Monday, February 25, 2013

Finished Painting, Scanlations, Moving and Contract Completed

Hello everyone! It's been awhile. I have been super super busy!! First things first, I finished the digital painting I was working on. So I thought I would post the .jpg.
It took a grand total of about 15 hours give or take. I stopped keeping track of it as some point. I'm not so happy with the skin texture of her face, but this is a learning process, and hopefully my next digital painting will be better. I completed it using my WACOM and Photoshop CS6.

Next, I have decided to try out some scanlating. I chose a random comic at the book store (Akatsuki no Yona is the name) and translated Chapter 1. Then I found raw scans and used them to typeset English in (because I don't have a scanner). I unfortunately found a group is already working on the project, but I thought 'what the hell' and went ahead with it. This is more for my own practice with translation than anything else. But since I paid for my volume of the text, I don't feel bad doing it. I plan to only do volume 1 and then chose a different comic. I hope it will encourage people to go pay for the stuff. Anyway, I'm not going to publicly display the link, so if you really want to read it, comment and I can e-mail it to you (because I think this particular comic has been licensed by an English distributor).

Also, I moved apartments again!! I am officially no longer living in what many refer to as a shoebox apartment. I now live in a very spacious, newly built, apartment. The building was finished in July and I'm the first occupant. I live in a 1K with a loft. The living room is about 6 tatami in size, with the loft being about the same size. So it's more like a 2 room apartment to be honest. I also have a heated toilet! My old apartment's bathroom was freezing. I still live in Yokohama though so yay! Why did I move again, less than six months after my last move? Because my contract with AEON finished. I chose not to renew my contract back in August. I am a fully satisfied former employee. I did not renew mainly because of hours and because I want to have some time to take freelance design work (if I can get any that is). So I will actually be working for Interac in Yokohama from April (I know! I am headed to the ALT path for the next year, call me crazy). I'll have a better schedule, M-F, evenings off!! I actually will be doing some evening part-time work for AEON still, so I am not completely out of the company. Overall, I am sad to have left my branch school, but it's the best decision for me in the end. I made many friends and since I am still in the same city, it will be easy to meet up ^_^.

Well, that's all for now. Next weekend I'm going snowboarding so I will add some pictures soon. I am hoping to add more photos and Japan related things as well as my art and stuff to the blog in the future. Until next time!

-rizu

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