I drew a lot as a kid but stopped doing so around 7-8? I don't know all the reasons, but I guess one was that I had nobody to show it to. Sure my mom loved all I drew but that doesn't count <.<
Many years ago, when the Manga/Anime wave hit, it made me want to re-discover my love for drawing. I bought a "How to draw Manga" book (7 to be exact) and went to work. And with the internet I could show people. And get feedback and this is what kept me going.
Those who follow me for longer know I am rather lackluster with finishing things. I have tons of unfinished stories and pictures in my galleries. This extends to other things in my life as well. I quickly get bored of stuff as new shiny's demand my attention.
But one thing I did not give up was drawing itself. And I am very happy and a little proud of it. And a big reason for that are all the people that follow me and comment on my stuff.
When I started I thanked every single person on their page. Then that became a bit too much and I only thanked people that watched me. And I still do that on FA... cause... old habits I guess.
It was a big step for me when I joined Inkbunny and suddenly got so many watches that I thought: "I can't say thanks to them all". But that does not mean I don't appreciate them. I do. I check the main page of everyone who watches and click on their faves or their uploads when something looks interesting.
To comments I always reply, except in very rare cases.
So I'd like to say "Thank you." to all of you 1100 watchers and everyone who has left a comment or a favorite. Your feedback is what inspires me to keep doing what I love (and you too apparently ^^)
PS: I have not forgotten about all my unfinished stuff. I just constantly get new ideas for things. And if I don't at least sketch the ideas I know I'll forget them. And then it looks nice and I polish it and then... i run out of time.
In my head there are so many things "in queue". I have like half a dozen whole comic projects I could do. So much fanart I want to draw. So many stories to write. So many ideas for games too, which mostly are theoretical since I can't program. Here is a small list to show you what I can remember at this moment without my reference at home (I'm at work... otherwise I'd be playing X-Com :P)
- Prepare for GMing Pathfinder (ongoing)
- Adapt D&D/Pathfinder to Magic the Gathering (together with my brother). Meaning for example adapting everything to the 5 color system (or six if you count colorless). Spells will be color, Classes and class abilities will be color, Alignment will be replaced by color.
For example Paladins do not get "Smite Evil", they Get "Smite the two opposing colors of my color". So a White paladin could smite Black and Red Creatures. A Green Paladin would smite Black and Blue creatures.
Likewise a channeling cleric would heal the two friendly colors (as per the color wheel) and could hurt the two opposing ones.
The idea is that you can take any creature card from the game and say "I play this guy!" and quickly design your char along the card's flavor and abilities.
- Make a completely new RP game based on my "shapeshifting robots invade robotic planet" setting I was talking about in an earlier journal (which was initially an idea for an MMORPG/Shooter).
- Game idea of a little girl in a haunted mansion with a funny old/new mechanic as part of the puzzles and riddles. Sorta a mix of point and click adventure, platformer.
- I wanna draw a funny comic about Skunkworks' Penance and Sen.
- Still need to finish a story commission, but I am not in writing mood (just drawing) atm.
5 years, 10 months ago
17 Oct 2012 13:13 CEST