Hello fellow deviants.
Well, I just got my new schedule for my fall semester at Northern Illinois University. I will be taking Critical Topics in Art and Film, Modern Art History, and...(drum roll)...2-D Animation. FINALLY! HOWEVER, I already know that animation is hard work, and if I am not good at it, then maybe I should try illustration, either way, I am going to be busy this fall.
Now, for the summer, I won't be taking ANY classes. Why? I am going to be brutally honest. Spring Semester, with the way the schedule was made and all the assignments I was given, I got so stressed I had migraines, anxiety attacks, gallbladder pressure attacks, and even certain thoughts involving myself...BUT this time will be different. Over the summer I have made some goals for myself. They are as follows:
1) Lose some weight. I am still overweight and my eating habits are not very good. So, with some help, I am going to work out more and try to eat right. I mean once in a while, I would like to have some comfort food, but not every day. Bottom line, lose weight so I can be healthy and also to get my dad off my back about it. Jeez.
2) Artwork. I am going to try to draw some sketches, body action poses, background scenes, one page comics, anything to help me get into the groove. I will be open for art-trades or commissions. (SERIOUSLY, please help me out here. I need some money for school and art supplies. Please!!) Also, with what I learned from Time Arts II, I might even give some animation a try before my class. Never hurts to attempt.
3) Story writing. Yes, you heard correct. I am going to try to attempt to create a story for Lonestar. One that will introduce him along with his villains (mainly Mr. Sinistar and Sinistar Jr. for now) and his friend Detective Agent Charlie (an adult Charlie). I have the idea, but now I need to work on it making the story. Writing is not my strongest, but if I want to make something impressive, I need to expand my horizons. Anyone with great writing skills are more than welcome to a be part of this. Hell, if this could be a group project, then I have a feeling that this story could be great. Please note I am trying not to sell myself short here, I am working on my self-esteem.
4) Apartment. I am moving back to DeKalb, IL into an apartment with a wonderful friend of mine. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a roommate I can trust with my heart and soul. This coming from a guy with trust issues and Aspergers/Autism, that is saying a lot. However, the apartment place has not given us a specific date on when we could move in, which raises my stress level pretty high, so until I can fully organize my stuff for moving, I am pretty much stuck. So hopefully we get the date ASAP.
I might have other goals, but that will be saved for later. The schedule for the fall will work out nicely and hopefully I can start working on personal projects. Wish me luck everyone, keep on drawing, and never give up on art.