Seeing as the last journal is nearly a year old, it seems like I'm overdue to update this thing, if for no other reason than to get that old one off my page. So...what to write?
In my last journal, I mentioned that my graphics card had died. That was right around a year ago. I did manage to get my PC going again after three months, but by that time, my momentum had been shot. I don't know why, but I seem to do really well as long as I keep working on my art, but once I lose momentum, it takes a while for the creative spark to hit again.
All that said, there's some good news. When I finally got my graphics card replaced last fall, I got a second monitor to go with it. I'd been wanting to try out that setup for ages, and I finally got my chance with Lon Lon Ranch. Turns out that it's even more helpful than I had anticipated! Not only is it nice to be able to put my tile set on one screen and my map workspace on the other, but it's been super helpful to put my reference screenshots on the other screen when I'm drawing out sprites. I've really been liking it.
And it's a good thing, too, because I think I'm going to need all the help I can get. Next up is Zora's River, and based on the overhead map of the place, it's looking like it could be my largest scale map to date. I'm both excited and super scared to tackle it.
But first...I have to go back and fix the horses again. As great as my most recent attempt at spriting horses came out, the horses are just too big in scale compared to everything else, so back to the drawing board on that one, literally.