Friday, November 6, 2009

spinning tires

I'm not a fast worker, that's for damned sure. I'd like to say I don't spend as much time daydreaming while drawing as I did in math class, but the truth is I'm often miles away even while I'm doing what I like best.

Sometimes it's just me being a perfectionist and not being able to uncork speed and creativity, other times I just can't figure out what to draw or how to draw it. Conceptualizing is, I think, the hardest part of anything I've done. Execution can be time-consuming, but settling on what in particular to execute can just grind me to a halt.

Most of what I've shared on deviantART is more or less complete in nature, at least from a per-upload perspective. I've preferred to submit only what I consider to be a fairly completed piece (with the exceptions of a few scrapbook materials, most of which are horrifically dated) But in doing so, particularly with Bomango, story and characters only come out in bursts, and a cohesive comic narrative has not been forthcoming.

My goal here at this blog is to offer more insight as to what I'm working on with a more bare-bones approach to sharing my work, rather than inconsistent and maybe overwrought submissions at dA. Which means I'm going to probably post crap I'll be itching to take down almost immediately, but we'll see how this goes.

Anyhow, I'll offer a few creative smatterings or smatterings of creativity as I go along and warm up to the idea of true blogging. I might also try to share current work from clients as well, at least as far as NDA taboos allow.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I have the exact same problem; conceptualizing anything takes up most of my time, and I don't get much drawing done either. Have faith, though, it should get better.