About high time I did an update here.
Still in college working on my student film. It's a bit of a beast but I'm confident that with the right amount of all nighters I can have the animation done by the end of March. And that would leave room for compositing and fixing backgrounds throughout April.
Trying to get my thesis on Miyazaki's portrayal of femininity out of the way by the end of this month. Felt really slow doing it over the week because of how much I had to sift through what I need and don't need in the literature review. I'll be glad when it is done so I can put all my focus on animation.
Making new friends, both here in Dublin and online since October (you guys know who you are). Still learning from other artists and constantly inspired to keep going despite going through seasonal effective depression during Chirstmas. Been trying to keep in touch with whatever friends I have left in Athenry as well since that's turned into a ghost town. xD
Trying to get back into the swing of sketching regularly as well, though I may need to work on the flow of my line work again since I've been getting kind of scrappy lately. There's a few illustrations and side projects I'd like to work on in my spare time (very funny) so I better make a proper routine and stick to it.
Been researching into companies I can apply for a job after college, both here in Ireland and abroad in England and Scotland. After my brother in Aberdeen suggested moving to Scotland, the latter sounds pretty tempting since I'm sick of this country as it is (this government is just as big a joke as the last). Still, some companies here still do 2D animation so that might be a smarter idea then robbing a bank for moving funds. xD