(Is that a lame? It really doesn’t sound right... at first it seemed clever but now...eh)
Hello everyone or anyone for that matter,
Have things have been nice, enjoyed Valentine’s Day with a significant other or simply sharing the love to those around you. Either way, I hope you are all doing well. I just wanted to keep to my word about doing this activity post. It will be just a marker and a reminder for what I’ve been doing and what I have planned until the next one. Although I told myself that this would encourage me to post more... That didn’t seem to happen... Sorry about that. The holiday brought the good and the bad (tragic even) but I’m moving on, I just lost a bit of momentum. I have some stocked and I’ll get to posting them periodically to add to it consistently. So now with that the rest of this I’ll split up into projects, and some casual details about my life for now. Since it’s the first we’ll see where it goes from there:
So I had set out a large list of possible choices for projects of each month to complete, and I’ve finished none of them. With studying for tests though, I knew I had to keep my priorities in order. However, I do need recognize that having these choices isn’t as liberating as I thought it was, nor productive. I know I have to just make a decisive decision and follow through (which would have really been helpful if I remembered that a week prior). I’ll be narrowing my focus into these three things specifically (I have no idea how to title them):
Transition into digital; I have been working more and more with my tablet and sketch apps to practice and improve with digital. There still is that learning curve and I still haven’t worked out all of the buttons, but I’m getting to a similar point of my traditional art (comfortable but not complacent). I’ll start presenting some cohesive pieces soon enough.
Starting a comic; this has been a real interest for me for a while back when I discovered indie web comics. With compelling plots, deeply driven characters, and unique styles to each one, it combined two of my favorite hobbies into one. Now with all the stories and ideas I have, I have narrowed down my choices between two. Which ever I decide on, I am write out its script with a set beginning and end, as I want to keep my first comic condensed just to progress from there. Not sure about the first page being posted but I’ll most likely have my choice and developing it by the next update.
Start Animating; this is almost in the same strain but just about a year or so ago. With discovering animators, animatics (as of yet the occasional memes), I was just as invested as I was with comics. Doing this however, would be a cohesion of all my hobbies: from writing, art, music, film, and perhaps some programming in there, and that would be a process no doubt. Yet animation is a process like any other to develop overtime, and it seems that the community around it is quite understanding of that (or so it seems). So I’m willing to give it a shot. How long it might take will be questionable (there is definitely things I need to find out) but considering I started the channel and have been working on a proper intro video for... 6 months... *sigh*... it will be finished sometime in the coming months.
As I said before, the week came with some good and some bad. It was an test week and there is not much to really say except that I’m reevaluating my life choices (which isn’t uncommon for me lately). I’m pressing on regardless, though a bit disoriented. I’m buckling down on my courses more than before, and this obviously comes at a cost of my projects. I have a schedule I’m trying to adhere to but my problem is more over me getting frustrated and overwhelmed by things than anything else (except procrastinating... that’s up there too). Considering that I set up a whole group of projects and goals the last time and haven’t resulted in anything, I am going to wind back a bit. I’m going to prioritize, organize, calm down, and just focus on the important aspects. So we’ll see if those actions will bring some kind of accomplishment. For all of these projects (and just life in general) I just have to fight my paralyzing self doubt. I’ve been I’ve been so caught up in this shell and I’m getting fed up with it. That’s partially why I wanted take on these endeavors; to finally start make some initiative in breaking that mold. For once I’m making some decisions, taking some risk, and giving it what I all I got to finally start pursuing something that I might be passionate about.
I said I would keep this brief but here I go again. Anyways thank you for your time, and maybe I’ll see (or lecture as it seems) you later.
in all sincerity, have a wonderful day.