Honestly, there’s something of an experiment here. I’ve been watching a bunch of videos on Skillshare (thanks to a promo I got from the Patrick H. Willems YouTube channel, which has a ton of videos you should totally check out). One of those videos talked about designing characters using simple shapes, and how circles could be used to create a less-threatening character than, say, a triangle. To some extent, this is my attempt to make circles a bit more threatening. Not sure how well it works, but I love to participate in the scientific process 🙂
I have a lot of creative goals for 2019, mainly spending more time writing and drawing, with the intent of actually creating a story I feel comfortable sharing with people. My little dinos are definitely part of the plan – or, at least, the fantasy. I have an idea of what their story looks like, but it’ll take some time to finalize.
In the meantime, we’ll keep doodling.
Last month, while Christmas shopping for my niece, I came across these two stuffed hedgehogs and about lost my mind. See, when I was a kid, I had a little stuffed hedgehog hand puppet that I was quite fond of. These little stuffed animals tripped my nostalgia switch, and I got weirdly emotional.
I sent a picture of the hedgehogs to the fiancée, who promptly went out and bought them for me for Christmas, further proving that I have found the best of all possible fiancées.
EDIT: Obviously, the hedgehogs are named Hamster and Todd.
Recently, I’ve set a goal to be more health-conscious. Specifically, I’m trying to lose weight. It’s… not been going well.
I will always love New Years as a time to reflect on who I want to be and whether I’m working towards that goal or not. Since, in this case, the answer is “not,” I’ve set myself a few smaller goals to help make the journey more manageable. Mainly I’ve opted to increase my physical activity, but the biggest obstacle between me and my destination is scoops of ice cream, flaky pastries, deep-fried meat, and all those other tasty, tasty carbs.
Giving those up is going to be difficult. Hope you all will cheer me on… starting tomorrow.