The last time I wrote a Journal entry was December 24th, 2008! Yeah! A long time. Now of course this doesn't mean that I fell off the radar here at deviant art. In fact I still check it at least every other day and comment on people's posts when I have the time. But for me myself having no new Deviant posts in ages, yeah, I could see where not only myself but other people might be wondering what happened to me.
Well like I said, I'm still around. But still not really out of my drawing slump. I sketch every now and then but nothing that I think would look good or I would put into scraps. It's not only just a slump as well but real life that can get in the way of things. My new job for instance has me working 12 hour night shifts. 32 hours one week, and 48 hours on the opposite week. Gotta love it. The job itself is better than my last job where I was a night security guard. Now I work manufacturing with IBM. The pay is the kind of money where you think to yourself, "Holy Crap! I got paid well!" It's better than my previous job as security could ever pay. The problem is routine. It doesn't matter what job you get, after a while things become mindless routine and you can't help but wonder when the end of your shift is going to get here!
And working nights doesn't always help the problem either. People can stay awake all night, but that doesn't mean we were meant too. So sleeping during the day kind of ruins things as well.
And I'm not trying to come up with excuses, or reasons why I haven't posted anything here on deviant art. It's because of several things.
1. In a drawing slump. I don't really have that inspiration I did have when I was going to SCAD. In fact, the moment I found out I wasn't going back to SCAD was probably when this started. Being surrounded by people who have the same common interests as you really, really does help the spirit, and your ego, lol!
2. Real world/life in general.
3. Working nights.
4. Routine. When you find yourself repeating everything including stuff on your days off, I find it hard to do anything else.
Thankfully, it's not like my life is so boring, I still read all the comics & manga I can. Watch anything animated. And of course my obsession with Kamen Rider doesn't hurt either. Super Sentai is ok, but not as good as Rider. Although this year/last year's Sentai Team, Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, has been an awesome Sentai series! It only has another 3 maybe 2 more episodes to air before the new team of 2010 starts up. Tensou Sentai Goseiger I think was going to be this years team, but I'm gonna miss the Shinkenger's big time. Granted they have a team up movie with the Go-Onger's this year, and next year they will get a team up with the Goseiger's, but I still don't want it to end! Like when Kamen Rider Decade ended with 31 episodes! What was up with that!? I don't care if Toei had only enough budget to give Decade's series! I would have found a way to keep it going!
Anyway, starting to ramble on something else when this was not the point of my journal entry in the 1st place.
So lets wrap this up!
In closing, I am not dead! Just in a slump. I still check DA often! Hopefully one day I will have something I consider worthy enough to post! And until then I hope everyone is doing well!
-Still journeying through the Decade,