Anyway, morning guys. I'm sorry again about having to cancel the stream last night. I don't want to go into what happened, but basically I've a large lump on the outer side of my right wrist. Last night I couldn't close my hand too well or pivot the wrist. Today, while my fingers are still stiff, I can close the hand almost all the way and I've pivoting motion back. Yay! Unfortunately, the lump is on the part of my hand that rubs against the table as I draw. Ouch! So, I'm going to give it another day for the swelling to go down and for full motion to come back. It seems like the best plan.
As a result, there will be no speed-up video this week. I'm sorry. I enjoy doing the streams and the speed-ups too.
I also need to redraw the Ruby card from the beginning - it got damaged while inking yesterday evening. Which sucks, but what can you do? All part of the dangers of working non-digitally.
As for today I'm going to do some planning and evaluation. While I like having something scheduled for the blog each weekday, I'm finding that I can't work when Matt's home and I'm not getting enough done some days to where I can stop before his workday ends. This isn't exactly a nine to five job at times. So, I need to...
1. reevaluate the schedule (especially so I can fit comic work into the blog roll - otherwise I leave it 'til the last minute)
2. create a space in the rapidly shrinking studio for Matt to sit where he won't be hovering behind me (have I ever mentioned that people hovering behind me freaks me out for some reason?)
So yeah, numbers one and two will be occupying my thoughts today. My mind's already running around trying to figure out how to get number two to work. I know the problem behind number one and it's something I've been working on changing for a bit now, but it's a slow process. It takes time to reroute how your mind and biorhythms work, especially when your fellow artist friends are going, "I'm gonna play Pokemon for five hours then work until three and sleep 'til noon. Cause that's how I roll! Hahahaaa!" And my mind's going, "I wanna roll like that." Next thing you know, you're back at square one.
I swear, I never feel like I get enough done yet I feel continually burned out. It's insane.
So yeah, I'm going to go locate the adult side of my brain so together we can lock my inner child back into its closet and I can start planning stuff. If I'm going to be stuck losing a drawing day I want to at least get a few good plans of attack in.
*inner child runs by* Son of a... Get back here you little brat! And put your damn clothes on!
Blackadder: "Now, any history of insanity in the family? Tell you what, I'll cross out the 'in'. Any history of sanity in the family? None whatsoever."
-- Blackadder the Third