Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday Marching Orders! Also: Sketchsplosion!

ETA: The votes are in, and Flying Fish takes the prize! So now I know what I'm doing for the rest of the week! Especially you voters, be sure to show up Monday so you can tell me how I did!

If you voted for one of the other sketches, don't despair! They aren't scuttled, they're just not getting my attention this week. They may return...!

If you've been following this blog for, oh, five minutes or so, you may have noticed that I have a serious case of Attention Deficit Creator Disorder*. Symptoms manifest as a worrying surfeit of ideas and terrifying lack of finished product.

I don't know what causes it in other carriers, but for me it's like being in love with love-- I love getting new ideas! They're so perfect in my head! The first few revisions are fantastic! The layouts start getting serious. Maybe we start talking about how many colors we'll have someday.

And then, well, it starts turning into work. We end up having the same argument over whether the background should be more detailed five times a day, and their brother idea is so much more charming and never asks me to adjust the angle of his arm five degrees, and pretty soon I've abandoned my old idea for a new one.

And this would be fine, since of course ideas can't chuck all your possessions out the window or ruin your reputation in your social circle. But there's always some things that can't be learned outside a serious commitment. Finishing techniques, larger motives, the sheer satisfaction of calling a thing done, not perfectly but finally.

It's time to admit I have a problem. If I could control it myself, I would...but clearly I can't. So I turn to you, Blog Readers of Misty Myth! Every week I'll share a few sketchy ideas with you, like so:





And you tell me which one needs to be made into a finished piece! The final piece will post on Mondays, along with the next week's sketches.

Need incentive? Once a month, a blog-voter will get a postcard, from me, of one of the winning designs! Frankly I adore getting real mail, and I hope you do too. Because I really need some advice! So tell me: what am I drawing this week?

8 comments:

perkyrusalka said...

I vote you finish them all! I like your playful style. But if you have to pick just one, I'd go with the flying pig. I love their gleeful expressions.

jubilantwares said...

they are all so cool but I am partial to dragons!!!

Carapace said...

Rusalka- Thanks for coming all the way here to Veilgarden to comment!:D I do like the joy of the Pig Postal Flyer...

Jubilant- thanks! This dragon would be a bit of a stretch for me, but I'm intrigued by the thought!

johnniebelinda said...

I am partial to the flying fish. But i think they all should be finished they are fabalous!

mermaiden said...

you must do the wind woman! i see spiders, and birds, and HAIR!

Anonymous said...

The Flying Fish. But I like the wimsy of your art anyway.

handknitsbymelissa said...

I love the flying fish! Definitely finish it!

Carapace said...

Well, Flying Fish takes it in a late win, I guess! Thanks, everybody- I'll try to do your votes justice!:D