Hey guys, sorry for the silence.
This is what I've been working on:whatpumpkinstudios.com/
Our new reel is pretty awesome and the trailer we've been working on is gonna be even more awesome when it comes out! I got to texture/paint all those 3D models, as well as tons of other cool shit that hasn't been released yet.
I'm hoping things well get a bit easier at work soon as I've been literally killing myself. Happily killing myself at least
God I love my job...(>w<);
I really LOVE what I'm doing, but I have been taking on a lot lately. While I was originally hired to be a 3D character painter and UI artists, my experience has been needed elsewhere. I'm still handling character textures and UI, but I've helped already with tons of prop and environments textures, concept art, color scripts, unity lighting and some minor animation. Im not upset, I'm more than happy to lend my services in whatever department needs me...plus, a lot of the new things I've learned, like 3D lighting is awesome experience! ((Just relieved I apparently have a knack for it @_@))
But I am a bit overworked. My whole life/work balance is completely out of whack...though I think we finally have a better grasp of our team's strengths and weaknesses. Like who's better at doing what, ya know? I guess there's always some bumps in the road with a new company, but I think we're all stronger for it. *stares off into the sunset* We really do have an amazing team...Just the goddamn best people.
Well, it finally hit me. After 3 years of being a healthy specimen, I've finally reached my breaking point. I'm sick LOL. I never ever get sick, I think I got strep now -_-; Ughh....In an effort to not be sick on Monday I'm going to take it chill this weekend. I'll be working on commissions, but quietly at home...wrapped in 20 down comforters. > Commission Updates
Guys, I'm not trying to be a dick with the commissions. I know I've been going kind of slow lately. I've been really REALLY busy with work, and seeing as that Sergio is a student/intern, I'm the main source of income, so work is my #1 priority. If we had out parents to rely on financially things would be different...but that hasn't been the case for years, so we've had to make due. Unless I was at a mandatory event (like a family birthday party), I've been working. Even me, miss super athletic and dedicated to working out has been only going to the gym 1-2 times a week for the past month or so just out of lack of sleep. I even quit vaping for a week to see if the weed was the culprit, and making me lazy...nope. Still exhausted. When you wake up at 6AM and get home at 9PM most days...I suppose it catches up to you ( ; w ; ) Working in NYC is no fucking joke...I'm getting through them, slowly but surely. I'm about half way through the list of customers. @_@;
I'm not trying to ignore commissions. I still have fucking Christmas presents
(and I mean cool anime figures...not lame stuff like clothes), in their boxes, unopened. I know for some people being that busy seems like an impossibility, but I'm 28, married, I got a life, a family, and on top of that run a politically active NYC ferret club and now apparently an NYC macro/micro club. I'm not a teen, I don't have someone to do my laundry or cook me food. I got a job, a a fuck ton of responsibilities. Please, I love you all so fucking much, and I never want to disrespect my younger fans I know there are many of you who've gone through some unfortunate crazy shit in your lives, but for those of you reaching out to me to chit chat...I can't. I want to be total BFF forever, but I'm having like a 2-3 day delay in responding to messages...that's how bad it's gotten. I'm not ignoring you guys, I'm not trying to be the 'lazy artist' who takes 10 years to finish art, and I'm not trying to say that you can't contact me, you can. I just have my physical limits. I have granny butt pillows for my coccyx, wear special prescription glasses because I had to continue going to the eye doctor over fucked up eye-strain caused vision, and a carpal tunnel glove. As silly as it sounds, they're all work related injuries TwT I love drawing and creating art more than anything, and I couldn't be more fucking appreciative for the opportunity, but as much as I love working, I'm a human being. So I apologize for the pace...but this is what I can offer....and I hope you all can understand. I know most of you probably don't care all that much or at least are understanding.
Though I pretty much convinced myself this is how you all collectively feel about me.> Macro/Micro NYC Meetup
So this thing is happening April 10th, 8 PM in a private studio is SoHo. If you need more information or want to join the mailing list, please contact me at email@example.com
We have quite a few members attending the first meet! It's gonna be epic