So Ramencon has passed which is why i haven't updated the journal last week. Was quite fun, but it was lacking something it had the last 2 or 3 times I went. Not sure what exactly. But sure loved cosplaying, despite having issues with Zoro's swords. Take a look!
The second image I got to meet the English-speaking voice actor of Nico Robin for One Piece, Stephanie Young. Even got her to sign on the hilt of one of my swords. Did also do an impromptu Yoko Kurama cosplay with the items I bought at the convention, but I haven't found any pictures. Blagh...Oh well.
Anyways I've been doing some work regarding the...let's say...'infrastructure' of my future business. Have a short business plan drafted that shall take more time to construct (originally for my Business Class) and also have to create a website for my Website Design class.
With that, I even came up with a Mission Statement. Let me know what you think!"We are here to provide a new perspective by turning society on its head through the power of words and pen strokes."
Also have had some ideas for promotional videos. I have 3 different narration paragraphs that might be used for a provocative, yet enticing advertisement material. Still unsure of how or when to implement it. Perhaps by summer when I have more time to start working on all of these goals, and so by then I also aim to get my manga done before next Ramencon, as well as have my own little stand at the Artist's Alley. But we'll see where my productivity leads me.
Speaking of which I've been working on the thumbnail sketches of my manga using Manga Studio 5. It's quite nifty, though wish the transformation tools were more extensive. However, the one feature I wish was in Photoshop was the ability to do multiple, swift pen strokes, and a single click of 'undo' will clear them all. But the main feature that helps is being able to load all my pages into one file which I can navigate back and forth to.
Here's a little something-something to show instead of just telling what I've been doing:
Again, just a thumbnail sketch. Was quite hard trying to find the perspective I wanted, but it worked out well in the end. Can't wait to actually start drawing it. As for hard perspectives, also had to draw a 3-point perspective of Chicago for one of my pages. VERY TIME CONSUMING! Was mostly difficult deciding where to place the vanishing points, but it's just a lot of work to place lots and lots of buildings. Either that or I haven't found an efficient method for it yet. (Though realizing how to put a 'floor' on the entire landscape made things a lot easier ahah!)
Nonetheless a lot of work is being done, but haven't had much to show for it. I'll be trying to push for a new drawing for next coming Saturday but we'll see. Work and School has really kept me busy, so think I need to cut the amount of hours I sleep, nothing drastic, just a little bit.
Well that's it for today. Be sure to tune in next week for more idle rantings and updates!