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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.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: MS MR
  • Reading: Love Hina
  • Playing: Sonic Colors, Mario Kart 8



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chiseltown Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for faving Samus! :D
KDlikesTG Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D And nice pixel work!
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for the favs and the watch! :thanks:
Alluune Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Thanks for the watch. Zelda's maps must be so much work to do...! Oo
GuruGuru214 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch back!  They do take a fair bit of work, but over the last eight years, I've learned a lot of things and found a lot of resources that have made them much easier.  Of course, I've been moving on to some of the harder maps in the game, so it sort of cancels out in the end.
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fav! :heart:
kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
Minda909 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Happy B-Day!!Llama-Emoji-03-(Sparkles) Triforce Full Emoji02
weegeefan3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Happy b day
werewolfgirl-90 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Happy Birthday Guru Guru
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