For the past couple months I experienced some health issues. I got very sick after the work I had in the last week of October and first week of November. It was a cold that lasted at least 16 days. I stopped counting around then and I know it lasted a bit longer, as well. When I got over my cold, I began to feel really awful pain in my right eye. It felt like pressure, I suppose. It was mild irritation every now and then and often happened later into the night so the assumption was it had been caused by strain and being on the computer too much. As time went on, I discovered it was getting worse. The pain was now more unbearable than ever, happend CONTINUOUSLY throughout the day, every day, and at the START of the day. I would keep the eye closed in hopes it’d relieve the pain but it didn’t.
Soon I found myself having both eyes closed and when I was with friend I would hold onto their arm while standing blind. Spent much of my time laying down and trying to rest my eyes. I did have two eye appointments to see what was wrong but recieved no negative results. Eye are healthy, thankgod. NOTE: My biggest fear, besides death, is blindness. It’s crippling. The belief right now is that it was caused by some sort of sinus infection(hence happening after the long cold, which was very bad for the sinus’ for the first week). It started to go away by the last week of December and only hits me now when I’ve been sniffling a lot or sometimes during stress.
ANYWAYS…to the work:
This put a HUGE hold on my work. I HAVE been able to get a couple things done recently, though. The logo help I mentioned last entry has been worked on. I’ve done some concepts and made one into a full vector. I’m not sure I can show that right now so it’ll have to wait till next time. So will the rebranding of our start up company. Expect MDMM to become something else. It took me over a month to think of name then a couple weeks to get a logo and branding plan together. I’m still tweaking things around but I’m pretty happy with it. Safe to say, it has more typography based logo and I’m very pleased with myself on how well it came out. I have fewer typography works, and even less good ones. This one, however, I am confident came out REALLY well.
I’ve unfortunately not made anything lately but I did make some holiday specific pieces that I tried to sell. A necklace did but nothing else. I do wish it was spring/summer because that’s one of the things I’m most looking forward to: selling downtown. It was such an enjoyable experience last summer and I wish I hadn’t discovered it so late. If things work out I can share a vendor tent with my friend, who taught me what I know, and sell my very small stock with him. See my deviantart for jewelry I’ve made.
When I started to feel better, though was still sick, I was working on an illustration on and off. I took about 6-7 month break from anything Warcraft related but have gotten into it again. I intend to still try and focus on original pieces, though, as I want to get my series/stories started and all the concepts/designs of those fleshed out.
This picture has been coming along REALLY well. I’m very happy with how the shading is turning out and it’s almost all coloured in, character wise. I still need a background but it got further along than most of my pieces and faster, too. I’d like all my upcoming illustrations to be coloured like this, unless they’re purposely in a simple style.
For now it’s a lot of works in progress and I’ll get back to those next entry.