Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I am still working to get issue #1 up on this blog spot. I hope to have the cover and first few pages available to view within the next 2 weeks. These last few weeks have been hectic and haven't been able to sit down and upload the images. What I will be posting is the same images that appear in the print copy of my book. No changes, no extras. Just the same great story and semi-ok artwork.
Speaking of print, i recently put in an order in for more copies of issue #1. Once I get them into stores, i will post where you can get them. This whole process can be very draining and demanding. Between my regular 9-5, finding time for my family and this, I need more hours to the day....or at least have super speed like the Flash. Then maybe, I can start getting more done.
Last night, I finished a image for a friend and I'm also working on creating a Dr. Who image for a co-worker. I've never been a big Dr. Who fan. I've seen a few episodes, but it never grabbed me like other series. I don't know if that's why I had such a hard time drawing it. The layout would work and I couldn't get the image of David Tennant correct. It frustrated me like crazy.
Ever have one of those weeks where nothing you do seems to come out the way you want? I've had that feeling for the past few weeks and can't seem to break out of it. I haven't sat down to draw a page from issue #2 of Shaman's Destiny in over a week. I'm hoping I can hope back in to it. Don't get me wrong, I have definitely been drawing, but I think I am intimidated by my own book. I want to produce something that everyone loves and my fears I think, are causing me to not attempt to work on it. I will have to get over that soon.
Well, enough rambling. It's time to get back to work. More to post next week.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
About to watch "Teen Titans Go" before I sit down and draw. I originally did not like this show. I was really pissed off and annoyed that they removed "Young Justice" for this show, but after a few episodes its really grown on me. I still wish they would bring back YJ though.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
With issue 2, I'm already coming across some of the same issues I had with issue 1: Lack of time and energy (it takes a lot of me to try and write, draw, ink and edit my own comic book, while still working a full time job and taking care of my family), lack of knowledge ( I keep having to remind myself that though I've been reading comic books for 20 years and drawing for 30, I'm still a novice when it comes to the steps) and lack of skills (I still need to grow. My abilities are better than the average bear, but not where I want them to be).
I see so many improvements from what I was producing in issue 1. If you were lucky enough to purchase issue 1 and are nice enough to purchase issue 2, please share your thoughts on things, good or bad. I need criticism to get better. Though I love and appreciate the kind words, I need the negativity to keep grounded and push myself to produce better stories.
With this blog, I hope to update as much as possible. Right now I have a feeling I will be able to update about once every other week, but I will try and update whenever I remember to. I will be sharing my ups and downs, where I am as far as progress wise. When I remember to, I will also post any other projects I am working on.
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