The month of June is over, thus ending a whole lotta art projects I had to complete. The Shard costume is done (pictures will be uploaded soon as well as photos from the Sonic convention), the dragon mural is done (which should be in my gallery), and the program for Chinese Culture Camp 2014 is complete (sketches from this year and last year will be uploaded)!
I will probably be on and off deviantart for the remainder of the summer. The rest of summer won't nearly be as busy as June, however, I still have some art projects to complete as well as life stuffs. But among those art projects will be some things I'll try to complete before school starts up for me:
- Next batch of background characters (I have plenty of characters for the background for now. So after this next batch I won't do another one for a while).
- Finish the pose/reference tutorial
- Finish incomplete Sermon Notes
One more thing I want to discuss before closing this journal, SatBK: Chaotix. Don't worry, this series will not be canceled. Though it is taking me a lot longer to complete pages than I realized. The more I practice and experiment with different mediums of art, the more I realize my limitations as an artist. People I know say I have a lot of skills as an artist, but I can't do everything. I have a lot of difficulty coloring in pages (especially the backgrounds) and being the editor (making sure the story makes sense and is grammatically correct). So, I'm guess what I'm trying to say is: I need help with the series. I've hesitated to ask for help for any of my series because I thought I could do everything myself. I probably could do everything myself, if I had the time. But that's the major issue: time.
From my previous journals and deviations you guys know I've become quite busy lately. It's both a good thing and a bad thing. It's good because I'm both getting recognition as an artist and getting paid to do what I love. It's bad because it takes away time to complete more of my comic series. It drives me crazy too because I'm doing what I love for my career and not doing what I want to do at the same time. It's kinda bitter sweet. I don't want to stop any of my series because of the amount of work put into them, and I don't want to disappoint you guys. You guys who have been supportive of me throughout all my excuses and randomness.
So, I've come to a conclusion. If SatBK: Chaotix can be updated on a timely manner, and not interfere with my career and life, I will need to recruit help. As I said before I've hesitated to ask for help because I don't want to sound pushy. I'm sure everyone else is just as busy or busier than I am, so it would be inconvenient for them to help. Maybe another reason I'm hesitant to ask for help is because I want the entire look of the comic to be professional. If the entire comic were to be done completely by myself it would look exactly like I want it too, but it would be uploaded at a snails pace.
I'm indecisive presently, so I ask you guys: would you prefer the series to be updated faster (recruit help), or wait for the sake of quality (not recruit help)?
Another thing for SatBK: Chaotix: I really don't like how the 1st page came out (in terms of the layout). The perspective is a bit wonkey since there's elements and things that don't fit quite right. So I'm thinking of redoing the 1st page, and splitting it into two pages. That way more background characters will be shown, more of the setting will be shown, and the overall flow of the comic will look MOAR professional.
That's all I got for this journal. Thanks for reading!
And if you're a new watcher, welcome aboard! Just be prepared, it get's crazy here sometimes.