Short story is: I tried to fix my Wacom tablet pen and ended up breaking it.
Slightly longer story: I took it apart because all of a sudden, the computer wasn't responding to clicks as well. I had to really tap hard to get it to register. I'd taken it apart before, so I thought maybe something was loose. I didn't see anything and put it back together. Still acting weird. Took it apart, looking at each piece and decided I would just deal with it, but when I tried to put it back into the sheathe, it got stuck... Then I tried to pull it out and... A metal piece flew out and a wire came loose. And it's stuck in there, won't budge...
I was like "No... NO NO!" and freaking out and saying "Why did I do that...? WHY DID I DO THAT?!"
Solution: I've had Intuosso for about 4 years and bought him used, so it was about time for an upgrade. At first I was thinking of sticking with Wacom because their pens don't require batteries like other tablets do. But after going back and doing more research, I found an extremely good contender to Wacom in XP-Pen. The one I'm looking at is an XP_Pen Star 04 and has 8GB of storage built into the tablet, so I could save my work directly to it to switch between computers. That is SO much better than having to transfer my files to my external hard drive.
My boyfriend wanted to jump right on ordering me a new pen for my Intuos4 (Which is about $65...) I figured, if I'm going to spend that much, I may as well get a better one. I convinced him not to buy it and to wait until morning and we could talk it over (He's in Thailand and I'm in the US, so there's a 12-hour time difference between us) But he said if he didn't hear from me, he was gonna buy it. I'm worried he already did. I really want this other tablet, but if he got me the pen, I can't justify getting the tablet. He's not answering my messages, tho... =T
Hopefully he gets back to me before I go to bed. I wanna hurry and order this tablet so I can work more efficiently. In the meantime, my brother had my old Bamboo Fun tablet, so I'm using that to work on CGs, though it also has an issue with the tapping. Better than nothing at all, though.
And between 8-10 more to go. Things have slowed in the past weeks. I've sketched out 4 more CGs, but I wanted to have the remaining ones done by today since I work Sat-Sun. I do have 5 days off after that, so that's good. Just gotta fight the procrastination, panic attacks and motivation block. The hardest part is sitting down and getting started. The second hardest is keeping focus. Also gotta fight against that nagging voice that keeps telling me I'm putting all this work in only to have it be looked at as a piece of crap... I know that won't(?) happen. I mean... maybe some people might think it's not worth a few bucks... But I've put almost a whole year into this, so I can't leave it unfinished.
I can still improve myself and my art after this project, too. I can only go up... =>u<;=
Been a bit of a gap due to work and other events, but I've gotten up through the 14th CG done. Been fighting against panic attacks and I have no clue why they've been coming on. A bit afraid to go to work tomorrow since two days ago I was fighting a panic attack and upset a customer by being rude... But I have to do what I have to do...
5 character's worth of CGs are done. And the next two sketches for the next character are done, so onto lineart-ing those bad boys =eUe= Almost quite literally X3
And already sketched out the next. Gonna sketch the one after that in hopes it'll make both go more smoothly. =3
EDIT: Both sketches done and lineart-ed the 9th. WHoo~! Go myself~