Hello everyone, I figured I should post an update on what's going on with me since some huge things are happening:
1. You may have noticed that i've been posting a TON of sketches, but no color. My colored pencil sharpeners keep breaking on me for some reason (the blade is misaligned) so I can't really sharpen the pencils. I finally bought another one so hopefully this will work. If not, I'll probably look into getting a more expensive electric sharpener that has a plug. I really don't want to deal with batteries if I can avoid it. But this gets into #2.
2. I haven't been doing digital stuff at all lately because frankly, I don't really like my old drawing tablet anymore. I've had it for 5 years and it still works PERFECTLY, but....because it's old, the screen doesn't have a good tilt range for viewing, making all the colors look badly washed out. I often have to check my art on my main monitors to make sure the colors are right, and that defeats the purpose of having a screened tablet, so I'm going to buy a new one. I was considering selling my old one since it's still in good condition at a discount for what it'd normally sell for, but I'm not sure if anyone's willing to buy it. The price of the tablet was originally $550, so I'd be willing to part with it for half that. $225. If no one wants it, it's no big deal, but if anyone wants a screened drawing tablet, I'll be happy to sell it to them. I'm going to buy a bigger newer one for $900. (The same tablet model I have actually is sold today for $550, but I want a physically bigger one so I can start drawing out my plans easier). But that gets into the third point.
3. I've signed the paper for the contract and got it sent. Hopefully by the end of the month, I will finally own my own house. I found the perfect place for me and it's very affordable as well, so I'm really happy for that, but there's still a few things i have to hope for, like the bid I put on it pulls through and I win the contract. I should be able to get it for what I put in, but it'll be a lot of money down once it's sold to me. However, then I'll have the most expensive thing I currently want, and I'll be set for the rest of my life hopefully. I'm not looking for anything fancy anyway, just something I can call my own for now.
So yes, that's what's up with me. Buying a new house, going to buy a new tablet soon (Gotta see how much money I have left, I don't want to go broke dropping $1000 if I don't have any spare cash after doing so, Plus I want it delivered to my new house, not my old one. Less packing to deal with), and after that, I'll be getting back to work on digital stuff and larger projects. My job is going amazing and everyone is super awesome there, so I'm set on that front.
Update on my website: I've added more character pages and did some behind the scenes stuff to make it easier for me to update character data. I've also finally fixed the Literature page so the stories load properly. The images you see in the stories are mostly place holders for now, but I will draw new images for the chapters and tales. It'll be another medium I can use to share some stories of the way the Starmaninjians are and you can get a better idea of their personalities and interactions.
That's all there is to report for now.