Yes, I realize that I haven't updated my journal in over a year. I would apologize except that I'm honestly not sure if anyone actively follows me anymore.
So I've kind of been living in Japan for the past 10 months or so. I go home in just a few weeks, which is hard to believe, but I have had a terrific time (and have picked up quite a bit of Japanese in the process). I have been so fortunate to be able to study here and meet so many wonderful people, and it is certainly an experience I will never forget. I hope I get to come back someday!
If you haven't noticed from my recent submissions, I've gone ahead and taken the opportunity while being in Japan to buy Copic markers. They were actually significantly less expensive than in the US, even with the poor exchange rate. I believe the list price in the US is about $7 each, and I've been getting them on sale for 320 yen, which is a little under $4 a marker. I have a little over 100 now I think, and I have no idea how I'm going to get them home. But at least I have them, right...? I seriously need to invest in a tablet and get into digital art.
I've been into BBC Sherlock and Doctor Who lately, as well as a bit of K-Pop, so you can expect more of that from me. I haven't abandoned Bowie/Labyrinth either, and I have an inked drawing that I have been neglecting to color since...October-ish...you lose track of time when you're studying abroad, what can I say? I have many more pieces completed than I have submitted lately, and will upload them when I have access to a scanner. Pictures taken with my iPhone in poor lighting don't represent the colors as well as I'd like.
You can expect more updates after I return to the States!