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!
As for why I stopped updating this journal for so long, it turns out that posting too much about my struggles can actually be used against me by those with malicious intent, and certain experiences made me a lot more careful. For those who are starting out and found the rants about my progression educational or insightful, you can PM me about what other problems I've faced and how I dealt with them-- I am more than willing to help. I am not going to remove any of my past posts though, for I feel I have grown as a person and those insecurities I once had are behind me, and those digging for my weaknesses are welcome to read them.