Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Still Tracking

I forgot to post about this at the end of February, but I've been keeping up with my goal of "do more useful stuff". (For a given value of "useful".)

As I suspected would happen, the shiny has worn of drawing and I am getting sick of doing art. I've gone from contentedly spending several hours on one picture in a weekend to grudgingly spending a couple. It is still ranking above writing, which is apparently a great evil that I want no part of, but not by much.

Despite hating on writing, I spent more time on Sign & Sacrifice in February than I did in January. Which is still not a lot of time. But honestly, with a goal of working 4.5 hours a week, I'm not going to spend a lot of time on anything. It's amazing I manage to get anywhere at all.

This weekend and last I've been working on a picture of Jrurut, one of the major NPCs from my World Tree game. It's nowhere near done. Oif. I am tempted to post an image-in-progress, but I am pretty sure that will only sabotage what little motivation I can must for this stuff. It's actually coming along pretty well for the four and a half hours I've put into it. As opposed to the picture of Feralan & hCevian, which took six hours. For a headshot. OIF.

I have to wonder how much my "I am sick of drawing pictures" is due to using digital media. I have a love-hate relationship with digital media. On the one hand, lots of things that are a huge pain in real media, like masking, are a snap in digital. And it's so easy to fix mistakes!

On the other hand, it's so easy to fix mistakes! Which means everything takes an eternity to finish because I keep seeing the mistakes and then, y'know. Fixing them. For hours. And hours. With markers, when you make a mistake, it's "darn!" and move on. With digital, I am never ever finished because I can always sink another twelve hours intio fiddling. ARGH. The main reason I'm not using real media is that I haven't figured out what to do about my scanner not working under Wn7. v.v

Anyway, the extended goal for weekends seems to be going fine. In fact, I'm way over quota, having put in nearly two weeks' worth of extra time since January 1. So I'm still carrying on with February's plan.

I need to do some work on the World Tree game today, so that I don't have a panic attack of YOU ARE NOT PREPARED on Thursday. But for now, I'm going back to bed. Because I hate Daylight Savings Time. *shakes fist* *snoozes*
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