Hello, I haven't posted a journal in almost two years!
A quick update:
I am looking for more work as a freelancer, and am also open to a studio job. I am resuming the degree I put a stop to (to attend the above-mentioned one year course) but I am prepared to end it for work, as it is becoming more and more apparent that paper qualifications are generally poor guarantees of anything, even outside this industry, much less within it.
For the past year, I'd enrolled myself in a one year course dedicated to illustration, run by the legendary guys at Imaginary Friends Studios(Artgerm, Kunkka and Ukitakumuki), and learnt a lot about the finer points of the craft, and even how to apply some of that knowledge! Do check it out if anyone wants to get better at illustration and can relocate to Singapore. Ask me anything about the curriculum!