November seems to be a crazy month for me, first off I was hospitalized last Nov 6 and it was my first time to be confined at a hospital and had IV fluid for 4 days. It's a good thing my boss gave me a week off to recover and didn't have to worry about work, and our Graphics team is the best, looking out for each other, taking over my projects while I'm on recovery mode.
The headaches is not like the normal headaches I usually get when I'm stressed or sick, Either it wakes you up or it wont let you sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night just to sit up straight or sometimes stand up coz I feel like I need to circulate my blood from all those hours in bed. My doctor told me to alert the nurse if my nose or gums started bleeding on the 3rd day if my platelets are too low. Good thing I didnt and started to feel a bit better on my 3rd day. I also hate the feeling when you feel like a fever is coming up again... even if its just below 37.5...
APEC Summit 2015
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But after a week, comes APEC Summit which I'm so glad I had the chance to work outside the office covering the event as the team's Graphics along with my colleagues / officemates. Eventhough I only attended the 1st day, I made sure that I'm having fun at work and its the best experience I had. I saw some well known journalist that I look up to, but was too shy and scared to ask for a photo with them. Was kind'a lucky that one of the freebies includes a powerbank which I was planning to buy before the APEC week. (*My savings got saved! hahahah)
Commissions and Request concerns
I tried drawing and continuing pending commissions from time to time, but work load keeps piling up, leaving me tired on my day offs. But now, I have a new work schedule which I'll be going home earlier than before, so its time for me to try squeezing time for personal projects (Hello time management)... except on Fridays and Saturdays which I'll be working late (till 12mn and 1am)...
Also, I might stop taking request from now on, I appreciate you guys looking for me and emailing me for request which shows that you guys liked my work. But lately, I get messages asking for free request then bugging me for updates from time to time, I have work to prioritize and I can't draw while I'm at the office esp. if its... well... unsafe... heheh, sure I can squeeze in a short update on the drawing when its a slow news day... but what upsets me the most is after sending the final drawing I never even get any Thank you or a note of appreciation, considering that its a free drawing... it feels like they just ran off after getting what they want. Unlike those who paid for a commission who never bugs me for update since they know I have a busy job but when they receive an update on the finish drawing, they're so kind enough to Thank me, and I'm thankful that they're so patient and understanding.
If being upset with the quality for "free" request that is just a flat cellshade or if it looks like I didnt put much effort to it, it's because I can't and I dont want to put too much work for a free drawing. The best quality effort I can offer for free request are like these...
Unlike for those who paid for a commission, which I gave effort to their paid request.
I've also sent email-updates to commissioners, pls. check your inbox. Sigh... being away for so long then back to catch things up is difficult >_<
Sorry for the short rant there, being bombarded with messages asking for updates or being too nitpicky with small useless details then they just ran off without saying anything after you send their request... feels like being abused in some way and at the same time I kept thinking if my work isnt what it was expected... since this isnt the 1st time that had happened...
Tales of Zestiria and Gladiolus Amicitia (FFXV)
Been playing ToZ for weeks now and esp. during my one week rest after being hospitalized and itching to draw Sorey and Sergei
I also have this drawing of Gladiolus that I havent finished yet, I wanted to show his tattoo but I dont have any reference yet so its still on hold at the moment until I get a good reference or just have to wait till it gets released and art materials are available heheh. It'll also be much appreciated if someone can provide me his tattoo reference
I found this though online but and I can see that its a bird... but cant make out what the head is like, I can see its beak, wondering how its designed...
Anyway... Hope everyone's doing well and safe, (esp. those who lives in France) lets see if this new schedule is in favor in getting me back into drawing and be active in DA again