The post I made a couple of nights ago about my seemingly evaporated sense of creativity and artistry got me right depressed, it did. It also got me digging through my notes and files and piles and notebooks in search of, I dunno, validation, or something. I came across really enjoyable old things like this:
I guess the only good turn of events to come out of unemployment was that I had time to create illustrated posts every day. On the whole, though, I think I prefer a steady paycheck. But I do miss having time for things like this.
I also dug up a bunch of notes and sketches from about a year ago, when I was very close to finally launching the ToastyFrog comic/graphic novel I’ve made several false starts on a few times over the years. I’d actually scripted out a few months of comics and even sketched several weeks’ worth before remembering that all my efforts to date have been terrible flops and that no amount of planning is a guarantee of not flopping again terribly. So I abandoned it, which started a snowball effect of defeat which resulted in me completely abandoning art a few months ago. I don’t remember the last time I drew something! I guess it was maybe a GameSpite issue header or something.
It’s a shame I’ll never bring those sketches and scripts to fruition, because looking back over them I realized they’re pretty funny. I actually laughed out loud a couple of times, which is something I never do…especially with my own writing. Ah well. What might have been, eh?