Apparently I'm the kind of person who talks and dreams big about my plans, goals and ideals, but is actually having a hard time achieving those. Not that I expect everything to go smooth, easy and without any trouble at all, but I hoped that things would progress FASTER. I'm not totally unsatisfied with myself, I think (hope) I made improvements with different techniques and overal composition in my illustrations. But after reading some older Journals and looking through my Gallery, I realized that I'm still far from completing the comic, that I announced years ago... OTZ...
Which leads me to the conclusion that I'm a flawed, derpy, imperfect human being. Knowing that, I just have to work bit by bit towards my goals and NEVER let those dreams leave the crazy interdimensional space that I'd like to call my "pea brain" again.
So, the bad news is that I still don't have comic pages to show you.
The good news is that I have several amazing friends
, who pointed out some of my 'weird habits'. The advice they gave me was a huge eye opener and motivated me to take the next step.
First off, I have the concentration span of an potato. Combined with my super chaotic brain, always brimming with thoughts and multiple ideas/plans/projects, I am a 'loose cannon' while drawing. While I am very productive with sketching and making 'concept art', (my gallery is FULL of those) few of these things are the actual product I intend to create. The following step should be to plan what I want to draw and schedule when it should be finished. When looking back at the past few years I strongly feel that I've been walking in circles. So now should be the time to move forward.
Secondly, Instead of thinking "I'm still not good enough", I was told to 'accept' my drawing style and technique as it is and proceed to making actual thumbnails and comic pages. Probably every artist in the world experiences this feeling, but the only way to improve my comics is TO MAKE THEM! (Also, this guy is amazing --> Just do it!
) Even if I feel that the pages could be improved, (I have made 7 versions of the first 4 pages from 'The adventures of Noro' and still feel dissatisfied...), the most important point should always be 'to tell a story'. No one will read 'The adventures of Noro', if I never present the actual pages. xD
Also, I've been busy with sorting out my super messy piles of drawings and rediscovered some old stuff that I've almost forgotten. Furthermore, one of my best friends got a A3 scanner for her Birthday! She's a sweetheart and lets me use it when I'm over at her place!
I scanned this HUGE pile of big drawings/paintings and such. The following weeks I will clean those scans and upload a selection of those. Some of them are older works, from art school and collaboration projects, the rest is stuff I've been working on recently.
So starting today I'll be drawing lots and lots of thumbnails (and next week the comic pages) for "The adventures of Noro'! Meanwhile I hope to keep you all entertained with some my older work/sketches and illustrations.
If you are one of the wonderful people who've read my journal this far;
Thank you for your time and have a awesome day!