Real Life Update
Hello people of DeviantArt! It's update time again .
I'm sorry in advance for the SUPER long real life update...feel free to skip past this, I'm mainly venting, and I apologize for doing that...but I REALLY need it at the moment .
I'm not gonna lie...it's been a difficult week . I've had a lot of job interviews, and I've had to make some difficult decisions, as well as a few other more personal things that I won't talk about here. I've been incredibly lucky the past few weeks, and I've actually received two job offers, yay! However...neither have them were really offering enough hours or pay, so unfortunately I had to turn them both down, which is SO annoying! I know that must sound bad "Why not just take them until you find something better?" I don't want to mess anyone around, that's why. Companies spend time and money training you, plus it looks really bad on your resume to hop from one job to the other. The reason I've been so stressed is because I was weighing up my options in terms of the jobs that were offered to me. I didn't turn them down lightly, so I've been staying up late unable to sleep and having trouble eating. Sorry, this is turning into a depressing journal x'D. I don't want to worry anyone. I'm honestly fine . I'm a bit down because none of the ideal jobs I've applied for have responded to me, and I've obviously been disappointed about the jobs that were offered to me. Plus...as I may or may not have mentioned before, being a graduate is really lonely :/. I'm never really alone, I see people everyday, because I'm having so many interviews I'm meeting new people, and I have been socialising a little but...it's a very strange feeling of walking along a path on your own. Even talking to other people in my position doesn't seem to ease the feeling. I think it's because I'm so used to being with this group of people working towards the same goal as me, that to suddenly be out of that environment is a bit of a shock to the system xD. I will be okay, I don't want anyone to think I'm depressed or in a dangerous frame of mind or anything, because I'm honestly not, it's just a touch of the blues that will probably disappear when I finally find a job, and have a stable routine again .
THEY HAVE TOFFEE APPLES IN STORES!!!!! I have been waiting for this for WEEKS! I was going to make my own, but I decided to wait! This is one of the things that REALLY cheered me up this week . I drove my mom crazy crunching on them the past few days xD...she has a weird thing about people eating crunchy food .
I'm enjoying autumn so far this year...even if it was more like summer the other day -.-...I'm ready for scarves, and gloves and hot chocolate . I had a really yummy hot chocolate the other day actually...now I'm just rambling!
I'm sorry these always end up being so short in comparison to my rl update...but my life at the moment revolves around trying to get a job, and then getting frustrated when I don't x'D. I've not felt much like drawing because when I'm drawing I'm thinking that I should be looking for more jobs x'D.
I'm still in the process of coloring Mew Ichigo ^.^ I'm really happy with her so far! She's just taking a while because I've not had much time, and because I'm trying to make the picture perfect xD.
Next on the list is Kurda, who I'm still hoping to use as a commission example but still not sure if he'll be suitable because the content of the picture is somewhat...questionable
After that, I still have to draw two more full body pictures for what will hopefully be character profile/reference examples ^.~ aaaand...I THINK then I want to draw one more chibi example...but I have a few, so I may not bother. I'll see how I feel about it .
Mew Ichigo commission example -
Kurda Smahlt commission example -
Full-body female commission example -
Full-body male commission example -
Female chibi commission example -
Awesome Halloween progress bars are made by .
Instead of my 'anything else to add' section, I thought I'd do features instead this week, because there's a lot of great autumnal art around that I'd like to share! I'm hoping to do this from now up until New Year...maybe longer, we'll see .
If there's any autumn artwork you'd like me to feature, leave a link below and I'll try to put it into next week's journal .