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..since my last journal entry. 3 years, 6 months and 14 days since my last piece of art.

Its really been three and a half year since I drew something? Where did the time go?

Well, I decided I want to get back to doing some more creative stuff. So what did I do? I bought some motivation:

Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700t
A Windows 8 Tablet with an 11.6" 1080P screen, Intel I-5 CPU, and Wacom digitizer.

The hope is that it will allow me to work on stuff away from my desk, such as in the living room while watching TV, or at friends/family. I've been taking it to work and messing with it on my lunch break. So, other than being an awesome little toy, I'm really hoping it will allow my to be more productive. It runs the two programs I want/need most - Photoshop and Excel - pretty well.  Though really, I think I bought it so I wouldn't have to clean my bedroom just us my computer. Its very discouraging to want to do art when your work station is buried...

And so, here I am back at dA. Unfortunately most of the people I knew and knew well are inactive. After looking around here for a while I went over to the Anothartist forum (where quite a few ex-MangaRevolution members hung out) and it was really dead, too. I actually got quite depressed. It didn't seem like it was that long ago. What have I been doing this entire time? Nothing, that's what...

Now for the really tough part: remembering how to do art... Its been so long that I don't really know what I am doing in Photoshop anymore. I'm pretty much going to have to re-learn a lot and it will probably be a while before I post any artwork.

As extra motivation I also purchased some web hosting and put my website back up. its exactly the same as the day MangaRevolution went offline. MR was my web host and when augustc4 took it offline my site went off line as well. I'm hoping this will give me motivation to learn web design again.
  • Listening to: 2nd Law
  • Reading: Page 1 of "Let the Right One In" forever
  • Watching: Strip Search
  • Playing: Skyrim ... forever


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, WA
Favorite genre of music: mostly rock, with a little rap
Favorite style of art: If its good, its good, and that is all there is to it.
Operating System: Windows 8
MP3 player of choice: WinAmp
Shell of choice: Tortoise
Wallpaper of choice:… and…
Skin of choice: Somewhere between pasty white and pitch black.
Favorite cartoon character: "Doh!"
Personal Quote: I'm not lazy; just very good at energy conservation.


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Izene Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey!! I know you!! :D
Lillejord Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You do? Its good to know someone does!
Izene Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, remembered the name, somehow
augustc4 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
are you still gone from the internet?
Lillejord Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Maybe not...

I got a new toy so maybe I'll be more productive now.
Eun-su Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Digital Artist
i remember you :o
Lillejord Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm surprised how many actually do, considering how long and often I disappear from the internet.
DarthRalek Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
true lol
augustc4 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
where's that slap icon.
popnicute Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
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