Sooo. I'm pretty much absent from the dA community and have been for the past year - at least.
If I'm honest, I've really outgrown my old 'kawaii-style' work at this point and the kind of work I produce nowadays, just doesn't really seem to get much traffic or interest on deviantART anymore - hence my total lack of posting
Good news for me, is that I finally feel very happy with the work I'm producing again, something I feel I was grappling against for a long time.
However, dA was a really special site to me when I was younger and I have honestly met some of the coolest people here. I owe a lot of my improvement and growth as an artist to the site. Point is, I'll always have a soft spot for this place and occasionally I still check back.
In light of that, I wanted to leave up this journal and some links on my front page - in case anyone ever wants to catch up!my website
- back in January I published my website - exciting! It's led to a bunch of cool stuff for me and it's a good portfolio for the kind of work I'm producing now. Updates occationally. my tumblr
- the best place to follow me at the moment if you'd like to see updates and artwork. exclusively and artblog/personalblog, but sometimes (rarely) I reblog other bits. Updates somewhat regular.
I have a side blog which I do reblog from (nsfw), it's not very interesting lmao, but if you want to see it, just ask me on my main account.
So I'll leave that up on my page for you!
If you want to reach me or chat or anything, tumblr is the best place to reach me
Well it wouldn't feel like a journal without one hehe. Not important, so feel free to skip. This has been a pretty good year for me so far. As mentioned above I have really settled into my own artwork and I feel really good about that. It feels like the hard work is starting to manifest into cool things too. This summer my work has been displayed in the Sandra Dieckmann exhibition, which is a huge achievement and honour for me, as Sandra is one of my favourite illustrators! I've also recently found out that a short animated film that a friend and myself have been working on has been shortlisted for the ANIMA 2014 award!! Genuinely shocked to have made the finalists. In October they'll be screening the 10 shortlisted films in London, down underground in the Brunel Shaft - soooo cool! I can't wait. If you're in town you should totally come!
Speaking of which, I am moving to London this September, I'm nervous and excited! I'm only going to be a short train away from my current home, but moving out is still scary and exciting heeee. I cannot bring my gerbil though /refrains from sobbing/
It will be nice to settle down and get back to studying again. The past year has been fun, but I'm also exhausted working soo many jobs in order to fund my travelling! I don't regret a moment though, I've been to Tokyo, Berlin, Provence so far and I have Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Florene and Rome in a couple of weeks time to look forward to on my whirlwind interrail round Europe /jitters/ and whilst I love travelling, I think I'm ready to get back to studying again yay. My degree is Illustration Animation and I'm also planning to pick up a language class this year - hopefully in German.
That's all for now, be safe and keep in touch please!
/kiss u all everywhere/