Welcome to the new year, everyone. (shh, I'm pretending it isn't already been ten days into the year) Last year, for me, was great. I was productive (eh, school-wise, at least) and learned a lot. And by the end of 2014, I had confirmation for an on-campus internship for this spring semester and a summer internship with an international company related to my major. Woo-hoo! (thanks to those of you who wished me well for the interviews -- they all went swimmingly)
I've actually been pretty strategic with coordinating my work and class schedules, so I don't think I'll be overwhelmed or anything. aaand, a little extra money won't hurt: I've kept myself on a rather strict budget (in regards to food and entertainment) for the past year, so it'll be nice to allow myself a few extra luxuries.
"Great job, Flame," you start, "but does that mean you're going to disappear from dA again?"
Hopefully, no. While there are still times when a break is welcome, I do enjoy the community and support. I'm going to keep up with the tasks for PMDSC and try to create character sheets/bios for my characters. Even if I never actually refine/post the story, I don't want my Time and Darkness and Running Blind characters to disappear.
Also, I am going to issue myself a new challenge. Since I finished the 100 Themes Challenge last year (after 5 years of slowly working on it), I feel a little..I don't want to say empty, but...lacking direction. In the past, if I didn't have a concrete idea for a drawing, but I still wanted to draw, I could pick a theme from the list to work on. Without those themes, I've resorted to fan art (which is only sometimes worth showing) and atrocious scribbles that can barely pass as doodles.
Therefore, I am going to compile a list of themes: descriptions, songs, feelings/emotions, animals, colors, and so on. I would like your help!
So far, my list is rather small, consisting of random words and some animals. In the comments below (or in a Note, if you want), you can suggest themes for the list. There is no limit in number or variety, and I will add practically all suggestions to the list. I'm hoping this will jumpstart my creative juices into some fun experimentation and comfort-zone-crossing.
The list so far:
In Time of NeedFlightMettleAcheAtmosphereVerdantBloomChant
Thanks to SilverLunarwing, Mystic-Moth , and shadow-chameleon for suggestions! ^^
Help yourself to the themes on this list, as well, if it will get you arting this year!