EDIT: Someone has told me that this journal skin "hurts their eyes to read it." I have no issue reading it, but if you people have trouble reading this, sound off and I'll bold the rest of the text from this point on. It will look like what you're reading right now.
So I have decided to stick around, since they allow you to search art and messages and profiles the same way. Which is good. Due to my bipolar, I have been in a manic episode since Sunday. Which while that can be a bad thing when it gets out of hand, right now it feels good. I haven't felt so happy and productive for a long time. In two days I knocked out the sketch, lines and colors of a new art piece. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to do more work on it lately since I've had some stuff going on. But I plan on working on it more this evening and tonight. So hopefully you'll see a new image in the coming days. I want to take my time shading this and study it quite a bit to see if my poor shading skills are due to laziness/rushing or if I just suck at it. If it's the former, I'll be able to fix it with relative ease. If it's the latter, then I'll know what to practice in my spare time.
Third order of business is the poll I put up the other day. I've gotten 10 votes on it at the time I wrote this. (not including the one I put in for myself. I don't count that one.) That's only a small fraction of my watchers. I want to see as many votes as I can, so if you read this and didn't vote, I'd love it if you could. It's exciting to know what people's favorite characters of mine are, so that makes this particular poll relatively important to me. Who will it be? The sexy "violette" Niti, the big and beautiful Kim, the sweet and innocent Gwen, the petite, blonde Vivienne... or Matt or Varpa? X3
Last announcement. I've decided to take up two new hobbies to fill my time so I'm not idle and sad all the time. I'm going to learn to play bass guitar, and I already have the tools necessary. I also have a DVD/book set to learn with. The other thing I'm going to be taking up is woodcarving. I have big plans for that, and I am saving up to get some nice X-Acto tools and possibly a book on techniques. If my projects get popular enough, I may publish the plans for these on DA here. Of course, they won't be in metric, so minus the Americans out there, most of you will need to do calculations if you ever plan on making one for yourself. ;D One thing I plan on doing in the far future that was suggested to me by Mancoin
is to make a 1:1 size ratio poseable model of Niti Morgan-Zorra. That would be 175cm tall, or about 5'9", not including the ears. The longer parts of the coat, such as the shoulders, collar, breasts, hips and tail will be covered in faux fur, and I'll be looking for a purple wig to use on her head so that the hair flows in the direction she's posed. Big project, will require lots of skill, time and material as well as knowledge of anatomy and ball joints. So don't expect it anytime in the foreseeable future. I am just so excited about working toward that goal of creating such a thing of beauty that I had to share it with someone. And who better than you guys? X3
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go finish beating Twilight Princess again. I left my file unfinished and untouched since September 2012.