Rantings of a Neurotic Artist
Things have not been well in the Nero Kingdom lately. First off, as some people know, I HAD job offer, which is kinda the whole reason I returned to the US (also I was out of money and had only one month until my study permit expired), but I'm not really sure what happened on their end, but they haven't been answering my emails so I've been kinda freaking out and keep applying to other places, but I'm having a difficult time trying to find studios. I keep running short on places to apply TO. I know there's more out there, I'm just having trouble finding them.
I'm trying really hard to find myself a job here, if only part-time, to help bulk up my account, but as everyone in the US knows, the job market is still in shambles, so it might take a while for something to come up, even with my education and experience.
Also my mom's been really pushing me to try online classes, which I am all for, but I need to do a bit more research before making my final decision, but there's also a big issue of what I need before I can really commit to online classes. It's an issue I've been ignoring for years, but with all this stuff, it's becoming a bit clearer for me now and I can't ignore anymore:
I... I think I need a new computer.
To be perfectly honest, this computer had a shaky start. It was a pretty basic Gateway with Windows Vista. As everyone remembers, Windows Vista sucked. So we got it upgraded to Windows 7. Unfortunately, turns out that wasn't a wise idea. I took it in some years ago because I was having issues with it just running Photoshop. The guy I saw said something about the fact that the hard drive was all screwed up because of the switch-over to operating systems. I got new RAM sticks and it was fine for a while, but now that I'm looking into doing things like animation and working on more high-res images, I'm gonna need something a little bit better than basic RAM. I might be able to just wipe the system and see how that fares, but it's kinda risky. I'm almost afraid it'll make it WORSE.
I can live with this system for the time being, I can even work on my laptop is need be, but if I wanna get serious about Imp and working freelance, I'm going to need a new hard drive down the line. The fact that this computer can only run for one hour before it starts choking and freezing really throws a monkey wrench in my workflow.
There's also the issue of the internet just being awful, but that's something else entirely.
I'll get to the point, then: I need money. As always, I have my Etsy
for buttons and prints. RedBubble
and my new (slightly bare) Society6
have posters, prints, shirts, and a bunch of other stuff. And, as always, I take commissions
. Oh, and I sell prints on dA doncha know
I was also considering starting a Patreon for Imp, but we'll see in a while, yeah? Gotta think about rewards and all that good stuff.
Was kinda hoping my next big purchase would be a Cintiq or Yinova, but FFFFFFFFRICK THAT. I'll be okay with my Intuos if my desktop ISN'T running like molasses.