Now I cant promise that this WONT be the last update for a while. Cause midterms just passed and that means CRUNCH TIME (plus I was told by a board of all my professors that my illustrated story exit show piece needs to be rethought and started over…). Still, it turns out that when I’m extraordinarily stressed out I suddenly become *very* productive. Just, not anything my professors want.
What I’m trying to say is: I doodled for TSU. Not a lot, but much more than I have in the past coupla months.
First and foremost: I FINALLY figured out Elanor’s hair! I had to do some research (*gasp*!) and decided that this was definitely a better do for her.
So who’s up for some voting? Which Ozmo poster is better? I dunno cause I created all of em and that’s why I’m asking you. The old Ozmo poster just *had* to be redone. It was ugly and slapdash.
I may do more sketches over the weekend (my last weekend to do such things for myself) but I dunno. I dont plan these things. They just tend to happen. In the middle of class. Or the middle of the night. Just never when I want them to. When THEY want to. And if I miss the opportunity, then its gone for-just-about-nearly-ever.
So while I have time to update I will:
I haven’t drawn anything, no, dont get excited. But the good news is, after my motivational talk with myself/ friend/ I’m not crazy I swear - I re-wrote the first chapter of the script (which was REALLY necessary). I have to re-script the entire first part, but its a whole lot easier than starting fresh on a different story. Plus, one chapter down! More to go! (and its a lot easier than drawing them).
So, its like, 3 in the morning. And I know I’m writing to myself, but I’m a fairly good audience, so its all good. Point is, its three. I haven’t updated this site/ drawn anything new since… uh… July?
The good news is: NO. I’m not quitting. Every time I go, eh, I dont have to… I re-read the script and realize, yes. Yes I do. Because, though the script needs quite a bit of rework, I really like the story. The characters are fantastic. The plot is silly (and borderline non-existent). And there’s just something so exciting about this comic.
Bad news: I’m exiting this semester. Which means, for the past month and a bit I’ve been up till about 2 in the morning, not slacking off or watching the youtubes or browsing the facebook, but actually working. And, as usual/ expected, my teachers dont understand how long it takes to actually *do* the work. And if they *do* understand, dont care at all. This is the first “free” time I’ve found, and I’m going to bed.
My point is: Bare with me, please. After consideration (and a wonderful discussion/ telling of the script to a friend) I know I cant quit on this story. I mean, gosh-darnit - I’ve already scripted the whole first part! Thats got to count for SOMETHING.
On a totally unrelated note: I *finally* found one! I’ve been half heartedly looking for a non-photocopy colored pencil for a while and always turned up empty. TILL NOW. Plus, it erases!
OH yes. SKETCHES. but no comic sketches I bet you noticed. and the dead, horrible silence too. I bet you thought I gave up.
And you’d be right!
So, as it turns out, I was going to give up. WAS. But, in my efforts to do ANYTHING comic related (and somewhat humorous) I discovered that I literally didn’t have anything else to do. Its TSU or bust. Plus, I *really* do like TSU. Sure, only part one is written, and yes, I will need to re-write bits of it before I start sketching the comic, but its doable. And the most doable out of any of my other, non written, silly ideas.
So guess what! I’m drawing for TSU again! And guess what else! I’M ACTUALLY DOING IT. I swear by the end of the summer (or the fall semester, whichever comes first, really) the first chapter (and the subsequent chapters there of) will be posted online! Even if it is only rough sketches. Its better than nothing, right?
Quinn character sketches! Okay, so, honestly, I didn’t know it was Quinn when I was first drawing her. I just thought it was an angsty mohawk wearing woman. But here she is. I was racking my brain of who she could be, and what story I could place her in, when I realized I didn’t know what Quinn looked like (I had a generic: Tall, Powerful, Short Haired) but no specifics. I think she fits perfectly! Oh yah, uhhuh!
Proof that I’m not dead and neither is the comic.
I like to pretend people are actually checking up on this site. And admiring the sketches. But thats just silly ole’ me. I’ve lived too long in this generation…
Anywho, pen sketches I did of Elanor. She’s not quite as petite as I’d like, but I can work on that. At least her face is right and her weight seems to be working for her.
And for those who care, I’m only on chapter one on the sketches. mmmmmm getting therrrrre. I prooooomise.
oh Ozmo. I love you too much. Teaser 2.
All I can say is YES! YES! Ozmo has evaded me (the top initial sketch and the side sketch) and there’s tons of pathetic doodles that I’m not showing you. But the Ozmo that has “Rocks” pointing at it. Yah. Thats him. Now if only I could draw lower torsos. :)
I realized I did something stupid.
Not ill-conceived, just stupid. I wanted to establish the comic site under the name tsunlimited.comicblah (and I realized yesterday I should have just used theunlimited.comicblah) - so I did so. And then put up a teaser. And then realized, hey, I haven’t even started PLANNING the comic. Yet alone DRAWING the first chapter. >.>
I would *like* to have all of chapter one drawn before I start uploading them, so that I have a buffer between what I draw and what I upload; which would mean my friends who *are* following my comic process will have to wait. For an indeterminate amount of time.
I’m sorry. For teasing you prematurely. For getting ahead of myself. For tricking you into thinking I’ve started something. (well, okay, i have *started* something, its just not ready for production yet).
I’ll try to keep this blog updated weekly with my progress - how many chapters I’ve planned, whether or not I’ve started rough drafts, when I cant take the idea of finally finishing something and quit… etc.
Just thought you should know.
my first sketch of Gill. He looks too young. I have problems drawing adults… His hair should be longer and shaggier, and I have yet to pick a wardrobe for him. So much work, so little spare time.
I inevitably feel that I draw too fast. That my work cant be a) done, or b) any good, because of how much (or little) time it took me to complete. All my art teachers (prior to college) seemed to imply so, at least. In fact, I think if I told them I was getting a degree in art, they’d laugh. But I think the problem comes from the Wayside School Stories. I cant remember what this particular story was called, but it was about a girl who drew really fast. She was really popular because of how quick she could finish her drawings, and one day, while drawing an airplane for a friend, the teacher remarks that real art, true art takes time. Lots and Lots of time. And the girl runs out of the classroom, crying. The Janitor sees her and asks her to draw him a cat for tomorrow, and she cries that by tomorrow she wont even have a wisker done!
I always feel like I’m that little girl.
I draw too fast.