Don't let the Exclamation points in the title fool you, Spring break already hit that point of feeling like it's been going on forever so I'm no longer excited just tired. It's been busy enough and in my free time after drawing all day I haven't been very productive on my own artwork. Picked up a few shifts to help a fellow Caricaturist make time for some freelance jobs and allow my boss to keep the booths always covered when other artists couldn't make it out to draw. Between clients I've sketched mostly thumbnails of character designs for a comic Idea I've had forever with the goal that I would simplify the character costumes and silhouettes. I've also done a few marker sketches here and there to keep sane.
Live Caricature can be pretty fun at times, allowing to very quickly have a customer sit down, draw them, get paid, move on to a fresh and different face with an occasional theme thrown in when requested (and paid additionally for depending on the complexity as our base prices are fairly low compared to other caricature operations). Some days drawing and airbrushing for 8-10 hours straight can wear on you, especially if it's busy enough I don't sneak away for a break. This doesn't include persnickety customers that can make the day feel longer, which I've been lucky enough to... well just curse myself by bringing it up but haven't had all that many of very often.
My last journal caught me in one of those moods where I was feeling like I could get every goal I ever wanted started, a lapse of my usual crushing depression that I fake doesn't exist when out drawing Caricatures. Not saying those goals aren't happening but I need to get better at setting timetables for free time between client work if ever I wish to seriously get far on any of them. I found myself busier then I thought, which helps with bills. Once Spring Break and my impending day or two doing my taxes are out of the way I'm back to work on my goals again.
Also I've made a few changes recently. Began exercise and cut back on soda/pop to the point that I rarely ever have one. I've been keeping my daily calorie intake relatively low as well. How much weight have I lost? No Idea, I don't even own a scale. This was just an attempt to get more energetic and a tad healthier. Feels like it's worked somewhat as I'm not as down on myself as I used to be, see last paragraph for mention of crushing depression. Switched to a smaller belt size too and have been moving notches in the proper direction to keep my pants up. That's what's up with me, another rambling journal. Watching Takeover Dallas and Wrestlemania this weekend too. Posted a few of the quick sketches I've had time to sneak in between customers at the booth tonight as well!