Well that face about explains it ladies and gents! The point of no return! It’s amazing what such small steps can do.
Since I started my baby steps toward bringing Shattered Mirror onto paper, so much has changed. Completing page 3 now, all at once I’m feeling empowered that my dreams are indeed possible and battling fears that this journey is too much for me to tackle alone.
Either way, I love these characters too much to not let them live anywhere but my head… so push ahead I will! Inking will start today so keep posted for some really finished pieces!
Cheers to the journey ahead!
My return from vacation met me with a most pleasant surprise! My drawing model has arrived! Which means… time for me to be a hermit and draw in my room until my pilot is completed.
Tootles till next time!
This weekend Greg and I will be travelling to the land of no internet or reception! So I will be mostly missing until Wednesday. See you after with more updates and ramblings.
The most critical decision to be made my dear,
Is to follow your heart and let go of fear
Just a little teaser, excuse the photo quality!
Two down, three more to go and then the inking fun begins!
After only two pages in the making it’s become clear just how helpful a reference figurine would be… so I ordered one! It comes with props, a stand, and can even cross it’s legs! Keep tuned to see that little guy in the next few days- super excited!
Bringing this story that’s been so near and dear to my heart for so long now has been an adventure! Such a thrilling yet terrifying thing to follow your dreams. Looking forward to what lies ahead!
Thank you for reading!
La mémoire se Fane she whispered… and then whispered she
This life is not mine and you are not me
Perhaps just a fraction… perhaps just a start
A small tiny fraction of what makes the whole heart
She did not like she but she adored she
She wondered what time she stopped being “me”
When she laid forfeit to this life of her own?
To be Eleanor Rigby every time she left home?
Hiding behind this mask she called she…
When, she wondered… will I become “me”–
With the launch of Shattered Mirror’s pilot just beginning, I’m realizing just how much easier this series would be to approach with a team rather than with myself alone. Averaging a page a day… it will take approximately a year per volume and If I’m comparing my story to other comics it reminds me of length and content wise… that could mean 20 years until this series is complete.
With that being said… does anyone have any recommendations on where to find writing groups or places to look for collaborative artists and writers?
I’ve been looking on Group Me but so far I haven’t found anything promising in my area.
Thank you always,
The lights danced brilliantly before her eyes–
How long she’d love to look upon and linger on this moment…
How long she’d love… but she knew–
The stain of static was creeping near… risking to discolor that which was now dear…
Enamored by the world, she stood paralyzed.
… It’s truly the hardest climb, or at least for me it is…
Four years ago I started my first semester at college studying illustration and animation– and I truly was unstoppable. With a dream in my head and a fire in my soul I ran forward without hesitation, without doubt. I was young and dumb, which made me dangerous if you ask me.
You see, the longer I attended college… the more I heard of the stress, the difficulty, and the impossibility of becoming a storyteller or artist for a place like Pixar– the job of my dreams. In the beginning, I paid no heed. Sure it was going to be hard, I knew that. But I felt I had something that no other human being on this planet had– my own unique experience and therefore my own unique story to tell.
As the years went on… I gained a plethora of invaluable skills and knowledge. However, what I lost was, in my opinion, the most valuable thing of all– belief and confidence in my own goal… in myself.
I’m gaining it slowly but as I look at the long road ahead with my comic Shattered Mirror, I face my most challenging enemy… doubt. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever did”. It used to be my screen saver and perhaps it’s time I revisit that now (maybe that will pound the reality of this journey back into my brain).
So what I really wanted to say I suppose is this… never stop believing in yourself. If you’re out there and feeling like me… like you’re not good enough… your story isn’t interesting or original enough… or that the road is too long ahead and you’re too far behind… just keep moving forward with a fire in your heart. Live passionately and never let anyone squelch that flame.
Keep living the dream loves,
After five years of planning and concept art and re-planning and overthinking… Shattered Mirror made its first steps toward becoming a thing today. Here’s a sneak peak at page one. I’ll show the completed page when all 5 pages of the pilot are released.