Omg I realized I only post every two years since 2014 so I guess my major slumps happen every two years? haha A lot has happened in between this post and my last and I don't really know where to start. Let's just say, I've experienced great difficulty a few months after my last post.
Since my work was the first thing I mentioned in my last post, I guess I'll start with that. I stopped working in the BG department at around April 2017, five months after being promoted to a supervisor/ checker. The stress and the long work hours took a huge toll on me until I couldn't bear it. But, to be honest, even after I've left, the second half of 2017 wasn't very bright either. It took me months before I decided to apply for work again in a different studio. I took the opportunity but red flags started to show up and the pay wasn't enough to fulfill my basic needs so it didn't end so well either. I'm currently rigging in a different studio and I'm still struggling financially. I'm having thoughts of giving up working for animation studios because financial stability is currently my priority and I can't seem to attain it. I was so close but the stress and pressure was too much for me to handle. It's just now that I've realized that working in an animation studio feels more like a luxury than a job that pays. Sure I can stick around, pledge my loyalty again to another studio and just wait for better days, but unfortunately, I couldn't afford waiting anymore.
I've been doodling a lot tho. I think I've doodled over 200 pieces in 2017 alone. I've been posting them on instagram and so far, I'm more active there than in my other online galleries. Uploading from mobile is just so convenient. I could just snap a photo, edit the brightness and stuff then upload. For digital pieces, I'd just send the PNG from the PC to my phone via bluetooth. Sometimes, sending via bluetooth is even faster than opening a browser. I should really include a link to my igram on my links bar. Haha and yeah. Unfortunately, in the two year span between this post and the last, I don't remember actively and consciously study the fundamentals. I may have done some daily figure drawing for a month somewhere in between but I didn't really continue. Yeah I must get back to it soon. I've decided I shouldn't stress about it too much though.
Times have been bleak and I can't hope for anything better to come, I still have friends to help me cope (and to play D&D with so I guess life isn't so bad).