...in a few day I am going to complete my fourth year here at dA.
It was a pretty interesting ride so far. With highs and lows, fun and bother, friends and....others
I found a lot of great stuff here and
a lot of great people to. And I am not going to talk about the others.
I'd like to thank those more or less 800 people who decided to watch my doings here and I want to say Thank You for almost halve a million clicks on my pictures
and for visiting my corner here more than 75K times!
And the most gratefulness I feel for those who decided to come a bit closer by giving comments and feedback and suggestions and help and inspiration and support and even friendship!
Which is the best you can get.Thank You for that!
And while I am typing this, a large part of my "artistic mind" is busy thinking about how to proceed with my current project "Alcove" (lmant.deviantart.com/gallery/5…
What started as just a nice little sequence of funny pictures is now taking over the majority of the time, energy and effort I am able to put into creating new stuff.
Because I really started to like the ideas that raised in my mind about how that story could develop.
But I'm struggling.
I was expecting it wouldn't be easy to create that "New Home" which is mentioned in the last frame of the sequence, even though I have a pretty clear vision in mind.
But I did not expect it to be that
I've never been very good in designing complex sceneries. If it's about a little dark corner somewhere in- or outside: No problem.
But the area I have in mind now is a bit more than just the part of a dark cellar or a blurred cut-out of a dystopian outback. It is a "little world" on its own.
I don't know whether I should tell details about what I have in mind, because I don't want to spoil your viewing experience by creating too many expectations or by lowering the surprise.
Maybe that much: This "New Home" is supposed to be a place where the majority of people would say "Oh my goodness, I want to be there! Now!"
And I know more or less exactly how it shall look and what it shall contain and how it shall feel...
But I have no fucking clue how to create it
I am no modeller.
Sure I sometimes glue some props together to build funny devices and sometimes I move a few polygons from here to there to make things fit, but that's it.
The past day I was walking through a LOT of marketplaces to see whether I might find some stuff that I could combine to what I need and I already had a lot of thing in shopping carts,...
but none of the stuff had satisfied my vision, so I left without buying a thing.
Of course I also checked my runtimes for buildings and rooms and areas which I already have. And some of the props and figures (like that pool area from the last few pictures I posted) will find their place in the scenery.
But the overall concept and design which is giving a frame for all that is not there yet.
I fear I have to build it myself.
I'm fancy to do so but, hell,...this will probably take a lot of time (If I do not find THE genius idea how to visually simplify the message I want to transfer with "New Home", eventually)
I am surely going to post other stuff meanwhile. But I try to not let that story die before it has grown.
So please be patient in case you're waiting for the continuation.