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Episode 4: Project Management

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

This week I discovered the true meaning of "getting lost in the weeds."

I watched this video, panicked, and went down a character design and art style rabbit hole.

Essentially, Ursula discusses how a artist's style should match or complement the tone of the work. For example, a style with very simple drawings, while effective for other types of storytelling, may not be suitable for a story with complex emotional depth. After watching it, I asked myself, does my style compliment my story? Is it intentional enough?

I also revisited this video AGAIN and began frantically scribbling notes about my characters' backstories and trying to figure out how it would affect their design and if I should change any of the existing elements of their design.

I wasn't making any of the progress I intended and needed to take a step back because the only thing I was succeeding in was tearing out my hair in frustration.

So, I took a deep breath and went down a different rabbit hole to give my brain a break. I took my soon-to-be brother-in-law's advice and jumped into WEBTOONS.

While there, I found the work William the Last by Brian Shearer and fell in love with it.

William the Last