Hi guys! Yup, I got a subscription again, so I'll be making some tweaks here and there n stuff.
I've been missing RP a lot, so I submitted an application to
and I'm waiting to hear if I got in
I'm using it to kind of warm up and doodle and stuff and ease the stress of my ridiculously high-standards and perfectionism that's been kind of making me hesitate a lot with Strife of Khthon. But lately I've made a lot of progress with it, so as usual, stay tuned!
I'll tell ya a secret; keep your eyes open for Strife of Khthon mini-comics coming up soon. These will be side/parallel stories to the main plot. They are going to be a series of short explorations into the world of Khthon; I'm aiming for keeping them about 4-5 pages each (it's actually really hard to make things short!). These will be done in a much more simple style than the full main graphic novel will be. These will be nice, bold, etc., but the main graphic novel is going to be gorgeous, with fewer, larger, much more detailed images and accompanying blocks of text. The short mini-comics will be less detailed and more comic-like.
Also, here's what I've been getting into:
I've been exploring 3D modeling and printing, which has been AWESOME!!! I can create sculptures by hand in Sculptris, without fighting the materials and gravity as I have in the past with real-media sculpting.
This is one of the results, you know who!
This is also part of my endeavoring to make Strife of Khthon extremely immersive and multi-media! There will be figurines made of all the main characters and such eventually. Of course, I want to get you all hyped up about the story first!
I have another one, a Mustang, that I'm currently attempting to cast traditionally with Smooth-On materials. I'll let you know how that goes.
This is a weird one. I actually never liked the idea of teaching, but in my struggle to find a job, and some serious soul-searching, I'm discovering that this is really something I'd actually love to do! I'm looking into ways to promote the class. Of course this is in-person, here in NYC, rather than online. But very interestingly, I found an amazing venue in which to teach--a real, active stable! Here in Manhattan! Chateau Stables
is a carriage company here in Manhattan that is completely family-run, buy some of the absolute NICEST and SWEETEST people I have EVER met. They really are kindred spirits. They keep to themselves and don't get involved at all in the carriage horse controversy--they only have 4 Central Park carriages and they are very strict about how things are done in their stable--stricter than the city regulations! So the horses are cared for very, very carefully, and regularly transported out to their beautiful farm in Pennsylvania as well. They do weddings, funerals, movies (they were responsible for all the horses in the Godfather movies!). Anyway, I could go on and on about how wonderful they are. But I've spoken with the owner and she has agreed to let me teach horse sculpting classes right there in the stable, with the horses right there available for modeling! I'm very excited. I just have to work out fees and logistics and such and marketing, particularly. Very excited.
Anyway, that's about it! Thanks for reading my babble! Expect some changes and stuff to be going on here, now that I've officially returned to DA. :3