I decided to give up on NaBloPoMo. Quite honestly, I didn’t have the time or motivation for it this year, although I did try to keep up by posting crappy things. Last Friday, I pretty much said “Screw it” and went to go see Wreck-It Ralph instead of dutifully staying home and producing sub-par content. That was probably the best thing I could have done, quite honestly.
The movie was fantastic, especially for someone one like me who still primarily lives in the 8 and 16-bit eras. It was especially great since I’ve been feeling like I’ve been typecast as the villian at work lately.
The Paper Man short at the start was awesome as well. It had an inspiring sense of wonder in that I found simply magical.
In the days afterward, I decided I was going just kick back, relax, eat, sleep, and play video games when not at work. I felt I needed to treat myself better instead of running myself ragged over trying to please people and beating myself up when not actively working on anything. I think I was right.
By Sunday, my head started overflowing with ideas. Dolls I wanted to make. New art forms to dabble in. Story ideas. A method for a short animation that I’ve been kicking around my head for ages. Things I simply wanted to draw. New ideas for my now-defunct webcomic that I never can fully give up one, ideas that would make things actually work.
My creative batteries, which have been practically dead for well over a year, feel more charged than ever before. Changing stuff up once in a while is a very good thing.
Anyway! About the picture way up above the wall of text I just wrote: It’s a dragon design for the comic. It’s an extra fluffy one because A) I like fluffy things and B) I’m playing Seiken Densetsu 3 at moment and Flammie is on my mind. Maybe it looks a little too Flammie-ish. Oh well.