I wanted to give my watchers an insight as to what to expect in the near future. For those few people that watch me, I'm so grateful to have your support, and I really do find it so healthy to remind myself that I do have support with my artwork, since I often find myself sinking into a hole where I can't help but wonder if there's any point in me pursuing my dreams in this.
I have the most supportive boyfriend I could ever dream of having. I started to have doubts about this yesterday, and I told him how I wanted to have a career as an artist, whether that's through concept art for video games, or writing my own comics and graphic novels (which I'd love to do), and how I felt I wasn't capable of achieving it. He sat me down and he said, "Katherine, you're already good enough to start working towards what you want to do." He knows how critical I am of myself, and he would never give me praise if he didn't truly believe in me. He's encouraging and supportive, but he doesn't give unnecessary praise. He is honest
with me. He started to make plans for me to be able to do this as a full-time thing in maybe five to ten years. He said that when we buy a house, I can have my own work space. He'll look for an IPS monitor that I can use so that I can work with accurate colour, he'll get me set up with multiple monitors so I can have an effective workspace, he'll even get me set up with a website to publish my original works on.
He told me that he's going to support me in my artistic journey every step of the way. He gives me time to work on my drawing and encourages me to keep going when I feel like giving up. You guys do the same thing. Knowing that you guys so much as follow my work is enough, and I can't wait to produce some new stuff for you to look at, even if they're only sketches.
So, after all that waffling, my plans for the future are to harness my skills and develop them through drawing fanart, whether that is through portraits, comics, landscapes or whatever I feel like doing. I'm currently writing a fan comic for Left 4 Dead. I've started to work on drawing the characters while trying to adapt to the style I'm more comfortable with. I want to use it as an opportunity to develop my skills in general drawing, and to develop my own, individual style as I'm still not quite there with deciding what that is. It's also an opportunity for me to learn how to use colour to indicate mood and to fit environments, how to use light effectively, how to use SFX in comic work effectively, and how to ensure that my storytelling abilities are up to par.
I won't be pressuring myself to get things done within a time limit initially. I want to take things at my own pace rather than feeling pressured because feeling pressured is what has put me off of writing my fanfictions. I just don't want to feel like I'm confined to a deadline. I already have that feeling with my job. So, things will be pretty relaxed initially. I hope that you guys like the future work I do, and I hope to be sharing more and more of it with you as time progresses.
Take care, and much loves!