I’ve been easing myself back into making comics again, and ohhh boy, am I such a turtle when it comes to making comics, lol.
I’ve become slower than the usual. And I know that’s me being too hard on myself because it’s a short coloured comic strip but even so, there are webtoon artists there who finish full coloured and cel-shaded comic chapters in just a week…..
…Hence, why I can’t make full coloured webtoon stories, haha. I’m very slow. :’D
That, and I’ve been spending less time with comic making in a day compared to before. It’s not that I’m losing interest or passion in making doujins/fancomics or being lazy (hell no) but I want to spend more time with my loved ones and pets especially one of my dogs who has been with me for thirteen years. (My baby’s a preteen<3)
This may seem sappy and depressing but the recent deaths of my relatives, family friends, neighbours, former classmates, teachers, etc, (even internet artists) made me realise how life is very short and how unpredictable death is. it’s funny because when I was a child and a teen, I was super naive. Life seemed so long, static; I thought we’re all going to be forever young and carefree la-dee-da and then all of a sudden, death comes knocking on my loved ones’ door and takes them.
Reality had punched me in the gut. hard.
It could be a trauma of mine perhaps?
The pandemic didn’t help of course. I knew people who lost their family and relatives from COVID. My dad and doctor had COVID. It was so damn chaotic and stressful. The past two years has been terrible for my mental health that I decided to write and draw on a journal/daily planner as some sort of therapy last year. It worked a bit….with antidepressants. (Journaling also a good way to chronicle life and dumb random thoughts under quarantine/during the pandemic .)
Anyway, I hope this doesn’t come across as selfish or lazy. ^^;;
I do want to finish all the comics as soon as possible but I also want to spend time with my loved ones during spare time, if that makes any sense?
TLDR; time management is key to finishing comics and spending time with loved ones. I want to do both.
I’ll be replying to the comments tomorrow, heh. It’s late at night and I should be sleeping, gah.