Procrastination and Success

So over the last few weeks that I’ve not been posting, I’ve been thinking to myself that I’m not going to be able to do much with what I’m doing and want to be doing if I don’t start driving myself to doing things. I work at a local Apple retail store and my job drains motivation out of me. So I rely heavily on friends and family to keep me moving. I had a friend of mine text me the other day and was like. . . “Soooooo, why you sucking?” Not really he’s not that way at all. He just asked, I haven’t seen anything posted recently, whats up? So I promised him that I would get a couple of things up tonight before the end of the day. Today was a pretty busy day, so at the end of the day, I’m finally getting ready to sit down and post some progress on things I’ve been working on. Pegasus is finally getting finished. I need to remove the layers, finish up some line work and retouch, but I think he’s turned out pretty good. My youngest son wanted a Mickey Mouse, but I couldn’t settle on a style so I went with a newer form of Mickey similar to the new Mickey Mouse shorts from Disney. He’s a little taller, but he’s just sketched out. Hang with me here.

Disney's Pegasus Mickey Mouse

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The Challenge Week 1

Running a bit behind here on the challenge, but I’m working on getting things in gear. I just finished my Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Everyone says it all started with a mouse, but it actually started with Alice in the Alice shorts, then Oswald. Walt lost Oswald to¬†Charles Mintz in 1928. In 2006 Disney was able to bring Oswald back home after working out a deal with NBC/Universal for a play by play sports announcer.

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The Challenge

So, I’ve graduated now. . . I’ll be honest, I’ve been a bit lazy and the times come to get my rear back in gear and get moving on drawing and working on some projects. I had a project land in my lap from a friend of mine and I screwed up on it and didn’t follow through and I feel horrible about it and I think it is nerves more than anything.

My wife has publicly and socially challenged me. Proposing a challenge for me to draw 3 characters a week and complete 1 animation a month. I’ve accepted the challenge and I told her that I would get my blog posted on my Facebook page. I’m going to be creating a second “professional” Facebook page where I’ll be able to keep posting, but most of my posting will be done here on the blog.

As for the drawings, my kids will be choosing 2 of the 3 drawings a week and I’ve decided that you, the readers will be choosing the 3rd. The characters will primarily be Disney characters, but as time rolls on I’ll need to expand. So think Disney for now! : )

Wish me luck!