Mar. 22nd, 2011 11:36 pm
taodog: (Default)
[I'm in a pretty bad depressive episode right now. I'm barely functional at the most basic level. The only things that seem to be working to get me through the hours are: snuggling with my dog, and My Little Pony.

I'm a 25-year-old man and my mind is being held together by magical talking cartoon ponies based on a toy line aimed at 4-year-old girls. Wtf.]


I never planned on making a persona pony. Oops.

His name is Scribbler. It's not immediately obvious but he has a black dorsal stripe in addition to the other markings. Most of my customs end up with dorsal stripes, so I guess it makes sense that he would, too. Call it a signature design element, or something.
taodog: (Default)
First, an update on my busted hand: It is no longer busted. It still gets pretty damn sore/tingly when I use it for a while, but my theory is that the injury did something to aggravate the carpal tunnel that I already had. So I guess I'm going to be wearing a brace more and more often from now on. Bummer.

But! I can draw again.

Second, an update on me: I'm at a really weird place in my life right now. I moved to a new city in November, got a job in December, was laid off in January (woo timing), and haven't been able to find work since. I've made very few friends in all this time, so not only am I broke, I'm lonely too. I started working on a new novel over the winter, but totally lost the story around June.

I'm not cut out to be a househusband. I don't mind cleaning and cooking and taking care of the dog; it's just that I need something else to do with my day. Something bigger than my apartment, more consequential than art (or novels that die in childbirth), and important to other people. I've given this city a chance for almost a year; it hasn't given me anything in return.

My partner and I are giving serious thought to skipping Dodge. We have several options for new locations, but there's some debate still over which one offers the most potential for happiness. Once we make up our minds I'll feel better; but right now, I'm in an environment that makes me feel like my existence is a mistake, and I don't know where to go.

...My response? Throw my entire mental faculty into the creation of a new furry character. Potentially for a comic. I know everyone's doing comics these days, but I've done them before. I did it before it was cool. So there.
taodog: (goofy)
Some photos of my dog from earlier this month.


My hand seems to be healing. The pain is less centralized and seems to have spread out somewhat, becoming diluted in the process. I'm just gonna go ahead and take that as a good sign. I'm finally able to not wear the brace anymore, at any rate.
taodog: (goofy)
I claim this blog in the name of myself.

Justification #1:
My drawing hand is busted right now - broken/bruised/tendonized; I don't know for sure because I haven't taken it to a doctor yet. All I know is it hurts and drawing is hard. So as a substitute for making actual art, I'm starting an art blog so I can at least pretend to be productive.

Justification #2:
I've been meaning to do this for a while, anyway. Because most of the pictures I start never end up finished, or aren't good enough for the likes of FA or IB or AS (don't even talk to me about DA). In relation to how much I draw, finished products are as rare as thylacine sightings. So I'm going to share my sketchbook rejects in an effort to seem more prolific than I actually am.

howdy and hello there

This is the art, scraps, ideas, commissions, rejects, and projects blog of a so-called artist nicknamed Tao Dog.

Currently I'm active mostly on FurAffinity under the user name "taodog".

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