In the Pines 5 / ( 14 )
So. The world is getting more hysterical and quiet at the same time. I uploaded the last page in September 2019. .Now its May 2020. What happened. The good thing was finishing my fantasy book to send it around to agencies, which i am in still in the process of. The semi good thing was moving in september. And then... for a while i had a strange drawing burn out happening. frustrated with my job and the fact that i cannot live from my own creations. I fully see, why. If i just didnt have this maniacal urge to finish my projects and tell my stories... and jsut could latch unto something that might be more successful... it is never guaranteed. I know many great creations that seem wholly buried. Or creators who are passionate and do good work, but the market is too crowded and their stuff gets buried. It was not entirely despair. my free time went fully into renovating the place i am in now. And its a beautiful place now with striped curtains and tasteful tentacles drawn on the wall.
And then, i had the next batch of pages ready to ink and... corona hit. On the one side thanks to years of therapy i am pretty prepared and armed with tools to deal with anxiety situations. On the other hand... its may now. I still dont know when kiddo will be back to daycare. i lose track of time. The only time i see other people is when getting our preordered grocery shopping or indulging in the sugary sin of pompous, creamy cake by the local cafe (to go). Last week, playgrounds opened again, so i got to talk to other lethargic moms.
Since i felt awful about postponing returning to twisted, i wanted to make extra sure that i have enough lined up. This whole chapater is finished in drawing. The next is outline-inked. 2-3 months of pages safe. then its time for a big new cover and a super bloody barbera chapter, which i truly look forward to. and a bloody gabriel chapter. so mach carnage coming up. and more tension. but now... artistic jaune panels. When did jaunes pages become the artistic ones...