It's march already! OMG!! So I figured I'd enlighten you guys why I'm not submitting much to anything at the time.
The reason is NOT
It is because
- that I have left or abandoned DA or that I intend to.
- that I'm not working on anything.
Partially it is because priorities have changed a bit recently. I'm currently taking a course for project management that will last until June and where I have to study hard to pass all 6 (now 5 because I passed the first one - YEY!) exams.
The other thing is that we have to travel more often and rather spontaneously because my father-in-law doesn't have very long so we try to visit him whenever we can. He lives quite far away so we usually go there for at least 4 days.
Days in which I won't be able to study or draw or craft which means all of these activities are bulked together on the remaining days.
Then I'm currently crafting a lot: reworking dolls, modelling WITCH stuff out of fimo or sewing dresses for the dolls, wood work... whatever I feel like. That's because I felt like using my creativity in a different way for once and I wanted to use up the stuff I collected for such purposes over the past ten years. I haven't decided yet if I should share my work here on DA or not. I guess I will but this leads me to my final and primary reason for the lack of submits:
I'm going to submit only/mostly finished work now.
That means less sketches or WIPs and more stuff that is final and finished, and coloured.
I've decided on this because feedback on my stuff has gone rapidly down in general and that was the main reason why I uploaded WIPs. To get feedback. The only feedback I get on such things now is "I wonder what it will look like when finished". No comment on whether or not it's good or something should be improved. I appreciate that you guys comment at all, don't get me wrong but it seems like you are only interested in the final or rather coloured version (linearts are generally not well commented on) so... I will only upload those from now on. This means there will be a longer wait for pictures and less submits in general.
This is no offence to any of you, I really appreciate the support I get, every single comment, fave and watch!
But it is a fact that numbers have gone down rapidly of all three feedback systems and if no one is interested in line arts or sketches, I don't need to go through the trouble of submitting them.
That leaves the notification feeds for my watchers to a minimum and possibly focuses better on the few pics they're actually interested in and I can use the time for better purposes.
If several people ask me to show WIPs and line arts, I'll reconsider my submition rules.
Another option would be to give individuals access to a folder on my stash for example where they can find my WIPs.
Or I submit the WIPs on demand so if someone says he/she's interested in the WIP of picture XY.
What I'm working on at the moment:
(And the reasons why I don't take new commissions for the time being)
I am currently working on finishing the Frozen Hazard story and picture series which takes some time.
For those who noticed, there are two team members left: Kadma and Nerissa. Also one final piece is in planning so a total of 3 pictures and story parts are still up.
Also I am busy working on the W.i.t.c.h. Sovereign fancomic, getting the prologue and cover done to show you guys, planning the main story and possible characters, outfits and so on. This takes a lot of time because I'm striving for quality now. This also goes in the direction of the crafting or rather justifies it. I get some ideas from sewing new outfits for the girls, planning them. Also I'm practising a lot, drawing the girls' faces and features, expressions and so on which results in sketches, which I don't show here because I won't get any feedback for them. (you see where all of this is getting at)
What I want to try out though is to include you guys in decision making
when it comes to my WITCH Sovereign comic.
That means I'll for example show you several characters (sketch with some info) for a certain role or purpose within the comic and you guys can vote which one you like the most. That's just one example.
Not sure if it will work, I guess we'll find out but I thought it might be a nice activity and I would like to do this comic not just for me but for you guys as well. So if you have opinions, share them!
This will start soon and there will be several opportunities for you to shape the comic with me. It's your decision to use it. First decision will be up once the Prologue is done and submitted to DA.
I will start working on my Silhouette Chronicles comic again soon. First thing will be a rework of Chapter 1 Page 02 because it feels less unique and engaging as the other pages. I rushed through it rather quickly simply to get it done so I want to put some more work into it before continuing with the next page. Also I've planned a few things about the work and how it works.