Hey everyone! Skimped on an update again, got especially busy after coming back from Otakon, which by the way was a blast. I met and got autographs from Erica Mendez, Christine Cabanos, Carrie Keranen (Ryuko, Mako, and Satsuki in Kill la Kill dub) and Dante Basco, among doing many other great things. However, this year I'm putting a stop on uploading cosplay pics to this account. I have more Otakon photos than I do actual artwork of my own, so when I have free-time, I will create a DA account specifically for my cosplay photos, to which I will then remove my photos from this account and upload them on my new one. I'll fill you in on that when I get around to that, might be around the end of this year.
Moving on, I've started my now second-to-final quarter at SCAD. Retaking Principles of 3-D to increase my grade and major GPA, as well as my final free elective (American Cinema) and my art history elective (Survey of Asian Art). Next quarter should be History of Animation and Math, not sure what will be my third since those two are the very last classes I HAVE to take ever. Might do another retake to boost the GPA further, we'll see! So far, this quarter has been great. I deeply, DEEPLY miss my friends/roomies that graduated, but have plenty of friends still here to keep my spirits up.
As you noticed starting the end of this summer, I've been producing more artwork after a long period of none during the summer. This was because midway through finishing my senior film during the spring, my Wacom pen broke. It was functional enough to get me through the remaining weeks, but I had to replace it. Around the time I created the TOME fanart, I finally got a replacement, and decided to finally experiment with shading and coloring. I've still got a lot to learn, but I'm getting a lot of positive feedback from peers from everything I've done in it to this point, including work I've yet to share.
One final note: with the imminent release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS in just two weeks, I've started a Smash Bros. art collab! Tons of people have signed up already, but if you are interested in participating, hit me up there. Click here for details and which characters are available:jmarke0619.tumblr.com/post/976…
I suppose this makes up for my month long silence. Until then, as always, I'm gonna be fighting to improve my grades and work so that I can finally graduate next year. this time harder than ever. Ciao 'til next update!
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