OK I'm really curious, but what is this Inception comic you're doing and where can we read it!
Hello! I feel honored, I enjoy your blog so much! The short answer is … I don’t really have much to see that’s not already here ;_;
To elaborate, well… all of my Inception-comic-wip stuff has it’s own tag. Unfortunately, the only one I’ve actually finished is the Saito one, also the Doctor Who crossover. For one, I can be veeery slow, and I don’t always have a lot of time to work on drawing (I have a mind numbing fulltime job, yadda yadda etc etc.)
Next, I’ve been really set on trying to push myself lately. The Saito comic was a stack of panels, with not a lot going on. This current one I’ve posted a few panels of I was determined to take it to the next level and try to create an actual multi-page comic. Trying different perspectives, actually putting in nice backgrounds, spending a little more time on research and references - basically not half-assing it. However, I’ve been feeling a little shaky with putting too much time into what was basically built around a ridiculous set of gag panels. Then I see someone else’s awesome stuff and I stumble around and fret, feeling like I’m a five year old taking crayons to the wall in comparison.
The most recent sketch I posted (the Arthur and Eames one) is another idea I whipped up last week or so. This is planned to be a bit more “serious” and less of a goof off. I took the time to actually write out a script, which is a bit crazy for me, as I don’t do much writing these days. I plan on getting to work on it very soon.
Finally, I do try to keep a bit of variety into my art. As much as I love Inception, I still want to spread my doodles around a bit.
Oh gosh, this got long. Thanks for your interest, I do appreciate it very much!
Note how Cyclops gets the shitty, comic-sans-esque, font because he’s extremely crap.
I’ve got the theme tune stuck in my head now.. Might have to be my new ringtone..
Ok, so my best friend got hooked on this, and she made me watch it. I’d read a bunch of my mom’s old X-men comics (the really early Kirby and Lee stuff), but not as much as the new, so we started getting into the book(s) then and that combined with my discovery of anime (besides Americanized cartoons) shortly before that is pretty much what made my hobby of the self taught art I’m practicing today kick into overdrive. I had always drawn a lot through childhood and the teen years, and I’ve made cartoony drawings of some kind since forever, but I track this back to when it became crystal clear to me that "this is what I really love to do".
Put up a slightly older piece on hitRECord just now; I’m sitting here thinking about how negative it really is but how calming it was for me to do at the time that I created it.
I don’t know how to express myself, I guess. That’s not saying that I can’t, but rather how to do so in a productive manner. I daydream too much and a lot of it doesn’t make it into a more physical manifestation than that. I feel kind of bad about it. I feel like I am a pretty imaginative person and very creative, and sometimes even talented just a little itty witty teeny weeny bit. I look at what art I have done in the past and in the last few years it hasn’t been much, nor anything of large consequence. But I’m pretty proud of it and happy that I have done it; a lot of the times it is just very difficult for me to sit down and focus on what I am doing long enough to finish it, or sometimes I spend too much time on something and get frustrated when it is not to my liking and wind up never finishing it.
I really wish I were better at taking an idea and moving it forward past that stage. I’m not sure exactly what holds me back and so I cannot fix that for the time being. What I do produce, as I said, I am proud of. It’s a struggle to make, at times. It’s a struggle to want to share.
idek where this was going but so yeah.
I have so much stuff in my head that feels like it should be cool and interesting, but I never feel like I’ll ever get it all out. I like to nudge my friends into exploring their creativity, because I know how great it can feel, and how proud of yourself you feel afterwards. My “daily doodle” project has been pretty satisfying, even on days when it’s pretty much crap (and I post it anyway, because even if I’m frustrated by it, I want to show myself that yes I can improve and change). I just keep pushing on, hoping I can achieve the level that I’d really like to be at someday - even on nights where I have barely an hour to spend. Sometimes the results can be surprising.
So uh, yeah.. uhm. Don’t be discouraged, keep at it :)
Rambling reply is rambling, and probably unnecessary at this point. Sorry.