I’ve received some very lovely emails, tweets, and Tumblr messages from folks wondering what I’ve been up to and what has been going on with the Happle Tea site and I’m here to respond a little bit more at length than I have in replies and through tweets. If you’re not into personal stories, you’ll probably want to skip this post.
Life has, despite my disappearance from the interwebs, been a much better affair than it has been in the last several years. I’ve been going to doctors for the last year or so and have mostly sorted out the rather horrible stomach problems I’ve been suffering for 9 years or so. The short story is: I can actually eat food again for the most part. Those folks that have been following along at home know I’ve also been suffering from pretty severe anxiety issues as well, but those have cleared up without medication. I guess you just develop a habit of worrying about your stomach when you’re sick 24/7 for nine years.
Surprisingly, it has been pretty quick to clear up. I’m still not operating at 100%, but I feel much much better, mentally and physically.
I’ve been working a little part time job outside the house for the last few weeks as an exercise in conquering my fears and bad habits and now that I’ve settled into things, I’m starting to work on art and writing again. You may have noticed the HT site being down over the last few weeks, that was due to forgetting to pay the server bill and being rather strapped for cash but I’ve remedied that. I plan on updating soon, it’s only been difficult because I’ve been moving around a lot this last year and don’t really have a place of my own at the moment. My books, which are an important part of the writing process for me, are scattered to the winds, but I’ve got some ideas that I hope to work on in the next week or so.
I’m also writing some stuff for a possible graphic novel and some short comics. I’d like to make comics into more than a hobby and I’ve realized that I have to actually apply myself more rigorously than I have been the last few years. I hope that there’s some interest in the stories I’m crafting.
I’ll be posting more stuff here as I develop these projects, I’m sure!
Anyway, thanks to everyone for the messages, they have meant a lot to me!
So who do you main as? I'm only lvl 23, but I think Rumble is the Yordle for me when I go ranked.
I’ve been playing since just after beta, so I have a stable of champions I’m good with. I’m a big fan of mid lane and I play a lot of utility mages. Lux is definitely my best champion and my favorite character, her relentless positivity is infectious!
I also love Nidalee, AP Lulu, Orianna, & Ahri. I play Quinn when I have to play ADC or top lane, and I play Teemo when I want to be a jerk. I’m pretty good at other champs but those are the ones I tend to be best with. Hey…I just realized, they’re mostly girls! GIRL POWER!
So does this mean you play League or you're just a fan.....
I do, indeed, play League of Legends. It’s really the only game I play consistently, though I should probably play less haha
You've probably already been asked (sorry in advance), but I can't find it anywhere; What tablet do you use?
Man how old is this question? I forget to check my tumblr messages, sorry!
I use an old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, it’s a pretty large wide one. It’s definitely knocking on death’s door at this point, I need a new one :(
A little doodle of my ecaflip from Wakfu. #theyseemerollin’
I really need to work on my technique with regards to finishing up illustrations and the like. Was gonna do something more with this but I got kinda bored and frustrated but I kinda liked the pose so I’m uploadin’ it.
Some doodles from today and yesterday. Trying to draw faster and work on different stuff. There’s some tigers, a little Cowboy Bebop, and some quick sketches of my Ecaflip from Wakfu!
I’m getting back into the swing of drawing every day, sorry for the lack of updates.
#why am I so messy
Messing with things, practicing my drawing skillz. I know I just keep drawing single characters, I’m sorry! I’ll be trying new things soon!
Trying to get better at anatomy & posing and also designing costumes and also trying to just loosen up in general.
Anyway, this is the Scout class from my minecraft MMORPG server I’ve been working on for a long time. Only one more to go! …unless I decide to draw the second classes…