Hey everybody! It's been a while since I posted a new journal on dA. I do apologize for some inactivity due to college work. I have some time to view your art pieces before I have to get back to work on a research paper about Cubism, so here I go.
1. For the first time, I am spending Christmas in England with my father and his new wife. I will be in England from 17th to the 30th and so far and I plan on meeting in person and if anyone else in the UK area would like to, I wouldn't pass that up. Hopefully there will be some snow because Christmas without snow is...well...I just love snow on Christmas. Also, I will get to see the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, plus the Christmas Special featuring the Peter Capaldi Doctor (from what I have heard). I have a feeling that this will be a great Christmas (as long as my dad doesn't start talking about my weight, because I am trying to drop a few).
2. I am almost done with my second Fall Semester at Northern Illinois University. From I have been told, I won't graduate until Spring 2015 or so. It may be a long road, but I want to learn new skills. Maybe if I have the time and money, I might try a creative writing course. As long as I can continue without mental and physical stress, I think I will pull through. In the meantime, all I ask is for a bit of good luck.
3. My animation class has been good so far. I am learning new techniques such as smear frames, multiple limbs for fast movement, and teamwork. My final animation project was going to include Lonestar and an adult Charlie, but due to my instructor questioning what we're trying to do, we had to change the whole concept. Even I am disappointed, I admit the new idea we have is a LOT better and easier to work with...so far. Does anyone here know to submit animation files from Photoshop on this site? I want to show you all how I am doing, other than posting what I made on Facebook of course. Next semester, I have to take 3-D animation, even though I will work with 3-D models, creating them on a computer will be a difficult task. I just hope my instructor will help me with it.
4. As for my art, college has once again drained my creativity a bit. I want to draw but time and inspiration haven't been on my side recently. As soon as I get my groove back, I will get to work on some sketches, LATE art-trades, and one OVERDUE commission. Man, sometimes I feel I need to knock my own head in to get something done.
I miss you all, and I hope to talk to you all soon. Happy Late Thanksgiving and of course, Happy Holidays from me to you.
Scott "toonfreak8" McArthur