Wow, so it's been a long time since I've written one of these.
I guess I'll just update you on what I've been working on so far this summer.
First off, I officially started illustrating the pages of my 2+ year old comic Finding Ghost. It's a really slow process and insanely frustrating but it's amazing to see my characters interacting. I skipped chapter 1 to work on chapter 2 because i think there are a few tweaks i'd like to make to the short scene that makes up the 1st chapter before working on it properly. Chapter 2 is around 20 pages long and it was my goal to get it fully illustrated by the end of august, however this goal is no longer realistic because i've decided to take a pause from illustrating the comic. Although I'd love to work on it I realized that I just don't have the skill right now to do it and be even half-way happy with it.
The problem is backgrounds. I've always kept a distance from them but there's no way around it; they're a crucial part of the comic. I struggle a lot with perspective, which seems to be common in young artists and so I don't feel bad that I don't know it. I've tried to get my head around it in the past and never could but I think that's because I was still grappling with the very basics of drawing cartoon people which of course I am and always will be building on. On the positive side, I feel like now is the right time for me to start learning to apply perspective and that's what I intend to work on in the immediate future.
As well as all the Finding Ghost stuff, I've been flitting from project to project. My main secondary project is probably the Ram Girl comic, so I've been script writing and doing rough designs of costumes etc. I can't really say/show much about it without including spoilers so that's partly why I've been so inactive online as of late. But I can assure that I'm working on stuff all the time and despite the progress being slow, it is being made.
Lastly, I've been considering starting a side project which would be a little sketch comic with a really relaxed update schedule that I could use to get out a story that I've had in my head since I was like 15. I don't know if anyone would be interested in that??? but if I do go ahead and make it I'll put it up online somewhere and provide a link. Could be useful for practicing rough perspective maybe...
Extras- I got an art instagram instagram.com/crowprinceart
-I've been practicing lip sync animation, getting back into animating, yay
-Went to see how to train your dragon, it was really awesome
-Got the new photoshop cs6!!!
- I turned 18, my friends got me the art of tangled and art of dreamworks book, currently reading them and they're sooo beautiful
(sorry this is so long! gonna try update more often with less content, haha let's see how long that lasts)