Setbacks And Comebacks
I had so many plans in place (back in April) for what I was going to do for Dream 9 Studios 10th Anniversary which was June 09, 2016. Unfortunately my health took a turn for the worse near the end of April and I’ve been trying to get back to normal-ish ever since. I’m still not quite there yet but I am able to work some again so back to work I go. I still have plans and goals for my art and this site. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to fulfil those all soon.
I did manage to upgrade the main Dream 9 Studios website a few months ago but only uploaded it to the server for live viewing a few days ago. You can now see the new and improved website which will serve its purpose well until I finish the new dynamic website that probably won’t be ready until the end of the year at the rate I’m going. The new dynamic website that I have planned will have everything that’s now split up (the main site, the blog, and the shop) into an all-in-one single site that serves every needed function without switching software and such. It will be easier for the visitors (you) to navigate and use. It will also look a lot better as an all-in-one site! I had started work on the dynamic website before but didn’t get very far. I’ll start work on it again, start fresh, today. I’ll be using the awesome Themify framework for the new site.
Before going off the grid back in April, I did create two new artworks called Spirit of the Dragon and Starlet. The latter is brand new (and the first of my changed thinking about a fixed 4:3 aspect ratio for all my canvases) while the former is a redux. Both can be found in the new Dream 9 Studios Art Gallery.
I’m trying to get back to work on new artworks now as well. I just made some computer upgrades so that I can start working with newer render engines including Daz Studio Iray and Reality for Poser. I’ve got both installed but haven’t actually started any new projects yet. I’m getting there though. I have to wait for a few maintenance programs to run on my Work PC right now but once they’re finished I will probably start a new art project with one of those new render engines. (I’m currently using my Web Laptop that I keep just for updating my web content. Only my Work PC can handle 3D rendering.) Since I’ve never used either of those engines before (or the Daz Studio program) it will take me a while to learn the new programs before I’m able to create something good enough to display.
That’s all for now. I have a lot of work to do.