This was a very weird way to start my 52 weeks. Firstly, I have an eye-infection that brought me a lot of pain the last few days. Had to go to a doctor and everything. That was very unexpected. Never had one of those before.
Don’t start copying me, ya’ll. It’s not as fun as I’m sure I made it sound.
Secondly, I picked a creative project that I have never done before. The goal was to write and illustrate a children’s picture book. This required the conceptualizing and drawing of over 19 pictures, partially colored.
At the end of all this madness, I realized that designing a complete children’s PRINTABLE book was beyond my ability and software ability at the moment. So I settled for a sorta comic-book, internet-illustrated story approach. Some people may have a lot of experience with photoshop for this kind of thing, but I didn’t. I didn’t even know how to import a picture into a separate project file.
But I finished the story and the pictures and the importing and combining and cleaning up and…well, I finished my first week of 52 creative projects. And I guess it’s time to lay some ground rules:
1. Must finish by 12am on Sunday of the week.
2. Must accept a CHALLENGING project, not something like “draw one picture of a dude.”
3. Must post by the following Monday.
4. May work with others on any project.
5. May work in area of expertise, as long as the project still offers a degree of complexity.
And here is my finished project of Week 1: (View as a gallery. The single-file version won’t upload at a high enough level.)
Inspired by and dedicated to my cousin, Sarah. Thank you for Markus.