I know that I haven't been very active this month and I am here to tell you why.
As you may know, I am in college and my second quarter for the first year ends soon.
However, I got sick with allergies and I had to play catch up on note taking and my assignments too.
In my Life Drawing and Gesture class, I didn't know where my textbooks were located, but I finally found them by week 2 of this quarter. What I didn't know was that I have to read three textbooks with the first book being 20 or 30 pages per chapter (it varies), the 2nd book being 21 pages per chapter, and the third book being 10 pages per chapter. My notes are more visual with not taking because of the kind of class it is. I usually just draw the figure it is describing in the book because it is one of those textbooks that you have to remember what the figure is about in order to do your assignment correctly. I am bad at summarizing notes in general so this adds up to the struggles.
I wasn't able to take notes from week 1 and 2, so I will do that after I finish the notes from week 3. Actually, week 1 and 2 have less notes based on what I saw, so the main issue is that week 3 has a bunch of notes because it is about the skeleton structure of the human and animal bodies. Don't get me wrong, I love science and art, but the notes are more visual and that is why it is taking me longer. I have to spend day and night with note taking. So, I devised a plan.
I was thinking that if I take short breaks here and there, then I won't be taking a long break to ruin my note taking process. That will give my hand some rest before I start taking notes on my digital textbook. This is why I wish I had the physical book because then I can just read it over and over then just draw the figures for practice.
Anyways, I am going to be on week 4 by today and tomorrow, so I can have time to do my first task for week 4 by March 11th.
Once I have things all caught up I will be able to finish my drawings that are in WIP mode.
After that, I am going to start re-drawing Fumei no Sekai.
I think it is about time I get ready to make comics once again.
Anyways, after week 4 is out of the way, I have one week left until I get a week break from college.
After my week break, I will have new classes again. What are the classes? Well...
My general course is College math. FUN. I have to do trigonometry, calculus, pre-calculus, geometry, Algebra, and basic math. I don't hate math or anything, but I am very slow at math and, I can't count in my head. However, I have never done pre- calculus, calculus, and trigonometry. I have to do college math for 11 weeks, but at least my younger brother said he would help me. After all, he is very fast with math.
My major courses are 2D Animation Principles, Image Manipulation, and Character and Object Design. They are online once again, but I hope to have one class on campus and my dad said he would allow at least one class offline. I have to contact my academic advisory probably this week to see if any classes are available for me to go in for next quarter. I hope I can because I do better on campus than I do online.
That's basically my real reason for being inactive this month. I hope that clears things up and I wish all of you luck.