few gifts, but I love every single one of them and know I'm going to be enjoying them for a LONG time. ^^
-Rise of the Guardians soundtrack
-Coffee mug and other personalized stuff from Japan
-The Annotated Alice
-The Dark Knight Rises DVD
-Loft $25 gift card
-Black fuzzy socks
-Pooh Christmas sweater
I'm really excited about what the new year is going to bring!! Oh and I'm hosting a Valentine's Day Secret Santa Event
for fanart on theOtaku for you theO members who might be interested! ^^
I hope you all are having a fabulous New Year's Eve and take care! I love you all so much!!