And here it is, the reason for my return, my rise from the ashes. Three months in the making, it started out as a simple sketch in my sketchbook that I liked and decided was good enough to turn into something more. I was very busy at the time and didn't have much time to work on it, so progress was slow. And with that, the more I looked at it, the more things wrong I saw in it, discouraging me entirely from working on it. I ended up taking a break, and not touching this for many days. In more recent times, I managed to mentally slap some sense into me, and decided I would finish this, even if it killed me. Well, a bit of exageration there, but that's the gist of it. And finish it I did, even if it ended up taking some of my study time.
This was my first experiment with SAI, and it shows. I was still getting used to the tools. I'll do better next time, but this is a necessary part of the learning process. To be honest, I actually am satisfied with it. I actually like SAI more than Photoshop for the actual drawing and painting process, though Photoshop is still invaluable for the post-processing.
But anyway, on to the really important news:
I. Am. Back.