Saturday, December 20, 2008
I almost forgot to mention: I'm in desperate need of knowledge on how to redesign my blog page. It's just so...well, you can see how bland it is. It wants to be personalized, dammit! Any (detailed--remember, I am a suck at computer stuffs) tips will be greatly appreciated, I assure you.
In case you haven't heard, I'm moving. Again. We still have to finish emptying out the storage unit (which is FULL of Trek's stuff; mostly collectible toys and comics) and putting it all in the attic (attics creep the bejeez out of me) of the new house. I've been constructing furniture, making a floor in the attic, and preparing to paint several rooms in the new house. The babysitting jobs this time of year are much more numerous (due to all the Christmas parties), so I've been busy watching all the little children for the past few weeks as well.
Just like my fellow comic artist, Cara McGee, I was really looking forward to the winter break. I planned on improving my inks, finishing up a short story I started last semester, and working on WM. I haven't been able to do much of this, except for a few character studies and solidifying the scene breakdown for WM. There are several other projects that I want to work on, and some that I just won't let go (yes, Jonas, I still have The Inspired on my mind).
I've lately been very inspired, if not intimidated, by the skills of a fellow SCAD-Atlanta student. I'm trying to channel this into working harder on my art and developing my particular style. I grew up in the age of the great Jim Lee, so I always strived to replicate his way of drawing people. I find much more compelling, however, the way that Chris Schweizer designs characters or the way that Shawn Crystal works his inks. I have to find the style that speaks most to my sensibilities and way of seeing the world, and how to inject that into my comics!
I've obviously been thinking a lot lately. But I have to DO it!
The last time that James Lucas Jones visited SCAD-Atlanta, he said that my ink lines look reluctant, so the firsty first thing that I'm going to hardcore work on will be my inks. I want to make my art as awesome as possible!!
I haven't posted any images in a while. This is mostly due to the fact that, since getting my iMac (it's the sexist machine ever!), my scanner seems to connect to my computer only about 30% of the time, which is just weird. I bet that there's some totally hot computer dork who'll come over to my house and work out what the hecks is wrong.
Which reminds me: In my new house, I'll have an actual studio. This means that I'll have a room (totally separate from the room that keeps my bed and all my clothes) dedicated to my computer, my art, and my video games. There'll be a futon and an attached bathroom, so you're totally welcome to sleep over.