Long AF journal warning.
I'm making this in advance but... Hi there. Wow first sign of life from me in abt 3 years since my little meltdown. Tbh feels like 5 years but a lot's happened so makes sense.
Well, if you're coming from my old account, hi again, long time no see. Sorry for ditching you so suddenly but wow you stuck with me (O.O) thanks for that. If you're coming from my old account then you already know what I wrote there so yeah, please remember that stuff.
I guess I should give a little explanation as to what's been going on irl and get that over with. If you're interested in that, keep reading, otherwise, skip to the next star line.
After my little freakout, I graduated college (top of my class) in 3D animation, and literally right after that got a job in a fairly big Toronto Studio. (same place that's been making the Thomas the train tv show)
A few months after that, my oldest dog Rosie died. That was a really hard time, I watched her go, but we gave her a good life and now we (my fam) need to remember her with love and positivity and appreciate the fact that we were lucky enough to have her as a part of our lives, however short it was. I still love you baby-girl.
Fast forward 9 months, I passed my G test on my b-day and bought myself a new Jeep the day after. It's blue and I love it. I named it Stitch. FOREVER A DISNERD (disney nerd)
Literally a few weeks after that, my studio went bankrupt and over 550 people lost their jobs overnight, myself included... 3 weeks after that, I was hired back on my show because a studio from Ottawa decided to take on 3 of my old studio's projects, including Thomas (of course that can't just die). (The show I work on is called Rusty Rivets btw, it's got some episodes out now. Don't expect anything amazing, it's a show for toddlers and lil kids.) So what a ridiculously lucky thing to happen wow. Plus they treat us better. Sad part is a lot of people didn't get hired back.
So now I've been working there for half a year, total time working as an animator is 1.6 years rn so yeah, that's what I've been up to.
So I don't think I'm gonna be posting any OC art, at least for a while. After secluding myself for so long and basically retreating from any online activity, I've gotten a lot of anxiety about sharing my more personal art stuff. My social anxiety has gotten better but it's still pretty bad and I find myself still unable to start conversations. (Yeah sorry you might have to be the one to start a convo with me cause I'm too much of a fucking coward XD)
I might start out by just taking sketch suggestions or posting other fanart sketches. Like requests, but I'm not obligated to do them if I don't want to. Yes, you can suggest your OCs but there's no guarantee I'll draw them. I'm not doing this rn cause just getting this account set up is already a big step for me but idk keep an eye out for a journal or activity message for that.
There will be no commissions, art trades are okay but they'll take a while as I have a full-time job, no requests, and i still have my tumblr: devin--leech.tumblr.com/
I don't post art there and mostly use it for reblogging stuff, but it'd be fun to respond to questions with doodles so idk knock yourselves out if you want. Just don't spam. I also won't be posting anything very often unless it's just a sketch as I have a full-time job now and don't have as much time to make big fancy pics anymore.
I guess that's it. Welcome to the new account~ I'll try to chat more often than I previously did but again, social anxiety, no promises, I can only try. Hopefully I'll have the guts to post something soon but for now this is a big enough first step.