Just, y'know, quietly sweeping that journal from a year ago off the front page... (and thank you to the person who bought my old cintiq, btw). Things have improved a little in that I have a PC, 13HD and a coffee table to use them on, at least. Meh. Don't really want to talk about it. Back on the happy pills which feels a bit like an admission of defeat but i guess I should look upon it as taking steps to look after myself.
Anyway. Yeah. Not dead.
Oh, just a note. I've been off DA for a while and have just been looking at my PMs, which, depressingly, are pretty much composed of people asking me for freebies. In answer: NO.
1. Please don't ask artists for free drawings: nobody owes you a thing so you've no right to ask. You may think there's no harm in asking, but for some of the kinder souls out there it makes them feel awkward to refuse and it's not fair to put them in that position.
2. If you have a project you are serious about then you should be equally serious about paying people for their time and effort. U P F R O N T. And if I get another note telling me how the exposure would be good, the sender will be lucky if all I do is hit delete instead of explaining in graphic detail where, exactly, they can stick their 'exposure'.
3. Here's an idea: if you have concepts in your head you'd like to see on paper but don't want to part with you pennies, learn how to draw. Worked for me.