Okay, so, on a sudden and unrelated note... >_>;
Hey, everybody! Okay, so I know I haven’t been on here in, like, forever and a half. I missed the disbanding of the Meteor blog, and probably a whole buncha other stuff. For whatever reason, though, my previous work analyzing people’s sessions and classpects has garnered enough attention that even months after going dark, some people are still following me, hoping, I suppose to see more stuff from me! I’m super grateful for all the support, and I deeply apologize to everyone that’s been waiting so patiently, and would like to give the following assurances, plans, as well as a request to anyone out there who cares to listen!
First of all, this analysis blog is not dead. I’m really hoping to get back to it after a while, but for now, I just don’t think I have the energy or focus to even try. I have a few other things I’m trying to work on (more on that below), but I do want to someday come back and resume telling you all about how doomed you are! JKLOL :3
So, what I was really hoping to talk about here was my most recent ambitions. Aside from spending time working on webcomics that nobody’s looking at, like my little project on DeviantART and the Undertale fan-ask-comic-blog I’ve been workshopping, I do have some long-term goals I need to work on. At the core, I want to be a better artist. Specifically, I want to eventually get into animation. That’s a ways off, but a nice step would be getting the hardware and software that will get me moving. However, having little in the way of information and being a bit of a noob in this field I have chosen, I’d like to ask the opinions of my dear followers…
Okay, so first off, I make these spiffy taklksprite gifs using GIMP, which has served me well enough as a free photomanipulation program for a while. It does all the stuff I need it to do, with no trouble. HOWEVER!! I know there’s got to be a reason people spring for the pay-to-use photomanip giant that is ~Photoshop~! So, my first question is: Should I spring for Photoshop? Is it worth paying for? What can it offer that I can’t get from my freeware program? I’m interested, but with relatively limited funds, and don’t want to spend needlessly! And speaking of that…
The main thing I want to look into is a tablet, with which to draw my drawings directly onto the computer, rather than go through the massively-time-consuming process of using a mouse cursor to click-drag these lines into shape. Being able to use a tablet would be so freeing, like you have no idea…not that I do, either. Never used one in my life. AND SO!! I must ask any and all digital artists out there: What should I look for in my first tablet? Again, I don’t want anything too expensive, but I’m willing to pay a little extra for something good. I don’t want to break the bank, but I don’t have to scrape the bottom of the bargain bin. Please tell me what you think!
So there you have it! This post is nothing to do with Homestuck and only a little to do with the blog in general, but I will tell you, if I could get some help on this, it might really free me up, artistically, and I miiiight be able to come back to working on this blog a bit sooner…? No promises, but it’s a thought… ^_^;
If you have insight to offer me or questions regarding my hard/software needs (*coughoraboutmycomicprojectscough*), send it to me as either fanmail or a chat message, and I’ll attempt to get back to you in a timely manner, to discuss your thoughts!
And once again, to all my beautiful fans: THANK YOU AND KEEP BEING AWESOME~!