Entry 63: I Want to Show You Something
For the past three months, I have been working on my 3D animation short film. So far, I have the entire storyboard finished and several production images in the works. After another month of work, I should be able to finalize the concept art and begin animating.
But so far I lost some of my enthusiasm for the project, mostly because I am struggling with the pre-production drawing, which is not my strong suit. I have enlisted a few people to assist with this part, but I don't have enough imagery already drawn to show them what my vision is.
I love working with the extremely complicated animation program, Maya, but getting all the necessary work done beforehand is becoming a real chore. On top of this, my low-sugar diet isn't helping neither (I'll write about that when I have all my facts/research collected). So for now, I am idly drawing at a slow pace, losing a little energy every time I attempt to draw.
But what about the bigger picture? I have a vision in my head about a spectacularly vibrant world that questions the balance of mortality, and I know I want to make a 3D adventure about it. So why can't I draw with enthusiasm? Perhaps somewhere in my head I don't think I need to make this film.
I've had a long and tiring week, and I do have plenty of time to still work on my project, but some words of wisdom and/or encouragement would be grateful.