Thank you everyone! I usually only respond to comments out of the norm, but I'm very happy that all of you have made comments like 'your art is lovely' and 'I'm happy to see you drawing again' the norm! I don't commit myself to responding to every comment because I don't feel I have the time. Feel free to send me a note or comment in my journal if you would like my attention for anything.
It's been over a year since I've graduated and a lot has happened since then- job, car, cat, boyfriend, car crash, etc. I've never felt that I had enough to submit to deviantart because I've barely made any refined personal paintings. Either way I've decided that sketches are better than nothing, and I should be comfortable with having just doodles to share if that's all I have time for.
I've considered making Elle's story- which I will call Skellopia from now on- into a comic, but I am not ready for that commitment. I see it as a long series because Elle would encounter many episodic stories of the relationships between the monsters and people of Skellopia. For now I'm writing a single story- a fairy tale I'm currently calling Winterstitch. I'm playing cards close to my chest with the story, but I'm sure sketches will make their way here. Other than that I've taken interest in tegaki roleplaying again, so expect to see more tegaki doodles as well. :3