I didn't realize it was that long since I've posted a journal. October really did fly by, but I'm back from the cosplay world. Things didn't go very well. I spent all friday at the convention trying to put the strappings on my cosplay together, but I couldn't make it work so I was depressed. Saturday came by and I decided to just go as a casual version of my character. The funny thing is this convention would have been very terrible had I not ran into some fellow cosplayers from my favorite current video game: Mass Effect. Those guys really cheered up me and made my day. So maybe if I get enough motivation I'll finish my FemShep cosplay, but my cosplay inspiration has kind of died.
In other news, no real updates on my father. Still at a care center and still stable. My brother and I are enjoying the free time we have at home where we don't have to worry about him. For now we're still waiting for a specialist who can see him. Until then, we're just hanging in there.
However, I'm back to drawing. Currently I'm working on a contest prize for someone. It's a kitty. Next I'll be working on my Equine Secret Santa and a Mass Effect secret Santa over on tumblr. And awesome news guys. So I might be getting a Wacom Cintiq 13HD this year!!!!!
You know this freaken amazing thing: www.wacom.com/en/us/creative/c…
Where you can actually draw on the screen!! I was talking to my brother recently and he said he'd help pay for some if I paid the other half. Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve him because he's such a good brother to me in many ways. But guys seriously this tablet could solve my digital painting problems. I always feel so disconnected from digital art because I like being able to see what I draw so I just don't always feel in tune with it. So a few days ago I downloaded a simple free drawing app for the ipad and I has a cheap stylus, but it felt freaken amazing to draw on the screen. It felt more real.
And then if I ever figure out how to work Painter 12 that could also save me. I still don't understand the program and it drives me crazy. But photoshop cs4 for drawing has always been a love-hate relationship. I'm still not happy with my style at all. No matter how many brushes I download I could never find one that fit me or a blender tool for that matter. For those of you that do traditional media it feels like when you paint in photoshop it's like guasch/watercolor. Too transparent for my tastes. So this tablet could be a dream come true and I could actually draw like how I can traditionally.
Oh and look what the awesome
drew for me:
It's soooo colorful, haha. I love it.