As much as I curse this tendonitis, it has also been as much as a blessing, as well. Being away from my computer and unable to draw all day has forced me to rethink what I'm doing with my life, and what I should be doing. I'm starting to realize that I can't rely on commissions and game work to be my only income, so I'm looking for a job-job. Although, being 22 years old with 0 work experience, it's not going to be easy, so I'm applying for volunteer work as well. I've also realized I need to get in better shape, so I'm exercising more, starting to do daily walks, trying to eat a little healthier, etc.
I also acquired some prescription-strength medicine from my doctor, hopefully these should boost the speed of my healing process.
I'm also thinking of finding more art forms to express my creativity... probably sculpting, carving, or even culinary arts, along with doing much research on other products I can offer as commissions.
Being away from my computer more often has actually been pretty inspiring, and I have a LOT to do once I'm back to drawing, including small and large projects. I'm especially anxious to get back to working on KnL. Heartblade has been making some SWEET progress as I'm fleshing out the story, and starting to feel really comfortable with where it's going story-wise. I'm really feeling a Summer 2014 release right now. But NO promises! I still have this KnL story to finish, I'll need to write plenty more chapters for HB, build a buffer, and much more before I can settle on a true start date.
I'm also looking forward to Monster Month Tri, because I'm hoping to use it to practice drawing backgrounds. Yes, you heard me. Backgrounds.
Monster Month Tri will feature fully illustrated illustrations for each 31 monsters. They won't be over-the-top, just enough detail so I can get used to backgrounds while also being able to provide them daily. I don't want to get overambitious like the animated Monster Girls. And speaking of Monster Month, like I did before, here's the playlist
for all the "battle themes" representing each monster!
I've also come up with new fakemon, future art jam ideas, and a special winter/christmas themed picture.