Hellos everyone. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and are having a Happy New Year. It's been a while since I've made a journal so this seems as good of a time as any. I have plenty of things I'd like to get working on during this year. While I know college work will severely slow me down along the way, I'm going to push hard to make sure the things I care most about are presented. Starters
First things first, I got some commissions I need to wrap up and an animated flash commercial to finish that I did during the summer. Those will be my first projects of the year hopefully completed by the end of January. Jake and Beta's Animated Episode!
Jake and Beta's first episode will be in the works! With the script 75% completed, estimated run time is going to be around 7:30 to 11:00 minutes! I can't say I have a confirmed date in mind for when the full movie will be finished up (I don't want the animation to look too low-budget after all), but I'm hoping to complete it by October. Yes I know, it's a long way away, but quality animation takes time and I want it the best it can be! If anyone would like to chip in and help out, either in making Jake and Beta's episode or just want to share their support, send me a note!
Currently I don't know what I will do with Jake and Beta's tumblr
. I would like to update it every week, but I believe I'll be stretching my time limits as is. I would like to update it at least with relative progress I will make on the episode as it goes. Either way, by all means Ask Jake and Beta
more questions; you never know if they'll respond~Comic Project!
Along with Jake and Beta, I'm also planning on a fully colored comic series I've been writing since 2010. I don't want to reveal too much about it at this time, but I can say it's a fantasy genre comic. If you've come to my livestreams from time to time you may have heard me refer to it quite a bit. I'll also be releasing concept art as the comic is getting closer for release. Currently my aim to be released is sometime this summer. Livestreams!
Livestreams. I don't know if any are interested in watching me draw but I would like to make a scheduled time each week. Let me know the times you would like to watch me stream; I'm thinking either Friday or Saturday around 5:00pm EST but I'm pretty unsure at the moment so give a shout!
Along with regular streams I would also like to start up a drawing session to help artists improve their speed and accuracy while drawing. This won't be so much as a tutor session, but more of a competition amongst fellow artists. The idea is everyone has a certain amount of time to draw a specific pose, and by the end each participant presents their drawing. This drawing session idea would be at the same time as the streams I was formerly talking about. Concept Art
Apart from my larger projects in mind, I still hope to be posting around on DeviantART. Mainly I would like to present more concept art and jotted down ideas. I think a lot of these will be sketches, as I have both Jake and Beta's episode along with a comic, so I won't have a lot of time to spend on other work. Let me know how you feel about sketches. I always feel nervous about posting those. I would like to post concept art from all my stories, but if there is a particular world you would like for me to focus on or if you would like to inquire about a picture I've already done let me know. Again, I do want to post concept art for Jake and Beta as well as my comic in time, but there are many, many other characters I've hidden away or never discussed located on my page.
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So that's what we'll all be expecting this year. Hopefully college will agree with my objectives. Tell me what you most look forward to! Perhaps something doesn't spark your interest, or just have questions about it, lemme know! Anyways, thanks for listening guys. Have a great year!