In the class chatroom, I was talking to another student who encouraged me to start putting things on paper (even if it was just random brainstorming) and get it off that mental back burner. So yesterday, I worked on it, pretty much all day. What I have to show for hours of work? Six hand-written pages, that I then distilled into 2 pages typed into a Word doc. That's it. *sigh* I obsessed over naming; every name was chosen deliberately, and I needed 21 names.
Then I decided to hit up our new Half Price Books store to see if they had any good books for learning to draw. I ended up with:
|How to Draw Comic Book Heroes and Villains by Christopher Hart,|
and How to Draw Manga V. 1 by Ben Dunn* -- I found things in both books that I thought would help,
and since it was Half Price Books, it was reasonable to get both.
The fear comes into play when I'm honestly afraid to try, and possibly fail. This particular creation is the convergence of a number of things that are meaningful to me, so it's incredibly personal, and why I have only entrusted some of the details a couple of people. It's fragile yet...
When I have something I'm proud of, I'll share it, but until then, this project is under wraps.
*Ben Dunn's website doesn't seem to be working, or I'd link him, too.