Major everything-block. That's pretty much my recent inactivity in a nutshell.
Mind you, I haven't been completely inactive, it's more that my activity is being used elsewhere. Life is moving extremely fast for me at the minute. Since my last journal, I've moved into full-time work as an artist/animator. At the same time, we are getting some pretty great work coming through, and we have even more fantastic stuff on the horizon. I'm not sure if I'd be allowed to talk much about it or not, but to be on the safe side, I won't; I'll just say it's big. Fething huge from my newbie perspective. I'm pretty sure there's one thing I can show you though, considering it's already public. It won't be hugely entertaining to you guys, it's pretty much just a company promo advert thing, but hey, it's got pretty pictures for you to look at.
If you live in the UK, you might have heard of these guys - [link] (Appropriate-
Credits Forward For Ltd:
Art Director - Gavin Phillips
Lead Animator - Jamie Stallard
Animation - Nathan Lowndes
Music & Sound FX - Westley Bone
Director / Producer / Voice Over - Ben Clark )
There's also that lil blueprint one up in the related 'Our Energy Usage', but that one isn't as pretty. Lots of talking. Got a neato 3D bit though.
So yeah, there's that. Since a lot of my daily brain-power is being used up on those projects, I'm pretty much mind-blocked by the time the evening rolls around. I'm also focusing on getting my driving license these days too, so I'm using up bits and pieces of spare time learning and practicising until that happens. Might be that way for a little while longer; once I've adjusted to the new schedule, I'm sure I'll be more feeling more arty.
That's not all though. Any spare moment of creativity I do have is being spent trying to get AT LEAST A PIECE of Vesta's Chronicle out. Not being a writer, I'm spending a lot of time translating something built for film/animation into something readable. That's basically why it's taking so long. I'm just a bit iffy on it still, seems like it's coming out a bit short. But not to worry, it's still pootling along a bit at a time. I'm about half way through the Introduction- which is what I hope to upload in one chunk. (Estimates at about 30-40 pages when done) I'm pretty close to a point where it starts picking up, so I'm aiming at having that done by next week. (Next weekend hopefully). Of course, it will be rather amatuerish, so it will be open to much improvement. If anything, it'll give me a clue on how to release further chapters to you. Keep it in script form? Motion comic? Carry on writing? We'll see. Once that's done, back to some arts!
That'll be all for today folks, ta ta for now!