Happy New Year everyone!
I just got my new tablet in today, an Intuos Pen Small, so I plan on working on some small lineart and coloring projects! Using the tablet for 3 minutes, I love it. It's small, unlike my Bamboo Create, but has a bit higher pen movement quality. It even comes with a nifty little slot to remove pen nibs haha!!!
I managed to get a small weekend job cleaning stalls at a local trainer's barn and I've learned a few things from one of the trainers. It turns out they are also friends with one of my equine college instructors. Sadly, most of my down time is gone with school, working, and my horse. Spring semester at RCTC starts on the 13th, and I'm excited to get started in my colt starting class (which is every day of the week). I will be training my long two year old filly at the same time. I decided to not bring her for the class because 1, she will be at home when I want to work with her or give her a day off, 2, she won't be exposed to 12-13 horses from other places that she may get sick from, and 3, I will have the experience of training someone else's horse, possibly furthering my networking into the horsey world.
My boyfriend isn't too happy with us being apart for so long (neither am I -_- ), especially with when I've asked off from work for our 4 year anniversary AND his birthday, and didn't get either day off. I get to see him maybe once a month if that. We're looking for a place to live closer to my schooling. The only thing is it's hard to save up enough money for at least 2 months of rent, food, bills, etc while I have to pay for the gas to go everywhere (since school is 1 hour 30 min one way). THAT, and I still have an internship to do. So, I've been stressing about everything. :S Hopefully the constant work/time/stress culmination of everything pays off.
I've also been working on short stories, as one of my recent deviations was about. I ended up shortening that particular werewolf-y story, so it's a teaser or intro of the lengthy plan I originally had. One of my drawing projects with the new tablet is to get that little scene out in comic form to get my character and background design down, along with actually coloring backgrounds. I need lots of practice doing backgrounds and digital painting ;_;