So I’ve still been doing a lot of research- type stuff for the Peddler’s Tales, the next short story. There’s a whole lot to figure out since I want to be somewhat historically accurate, but then on the other hand, I’m like “maybe I should just start working on it now…” I am over eager to start it but I already feel like it’s getting bigger and bigger… For instance, it takes place in the 1700′s for part of the time and James and I just randomly picked Eastern Europe. It’s a fascinating time period! The story takes place on the fringe of the Ottoman Empire so there is this great cultural mix between Middle Eastern and Western European style, religion, and culture. And it just so happens that at this time everybody wore these really extravagant patterned, layered clothes. Think Aladdin and then mix in hoop skirts, and Pilgrims and add a lot of decor and you’ve basically got how people dressed back then. And now I have to draw that. Everybody gets multiple patterns on their clothes too and they’re all different so that should be interesting how that all turns out. It will be really hard for me to not give up halfway for all these pages! It’s a big goal but it’s broken down fairly well and I just started putting all the info into Scrivener, so I hope it will turn out for the better and I won’t freak out about it too much >.<
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So today I decided to take a break from art college, which feels strange to me seeing as I’ve been in school since I’ve been five. The idea is make art on my own instead of pay someone $xxxx to critique my art (which is mostly what they do after the fourth semester, I feel.) That and I feel that the colleges around me aren’t all that great, not to say that I am super smart, but several incidences with professors left me with the feeling that they didn’t care about growing as an artist themselves or about developing students. It’s almost as if the professors critique the poor students more and the better students get a pat on the back but no direction. I am reading the book “How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist without Losing Your Soul” and it talks a little bit about how professors are intimidated by their students because they feel the students will take over “their” gallery space. It’s frustrating as a student to get a critique from a professor that doesn’t help my own style but is merely what he would do in his place. And of course you’re going to be graded on this, so it would be better for my GPA to follow his advice like a little minion but in the long run its something I’ll have to unlearn. And so I decided, “hey, I’m pretty smart; let’s try teaching myself this and on the way save some coin.” So let the adventures begin. James and I have planned out several comics along with lots of little silly things that we love. And compared to school, it seems a much better alternative. <3
So i know we just launched and haven’t even developed a solid idea of the identity we want to have but I guess I just want to start getting something down… I see this as an opportunity to grow and create. Ideas are flying everywhere and while I like them all I cant do everything at least not right now, so a scope is needed. I think it would be great to use this site to post our comics, especially with three story lines already in the making. At the same time there is HUGE potential for even more. I have ideas and thoughts that I would love to express via a blog, so I think I will do that as well… maybe more thought out then this post will be but a consistent blog would be nice… so I guess there are two core ideas here, blogging and comics. further potential inclusion are art work/ portfolio work, forums or at the very least blog responses. Vlogs or video blogs, we could also include other extras like a bio page, FAQ, wallpaper section and even a shopping cart for t shirt designs farther down the road.
I guess the point is of all this potential, none of it matters if nothing ever starts and starting on all that seems too much so we will start simple… a web comic… and maybe a blog…
and so who we are is an important thing, why theoretical anomaly? 1. Because its fun…. why be boring? 2. Because Anomaly’s are entertaining and rare? 3. because theories are a topic of interest of mine, and anomaly’s catch attention 4. Because Im not just making a site but a location and at this place the theoretical is possible and anomalies are everyday, in the world of my mind, monsters are just people or maybe people are the monsters and perspective is a mater of influence and direction – from where i stand your the “anomaly”.
anyways, fun times, we shall see what comes of all of this…