Saturday, April 25, 2015

"What if one look at the ocean changed your life forever?" Sirena's Children Page #2

What if one look at the ocean changed your life forever?

That's the moment this comic page is all about. It's a defining moment in the life of my character, Cassie. It also took a lot longer to post that I had planned.

I was going to post it much sooner, but something happened that made me question whether I should go forward with my graphic novelization. I came across a piece of comic art, and the instant I saw it I thought: I wish my comics looked that good.

I suddenly felt like my artwork wasn't good enough for my graphic novelization. How could I settle for anything less but the best it could be? Shouldn't I just get good enough at drawing first? I debated about this for a long time, almost giving up on this comic series for who knows how long. Then I realized that comic drawing skills improve best by making comics. Besides this is the art project I feel most passionately about.

So maybe this comic series doesn't look as amazing now as it will in the future, but that will be something worth seeing. It's time to stop procrastinating and worrying about the what ifs. This story needs to be brought to visual life.

However, I do think I need to take a step back and simplify the coloring a little, because that is taking me way too many hours for this to be practical. I also think there are things about some of the line art I'd like to rework, particularly in the character art. Once I have a better grip on the look and process, I will surge forward though this. Other than those two things, I think I'm ready to give this another go.

I'm sorry I haven't posted more on this blog. I'm also sorry this comic page isn't fully shaded, but I didn't want to spend too much more time on something that wouldn't be the final product.

Enough rambling! Here is page #2!

In other news, my fourth novel is still in the works. I will get it written and published as soon as I can manage to. It's hard to find my writing spirit lately, though. It's not a dispassion with the story so much as the medium. My writing mood isn't coming to me as often as I'd like, but I'll push through the block. Until my next post, thank you for reading, and I'll talk to you later.