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-24. april 2017-
Heya Guys 'n' Gals,
today I’m gonna talk a lot about passion, real life, work and some other stuff.
Stuff to come
Since I go on vacation in a week, I need to finish some work, stay motivated and manage everything around. First off I’m working hard on the Abesome Life One-Offs to have some to upload when I’m on Vacation. Some Pages are going fast but others are much more detailed and I struggle to finish them. To get in the right mindset I can’t just jump right into the page and draw, I need to warm up and motivate myself. For that I work on this:
I don’t intend to finish this Artwork soon, but more to make it more perfect. As you can see only two characters are inked. I have more work in progress Artworks like this one and I look at those daily. After a while, I find out what is wrong, what bothered me and the I go in and fix it as good as I can. For example Empty’s Pose (Guy in the water falling back). For the longest time, I was unsatisfied with the pose even when I copied a real life pose. I’m still not 100% satisfied with it but I’m sure I will find out what’s wrong someday.
Also after inking, I fix stuff. On the far Right, MJ’s Head was too big so I made it a bit smaller and now it look much more lively. For the Future I’m going to ink Marianne (Far left), then Shilly (Girl in the middle, far back) and then Eeliya (the cat girl with the Bucket). Somehow I’m unsatisfied with each of the guys, but I somehow got the right formula for the girls. I guess it is more interesting for me to draw women *wink wink*.
Well, I think I will go into coloring before I’m done with all the lines. I never worked that way on an Artwork, but I think when I take my time with something like that then the final product will better than anything I did before.
But coming back to my comics, after working up to one hour on random Artworks I go right into a new page or that one I worked on before. Most of the time I’m in the right mindset to finish it in one go. But sometimes Something is wrong or I don’t get the character right or something breaks my concentration and I need a break. This is not that healthy for the page I work on because I mostly stop that day working on it completely. I know it sounds like whining but in my opinion, it is important to be motivated and inspired for something like art. if you force it, it will feel lifeless and that’s something I don’t want. I wanna keep going with the comic as long as I can without a break, but also I don’t want it to be lifeless and just some forced story. I guess what I’m saying is, I’m sorry if you’re disappointed when the comic feels flat or maybe misses an upload, but I’m only human and I don’t want to force anything.
Them dang Netflix shows
Well, one of the reasons why I think about stuff like this is because I watch stuff besides working. And sometimes the stuff is too good to look at another screen. After a long time thinking about it I started watching 13 Reasons why. It was a mistake. Don’t get me wrong. The show accomplished what it intended, but dang, now I’m sad. This show was way too real to be ignoring that message and now I’m thinking about the value of life. Ironically it stripped me of my motivation to work inspired on my Comics. Ideally, I should think “Yeah! Life’s short and I should spread fun and giggles with my comics all around”. But having something sad as the base of that cripples this thought somehow.
So the next logical step was watching something funny to get my giggles on. I watched some Movies on Netflix because I didn’t want to commit to a show. I just knew I’ll suck the next show up and won’t work. But eventually the Movies weren’t that great and didn’t do anything for me, so I finally decided to start watching Bojack Horseman. I firstly thought nothing of this. I just thought it was a boring show about a dude with a horse head. But now the show had to be great and awesome and I watched the whole first season in one day. And yes the show if freaking funny, but also it had to be way too real again. One moment you laugh your ass off and the other you shed a tear.
Now I want to keep watching the show but I’m afraid I don’t get any work done.
I would have kept watching Samurai Jack, but I caught up with the most recent episode and now I have to wait each week for the next one. BTW the new season is freaking awesome. It somehow changed the tone completely but still is the same show. The creators are geniuses. I want to create something awesome like that too…
I need to keep working on my comics…
I want to make people feel things through my comics…
People, I need to go. I have work to do!
Keep your desks clean