I worked a bit more on the Art Monster comic today, but more importantly I finally started working on SPNATI again after moving everything to the new PC. Fortunately nothing really needed any tinkering with. I helped myself a short while back by making a batch file that automatically opens all of the different folders and programs I need to get started, so I really have no excuse to jump in and work.
Still feel overwhelmed by it though. I feel like I duck out of the flow for a short while and everything carries on around me while I'm away. My biggest fear is that I won't be able to catch up. But I think I need to just focus on getting the art done now and worry about all that later. Right now I'm building assets. That in itself is important.
Which reminds me that I also had some poses I wanted to hand draw. I'll probably have to start over on those now that her proportions have changed slightly.
It all takes a lot of time but I think it will be worth it, and seeing how many people enjoy the game even after all this time is encouraging. Especially when you can't talk about it with anyone irl it can sometimes feel meaningless.
Man, I really get melancholy with this thing. You'd think I hate it with how sad it makes me, but that's really not true. I guess I'm just sad I can't devote more time to it.
This is all to say nothing of Marceline.
Though I'm excited to work on both characters' epilogues. I really want to push those for what I can do. Not necessarily with SPNATI's animation engine, but with my own skills as an animator and as an illustrator. I'd like to try and make something custom that looks like it belongs in the game. That's a lot of talk though, and for a long time coming that's all it will be.
The fire's coming back now but I need to go to bed.