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08 March 2013 @ 09:50 am
Thank you everyone for the nice comments on Quetzalcoatl. I'm riding high off of that still. He seems so real to me now. I don't think I've ever had a character develop so quickly for me. A bit overwhelming but don't stop. I like it. So yeah, new Triumph icon and expression. I had to make to go along with how I felt and since I often feel accomplished I definitely needed an icon like this. I wrote up his bio last night so check that out.

Quetzalcoatl Bio

Before I go on I want to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to darknessiguana and kabuldur. I have been thinking about both of you and hope you guys have a wonderful day filled with budgie goodness.

I have that "Now what?" feel after having worked on that pic so long. Though I have a bunch more work piled up to do, it's still a funny kind of lost feeling. I shall try to gather my thoughts here. I have started to ink Malidicus and I should work on him. Need to keep inking and coloring the expressions. I have to draw seven more still. I hope I can. I left the hardest for last. I need to write. The ideas for their short stories must be put down. One short story I'm starting to see as a comic book. I think it would be great as one. I haven't drawn a comic book in YEARS! One of the hardest things about comic book art is the panels. I don't know what kind of layout I want and I just start making boxes and filling stuff in. So I never know what it will look like, or how many pages there will be. I remember when I used to go to the comic shop they sold pre-made layouts. That was so cool but I always worried that, what if I need a big box for the next scene and it's small or vice-versa? So that would be the hardest part for me. No fancy shading either or I'll never get done. I'll keep it nice cell shading which looks very good anyway. The other big problem with this is I still don't have a design for Malidicus's human form. I need to know what he looks like and it's starting to become a real problem. Perhaps that is something I need to work on today. His wolf form is done. Got the A-Ok on that. So perhaps I should draw a bunch of guys and see which one Chris likes. Well we both have to like him. I have a general description, but one of my draw backs is I really have no vision. I go into a lot of my art blind and don't know what will come out until it's done. I call it intuitive drawing. Not good actually. That's when I wish I could be an S type. I usually have just general ideas and fuzzy images in my head.

Today is plant watering day. I have never been able to water all my plants on plant watering day. I need to do some cleaning since I have been neglecting the house. So if I can work until the afternoon or early evening then I can get back to art. I don't want to stop actually, I'm so possessed right now, but I think I need to take a break.

I miss playing bass. I think about my guitar all the time. I stare at it hanging on the wall when I sit with Chris in his room. When I listen to my metal, I imagine myself playing along, or trying to figure out the bass part. But since I haven't played in, oh gosh I think a year, I'm also a bit afraid to. I was getting so good. I worry I'd be a total beginner again and I have to relearn all my songs. UGH! Not good to feel that way because the more I don't do it, the worse I will get. And I dread retuning it. But it's not a wall ornament. I miss playing bass. I need to get back into it. I need to clip my nails.

EDIT: Oh and even though I lost interest in it, I need to play Sims today. I want to get clips of Ophidius talking so you guys will know what he sounds like. That voice I made for him is perfect. Chris asked me yesterday what he sounds like and it was kind of hard to explain though I can sometimes imitate him. You guys know he sounds like classic Savatage as Quetz, but I need to get a recording of his voice as Ophidius. Gah, but my stupid game takes at least 20 minutes to load. Another thing that kind of turns me off of it. I wonder if it's the giant house and all the stuff in that that makes it so slow. My computer is not slouch either, so I don't know. I'll time it...if I can even stay in the room the whole time.
Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Savatage - When the Crowds Are Gone
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Chisilvolf on March 8th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
Haha I get that feeling sometimes. I have all these ideas for pics as well at the moment and don't know where to start lol.

Wow your game takes 20 minutes to load? Crazy! Mine only takes a couple of minutes.
Des: Gamingthagirion on March 8th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hehe, yeah I should probably work on Malidicus next an some of the expressions. Something easier will be a nice change.

I timed it while I went about doing other things. Total from start up took 15 mins. It seemed faster this time.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 9th, 2013 10:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for your birthday wishes. Yes, my day was filled with budgie goodness in the form of family contacting me, sending me presents etc :)

I think it's natural to have that 'Now what?' feeling after doing some big exciting project like that, and maybe it's time to treat yourself? Marshalling your ideas on future projects is a good idea, too.

I love your idea of a comic book! That would be awesome.

I think you will get back to your bass guitar in spring sometime. It shouldn't be that hard to catch up.

Des: Happy Birthdaythagirion on March 9th, 2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Budgie goodness is different for everyone. I'm glad you had some with your family.

I did have some cookies yesterday so I was happy to treat myself that way.

I think it would be a short comic for a scene of an 1800's old West bar fight that doesn't go so well for Ophidius.

Most likely. I keep thinking about my bass and I always get to a point where thinking isn't enough for me, doing is the next step.
Marianne E. B. Markhamphspopular2002 on March 11th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
Nice Quetz profile! Wow, 11 feet tall? That's pretty big for a snake-hydra demon! :D

You just gotta go where creativity takes you. I get like that too--the more I think about doing something, the more I actually do it.

I'm thinking about going back to drawing again, a bit anyway. It's just getting the motivation to I need to gather.

I haven't done any comic stuff in a long time. I did like a 6 part comic crossover between Sonic and another video game some years ago and that was the biggest comic I've ever done. I also did this quickie comic by pencil that was good.

Music? Gah, I have my keyboards but I haven't played on them much at all. I could but I've been so sucked into writing. Sometimes it's just tough being multi-talented. You're either staying on one talent that all the others get neglected--or you're bouncing around a lot on talents that you have trouble focusing on just one for a while. Or so that's how it goes with me.
Desthagirion on March 13th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah he's huge. I've got a new drawing of him carrying Owen. I think I got the scale right on that one.

I think it would be good for you to try drawing again. It's a great skill to have.

Oh neat. I already drew a scene from this story. I'd like to make it into a comic but I don't know. I still haven't figured out what Malidicus looks like as a human.

Yeah that's always the case. I have to put one of my other talents on the back burner. I can't do everything at once and do it all well.