Lordy lou, has it really been over 3 months since my last art post? I haven't been active on DA at all this year. I'm not dead, I swear! @@ What have I been doing though? ...Frankly nothing, this is all school and laziness. I /have/ been drawing, just not uploading. I had a pile up of thousands of deviations and messages I had to go through, and some were questioning a rather important topic... one that many have been questioning for well over a year now. The comic.Concerning the comic
The fate of the comic right now is /very/ iffy. I've never been able to progress very far with comics in all my past attempts of trying. The younger SD12 was always quick to jump into something she wasn't prepared for. I've asked for advice from idolized comic writers of mine, and all of them stated that they had the entire story of their comic written out/rough drafted before they even started drawing. And while I /do/ get continuous ideas for drawings and stories day by day, in no way was this comic or any other pre-planned enough to get a stable start-- I was basically making things up as I went along. The talented Xannador told me that without a premade plan of how long the comic will be, I have no way of knowing how long it will take to complete the comic over the long term-- thus no way of scheduling when comic pages should be released. When faced with the ability to make comic pages as I please, rather then making them on a fixed time table so they're always readily prepared, I often never get to said pages until months later-- or now in this case, over a year :L
Scheduling and planning was something that a younger SD12 lacked, she just wanted to dive right into a comic to share her ideas, which has ended very poorly for my current self. The comic pages are also, as you could imagine, very time consuming to make-- thus I get discouraged much easier, which results in even more put off. I've asked for advice in this field too, but there's not much that can be helped when it comes to quality over quantity. I can't bring myself to downgrade my drawings for the sake of getting pages done faster and more frequently. I don't have a flexible art style, so I also have no way of using other media as a means to get things done faster.
Comic artists like Seeraphine, Xannador, WeirdHyenas, and ShaloneSK, all of their comics started off traditionally, drawn on paper, and were released fairly frequently. Though while Shalone evolved into full digital and has finished her comic after several years making it, and Weird evolved into full digital but unfortunately had to cut the comic short-- Seeraphine and Xannador's comics are still traditionally drawn, and are currently continuing. Hell, Seeraphine even has SEVERAL comics going at once! I'm baffled how she does it, and I envy her ability to do it. It's a skill I wish I had a fraction of so I could at least make progress with my comic.
Sincerest of apologies to all who like the comic and are patiently waiting for the next-- and plenty of thank yous are in order too, any of you could more than easily be very rude or hostile about my inability to produce pages, but so far I've only received harmless curiosity. The next page has actually been sitting in the lineart stage for quite some time. I colored some of it several months back, but didn't do much past that point. I'm unsure if I'll finish it or not. It's very outdated and kinda hard to look at compared to recent things >u<' but that silliness pushed aside, finishing and uploading that page will only build up false hope to the followers of this comic :L To submit that page, only to give everyone the news that it will be cancelled, and if not left to sit for another year before the next page, that's a big let down and a disappointment.Backup Plan
If it means anything at this point, I've been thinking of just doing short story comics for the 'Cosmic Chronicles' universe, rather than one big comic. It saves me from filler pages-- which I have a history of being awful at, I've only ever been good at focusing on main points of interest. I'd write the stories as the muse came to me for them-- or I might rely on fans to see what story they'd like to see most. Or for simplicity, I could just write the stories in order. And for pieces of the story not important enough or long enough for a mini comic, it'd just be a picture with a written story to it in the description.
I dunno, this is still an iffy thing too. Short story or not, they're still comics, and they take a lot of muse to sit down to and complete. For me, the lineart stage is the most tedious, and that's usually when I get dissuaded from the picture. I'd really hate to let down the people who hang around for the sake of the comic, with another crazy idea for a project that I'd start and likely stop after a few pages. I personally LOVE reading comics, and it's easy to see I'm not alone there-- but unfortunately making them is another story. I do /desperately/ want to share my ideas with everyone. I get new ideas every single day that I hope to flesh out, but I never have enough time, and when I /do/ have time, I don't have the muse. It's a never ending cycle that disappoints others, and myself.Final Decision?
So, to formally answer everyone's question: No, there will not be more LVHS comic pages. It's more or less cancelled as of now. However, I don't just want to let it sink and forget about it. Regardless of my slowness and my heavy procrastination, I do
want to make these comics, and I do
want these ideas shared. So, consider the comic on the path of a 'restart' right now. I'm not sure when I'll pick it up, it may not be any time soon, but it /will/ get here. Now that I'm equip with the advice from admired comic writers, I won't just jump in unprepared. I'll be preplanning and discussing with close friends who I feel could help me be more organized; I may even turn to my idols again for some more well tuned advice, lord knows Seeraphine could give me a handy tip or two! Comic goddess, that one.
I'll also be turning to you guys! Let me know what you'd like to see. There's a lot of Sighria's life I'd like to touch upon, but I'm also interested in what my watchers and fans would like to see the most. And of course we won't just be restricted to Sighria. Plenty of characters in the Cosmic Chronicles universe have tales that want to be told. Sighria's mother Saris, her sisters, her brother, her best friends, her love interests. Who'd want to read a tale from Nash's childhood? Or the origin of Drysic? Even Cynder or Spyro could have a story to tell! Let me know in the comments some stories you'd be interested in reading, and feel free to leave me any advice if you have any! I don't want to abandon these stories, I'll take any help you can give~TAGGED
As a side topic, I WAS TAGGED! During my long span of inactivity, Naeda
creeped her way over and tagged me. Sneaky >u Let's do this.1. What were your best event of 2014?
Hoo, I'm not sure. 2014 was actually a pretty boring year. 2013 was EXPLOSIVE with memorable events. So many awesome people met, so many new and redesigned characters, so much art, I really erupted with big pictures towards the end of the year. Last year's ending months... I kinda just laid in bed x'D Hm... I suppose if it could be considered an event, I got caught up with 2 months of Markiplier videos in less than 2 weeks after falling behind. Major achievement I'd say x'D2. Are you MM&S, Snickers, Mars, Twix or Bueno?
All chocolate is delicious. Buuut Twix takes the cake. Can't beat a mouth full of M&Ms though!3. What is your biggest fantasy? Watch out, not sexual fantasy eh? Let us see!
Sexual huh? Hmm... Maybe later~ Biggest fantasy though. Well 'realistic' fantasy wise, the chance to meet Markiplier claims that crown. Legitimate fantasy? C'mon, we all know we want to be shapeshifters.4. What is your game preferred this day?
None of the recent games have really interested me, aside from Pokemon and Super Smash Bros. I'm all for the older games. I've been craving a replay of Dawn of the Dragon @@ But I LEFT MY GAME IN NEW JERSEY. BRIERRRRRE, I need my GAAAAAME.5. If you could spend one day with a friend of DA, it would be who?
DA huh. Well, a lot of my friends I talk to on Skype have DA accounts, but they weren't met here on DA, so I'd say they don't count. Mm...toughy. I'd haveta say any one of my idols. Seeraphine, Shalone, Weird, Mel, you too Naeda c;6. That will be your next drawing or art?
Likely anthros. That's all I've been drawing lately x'D Well actually...Valentines Day is tomorrow, and I got a wacky idea for that~7. Do you like the games of horror?
Oh yas~ I haven't played many, but Amnesia is definitely a favorite. Silent Hill will probably come up second when Mimi forces me to play them o-o8. You are surrounded by a pack of werewolf, in your left hand, a pistol with a silver ball, in the right hand, a lit torch... What would you make?
Uh...flaming silver bullets? o-o If this is a choice here though, can I just plead loyalty and become a werewolf? :u Or a werewolf rider? How to Train your Werewolf.9. What you would like to eat at once now?
I could go for some spicy chicken now that you mention food.10. When you are going to realize that I have you tag, which reaction you are going to have?
'BRAAAAAAAARHG! >U' was essentially my reaction .-.
I tag NO ONE.
Drawing preferences: Anthros, Dragons, Feral Animals, Nagas, Pokemon, Humans, Ponies