NEW DESK, GUYS.
guys, do you know what this means? it means i can start doing art again! AHHH.
AHHHH, guys. SERIOUSLY. this is like christmas. ho’shit. AHHH.
my old desk was absolute hell on my back. plenty of work space, but pretty much 90 degrees of pure neck-snapping hell, as the most efficient way to work was with my face completely parallel to desk top. also, the chair was of average height, which is too low for me to sit at comfortably due to my shit back, so doing anything at all at my desk was pretty much out of the question if i had to do other things like, y’know, drive. or work at my part-time. or sit on the toilet (which is both a pain and incredibly stupid). my activity-reserve is extremely limited.
BUT WITH THIS SUPER TALL, SUPER SEXY DESK, i don’t have to dread the horrific process of lowering my body into a desk chair, wiggle around for about 10 minutes trying to get comfortable, and then give up before even starting a sketch due to the horribly uncomfortable position i’m in. dudes, seriously. it’s basically the equivilant of holding candy in front of a toddler and then snatching it away from their reach - only i’m the toddler, the candy is my whole illustration thing, and the bastard snatching it away is my spine, preventing me from bending my head down to look at what i’m doing.
also, i’m rambling entirely out of excitement here.
accompanying my sexy tall desk is an adorable little shelf that holds all of my illustration necessities and just makes for classy presentation. i’m not gonna lie, the anatomy books are less for reference and more for distraction. there, i said it.
new desk also means i can finally finish my ren & stimpy piece, which is a whole other ball of excitement as i haven’t touched it in about a month now and that’s extremely depressing. for a while there, i had it taped to a slab of wood and i would attempt to work on it on the couch or on the ground. however, if you’ve ever tried to work for more than half an hour in prone-position, you’d know that that is one of the least effective ways to get shit done. (unless you’re shooting or doing yoga or being held hostage. they’re all connected either way, i’m sure.) anyway, super stoked to finally work on this again. it’s about 70% done, too. eeeeeeee-…
meanwhile, i’ve been trying to sketch in my new, tiny-ish sketchbook that i drew an unfinished chubby little monster thing on. it has a butt on the backside that isn’t finished. also, that’s a sign that i put on top of my art to keep the cats off of my desk while paint/ink is drying. not that they can read (at least to my knowledge, they’re illiterate), but when it’s up, it gets rid of any flat space for them to sprawl on - thus, keepin’ dem bitches off of my work space. y’know… in case you were wondering.
also, PRACTICE SKINS! AHHHH- more excitement, as now i can advance a tad further in my apprenticeship! [insert noises of joy and hyperventilation here.]
also also, here’s the super rad [read: “admittedly cute”] portrait i did for my illustration pal, Venton Kisser, private eye:
now featured in our latest edition of Pictures of Butts (which i highly recommend following, as we’re actually a rather good collection of aspiring illustrators.)
new goodies aside, i’ve been receiving regular therapy for my back, which is also splendid news. aaaand i have purple hair dye coming in the mail soon, so that’s also exciting - along with the upcoming school semester (which will be ultimately less exciting as it’s just a math and biology class (y’know, things they don’t teach you in art college) but something new nonetheless).
TL;DR things are looking up and i have a new desk yay.
cheers. it’s late. i’ve done all sorts of shit today that i shouldn’t have done (for my back, i mean) so i’m off to bed. i have comics to scan in the morning, comics to continue inking in the morning, and hopefully time to work/finish this painting.