I've been working on my illustrated story, The Reptilia Droc, off and on for many years now. Always making progress, but never achieving a finished project. This is because I would get so far in my writing and drawing skills, then decide everything I had done up to that point was not good enough, and start over from scratch. Recently though, I think I've reached a level in my drawing and writing skills that I can produce a product that is of publishable quality. I'm also forcing myself to proceed because there are multiple stories I want to tell, and I'd rather still be improving while creating book two, then forever be working on book 1. So this should be an exciting time if I can successfully bring the project together.
So what does that mean for my deviant art page? Well the truth is, even if I really put my nose to the grind stone, I will probably be working on the book for another full year. Knowing how many illustrations I want to do, the speed I work at, and how much free time I have while working full time.
I won't be posting the book illustrations until the story is finished either, at which point I'll have to decide how many I should post as promotional material, and how many I will hold onto as incentive to buy the book.
I will however be producing lots and lots of sketches, of scenes from the story, weapons, environments, and sideline characters. Basically anything I will be doing a fully rendered illustration of, I'll do a sketch of it first.
These sketches won't be as detailed and polished as my recent rebooted Droc designs though, like:
They'll be more along the lines of my older, looser concept sketches, like:
So I'm not sure whether I should post these future sketches here on DA or not. I feel like they may bring down the quality of my gallery that I've been working to achieve, but I just can't afford to spend a week on every gun, hallway, and background alien, just to do them again proper. I will be posting all these sketches for sure on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/reptiliadroc
, and my blog. But that's more pages you will have to visit if interested in keeping up.
So I pose the question to my watchers, would you like me post my quicker, looser sketches here too? Or do you prefer I only post finished work?
I call him a Hunter Drone, a snake-like search and destroy robot created by the Droc.
So please post your preference in the comments section below. Thanks!