Hello Deviants. How's it going?
Just posting a journal because there isn't much else I'm going to be doing on DA until further notice. I've been doing nothing but traditional drawing lately and aside from the fact that my scanner sucks, I'd have to say I've been enjoying it. I'm trying to relax a bit when it comes to my art, taking everything in stride and remembering that it's all about practice, practice, practice. Not everything is going to be perfect and sometimes I'm going to have to just start over. Nothing to get frustrated about.
I've been mostly sketching and haven't really delved in to any refined work quite yet, but it has helped loosen up my hand and I'm liking the quality of a lot of my recent sketches.
In other news, I've decided to officially take a break from Dirty
and come back to the project when I'm ready for it. There are a lot of pieces to the story that I'm still trying to fit together and even though I have what I believe to be a solid beginning, the vision I have for the project won't allow me to start it half-cocked. Let's just say, it's still in the oven.
In the meantime and in between time I'll be shifting my focus to a story I've had floating around in my head for a while now called, Mother of Misfortune
. The plot to this is much more straight-forward and I've already started scripting the first chapter.
Aziza, a young reclusive mother residing in the village of Red Crest with her infant son, Umi (optional name), is living an ordinary life until she is confronted by a group of men sent by the king. It is then revealed that she is Aziza, the Final Gale; a former member of King Arun's band of mercenary warlords called the Eight Arms of Ruin. After one of King Arun's sons is murdered under the watch of Aziza's replacement, he is banished and she is reluctantly called back in to battle. And then... stuff happens. dun dun dun.
The setting has kind of a Samurai Seven vibe minus all the samurai and giant mechas with the addition of more fantasy elements. I'm still working on the character concepts because at this point I only know what Aziza looks like. Also, I have to learn to draw armor or attain a God-like level of armor shorthand, because there is a lot of armor. Damn it. I just realized... there's A LOT of armor.
Well, that's it. Bye.
Wait. No it isn't. Tell me about your projects. I want to know every excruciating detail