Had a portfolio review today in my Drawing class. In just three months I’ve gone from “depressed could-have-been” to “Holy crap I can shade?!”. My sketching/gesture drawing needs a lot of work, though. I have never been able to grasp (or at least, had the patience for) sitting down and getting exact measurements for a prolonged amount of time. I am so used to planning things in steps/phases, and while drawing is a lot like that it’s also very scatterbrained in that you have to constantly check to see whether things are out of whack or not. I can literally see parts of my drawings where I neglected to address a scale/positioning error early on and just rolled with it like nothing happened. It is a filthy habit I need to break, but for now at least I’m getting somewhere with this art thing. Maybe in a year or two I will be able to start doing personal work to show off on this silly thing.
I have health insurance again, I got a B as a final grade in sociology, Shriners sent me all of my medical records for my disability case, and I pretty much have next week off so I can get to polishing and adding vocals to a couple tracks. All I need is to make a few appointments to record my range of motion/physical limitations, get a new leg, and see a shrink about my crazies to maybe help explain why it took three years for me to find a primary care doctor and why I am not so social a person. It’s kind of annoying that I have to go all out and apply for disability by throwing everything that’s wrong with me into their face. You’d figure having severe scoliosis and one leg would be enough but it’s apparently not. :|