I've got some semi-sad news to share - namely just sad to me, but no less! It requires informing.
Do you remember that flash Comic I was working on? The one that was supposed to be a big metaphor for artist's block and awakening creativity?
Yeahhh....so that was a flop. lol
I've never taken so long to work on something, one part for sheer size, the other for changing opinions on the subject matter at hand. I found myself going back and re-drawing and editing content over and over, far more than normal. As soon as I would complete one phase of the process and would pass back through it to work on the next phase, I would find so many things wrong with my thinking and execution prior that I'd have to go back and re-work it again and again, until ultimately, even after all of my effort I finally decided that this one just needed to be let go of. It was ultimately just too flawed from the fundamental stages to fix without just scrapping the entire thing and re-working it from the beginning; which is what I've decided that I'm going to do. I may even do it traditionally vs. digital next time! There is a certain warmth and realness to traditional that I just don't feel with digital (Though I thoroughly appreciate digital for different reasons!) I can't really say when I will give it another go, but I can say that I will know when the time is right, and it will be infinitely better when time comes! - that is the bit that always excites me. When a project fails, especially if it is something that you have given a lot of time and effort, it's always really devastating when it doesn't seem to be working out and you have to pull the plug;
but on the flip side of that - your ideas are still there! They will peer out from the shadows, keeping careful watch, and will creep on out when they see that they might be of use.
So here's to judgement, instinct, will, and hope,
and to the wisdom gained in isolation - to both us and our ideas.