But anyways, I just finished my final for my Art of Graphic Novel class.
During this experience, I've come to realize how I have a loooong way to go if I want to make more comics.
For one, my skills with drawing backgrounds are bloody terrible, even when I am using perspective lines. I think my biggest problem with drawing in perspective is trying to draw characters within it without making them look like cardboard cutouts. My skills in anatomy could use a little work as well.
Another is my humor and storytelling skills. It wasn't until recently when I realized that throughout highschool it was my friend who was coming up with the stories, and even when I came up with them, I would always turn to my friend for ideas. The story I made has a rather simple storyline... not worst but not bad, but the way of telling it could be better. And like my stories, most of the humor also came from my friend. Very few times did I make people laugh out loud with my jokes... At most I can at least get a "heh" out of people.
Hell, looking back at my highschool comics, my friend would often do all the work while I just tried to continue where he left off... I even left some panels blank just so I can get the story out of the way, and hoped that the said friend would fill in the blanks, which made me feel really bad when looking back. In the end, my friend went on to do bigger and better things and has gotten much more skilled.
Little off topic but my said friend actually has a DA page: He's seriously in need of a lot more attention, and his works are pretty damn nifty if I do say so myself.
However, despite some of the negativity... I'm... actually very proud of myself for putting in so much work.
Because of this I'm actually very pleased with the comic. To the point where I'd be more than happy to continue and finish the story, and just so that I can improve my skills.
I'm also actually very pleased that I managed to complete a comic for the first time in a very long one. Yeah, I think it could be better, and god and science know I need a ton of practice (God good, the pain) but in the end, as tedious as it got, I always remember why I love making comics... It's that satisfied feeling that always makes me want to keep on going, and the reason why I'd love to get a career in either animation or something in the comic book industry.
I'm not going to post the comic here just yet. I'd like to make a story which introduces the characters, and get more time to develop them rather than just post the comic here right away. that would probably give me a bit of time to polish up the final comic some more as well.
Also, it looks like my semester is over, and I'm feeling pretty confident. The class I'm most worried about is English (which I have to do a final paper that's due on wednesday.... yaaaaaaayyy.) and even that I'm feeling pretty confident in.
I decided to take the summer off... I've been working very hard, and I think I deserve a quick break. My family also planned a trip to Sarasota, Florida to see how it is. We've been planning to move there for a while, but we've never had the money to do it... So we decided to vacation there instead. It'll be fun, I'm looking forward to it, and I'm still crossing my fingers that we'll at least go to the Magic Kingdom.
That's all I really have to say for now.