Well, I suppose since it's been a year since my last update and since I've had 37 notices in just a few days (seriously, i got all excited and thought i had a Daily Deviation and missed it or something, BTW if you're gonna fave my stuff, i greatly appreciate suggestions for DDs), i should probably update this thing.
Oh let's see... Well I am slowly beginning to realize that my dream of heading cross-country and being the full time art director for my friends' dinner theater is probably not going to happen. So I had better get the ball rolling out here and make the most of it. With that in mind, I'm seriously contemplating starting an actual production company for local theaters (costume, make up, props). I don't know of any in the area, and considering the quality of the Audrey II puppets i saw a local theater actually RENT the other other year, i think we need something out here that can kinda do everything. I may only be an amateur but i'm a damn good one if i do say so myself.
At the same time I'm thinking about trying to expand my Haunt character (Lord Damian MacDonovan) and start doing vlogs and reviews as him, possibly work my way into a slow night at a local bar or theater and host movies, a la Elvira. Got a new sewing machine for Christmas so i can definitely work on some new costumes for him as well. That reminds me, i didn't take any pics of the costume i made for him this year, I'll have to do that.
But before i can do all that, I HAVE TO FINISH working on a commissioned comic book. Unfortunately my job changed back in April and is slowly and steadily draining all of my drive, gumption, energy, and creativity. So i've gotten rather behind on this book. I was supposed to have all 36 pages drawn, inked, colored, and lettered by the end of July...last July. Here it is, January 8th, and i still have several pages to just DRAW. I haven't even started the inking or coloring yet. Fortunately the author has been very patient and very understanding. Gonna try to finish drawing the last of the pages today.
Hmmm what else is new...Oh yes, back in May, i was in a production of Romeo and Juliet (as Paris) at a small community theater and got on a purple kick. so i've been wearing A LOT of purple lately and even have it in my hair. But the other thing that happened is I was our production's Fight Choreographer. I convinced the theater to just buy fencing equipment instead of renting their swords because it would have been cheaper in the long run. A friend of mine assisted me in the choreography (just stood there while i swung at him and remembered everything we did), and in teaching it to the actors. Everyone took to it really well and, for being my first time doing it, it turned out wonderfully. One of the theater's board members told our director that our fights were 100x better than the "professional" production of Cyrano di Bergerac on the other side of town. I'm hoping to talk one of my other friends into relearning all the moves with me so we can string all 7 fights together and do it with lightsabers...maybe get into the Light Saber fight competition every year.
All i can think of for now. Time to finish penciling these pages.