A week till the end of production and finally hitting what feels like a comfortable pace. it’s strange; i know i’m capable of more but i don’t know how to push through . I think it may be practice. As an experiment i logged every time i got distracted and for how long. and to my surprise i would instinctually every 15 minutes leave flash and open Google Chrome. Usually to watch an inane video. I refuse to get angry about it, i can’t just up and change instantly it dosn’t work like that. So perhaps i have to work towards it, or perhaps it’s anxety with the process.
When i recorded this data the project i’d been working on was the buffalo scene were they notice the lion. It was the first multi character scene i’d done and i found it challenging. I made alot of mistakes. Mainly i’d mixed up my pipeline too much. i keyframed haphazardly and polished some scenes early for no reason. in the end the cleanup was too much, it wasn’t clean up it was a fresh draw. (although ofcourse the prior drawings greatly helped in my understanding of the pose).
So i know i can do alot better, i can see my mistakes and i’m working through them. I’m really enjoying producing. my only worry is that my pace is slow but i suspect like many things that’ll improve with time.
Production is a challenge, it forces me to draw. i like that. i have to draw and it has to be at a continous standard. i don’t want to make overly simplified work. i feel that if i did i may aswell forget about the illustration history. I’m also really enjoying learning new software. it takes me back to my childhood when i’d ignore schoolwork to read about software and technology, despite not actually owning a computer.