Shivae Studios Status Update – End of the Year
2013 started out well, but it went downhill from there in many ways. My intention was to upgrade my equipment by purchasing a Yiynova and I GOT it! Thank you! Unfortunately, my laptop had been giving me trouble and in September was replaced… by a unit lacking a wacom digitizer. This was a horrible, horrible thing that HP did to me. :/ I depended on my laptop for lots of inking and other work and since we share a computer, I can’t always be at it and it was stressing me out to the point that I tried to make as much use of it as I could to do inking and comics, that I had less time for actual penciling so now I’m OUT of penciled pages! 😀 I also couldn’t get to any commissions. :/ (Stressing over stupid things also interrupts workflow. 9.9 I was stupidly anxious for no real reason.)
I did NOT want to buy a new laptop this year. I got the Yiynova. I planned on this for next year, but when it looked like I was going to, I kind of dug in that this time, I want a NICE laptop.
In the end, as in, this weekend, I just gave up on getting a nice new tablet pc, the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, i7, 8 gigs of RAM with a 12’5″ WACOM screen. In preparation, I cleared off a part of my table and after yet another in a string of obvious scammer offers for my laptop, just gave up and began installing most of what I need on it. I’m not happy about it, but it works ok hooked up to the Yiynova in the bedroom on my desk, so I can stream again. It took over a day to install everything and transfer everything.
I hope I kill it.