An Art Rant.
I have a problem, my computer that allowed me to color and work on digital art mediums is pretty much dead.
I'm looking into getting a new art computer all together. I can of course still scan and be able to upload inked works just fine of course, but I can't just post only black and white inked works of mine. It's an eyesore for my gallery and no one likes to look at black and white only images as much as color ones.
So, I'm going to try to experiment with more traditional mediums again.
Like, before I used to actually use colored pencils a LOT in 2011 before I discovered digital coloring, so going to colored pencils at first seemed like a regression. It seemed like I was doing oil paints and somebody ripped them from my hands and told me to back to coloring with crayons. I may have been wrong. What makes me want to try my hand at it again is colored pencils actually make for some pretty nice stuff! These are great. www.thisiscolossal.com/wp-cont…3.bp.blogspot.com/_M9u2OuNUtoQ…www.123inspiration.com/wp-cont…media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236…
Also, I have these sharpie marker brush pens that I never really used and I should really start practicing with them. I remember actually using them for a drawing assignment in my 2d design class and it came out pretty nice! To bad I can't find it or I'd post it here. I think that if I master them a little more I can put out some really vibrant stuff...
Also, I have these mysterious tubes and canvases and brushes for something called "acrylics". I'm really scared of using them... But I know their basics. I've done it before. But too bad I won't know WHAT to paint on them... My usual cartoony stuff will be kinda a waste... It needs to be SPECIAL.The Graphic Novel.
Ok, I want to make a graphic novel. Obviously. It's been a goal of mine ever since middle school to publish a real true graphic novel to release to the public and junk. But my problem is I'm not sure where to start or really how to go about it. I guess I'm kinda stuck in the conceptual phase of the thing. I'm still trying to sort out the story and build the world that these characters inhabit. The thing is, I'm not sure how much of what kind of concept work is needed before you're ready to start on the actual genuine production itself. I also don't know if a huge script for it is necessary or not, but that may just be denial brought on by the fact that writing a huge script sounds both intimidating and a little boring...
What I KNOW I need are:
Character designs/ and models
An overall story summary
A stronger villain
Flora and Fauna since this is a fantasy set in a world where anthropomorphic animals are people, I'll need to make new kinds of animals so it's not weird.
What do you guys think?