It's been a while since I was last able to publish an update here. Mostly, this has been due to a few different things like:
- Purchasing and moving into a new house
- Handling new projects and management-related tasks at work
- New puppers (she is big and fluffy and a HANDFUL)
The new house has been an absolute blessing, and I'm so glad I took this dive into homeownership. The apartment we just left was an extremely cramped 2 bed/2 bath. Near the end of our tenancy, I barely wanted to look at my desk because the room served as my office, my boyfriend's office, a kennel room for the pup, and extra storage. Doing artwork in the living room was no better because the lighting was atrocious. This made it nearly impossible to finish traditional work past sundown.
Now, I have a full room to myself to use as my office space. This means I can set up separate stations for digital art and traditional art, allowing me to keep my computer space at least somewhat free of clutter. I also have more space to keep my art books and manuals there instead of essentially storing everything in the living room. But, above all: the LIGHTING. It's SO much brighter!
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Another short update here for you. I'm about to send out the first batch of commissions from the convention. These will be for :
I organized and put away most of my paperwork after adding all of the commission information to Trello, and now I'm not sure where I stored it. So, at the moment, I've had to email several of you to get your mailing address. So, I'll be heading to the post office to get them shipped out as soon as I have all the replies back. So far, I already have an address to send out Invoker. :)
This should ensure I can get these sent out sooner and then afterward I can go scouring through all my boxes for the commission slips. XD
Also, I planned on sending these out a week ago, but got caught up with a lot of stuff at work so didn't get much of an opportunity. But, this weekend's a lot less busy so I have more than enough time to run an errand like this. :/ Normally, my schedule is pretty weird (like, SUPER weird), so there are very narrow windows of opportunity for me to make it to the Post Office before it closes.
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It's been a bit since I last posted and update! So far, I've managed to finish two items in my commission queue and start on a third. Normally, commissions don't take me quite this long. However, the second item in my queue from the convention was pretty detailed and was also something I don't tend to do very often (a full reference sheet). So, it took me a while to get it right and to finish it and all the detailing.
That said, I'll be jumping full swing into the remaining list of commissions I have this weekend. The majority of the remaining work are badges, with a few full-body commissions here and there, so I doubt it'll take me as long to get through them and I should be able to continue at a much faster page. Especially since most of them are traditional. :)
If you'd like to actively track what's going on with the queue, please remember to check out out the Trello Board I have published for the FWA 2016 queue here: https://trello.com/b/kSLc1d2P/fwa-2016
And, as always, remember that you can email me at email@example.com if you have any questions at any time. I try to check that address at least a couple times a day, so it shouldn't take me very long to get back to you. If you try to send me a note somewhere else like FA or Twitter, it could take me a few days to get back to you since I check those place less often (especially FA).
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What's up, guys! Just wanted to put out a quick update. So far, I've finished one full commission from the convention and am currently working on the second. I anticipated this one would take a bit longer since it's more complex (a full fursuit reference sheet!) and something I haven't really done before.
However, progress is coming along so I'm hoping I can be done with it in the next week or two. Once that's done, the rest should go alone pretty quickly since they're mostly badges.
As usual, you can find the current queue on Trello here: https://trello.com/b/kSLc1d2P/fwa-2016
If any of you have questions, you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll respond as quickly as I can. :) Read More