Given that my last journal mentioned being sick then not updating for a few weeks, I just wanted to reassure you guys it wasn't anything serious and I'm fine.
Sorry I haven't been able to comment or submit anything these past few weeks. I've just been lacking motivation to draw recently, in the sense that I'm not sure what I feel like drawing next. I feel like I need something new to inspire me, either a new subject matter or an alternate art style.
In the meantime, I've been taking a break and played several titles from my current backlog across multiple platforms:
Just got past the third main boss in Etrian Odyssey IV
and thinking about my party's subclassing options. Also played a bit with the recently released EO2 Untold
and getting the free DLC while it's available.
Progressed a bit more in Persona 4 Golden
need to finish this game).
Finished Spooky's House of Jump Scares
and To the Moon
and finished Shadow of the Colossus
for the first time on PS3.
Also took some time to configure and test PCSX2 for Soulcalibur II and III
I'm also trying to re-learn how to use Blender. Still familiar with basic navigation and simple modelling/rigging, but jumping from 2.4x to 2.6x will take some time to get used to the new layout/features. There's also how to properly apply materials, how to set up a scene for rendering, the game engine, the video editor, there's a whole lot I don't know yet about this program!
There's also the latest build for Krita (2.9.x), which has new features to try out. The Photoshop-style layer effects and transform masks would prove useful for future works! MyPaint has also released version 1.2 for early testing, and I'm eager to see how it goes.
Just gaming and tinkering with programs for now I guess.