I have been taking it easy for the past month, I just finished my degree and graduated university. I’ve not really been drawing much apart from the odd doodle on scraps of paper on my desk, I’ve enjoyed not doing anything.
But my time of rest is approaching its end, I have many things that I want to accomplish:
- I will be altering my website in the next few weeks, I want to alter the way in which the projects are listed and make it easier to use. The web version of my last project (Dreambox) is still somewhat unfinished and needs finishing. I want to redo all the art and background images of my site and fix an expanding menus problem I was having which meant I had to remove expanding menus, I want expanding menus.
- I will be undertaking some new personal illustration projects that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Simple projects like a “drawing a day” project , some book cover redesigns and video game based art.
- I will be making some short animations. I just want to make very short sequences with a focus on smooth animation and movement. I’ve toyed with it in the past but I’ve not pushed it nearly as far as I’d like to. I also want to focus on making some GIFS, I want the outcome of these to be illustrations that move rather than animations, like a drawing of a girl whose hair blows in the wind, like pictures in wizard newspapers rather than animations.
- I have been working on ideas for video games for a long time but with no real intent to make one. I will however be trying my hand at making some basic flash based games. I used to have an episode every 2 or 3 months and decide that I wanted to learn c++, flash or java, but I’ve realised that for now it is not worth my time learning a programming language. I will be using existing game engines and creation software and focus on the art direction and game design elements. Anything I make will be made available on my website.
I will be doing other things too, but I needed to break this blog post drought that has been plaguing my page for a month and a half.
Also its become nearly impossible to do any work in my current “studio space”, luckily one of my girlfriends brothers ,whom we live with, is moving out within the next month or so and I will be turning his room into an office/studio. I will no doubt post pictures of this when I’m settled in, and start drawing properly again.
Living like this is unproductive.