Hi all. I've been kinda inactive on here recently due to being in an art class for the past month.
I'll hopefully post some things that I'm proud of from that class soon. We went over a lot of basics, so it was kinda tedious, but I feel like I did learn some things. I don't think I've ever been so busy with a college class though! I spent an average of about 5-6 hours on it. It was an entire semesters worth of work cramped down into one month! D: The best part is I took the class with one of my best friends so that made it all worth while!
Because of this class I haven't had barely any time to do personal art. The pokemon challenge had to be put on a temporary hiatus for the month, but it's back going now! There will be an update ready soon.
I feel like I'm in the middle of a lot of improvement in my art. The art class made me become very critical of the things I'm making. Maybe that could be because I've made so few things lately. It's hard to be critical of your art, but I hope it will help me to improve.
Another thing that has been limiting me lately is my arm. My left art (which is my dominant arm) has been acting up for some months now. At first it felt like I had a pinched nerve, so I went and got some help and did some stretches and the tingling went away. Now the pain is a bit different. There's a soreness in my lower arm and along the back tendons of my hand. I believe this is similar to repetitive motion sickness. I've been very tense in my shoulder and neck so I think that could be part of the cause. Hopefully it will work itself out soon. I've been trying to rest that arm from a lot of things, but it's hard since it's my dominant arm. It doesn't hurt while I draw luckily, but I'm worried it might start to. I'm a huge worry wort and I've been worrying that it would make me unable to draw in the future. It's so scary to think that one of your favorite things could be taken away from you forever. To boost my confidence and help myself to stop worrying, I've decided that I won't let that happen! If it becomes a bigger problem, I'll go through therapy. If that doesn't work I'll find another way.
Really the biggest problem now is that the fear of it taking art away permanently has caused me to draw less in fear of damaging my arm more. I need to keep on drawing and improving and not letting my fears beat me.
So that's some of what's been going on with me lately. I've also started a penpal/art trade with
! Pen palling is so much fun and I also need to start a penpal/art trade with
because we've been meaning to do that for years now XD