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Back on track!

Yeap, I haven’t posted here for a while – actually there were 2 months of silence, wow! I haven’t even looked through the feed – and same with Twitter, Behance… All my creative social networks were put on hold. Why? The reason is quite simple… I WAS LAZY.) 😛 Ok, not just lazy but also busy, tired, exhausted – but mostly lazy. And I don’t really like the effect my laziness is doing on me so I guess I’ll try to organize myself more – that was #3 in my New Year Resolutions and it’s been 6 month of 2016 already so I’d better start DOING things 😉

In my last post I was talking about participating in Arsenal Book Festival 2016 – and I did it! It was kinda fun but I have to admit that this year’s festival was too stressful and exhausting for me so I’m not actually sure I will try to get in next year. There were some issues with organization and preparation – in the end I was so tired of lack of sleep and lots of people that I started to simply giveaway my stuff – and that’s never a good sign 😉 I’ve managed to beat off the costs and earn a bit but still it was too big of a stress.

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There’s me – all happy and inspired)) My friend took this photo secretly, I wasn’t prepared!

Another public event I took part in was the 2016 Kyiv Comic Con – and THAT was fun! I didn’t have a table there – still I participated in the comics contest. And you know what? I WON! 😀 ))) That was a huge surprise: I didn’t expect it and literally stood speechless for a minute or two when the judges announced my name. My comics was printed in almanac and I won a cool graphic tablet! I was in shock for a few days after that and – believe it or not – haven’t even tried the tablet yet! Guess I still think it was just a dream)

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The comics tells the story of a poor tired freelance illustrator – ME.)) 😛

As for another success – I’ve managed to finish a rather big work project I’ve taken in May – so yay! (I’m not sure I can show you anything.) However I’ve already plunged into another long-going one so..) No vacation for me! Well, no, I’m happy I’m working, but I feel such an urge to do some personal art right now that I really can’t wait for this project to be over, haha. 😛 There are 34 large illustrations, about 60 of small ones… I’ve created 3 large ones so far so the end is near! *cries* Meanwhile I try to find at least a bit of time to draw something out of my head – and that’s how I rediscovered colored pencils. I enjoy drawing with them so much! I have 12 of Raffine (<3) and 36 of Faber-Castell (school edition – baaaaad) and I really want to buy more! More and more and more…) But I have to control myself. The plan is to sell at least one drawing and spend earned money on new stuff. So I’d better start drawing 😉

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I just draw houses all the time 😉

That’s all for today – but I really hope I’ll write here more often. Meanwhile I’d be happy to know how you’ve been doing – so, is there anyone here? 🙂

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2016 starts now!

…well, it started two days ago but whatever) Point is, now it’s time to make some New Year Resolutions! First time for me: lots of expectations, ideas and plans but still no confidence that I’ll manage to do anything of that list at all) But hollow promises – that’s what NYR are for – so let’s do it!

  1. I’ll work on my stock portfolios very hard – and I mean it! Analysis, themed sets, templates and uploading tricks – I want to do it all. Still have no clue how to do it properly, but I know that it should be my No.1 priority, so wish me luck 🙂
  2. No working on my commissions under the wire! Yeap, last night before deadline – is a wonderful inspirational time, but I really have to work on my schedule: most of the time not sleeping at night sucks.
  3. And more about my schedule… well, there has to be one 🙂 At least particular days for particular spheres of my work – except for Commission Hell Days, of course *that special time I can only think of deadlines and satisfied clients*
  4. There are some handmade ideas I want to carry out. It’s a secret, so no more comments)
  5. I will READ BOOKS. Sounds pathetic – I do read books sometimes – but I definitely have to read more. Guess it’s time to make a nice what-to-read list on goodreads (54 friends there and zero “books read” in profile – well, that is pathetic))
  6. I’ll write this blog! Well, that’s the toughest one) Usually I start a blog and forget about in two or three weeks – but I truly hope this one will last. I’m enrolling in “Blogging 101: Zero to Hero” course in two days so at least for three weeks my conscience won’t let me give up this place – that could be a record 🙂

Guess that will do for now – no point in making too many hollow promises at once 😉 So before I decide to make any changes to the NYR list I’d better go and have some dinner – because the world is a much better place when there are sandwiches in it!

Happy holidays and stay Ho-ho-ho!