Heavy Duty Sword

I accidentally deleted 75% of this post and am now re-writing again. Damn it. I knew today's update had to be a quick one so I stuck with something that I find to be genuinely fun and makes me happy - swords, magic, items and anything in between. There was no direct influence or references behind…

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Evernote vs OneNote

I've been looking more into Evernote and OneNote lately to see which program is more suitable for note-taking and general use and I'm finding that I like Evernote a lot more. I don't think I like it enough to pay an annual subscription though. Since it was on my mind, I decided to make that today's…

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2018 New Year Profile Image Experimentation

Hello and Happy New Year! Hope you all had a good break. I’ve taken some time out this month to reflect and consider what I want to achieve in 2018 alongside some general yearly goal-setting stuff which I’ve never actually done before. As a result, I’ve come to a few conclusions regarding……

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Hello! The journal you see here is a place where I document my work progression on a regular basis.

If you’d like to know more about what I’m doing here in more detail, check out the 2019 Manifesto blog post I’ve written or the Q&As below. Also, feel free to check out my progression and/or message me over on Twitter!

It’s been very much on and off for a few years as I’ve explored how I learn best, but this time round, I started on January 1st 2019.

What you will find here on this journal are three things:

  1. Firstly, is a post of the main work done that day. This can include things such as tutorial work, working each day on longer projects, doing one-off shorter pieces each day for a week, doing a monthly theme such as 36 Days of Type or something totally different. Whatever it is I am working on that day, is what I will post.
  2. Secondly, is a drawing-only post which is really split into two. The first segment is the warm-up sketches; anatomy poses and studies most likely. After that, is the main drawing. This could be a character sketch, a master study, or a continuation of a drawing I’ve done before. As long as it involves stylus to tablet, then that’s what I will be doing.
  3. Thirdly, anything else! This is a journal after all. If anything I decide is worthy of a short entry then I will upload it and place it under the general category. For longer posts, they will go on my blog.

There are several great reasons why one would want to journal:

  1. The first, is that it is a form of discipline. By committing to a task such as this might not seem like much at first, but as life gets in the way, you begin to learn about yourself and what your limits are at pushing how far you can and want go.
  2. Secondly, it’s a frame of reference. If I ever forget something or would like to know what I was doing on whatever week, I have something to look back to. It was one of my favourite things to do back when I used to do this over on Instagram.
  3. Thirdly, this journal isn’t just for me. Just like I do when I visit other websites or profiles, I, as someone less experienced, am always learning something new. I want to share that exact same experience for someone else. If someone who knows less than I can learn a thing or two from me, that would make me pretty happy.
  4. Finally,

The number you see on the left of each title post is a representation of what day I am on. If, for example, if the number says 31, that means I have been documenting my progression on a daily basis for 31 days.

Originally, I wanted this page to function exactly the same as a wordpress.com or Tumblr account would, but due to the theme I am currently using, this is not possible without adding code that causes problems overall. I’ve managed to come to a compromise by simply creating covers, using excerpts and then hiding all of the text content behind a read more button, similarly to how a typical blog might handle this, but other than that, there is not much else I can do.