As my blog followers know, I have stopped the production on my comic book until the speech has been completed and spoken. I do plan on continuing writing and creating my comic books after I present my speech, but I think there is far too much to talk about and share with my followers and I really want to get all of that down before I move on with my project. Before, I wanted to primarily focus on how the student should be the imaginative one and how it is their job to break through what society has to say but then I realized that it is not all up to the child, but even maybe more so the adult. It is difficult for a young one to stand up to the larger society. That's what I want to focus on now, to challenge the adults to enhance and embrace this kind of thinking instead of putting it down, so for the next three weeks I am going to focus more on that part of the speech.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
For the past 2 weeks I have been working on primarily my speech. Because of this, I am putting off actually completing my comic to fine tune my speech. I am narrowing down my options for the themes of what I am speaking about. I want to talk about following what makes you happy. The only problem with that is that topic is unoriginal and I want my speech to be different and really touch the people listening to it. So I do want to talk about that, but also incorporate another message in it to display why 20 time has been helpful in making me happy. The theme I am considering to go along with "do what makes you happy" is along the lines of try new things. I would have never even touched a drawing pad in a million years if it hadn't been for 20 time. The reason I picked drawing is because I love comic books. Everything about them. So I took a risk and following making one. I never enjoyed it but it was an amazing experience trying to make one. So that is what I want to focus on!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Even though I am extremely happy to where I am at today, I would have definitely changed a few things to get here. Probably the biggest thing I would've changed would have been spending so much time on developing my plot. I wish I would've spent more time on drawing my characters, backgrounds, and common day objects. I also wish I had gotten my comic book making kit because even though it is a little bit of a shortcut, I am much more happy knowing I'll be able to make my own book with just the assistance of a computer.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
I did do some thinking before I went online about whether or not I should do it because it might seem like I am cheating part of it, the drawing portion. It also puts some of the work I have done for my comic so far to waste. However, then I realized it wasn't to waste. The last few months were never about successfully creating a comic book, or learning how to draw, but find a way to make myself happy. Also realized that doing it online would make me more happy and excited to do my project because I love doing things on the computer, it's not a shortcut because it's making me happier to finish this.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This week I wanted to just work on my speech because I feel like I am a little behind on that. I want to get the point across that time management is key to happiness for a few reasons. Without this project, this assignment almost, I would not have been able to be so happy with myself. This project is like my excuse to do something that I really enjoy. I love comic books and I love the movies and the characters and the background of everything and to be able to almost live that and create something that great artists and comic book writers are able to do. There was no movie without the original comic, that's why I love doing this, it's the original. I've always been bad at drawing, or at least I've been told, even by myself that I am. My very first drawing in my notebook was a house. It was absolutely awful! But then I tried again, except something more complicated. Like the Taj Mahal, possibly the most difficult drawing architecturally but I thought it turned out awesome. The best part about all of this is that know I could do something that I was always told I really couldn't do, made it that much better.
As I continue with my blog posts I'll keep adding parts to my speech and updates on how my comic is coming.