Season's Greetings everyone, I hope your winter is going great for you so far!
So as you may have noticed and I will apologize for, I've been getting behind on a great deal of things. I have a lot planned out so I decided it's best to just give more updates on the whats and hows.
The semester/quarter ends after next week since next week is my last week of school before a little over a one week break. I have free time but this will be spent on everything mentioned below! As for this week and until I'm finished, it will be my main priority during weekdays and an important minority this weekend xD lolz~ But this isn't to say I'm not busy with school, I have a lot to study for and not much time to do it :/
Contest Result Updates:
Final 14-year old Art Project
I hope to finish the sketch sometime this week, possibly even sketching them out in school. If I get any digital sketches out, those will be posted on ~CapukatSketch, hence the reason I made the account for miscellaneous works and sketches so as to not spam this account, aha! xD I am thinking of doing a dragon since I have not done any full dragon works in a very, very, long time. I may stick to canines though since I have more experience in the area but we'll see! I'm running short on time but I'm eager to do this so this will take up a good portion of my weekend!
Capukat.com is still in its early stages of construction of which I've barely edited in the past few months due to just being swamped in about everything else. I can almost guarantee I will do some major work on it over the winter because my ultimate goal is to set up commission orders, anything and everything on my site since I can fully customize it. If that doesn't work out too well due to commissions I shall have a commission and owed art hiatus afterwards so I can dedicate time to this. I'm planning on adding a livestream schedule, clear blog page/link (I have the blog set up though), and a lot of other fun things once I'm done!
For now I'll be mainly working on smaller aspects like the About Me page or contact page, gallery, etc. I've been planning a lot on the layout and general visual aspects as in color schemes, etc, but the final layout isn't quite there yet though it's getting closer!
deviantArt page and gallery cleanup
This is also a major issue which I have to handle sooner than later xD I fully realize how cluttered my page is as I set up in my early months of being here and hadn't any experience with doing so before. I haven't changed much of it though small things like art status I managed to do. I have the full and complete layout designed for my deviantArt page. I will remove anything less than neccassary and everything else fun and supplementary shall be provided on my site. So those will slowly be trnasferred over there~! As for now bear with me xD I know it's messy but even the basics like the whole coding aspect, I need to quickly learn some more html basics if I have any hope of doing some things haha.
%AnimalAwareness + other groups
This is also a big concern of mine I have a lot of plans for this group because I'm very passionate about animals and nature and I have so much I want to do that this had been unconsciously pushed back in my mind since the notifications are so minor. I will bring this back up and running full time and keep adding to the page with the help of the rest of the AA staff but for now, I appreciate all the submissions and new members! I've already gotten a tremendous amount of feedback on more people becoming aware of more problems we have with our fellow furry friends and willing to help! This makes me really excited and happy to see ^-^ I hope we can all continue actively caring and looking out for the underpriveliged animals we share our home with c:
I'm most obviously still developing a lot of ideas in my art, and one of my main hurdles right now is shading which I'm still fairly displeased with. I've always been aiming for a more painterly look though I need to find a way to balance that out. Ahah It's a confusing topic but I thought I would share my thoughts on this! I'm quite satisfied with the development of my style which I've been consistent in working on for the past half year but as for the coloring aspect, I need to heavily improve on my backgrounds and shading overall. I'll be doing a lot of work on that and also going to be working on many other animals. Haha felines are my number two most frequently drawn animal though I want to get back into dragons and more mythical creatures. Deer are also beautiful But overall, this is my least concern since I'm already drawing anytime I can so I don't need to make more time for art ahah, just need to balanace out everything else!
Thank you for reading, boy that was a lot! I hope you all have a wonderful week and...
Happy Holidays ,