Hi everyone, it’s G4B2TER here and I have some things to address
First of all it’s been SO LONG since I have loggen in here and holy crap not much has changed? My page has been real quiet as usual LOL but seriously I’m so sorry I haven’t been here much, honestly I don’t know if any of you still check up on my page while I was gone but anyway, I haven’t been here for several reasons. I am not sure if all of them are valid or would satisfy your curiosity but it’s what I felt when logging back in:
1)edit: I can upload stuff normally now.
2) Art quality- for those of you who are not familiar with me or have been with me since my DA page’s fetus years, I’ll begin by saying that I started my page 2 or 3 years ago and if you haven’t seen it already, my art has changed drastically since those years (although the amount of art with that quality is only a bit around here), I feel as if my DA page can no longer hold my old artworks and I really just want to start fresh and show people how much I have changed and improved but making good quality art takes a lot of time for me so it’s hard to get it done enough to upload consistently. Also considering the very low traffic of people active around here (I noticed a lot of DA users have moved to other sites due to DA’s lack of quality and I couldn’t agree more), I feel like I need a new platform or at least reach a better audience to prove myself and make myself feel more professional. At the same time, I don’t want to delete my account as I have made some friends here and deleting my old artworks will be SO tedious. Until I can finally make a decision on my next move. Please bare with me guys...
3) What ever happened to POTU? Okay since I am here to be honest with everyone I will not sugar coat my answer. I honestly HAVE NOT been working on POTU and I’m seriously not happy with how it has been thus far. I WAS happy the first time I released it but looking back at it’s quality, the story and the pacing- it’s not how I want it to be and I am no longer satisfied by how it looks at the moment, I am also starting to be unhappy with the format and style. I have been talking about rebooting the comic in my previous post (and I believe in one of my newer deviations) but sorry, I am at a wall right now and I’m brainstorming on how to make it better. The beginning part of POTU to me is just fine and set in stone- it’s done- no more changes- no more altering- it’s good? Yeah I can say it is but what concerned me most is the middle of the story, the most important point of POTU, the battle, the struggles and more importantly Caly’s character which people have been telling me has not progressed and is lacking depth- which worries me a lot. Another thing is that, some people do not and I emphasize DO NOT understand the story even at it’s starting point which upsets me a lot. Right now I’m really just sitting down and thinking of how to make it better, what could be the best story that connects everything I want to say to the audience? What comic format would the people want to read with? The standard style or the now ever-so-popular webcomic style? Would my current art style satisfy what the comic needs? Would I hit another wall when I progress further into the story? Seriously guys, I don’t know. I think I need more time before I could make the next chapter, I would really like to restart the whole thing again and make it better for me and for everyone else.
POTU has been my comic for a long time now; at this point it’s a comic I’ve written 6 years ago! I was only 11 by then and I kept remaking it, redesigning it, improving it and just when I thought I had the right moment to put it up here (at 16) it didn’t reach my expectations yet again. However, I do not want to give up on POTU, I don’t want to scratch it out, I don’t want to abandon it, I don’t want to bury it with all my other rejected projects. I want it to be something; it’s been with me for so long, it’s so special to me that I just want it to be perfect. I want people to feel the same passion I felt when I first started writing it when I was 11 years old and those times were very difficult times for me- POTU is the BIG reason why I still want to be drawing until today, why I want to keep pursuing a comic career even if it might be impossible for me to do such a thing. I want to do something about this but I want to take my steps at approaching it so I am once again sorry to all of you. I need more time to set things straight but I can promise you, the next time I come back with the new and improved POTU, it will not upset you and I hope that it would not upset me too.
Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions or any honest opinion you can give me about POTU, please say so!
On another note, I’ve recently opened my instagram to public view (it was private a long time ago so I haven’t mentioned much about it) and I’m uploading my drawings (sketches, wips, full drawings and even stuff for POTU) there. If you would like to be more in touch with me and see me upload more of my drawings, I do recommend following me there while I try to get my DA account sorted. In case you missed the bold text at the beginning my IG is Gtoraverse
Thank you so much guys for reading this journal entry. Keep being creative and I will check in here more often, also a huge thank you to those who have been faveing my Genji Shimada art