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Hello my lovelies! I finally made time today to post up those watercolor/copic paintings properly. It feels so good to put up new artwork that is all original and not commissioned. I'm really enjoying playing with traditional mediums again, it's honestly way better for me than digital coloring. Sure, I do want to get good at digital painting someday, but it's a huge pain in the butt with all the zooming in and cleaning up pixels. With paint there's none of that nonsense. Of course there's also no Undo button either, but when I make mistakes I try my best to roll with it and make them look intentional.
I'm starting to settle into my new job nicely, getting the hang of handling various customers over the phone. The hours are a bit long for me since I am not keen on being at any job for 9 hours in a day, but I have enough days off to make up for it. I'm finally making a decent wage where I can make my art guilt-free and not worry about wrangling up commissions. I've been slowly decorating and furnishing my new apartment, and soon I need to buy another used car since my van is on its way out with rust. At least now I know I can handle it all without bankrupting myself. Let's not forget tax return season is coming, woot!
Aside from all of that I have been trying to decide if I should go back to writing and actually create a story. I had a good long run doing roleplays with many creative people, especially jenastar. Hell and Elysium was definitely one of the most amazing stories I've ever had the pleasure of co-creating, along with a story called 'Legend of the Lotus Flower' I did with the8themperor. I miss having characters to draw that I love and know so well. Drawing random fantasy creatures is fun and all, but drawing my boys Jianyu or Kalim or any other myriad of characters from RPs I did was truly fulfilling. I need a story, but getting started is always the hardest part. I have not written a story solo since my fanfiction.net days writing cheesy InuYasha fanfics. It'd be a fun, yet daunting, challenge for me to write a completely original story all on my own, but I think I can do it if I just make the time to sit down and do it.
Some of you may have noticed I created a club called 'Shadows of Etheria,' and also I've been re-designing characters from my comic 'Gem Souls' that I had made way back in 7th grade. Last but not least, there's the Helysium club and blogs that have been left dormant. Part of me wants to do stuff for all three things, yet I know it'd be taking on way too much. Should I redo Gem Souls? Should I write my Shadows of Etheria story? Or should I create my own Helysium spin-off story? I honestly don't know. I need to be careful not to overwhelm myself and just go slow. Right now making fantasy illustrations is a good start to getting my creativity back, so I gotta be glad for that. I'm just going to go a day at a time, keep making art and trying to improve. We'll see what happens. As usual, thanks for reading!
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