|Posted on June 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Sorry for the lack of content as of late. Since I graduated college, I have been looking for full-time jobs while working at my part-time one. The job search isn't going too well at all.
I am also trying to get back into animation so I can start SoH What? The Animated Series.
I'll try to get more content up soon.
|Posted on May 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on April 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted on April 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM||comments (2)|
Assuming you read the title of this post, yes things will be getting back to normal. Starting next week my schedule should be a lot more free. This is due largely in part of the fact that my internship ends April 9. Seeing as I only have one class Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, that gives me a lot of time to work on comics, voice work, and improvements to my art. Not to mention I will also have time to do home work for school, but it's towards the end of the year so there shouldn't be very many. Though final exams will delay comics a bit once they rear their ugly heads, but that will only be a short delay. I hope to get started on my animated series (FINALLY), SoH What.
There is a downside. This is my final year at college. Soon I will have to find a full time job to make ends meet, so that may hurt updates, animations, and comics again. I do plan on going back to college for graphic design, animation, and illustration, but I am still looking at colleges. Also, I have to pay student loans and then find a way to pay for another college. So, unfortunately, I NEED a job in order to make ends meet...it sucks, but I'll face that dilapidated bridge when I come to it. Hopefully another path will present itself.
|Posted on February 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM||comments (1)|
So I'm going to gear this towards people who take commissions and people who ask for commissions, because it IS a business. Let's ignore prices for this question and focus on Business/Customer relationship.
I am curious to know which you would prefer:
1.) Someone who makes absolutely breath taking work who gets the job done on time, but is indifferent towards you who doesn't take the time to really get to know you and build a customer relationship. You know, doesn't really get to know you or why you want this piece or character, to make that commissions unique and special to you.
2.) Someone who does professional work, nothing all that spectacular, who is a bit late at doing things, but treats you like a person, takes a personal interest in your work to make that work feel special and that, for some reason, it makes that commission much more meaningful.
I'm just curious on what you guys think about this. Does it really matter? Do you just want it done, or do you want to feel special? Will either choice keep you coming back or no?
Leave a comment and take the poll: http://son23.deviantart.com/journal/poll/2626381/
|Posted on February 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 AM||comments (1)|
Let's face it, quitting is easy. There are so many times I just want to say, "screw it," and just lay down and play videogames or whatever. I hardly ever do, though. I push through it. I may complain, but it's a way I relieve my stress. Here are some of my hardships, and I hope you can share yours.
Currently my schedule is hell. I have no time for myself. On top of which I only work weekends during school, so I don't make too much money. My current job does birthday parties, camps, and gymnastics. If it isn't a holiday or summer, camps don't take place, and I never learned gymnastics, and birthday parties are only on weekends. Needless to say, I'm very limited. Regardless, I suffer through it and push on, because I know there is something better waiting for me.
I have been waiting to get a new computer, a Mac, since senior year of high school. When I didn't get one because it was too expensive and "not what I need for a business college," I decided to save up. Whenever I got close, something would happen like my car would need a new transmission, and I would lose all I saved quickly and I would have to wait forever to gain that money back again. Yet I keep saving and I am closer than ever.
I want to be a graphic designer/cartoonist and make animations and comics. My parents wanted me to go get a degree in business, something I found boring and absolutely hated. I was presented with an option: go to art college and get kicked out of my house with no family or financial support and a job that in no way would help pay for school; or go to a business college and major in some degree of business with full family support and financial backings. For years I fought tooth and nail, trying to show my parents that this isn't for me. About halfway through my college career, I realized this could better me. I could learn how the animation business works, how to protect myself if I come out with a comic or something, and possibly start my own Graphic/Animation/Comic business. So I am pushing on (and as per this journal, am almost finished).
My friend, Christine Chong, over at Mayshing.com is aware that I want to become a better artist and fulfill my dreams. As a result, she has kindly and patiently started giving me homework assignments to better myself and to expand my horizons, and not just limit myself to one art form/style. There are times where the assignments frustrate me to no end, or I can't do it, so I trash each practice and restart, get mad, trash, etc. There are times where I put it off to help myself calm down and then procrastinate because I fear I will just get mad again. Then when I finally resolve to do it and start improving, my time becomes limited and thus a whole new problem faces me. I don't have the time to practice, or what little I have I am too tired to do so. Yet I try to do a little bit at a time, and when I am too worn out and can't draw I study what my assignment is to try and better understand what it is I currently can't do.
My point is in the title: You can't quit. No matter how easy or how much you want to. Pushing through your hardships helps you to grow, and you may find options you never thought of before. It's tough, it's going to hurt, but once you overcome it will look like the easiest thing in the world. You'll wonder why you ever had such problems. The way I see it, life would be boring if you weren't challenged.
What about you guys? What are some problems you're facing? Do you want to quit? What do you see will be the outcome either way?
|Posted on January 30, 2012 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
I suppose most of you noticed there was no comic last week. Simply put, I had no time. As I stated before I am overworked: school, homework, internship, and work on the weekends. I have no time. However, while on my way to my internship this morning I was listening to Preston & Steve, a local morning radio show, and one of the DJ's, Pierre Robert (the T is silent in that name) said some great words of wisdom. I feel as if I should share it with all of you. He said that most people see Mondays as the beginning of the long work week where people get a case of the "ughs." He said you should look at it as a clean slate, a chance to start anew. Kind of like shaking an etch a sketch.
Thank you to all my fans for sticking around and putting up with my inconsistent updates. I have faith things will get better soon.
|Posted on January 25, 2012 at 1:55 PM||comments (0)|
I posted this last week on my Deviantart and completely forgot to post it here. Due to a busy school/work schedule, I have been finding it harder and hard to get things done. I am bombarded with homework, school, and both my internship during the week and my job on the weekends. I hardly have time to do anything but school/work related things.
As a result, updating with a new comic once a week is very difficult, and my plans for a "SoH What?" animated series will be put on hold until I gain more free time. So, until my schedule opens up more, expect a new comic every Friday, my only day off. 2012 hasn't started off very good at all, but I have confidence things will get better.
Just as well, trying to pool together enough money to finally get a pro account on here. I'm getting there slowly, I am hoping to catch another sale where I can pay $200 for a 2 year package. If you guys wish to help, there's a donate button on the side.
Here's hoping 2012 gets better.
|Posted on January 20, 2012 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|