Today, Feb 26 at 2 pm EDT, It’s the FINAL ROUND to draw these fighting game characters. These character designs are for a personal project of mine – a fighting game with a roster of black characters. Be sure to check out these previous streams to see the progress.
After today, all progress on the fighting game concept art will be kept to Ko-Fi backers. So if you would like to see how this personal project develops in the future, support me on Ko-Fi. Even a one-time tip helps.
I want to talk a bit about how to set goals to be…more realistic. Because I have fallen a twee bit behind on a few things.
First, I wanna’ talk about this piece, pictured at the top.
Right now, the title is (tentatively), “Cryptid of Leaves.” I started this piece all the way back in 2019. So…it’s been A WHILE. I worked on it, then set it aside, because those leaves ALONE took effort to draw. And then I thought, “Let’s color this with colored pencil! That’ll get the look I want to achieve!”
And past me thought I could have this done in a month. On top of everything else I have going on. Which…(insert laughter here).
I have only worked on this in my free time, when I have the urge to do it. So I’m shifting the goal for this piece: I want it finished by…the end of October.
Why so late? Because I still have KickStarter rewards to fulfill and other books to put together. Speaking of which…
Second, I want to talk about the PDF for The Legend of Jamie Roberts, volume 1.
For KickStarter backers, I had said, “Oh this should be delivered to you by the end of May!”
It’s June 1st now. The PDF still needs put together. Oops.
To be fair, May was a big transition month. I quit working at NeverEnding (long story), and shifted back to freelancing full-time. Still, getting my freelance sea-legs back can only explain so much. All I can ask is please, continue to be patient. The PDF should still get done by the end of June. I’ll go more in depth about the process in a KickStarter update tomorrow.
Third, The Legend of Jamie Roberts.
So…I’m out of buffer. The month of May had some unexpected events that prevented me from keeping up with my usual production schedule. That means right now, I’m making the next updates as the story is going. That’s not a place I like to be in.
Does this mean that The Legend will get a temporary hiatus? I don’t know. But I’m tempted to have a short, two-week break from regular updates just so I can build the buffer back.