Sketches & Project Updates

Today is project and life updates time.

I’ve decided to ink the lettering, but that decision was just made 5 minutes ago so I have no updates for that project. The kickstarter failed so they’re going to launch a new one. I plan on waiting to release the fully inked project around that time so that I can promote it. As an offshoot of Creative Spaces TV, where I heard the Jeremy Cowart quote, I’m tempted to make some handlettering fan art…but I’m officially am back burnering that idea right now. I have Shiny Object Syndrome, thus, I have more important projects I must work on. Should I magically finish all the ones I have going on I will come back to that idea. I always want to do everything at once which results in getting nothing done at all. Must not fall into another burnout from overload of too many projects!

Below are a few quick sketches from my notebook for the title sequence project. I have plans tomorrow for a brainstorm with a friend so I can figure out more items. I need to get a move on this, falling behind according to my schedule. I need to start animating soon or I won’t finish on time!


Night Friends,


Title Sequence Brainstorm

I’m using this blog as a brainstorming session for the title sequence project. Bare with my strange style for the moment. I have screenshots of Man Seeking Woman. In the captions I’m writing ideas of what I could illustrate in this section. It’s still general at this point, but I want a plan for the story it’s illustrating. It’ll help me come up with relevant ideas. I hopefully will be able to get some vectors started tomorrow night that go along with this theme.

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(1) Focus on a “writer”

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(2) Writing tools like pencils, journals, desk lamps and opening your computer. Happy stuff from the beginning of the writing process.


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(3) Hand with pen or arms reaching out to type, but a hand cramp or spilling coffee.


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(4) Week of writer’s block and everything that can go wrong in preventing you from writing starts.

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(5) Crumpled paper with angry writer’s block type of characters running around.

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(6) More allusions to the stress of writing a story. Maybe heavy eyes or writing scribbles and failure to finish.

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(7) Broken lamp or pencils with a coffee spill.

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(8) A combination of good and bad things having to do with stories can go here.

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(9) Hand touches the computer and it shuts down with a “fail” sign.

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(10) Some redemption for the writer with crazy icons based on simple things like a shower or eating?

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(11) The name is pulled out of a typewriter and laid down on a pile

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(12) Last frame is of a book falling or flopping down maybe? Title appears with full National Novel Writing Month there.