Now october is coming and uni is starting again. Those commissions on my previous journal will still be there, I'll try to get to them from time to time over the year until next summer. But I think i'll close to new ones, so those already there have more chance until I reopen next summer. The not-busy prices will stay for those commissions already posted on my journal. A swap to busy prices will only happen to an individual at a time, in the case that they urgently need me to do them a port, by a certain date. Though it's not guarenteed that i'll be able to accept urgent commissions.
Here's a link to the commission journal: taikata.deviantart.com/journal…
Well, I haven't reached my targets this summer, I don't think I got nearly enough ports done, which is frustrating, but, I've been doing a lot more as well, which means, my free time has not gone to waste.
Things I've done!
[X]Work Experience in the TV/Film industry
[X]Started piano lessons (A long overdue box to be ticked)
[X]Learnt Adobe Premiere Pro (to an extent)
[X]Filmed a friend's wedding, and edited the video.
[X]Learnt to paint in Photoshop, (I used Corel Painter Essentials 4 before)
[X]Started learning various ways to do perspective
[X]Started learning Vectorworks
I think i've been productive! Otherwise, I've had some lovely summer days/evenings hanging about with friends, not quite as crazy as last summer, but never the less! Some noteworthy things have happened, as already mentioned, two of my friends got married, which also brought all of the old group back together again for a day, like when I was 14 (6 years ago) which had an effect on the next few events, with familiar faces turning up more often. I got to hold the olympic torch, I got a train to a uni friend's house, I've had an art director and a few industry people assure me that i'll be fine for the future (which is greaaat to hear!) I got to work a little on my furcadia dream, (not as much as i'd like though!) I bought an Intuos 5 <3, I saw two more natural phenomema, (a personal quest of mine,) I began moving into my new uni house, I got a DD, Went to the official London devMEET... I think it's been fairly fulfilling! Shame I didn't get to go on holiday though! But hopefully i'll be able to go to Iceland some time towards the end of this year!
I'm also working on getting a website up, which has a Taikata page for all the ports and furry/anthro commissions which I'll be linking to when it's presentable!
I'm quite excited for uni to start, I miss my course, I miss my uni friends, I... don't really miss the city and am not really ready to give up drawing my own things for approximately 16 hours of each day, but... I can go back to walking to friends' houses, rather than getting trains across towns, I can go back to lunchtimes in the uni café's with my coursemates, bouncing ideas about the studio with them and curling up with a chai tea latté to watch the films in contextual studies. I'll also be living in a new house with a couple of people I've not known for long, but am very excited to get to know better! So theres a new experience to add to the familiar ones which i'm looking forward to.
So yea [/life update] All's good.