I am an entirely self taught artist. First started drawing around two thousand four, I think, because I never honestly kept track of it. Got discouraged a lot, gave up on it a few times, but then just really said "I'm going to do this", and through meeting other artists, getting critique and suggestion, and critically examining and observing how other artists went about doing their own works, I've begun to figure it out.
Drawing for me continues to be a challenge because most of the time I lack motivation to even want to do it at times. My new job with the FAA also takes up a lot of time too and its not like I can draw at work around mundanes anyway. Also, anytime I put pencil to paper I have this mindset that I want to create something that's able to be appreciated online, rather than just sketches I just see for myself, so most of my practices are incorporated into or found out from doing full drawings.
I am a SoCal resident and I don't anticipate leaving anytime soon, even though this state is abysmal and so rediculous with its outright bullshit laws and way of thinking that at times I think I would be better off somewhere else, most of everything that I've known and grown attached to is here, so here I am. If you're close around the Lancaster area, maybe we can meet.
I make a strong commitment to make it to FurtherConfusion and Califur every single year. Antheria is a smaller convention that I also try to attend as well. Other furcons out of state, less of a chance, but, providing this new job works out and becomes a permanent full time affair, may become possible.
I check back here often hoping to get comments by those that see my work, rather than just glancing at something and moving on. Artists thrive on comment from their peers and fans alike, so if you see something and feel strongly about it, let them know that! Seeing views count up on the submissions is nice, but we can't look into your head and read your emotions you know?
I've got an issue with FurAffinity. And I'd rather post it here because if I posted it over there, more than likely I'd just get suspended or outright fucking banned again because the administrators would cry and snivel about "waaaaa, you can't post call-out journals1!!11"
Well you know what? Recently I came back from Biggest Little Fur Con, and as can be expected upon coming back there were notifications galore waiting to be answered. Comments, page shouts, comments, journals, submissions, and new watchers to keep in contact with that you never knew about before hand.
And one of these watchers was named "valdyburr". Name wasn't familiar, so I checked their profile, only to be fucking duped into adding to a statistics hungry fucking account owned by some assfucker who adores statistics.
If there's one thing that I utterly hate, its arrogant assholes like Valdyburr who blatantly state on their own profile that what they're doing is out of their own boredom, because they can, and ba...