I kind of want to make it at the VERY LEAST a weekly thing where I update my news feed, just to show I'm still around, and still doing my thing. My animation's come a little slowly, with Valentine's Day, work, school, and whatnot, but I can safely say I'm 1/3 done. I have a lot of short shifts this week, an two extra days off, so I'll have an unusual amount of time to take advantage of, so hopefully I can get a good amount of progress done.
A part of me really does wish I went with a slightly simpler character design, especially since another character does have that simpler design and I wind up finishing his shots a hell of a lot faster. I also watched some of my favorite animators for a little inspiration and noticed that they tended to have fairly simple designs. I'm capable of heavy detail, but if I want to put out stuff regularly, I gotta master the simple stuff first. Like with any medium, that's how you have to start. I might be a decent artist on paper, and an okay one with photoshop, but Flash is another ballgame entirely, and you just have to learn the ropes. I'm really taking this as a learning experience, you know?
I've learned a lot about myself, about the jokes I wanna make, about my blatant lack of work ethic and ways to improve it (I literally have not played a video game in over a week, and I genuinely feel like shit when I can't get some form of my creative process going on any given day)
I dunno, just a lot.
My girlfriend, though. She hit it home. I've been doing this almost non-stop for a couple months now, and I've been having the time of my life. She asked me if I get bored of it, and I just said '.. no. I don't.'
And I realized that, if it's at all possible, I really want this. I want to do this for a good, long time.
With that, I'm out. Off to draw a little more, then off to bed for a short shift tomorrow, then to draw some more, and hopefully get this damn thing out. I'm getting eager to start my next project, already! It's a fine line you have to walk. I want to be excited to keep my momentum going, but I can't get so over-excited that I rush this one into poor quality.
I also want to make it a point where I upload a screenshot, so, let's see here...