This past Thursday, May 21st, 2015, I graduated college with a degree in physics, a specialization in computational physics, and a minor in the Japanese language.
It was a huge struggle, but now I am free to pursue a career... until I am ready to go to graduate school. That is still a thing; I desire higher education and I will certainly struggle all over again for that second piece of paper that declares my mastery of physics/computer science. But that is a discussion for another time; first, as usual, an update. On my Art:
Currently, of the four goals I set out to accomplish in 2015, I have made significant headway on the sketch-a-day (only 68 days left!) and the comment responses (only five comments left!); the piece-a-month and writing are either hopelessly stagnant or halted altogether because of the time I devoted to my studies this semester. I haven't given up though; I plan to see them both through for the rest of the year at least, starting in June. Graduating doesn't mean I have more time to be online, since I still need to find a source of income, but it certainly means I can now handle art more freely since my schedule is more flexible. Expect to see a lot of art from me in the next month in an attempt to catch up on what I missed.
I've also decided to dedicate my journals to features of deserving deviants and updates when they happen regarding my work. The reason being... I'm in the process of making my own site for personal blogs (not WordPress). I'm going to centralize and organize myself a lot better going forward, and this is the first step of that initiative. I really want deviantArt to be a complete portfolio of my illustrative work, and therefore a lot of changes will be implemented here. Of course, I will always notify people here of my endeavors on other sites, so you'll never be out of the loop! But partitioning content as is appropriate will be how I realize what I set out to do in the first place; tell stories that matter to me.
First, I am participating in a contest and a collaborative project, with deadlines in the first week of June. Once that is complete, I have much to accomplish in the remaining months of summer.
Hope everyone is doing well; let me know what you've been up to in the comments below.
Sincerely,Shingu AmitoEternal Student Artist