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I'm still alive, I promise! - Flash comic update

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 9, 2015, 2:45 PM
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Workinprogress1 by TheArtOfSilentShout
Hey guys!
Sorry to be so dead lately... :\
Surprisingly, I'm not in a slump or going through insane life changes this time,
turns out, it's actually because this project is rather time consuming! - of course there are the usual obstacles of trying to balance art as a priority amongst work, taking time for my husband and other social/life events/obligations, but I think I bit of a bit more than I thought I could chew with this thing. I knew it would be a bit of a time suck just in terms of the amount of work I would have to put in, but my god...the repetition, lol
The last time I ever messed with anything resembling comic work was back in middle school when I had just started getting in to Manga. I made this dumbass Hamtaro rip-off comic with my real life hamster Pixie as the main character, and always had issues keeping up with it because I hated drawing the same characters and things over and over again - but from different angles. I'm encountering a lot of the same issues this time around, but I really want to see this thing completed; I've also solidly realized that it's only as boring as you make it. Chances are, if it is boring to make, it will be equally boring to look at, so I've combated that by trying to convey action through a lot of different angles and expressions. It's working very well thus far, and I'm super excited about working through it and getting it to the point where it is presentable! @.@
If I can keep the original vision in tact through all the chaos of production, hopefully it will be something that will be of service to other creators who struggle with a lot of my same issues...
 - back to the grind stone!
With love,
Silent Shout

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Lauren Natvig
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United States

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Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ha ha, sorry it's  taking so long to get to it >w<
I actually started on it right before I started my flash comic project I'm working on now and wasn't happy with how it was looking, I decided I'll give it another go right before I start the coloring process on this project I'm working on, I want to kind of experiment around with some different brushes X3
Right now I'm about midway through the rough draft, then comes clean-up, line art and then coloring, and I'll squeeze yours in before that ^^
Also, are you cool with me doing something different with the lineart if i decide to? maybe make it a different color or brush style?
Toshiko-paws Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do whatever you feel is best :3 i know you'll make it bootyful!
TheRuffledRaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*le gasp* our avatars are similar :D
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Haha, that's crazy man! XD
He's a little guy I made back in 9th grade, I used to try to hide him in all my pictures like a little wheres waldo, but now he's been reduced to a logo >w<;
I've always loved birds, grew a certain fondness for crows back in high school, they're so smart! :]
The hat just makes him snazzy, lol
TheRuffledRaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's so cool !
My teachers would always scold me for looking out the windows at the crows instead of working XP Corvids are so smart, I make sure to stay on their good side C:
really cool drawing btw :D
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ha ha, nice XD
Yeah, they can be total bastards too, angry, paranoid little pains in the tail, lol
Thanks! X3 Just goofin off
I love your plushies too btw! I've tried hand embroidery before too, not a common thing to see, but god is it time consuming! lol
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Negatic Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional
Thank You for the fav :glomp:
TheArtOfSilentShout Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! Blown away by your stuff, freaking fantastic :]
TomiiPL Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is amazing! :heart:
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