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Hello again!

I really should upload a userpic soon. That will come eventually. I was thinking of actually making it my art. I do mainly traditional art (I never had a drawing tablet or anything) and my art takes me a very long time to do, I mean my sketches of Rose took me weeks to complete! But that's because I wasn't drawing every day, back before I made my resolution to draw every day. By the way, anybody on this site who subscribes to my blog I will subscribe and will allow access back! C: But this journal is probably boring because all I talk about is my story. That's OK though, I did create it specifically to record my progress and...possibly get critique for my art and characters.

I decided that alongside drawing and writing every day I'm also going to take walks every evening after dinner because it's supposed to stimulate brain activity and I did notice that when I walk and listen to music I tend to think a lot more fervently. The area that I live in is actually quite nice and quaint. I spent a while sitting on this one wall staring at this pretty view that's by my house. It's very hilly in my area. But yeah, so taking a walk has been included in my daily schedule. C: 

Did some writing yesterday for a chapter for Vika's first day at her new school, but it's terrible for a first draft. It had a fairly strong beginning but then there was a noticeable decline in quality, but that's OK, because I'll keep trying and rewrite it again and again until it's of satisfactory quality. Personally it was a chapter I was really excited about writing because it introduces a few characters and I enjoy writing school scenes. 

Anyway, my dad helped me out a little with figuring stuff out for the school, Saint Féichín's! The origin of the school's name comes from the 7th century Irish saint who is venerated in Catholicism, thus it's a parochial school. Féichín is a name that means "little raven" so I figured out the school mascot (the raven) and the school colours (teal and black so the uniforms are teal and black). Also, I plan for the school to look like a decrepit one-story gothic revival building with lots of windows and the perimeter surrounded by a wrought-iron fence and it has a small chapel across the parking lot. The interior has black-and-white tiled floors and teal walls with dark green lockers and the classrooms have Victorian-style desks and old chalkboards. It also has a small schoolhouse in the back. It's haunted by faeries and ghosts. The school uniforms are slightly customisable but a lot of the students wear things that are against the school rules like black jeans instead of trousers or short skirts and heels. But hey, if you can outrun the teachers then good for you.

So, I have to go to bed because it's 7AM currently and I need to go see my psychiatrist at 1, but I have slight insomnia so it's difficult for me to fall asleep right away. I shall go do that! I'll write again soon. I can't wait for this weekend to start painting!!
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Updates! Even if they're very minor. I promised myself I would write at least once every few days with updates. I'm going to try to also make progress every day. Meaning, draw every day, write every day, that sort of thing. I made some progress today, which I'm glad about. The past few days have been kind of stagnant. Even if I was itching to get to work, I had no idea what to work on!

Here are the updates:

Sketches: Done! 5 out of 5 stars
Colouring: Haven't even started yet. 0 out of 5 stars
Profile: Done! 5 out of 5 stars!

Yes, I'm about two-thirds done with Rose! I'm setting up a few deadlines for myself. By the end of this week, I'm going to try to see if I can start painting, and I'm going to try to see if I can get a tracing pad and some graphite pencil, maybe HB or B, I'm not sure. I already have everything else I need for this step of the project. 

I also continued the plot outline, even though it was a rougher idea than my previous chapter outlines because I've only ever done any real focusing and development on the beginning of the story. Whoops  but hopefully I'll dedicate as much time and effort on the rest of the story as I did on the beginning! Maybe it'll be just as good. I want to avoid a decline in any quality that my story may have. It sucks when you're directing so much passion and extensive effort into the beginning of the story only to be like "meh" and not even trying by the end. I want to give this story my all ;w;

Do you ever just lay in bed and just stare at the light seeping in through your bedroom window and think about the music that inspires you and all these intense, powerful emotions just overcome you? That's how I felt last night. 

Anyway, I don't know if I mentioned this before but I don't want to start doing any writing until I get all the character sheets and profiles done and maybe bang out some concept art too, which I'll post up here. That'd be cool. It's going to take a while though, I think. Concepts concepts concepts! That's all I'm focused on right now. I should do some plot work on the side too though, because obviously it's an integral part of the story. 

I feel kind of sad about deleting my old journal, but I felt like I had to, really. 

I also have to go around taking photos of everything!! I have to take photos of the local high school, and the beaches, and the town. One day I'm going to just walk around town taking pictures of everything I see. I need to for references. 

I feel like my painting skills aren't super hot right now, but I guess that's why I'm doing concept art right now, is so I can improve. Hopefully I'll be good enough within the next two years!

Anyways, I'm going to sign off now. I'll write again in a few days. 


Feb. 10th, 2012 11:46 pm
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Hello, hello! Writing again. I've been very nauseous the past two days, but it's finally subsided. I didn't get much sleep the other night so the next day I was all energetic and anxious, and I felt great. But then the night following was hell! I was so nauseous and tired. Now, tonight I'm not doing anything but I was so sick in the car that I was glad to get outside and go home. :C

Anyway, I didn't come here to incessantly complain about my personal ailments, I came here to talk about some updates!! They're minor, but I did create this journal to talk about MDC and to record updates and such.

I'm almost finished with the sketch part of my first two character sheets!! They're of the same character, who is a protagonist of mine but not the main protagonist Vika. I have a colour coded order of how I do my main characters.

Violet Red--Morgana

So, Rose is first (even though I guess technically she should be last), and I'm almost finished with sketching her two character sheets but then I have to colour them in. I have to get a tracing pad and a B pencil, and then transfer the sketches to a watercolour sheet. I have to finish up the sketches first, and then I'll paint them. I'm also done with Rose's profile, so when I'm finally done with her concept sheet I'll post everything! I can't wait. James is next, by the way.

By the end of next week I'm going to try to at least start colouring the concept sheets, and I'm gonna ask my friend who lives with me if I can borrow her desk because sadly I do not have one. But I'll be getting one soon, yay!

So it's:

Sketches: Almost done! 4.5 out of 5 stars
Colouring: Haven't yet started 0 out of 5 stars
Profile: Done! 5 out of 5 stars

Hopefully it'll be up soon!

OK, now I'll post a survey that I found a while ago.

Writer's survery! )

OK, well, that was fun and long. I'll write some other time.


Feb. 9th, 2012 12:57 am
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I started a new journal. I had another one, but I haven't updated it in over a year, so I decided to delete it and start fresh. Here I'm going to be posting character sheets and profiles for a project I'm working on. C:

This project I'm really excited about. I've been working on it since November 2007! It was inspired by a song; when I first heard this song all these concept images came flooding in my mind! The song in question is a secret. I'm just going to refer to my project as "MDC" in this journal. It's a dark/urban fantasy. Hopefully within the next two years I'm finally going to have it up online as a "webcomic" of sorts. I only put quotes around it because I don't know what else to call it, but it won't be your conventional webcomic. Because it's going to be a fictional art journal. Meaning it's going to be half text with illustrations, and half comic. I thought I could try something different, is all.

Synopsis of MDC if you're interested C: )

Sorry if it doesn't make sense :C

Anyways, I'm supposed to be going to bed but I've been too energetic to go to sleep. I have to be up in a few hours anyway because I have to take my medication at 4:30AM. I take Geodon. It makes me think of the Pokémon Geodude.

OK well, I'll write some other time. I have to go to sleep.


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