Even though I don't really have a fanbase started yet, just friends and family, I still feel like its "healthy" to log on and actually be active on my deviant art. anyway I wanted toilet you guys know some thoughts I've been having about my work and progression towards the future. I don't really see myself as a comic book artist ir a game design...but a story teller. Well thats a goal at least. I try to look deep down in myself and see just what I want out of life and my artwork and as I get closer and constantly pursue an aspect of my dreams I start to see my future clearer--If that makes sense. I know I want to tell a story but I don't nessasarily want to make a "game" or rather i would like the player/audience be apart of that story and live it for themselves. I think along the lines of RPG games which Im no expert in...
But, Let me get to my point--I want to focus on storytelling for a while. Developing characters, setting, plot lines, etc. Because I want to actually finish my story. I listened to a podcast this week that talk about how this guy wanted to make animation for movies and stuff, but he was working along and he didn't want to wait 7 years or whatever to see the final screening so he ended up making a graphic novel. This really opened my eyes about something about artists and that is we are big dreamers. Some people a little more rational than others but still people I know that are my age who make art love to aim high but often go into things blind.
SOOOOO.....I want to make a graphic novel too (well something like it at least). I want to be able to finish my story and then later adapt it into a game or film or whatever it takes me, but one things is for certain and that is I WANT TO SEE THE END! So for the time being Im going to be releasing a few filler drawings after I finish moving (also Im moving btw so I've been busy) and then start to develop more wrk on yellow bricks and hopefully get something done before summer's end. I don't really care what it is but I want to see a story fleshed out on a page--maybe a scene or a action page but something I want done.
Lastly I want to stop taking on more than I can handle (as an artist and a person) Im very independent and I often keep things to myself and don't seek help or criticism but in order for me to get better and reach my goals Im going to have to open up for someone and let them poke around up in my noodle to get the good stuff. And on that note I'm going to bed now but I look forward to the next couple months--going to be some real change and plus I already started drafting ideas for my next piece.