Hey all. Sorry I've been pretty quiet for a while, but I figured I should write in to let you know what's been going on. It's nothing dramatic, don't worry, just school consuming most of my life. I'm trying to make it through my art fundamentals courses so that I can get to the good stuff soon. I am learning, it's just not the most exciting stuff in the world; I'm sure it'll help my work somehow.
One of the reasons I haven't been updating Jukebox is because of other work getting in the way, but I've also been having a mini-artists' crisis. You've probably seen this sort of thing before: "Is my art original? Is this what I want to do with my life?" How can you tell when you've truly found your own style? I feel like I've got a long ways to go, but I don't know what the next step is. Looking over my gallery, I feel like I'm just ripping off a bunch of other, more talented creators. Some of my character designs have become downright unpleasant to me- I can't stand how they look, but I don't know what to do to fix them. Part of it is lack of skill, I'm sure, but part of it's that issue of style again: "Is this what I want my characters to look like?"
Perhaps I'm overthinking things again. I seem to do that a lot. Really, more than anything, I just want to get back to making the comic, because I had such fun making the initial pages, and this story means a lot to me. At the same time, I want to make sure it's absolutely perfect, but I feel like I can either make a perfect comic in my head, or not at all. I know that I can sometimes rush my work, but it's mostly because I fear that it'll never get done; that's my biggest fear as an artist, that my ideas will never make it out of my head. If anybody has any tips for dealing with that, or some motivating words, I'd love it. There are some other things on my mind, but that'll have to be saved for another journal. I hope you all are doing well, and take care of yourselves.