Motivation Proclamation


I''ve been trying to write a blog post for about two weeks now, and have kept getting caught in the more important things in life like watching TV or doing jack shit. After work it's tough to keep in any frame of mind to do anything productive.

So it's always a bit of a miracle that I've managed to do anything, for that matter. Like for instance, I've been advancing bit by bit in this sci fi thriller I've been on-and-off writing for months (three chapters and maybe 25 pages down!), and a month or so back I drew this:

 -  a poster for one of my favourite trilogies of all time. That took a surprisingly long time to do, especially considering after Tony Leung, Andy Lau and maybe Anthony Wong's characters, references for everyone else was a nightmare to find. I'm quite happy with it, with maybe one or two characters which I don't think look amazingly like they did in the film. 

After that I started animating again (after the project about lizards fell apart - see two blog entries back), this time on something of my own creation. It's going to be a James Bond opening sequence for the book Devil May Care, by Sebastian Faulks, which was the first James Bond book written after Ian Fleming's death that follows the continuity that he had set up, so it seemed like a logical story to use. Here are the first few seconds I uploaded to youtube. There's a fair bit more now, but I still to find another minute of inspiration and I've used up most of the story's imagery in the first few seconds (there's poppies for the opium smuggling side of the story, and a bit later in the animation, not shown in the video here, planes fly overheard which represent another part of the story where Bond gets framed for crashing an airliner).

Here is the video, as of last month: (I don't want to upload it again until it's finished, but I don't know when that will be, I've been awful super busy lately)

Really want to get it finished though. Be nice to have something new to show

BUT I've been so busy moving house - I'm still living with my sister and her boyfriend Stu but this time my old collaborator and long time friend Wilson is down now too, and we're already discussing projects to work on. Most of them, to no surprise to anyone knows us at all, are about Batman.

Tomorow's my first day off work in about ten days, so I'm going to take as much advantage of it as I can, and get really creative again.