... but I survived!
So, as usual, here is my quarter review!
This time around I took Visual Storytelling 2 and an art history (Art Since 1945). I had been fearing this quarter for the last year as rumors about Vis 2 being extremely difficult were rampant. Just as suspected, they were correct. This was probably the most demanding quarter so far, and I am extremely happy I downgraded to 2 classes a quarter. I seriously do not think I could have done it taking the usual full load, especially if I was doing another studio. There's just no way.
The premise of the class was simple: come up with a 4-page comic. Redo it 3 times. Redo it without using the exact same panel layouts or camera shots/angles. If you accidentally repeat, you have to start over/you get points deducted. It doesn't seem that hard when you think about but god it's so hard.
I remember it taking me an entire day to formulate just the right angles/panel layouts that didn't repeat, and they would still
end up repeating. Gosh. GOSH.
Anyway, yeah, so that was horrible. But it ended up being worth it as I learned a lot about pushing myself and understanding stuff. I won't get into all the stuff I learned cause that would go on forever, but to suffice it to say, I feel my comic making skills have bumped up significantly this quarter alone. COMICS ARE HARD GUYS.
Then my paper for Art History, which was pretty much the main thing we did in that class, was really informative and interesting. I love writing, so that class wasn't nearly as hard and allowed me to put my best into the comic class. I haven't gotten grades back fully in either class yet, but I probably will after the weekend. So far I'm looking into getting A's in both so hurrah! The torture was worth it!
As for what's next, I just got a couple things:
- Finish up my edits/rewrites on my fic. So far I'm projecting to start posting parts up in January. I doubt anyone will care about it, but I'm proud of it so I'm doing it anyway.
- TS, of course. Still have the next 6 pages in a mid-way limbo. Might redo some things on them now that I've been re-educated on how to not suck at comics. But least I'll have those likely done by the end of the year. Might give you guys a Christmas present and post one up before. No promises but maybe we can have a Christmas miracle!
- Do some delightful background/layouts for a friend's senior film!
Anything else will just be treats. Only got a little over a month before the next quarter starts and it should hopefully be slightly less murdery.
See ya peeps!