Sketched up a dinosaur for the comic (they are the monster that will be attacking.)
This one is spinosaurus. Now, if any of you are dinobuffs, yes, it is not that accurate, but these are kid imagination monsters, so really how realistic do you expect them to be? Because I know when I was a kid the loud banging car sounds from the freeway were dinosaurs attacking at night and I can assure you, they were much bigger than any real dinosaur and much scarier in my nightmares.
Yes, look at that masterful coloring within the lines - and yeah, the tail got a bit thin, it will be wider.
I also worked on a couple of other dinosaurs, but they are just really quick sketches at the moment because I do not have enough time to finish them today. Hopefully I will have time to whip them up with my other sketches tomorrow.
Yeah I'll join. I feel my goal will be a little difficult not just cause I have started a few days late.
30 penciled pages (More of concept art ideas) for my comic MetaFurs
1 fully inked page for my current Web Comic ConFURence a week to keep it up to date.
and continue my goal for at least one image for FA a week.
The main goal for me is the 30 pencils but my obligations take obvious priority. Just gona see how well I do ^.=.^
"Sometimes, I really hate knowing myself so well. :P", 4th Jun 2012, 7:05 AM#49
Location:Ol' Lynchy, a couple feet above the ground.
Gah. I'm probably not alone on this, but I'm fairly certain nobody else has this problem as bad as I do, at least, right now--procrastinating.
Specifically, when it comes to doing parts of the drawing which I know are hard and will be time-consuming, taking a lot of effort to actually finish, when it's one of the smallest details on the character, and knowing that I have to still do it over and over again to reach my goal...
...Well, I suddenly lose my drive to work on it at all. :P
Of course, I know that if I don't work on it now, I'll never work on it. And as it is, I might not even complete it WITH the work I'm putting in, because I'm not putting ENOUGH work in. :P I can do productive procrastination, via saving the most tedious (not necessarily hardest, just the most groan-inducing) for last, meaning I get work done on other parts, but knowing that I'll have to work on that detail (which my mind obviously is telling me I'd rather not do) really drains the commitment out of me.
So I do other tasks, spend time messing around here and there...and when once it was 11 in the morning, now it's nearly midnight with the same amount of progress: zero. :P
I'll work through it, though. This is real comic experience for me, so even if I fail it'll be extremely good (failure is always an option! ...but it's not exactly Plan A. :P), because I'm drawing what will end up as the comic--if I can get rid of those feelings now (rather than having them later), then that means I'll be better at handling them when they come up for the future, allowing me to ensure that I keep a schedule and don't fall behind like many people do.
So not only will my skills get better with this, but so will my discipline. (That said, though, I'm probably not going to make my goal. I'd set a new one, but if I aim for the new one rather than the old one, then I'll fall short of the NEW one as well. :P But by aiming for the old one, well, I'd hopefully make whatever my new one woulda been. Not as good as having made my 30-panel goal, but still having accomplished more than I coulda hoped for.
And of course, I'm not going to give up. I'd love to get 30 panels done. Heck, I'd love to get all material covered by my original six comics done, and that'd probably be around 60, maybe even more, depending on how the revised scripts work out. Not exactly realistic to do in a month when it takes ~6 hours per panel* and I'd have to do 2 a day, but still, one can dream...... :P)
*Yes, this means in a day I could THEORETICALLY get four panels, but c'mon. I need sleep. :P And I need food as well. Those rob 8-12 hours away, leaving 12-14. And while I sometimes have those hours on the weekend, I obviously don't have anything close to that level of time available during the weekday. I'd be lucky to get the 6 hours a day I need during the weekday. Still, I make time whenever I can to work, so I'll get done what I get done.
OH MY GOD, I killed a lot of sleep to finish my sketch for today. Actually, no, fudging around with the HTML really burnt up like, two hours, BUT YOU KNOW.
Day 2: Mandy Redesign
Okay, here's day 2. I decided to change Mandy's attitude from kind of grumpy and sassy to more of a spunky lil' firecracker. I really am not sure (at all) where the story is going, but as I'm drawing and establishing characters, I'm getting a bit more of an idea. I have ideas for characters and their roles, I just don't know how everything is going to come together.
Day 3: Imp
Here's an Imp like character(it's a ghost story), who's going to be a trouble maker. I don't know if I'm going to have him speak or just be kind of obnoxious but silent. Also, I have no idea why he randomly grew a sleeve in the second drawing. I was really upset after I noticed it (halfway through inking).
Thanks! I'm actually thinking about trying a more cartoony approach with this comic than I'm used to... I mean, I know I'm usually pretty cartoony, at least with faces, but I want something more western, kinda like a Dexter's Lab feel or Fairly Oddparents. I'll probably spend a couple days of just re sketching all my characters in a completely different cartoon style to see how it works.
... I think it's apparent that I have no idea what I'm doing. Maybe I'm over-analyzing.
Here are some sketches of the other dinos from yesterday that I did not finish. Although I feel like a need a few more, maybe something classic like a stegosaurus...I don't know.
This one is all feathery, but there is no way I am drawing a ton of feathers, so I am still playing around with how I want to do that.
Just a leg...a copout, eh maybe. But that is all you will see of him, that and crushed cars.
And the the new sketches for today, the adults...group 1 Jungle themed. The colors still up to change, they will be based on the kids' clothing so it would depend on what they are wearing that day. The anatomy could use a bit of improvement, but I will worry about what when I work on the actual pictures.