New year resolutions!on January 2, 2011 at 14:19
So, I was meant to do this yesterday but I was to tired to do ANYTHING so yeah, sorry.
2010 was a pretty big year for me. finished 6th form, started art college, had lots of friends move away to uni, made lots of new friends through college and comics, did two comic conventions, started this comic, did a few other comics which I printed at home, and lots of other stuff that I’m not gonna talk about for fear of boring you!
2011 looks to be at least as big, although realistically I don’t know if I’ll be able to do any conventions. But anyway, I’ll be finishing art college, hopefully getting into uni to do illustration, I’ll hopefully be producing a lot in terms of comics, and hopefully meeting even more great new people.
As for this comic though, I have some more specific plans. Here’s some resolutions to keep me on track:
Exactly what it says. I am certain I am capable of writing much better storys than the one Private Study has had so far, and so I’m going to. One of the problems was definitely that I’d decided the whole first chapter would be one day. That was a mistake. But mistakes are there to learn from, and now I know roughly how I’m going to start structuring storylines and chapters. Shorter, more concise, and hopefully more effective.
Of course the doodle for this one would be PARTICULARLY rough, wouldn’t it. But yeah, I’m going to work on getting better all round. More detailed backgrounds (probably still quite simple, but then again right now this comic very rarely has something anyone would call a background), I’ll start using shading, I’ll get better at colouring and linework. I’ll just be working to get better all round. HOWEVER this will require some experimentation, so be patient with me.
This and the essay I’m working on are the reasons for the upcoming guest week. If I’m not drawing the comic the night before it goes up, hopefully I’ll be able to spend a bit more time making it look good. And I’ll be able to spend a bit more time asleep, which I really need.
This one IS a joke. I don’t think I’d ever watched that video until sometime last week. But when I did: woah. Short blonde hair. Stripey top. HMM.
The final thing is that sometime this week I will write that Thought Bubble blog post that is over a month late.
NOW. Something you guys could do to help me is maybe occasionally tell a couple of your friends about this comic. Word of mouth is all I really have in terms of promotion, so anything helps.
That’s it! I hope you had a great new years eve/day, and I hope this year goes well for all of you.