I just wanted to give a little update on the status of my little flash-comic project. It's been semi-slow progress thus far, but it's definitely coming along! I'm about 3/4 of the way through the coloring process now; which is turning out to be far more time consuming than I had originally thought, lol @.@ but It's hella fun! After this I will still have to go through the entire thing probably a good 2-3 more times to add speech bubbles and text as well as adding lighting/shadows and any touch up details, but it's coming right along! I will say, I had a small moment where I almost scrapped the entire project because I lost one of the largest files due to my (unbelievable) failure to save! - but we'll just take that as a lesson, lol
The story (still untitled) revolves around a little girl who is engaged in the art of Gyotaku (the traditional method of Japanese fish printing [look it up, very cool!]) She goes off into a bamboo forest to fish from an old well for specimens to print and bring back to the people as evidence of the well's existence. While the people are thrilled by her images, they pass them off as merely images. She tries to tell the people that the well is real, and that they can access it too if they only try to find it, but her words fall mostly on deaf ears - with the exception of one boy in the crowd. It will be a relatively short and simple story, but it deals with a couple themes that I think are applicable to everyone; namely the ability of everyone to access their own creativity. The story actually started off being a metaphor for the all too common issue of artist's block (where someone feels incapable of creating anything that is any good and is seemingly stagnant x.x) but over time has blossomed to cover a couple of other thoughts and topics as my opinions have developed, deepened, and even changed over the course of this project.
I can't currently even try to guess how much longer this project will take to complete, but I'm trying to focus more on just enjoying the process, learning, and trying to do the best job I can as oppose to trying to crank something out quickly. This is a message that is very near and dear to my heart and I want to be able to share it in the best light that I can. :]
Wish me patience!