A Small-ish Update

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What the hell, Kim?

Yeah, I know. I know. Trust me, I know.

I’ve been itching to show stuff without showing stuff for a LONG TIME… so mosaic filter to the maximum on the tiny things. Well, these are “tiny” things to me as they really don’t give anything away.

Or, do they? ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)

God, who knows? This is constantly—beating-head-to-Cintiq CONSTANTLY—changing for me. The blurred images you see up top might not even be anything to make the cut at the very end, but it’s something to look at, right?

Work projects have been keeping me swamped right now, as well as upcoming galleries, but I’ve been making time to work on my personal project.  I’ve been working on this since 2012; project completion is “projected” in 2016—when exactly, not sure. It’s a bit of a time from now, but It’s done me well to have a general time. It’s less stressful that way and the project is just so much more fun to work on.

At the moment, at the current rate I’m working, I get about approximately 0.25% done each day. Yeah, that looks slow, right? LOL Considering how much I have to do, 0.25% is quite a lot.

Why the secrecy? I found myself losing passion the more I shared information about it. Yeah, I’m weird like that. I would test the waters here and there, but then I realized that I’m not obligated to tell anybody anything except for the people who need to know, which is… me, myself, and I.

This is a solo project, with my husband playing test-subject-and-audience. I’m not exactly ready to talk about anything yet or show any non-pixellated art—won’t be for a long time. It’s a work-in-progress and I would rather show it in it’s final visual concept than just all conceptual. I have a lot of work ahead of me with nearly 30% done, when you average EVERYTHING. I’m taking it in strides and going with the traffic.

My daily routine is normally this:

  1. Meditate for 10-15 minutes. (And, yes, this actually helps a lot!)
  2. Stare at personal work from the night before—smile or grumble about it.
  3. Check client emails.
  4. Work on client work.
  5. Take a break. Maybe meditate again depending on my stress level.
  6. Check if the delivery guy used a trebuchet to deliver my and my neighbor’s Amazon packages.
  7. Work on personal project.
  8. Work on client work.
  9. Rinse and repeat.

As far as my personal project is concerned, I’m a strong believer in the eyes learning faster than the hands. After working on a concept, whether it’s story, character design, clothing design, environment, blah blah blah, I don’t try to push it too much. I simply Ctrl + S, close it, and start on another idea I want to get down on paper. The next morning, upon looking what I’ve done the day before, I can immediately tell what needs to be worked on or trashed/recycled. It’s just a lot of recycling.

I will sometimes touch sketches from months ago that I thought were hopeless, but end up turning into something that may become part of the final design. It’s not even funny how often this happens. But there are some pieces you just can’t save sadly.

I SHOULD note, however, that the completed work will not be posted on this portfolio site, but on it’s own project site, whenever I personally think it’s ready for show. Sorries. And, yep, I’m working on that too! D:

If you like progress bars, then you’ll like this page

Anyway, this is just a short update.

Happy Monday!

Kim out.  ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ