Art wise, I've been making some huge improvements behind the scenes; most notably I've started learning the Andrew Loomis model of figure-drawing, and I can actually draw an idealistic human figure in the proper proportions now. (As for faces though, I'll still have to work on those. ) Not as if I can do it perfectly or anything, but at least I can draw something that actually resembles a human body. I've also made some big leaps forward in perspective and foreshortening. My color theory is still pretty poor though, as I haven't had as much opportunity to practice working with colors, since my only method of creating colored art right now is on the computer.
I don't think I mentioned it here yet, but I dropped my external hard drive two weeks ago and it stopped working. So I just lost about 600 GB of the past year of my "digital life", as it were. It's hit me really hard and I can hardly even bear to use my laptop now because of the huge hole that has been left behind. I'd been collecting wallpapers and anime pictures for years, I had countless games / programs that will be difficult to download / install again, and not to mention the past 3-4 years of digital artwork and music that I had on there. Or the photos that date back to when I was in high school. There's still some hope that I might be able to recover some of this data, but I won't know until I go home. So in the meantime, I'm left hanging. I'd heard lots of stories about data loss, but it had never actually happened to me before so I guess I got careless... I really should've kept backups.
Anyhow, greetings to anyone who has newly discovered my meager little page here. I know that most of the stuff in the gallery is really old and quite terrible, but hopefully that will change soon as I get a chance to devote some quality time to artwork this winter.
And that's about all I have to say. Hopefully things will look up from here.