Thank you! :D
That seems like a close estimate. Their proportions are fairly cartoonish.
Harpy will be going for at least another year. The story will probably take place over days, with little time skips when needed. I don’t know how far along the comic will be by winter, but I’m planning on throwing in some stand alone updates every once in awhile. ( I really want to draw some snow!)
I’ll try my best to answer your question!
Harpy didn’t start out as a comic. She was a character I started doodling after art college. I still wanted to keep learning through my own projects, and I wanted to make the sort of cartoon I would’ve watched when I was younger. I wasn’t really sure where I would do with the idea, but I was working my first animation job at the time, and my boss and coworkers would talk a lot about story structure, how to set up character’s personalities so they play off each other, how to not write yourself into a corner.
A couple years after that, a studio I was working at started accepting ideas for animated shorts, and I went ahead and pitched Harpy. They were really supportive, and gave some really constructive notes. It didn’t make it very far, but I learned a lot from the experience. I tried to pitch a couple of times elsewhere, but those experiences where pretty depressing, I was naive and didn’t realize what I wanted to do didn’t fit in with what the industry wants. I moved onto other projects, and left Harpy alone, I didn’t think it was going to become anything more than an idea.
Last year, Gabe Swarr and Katie Rice at www.Dummcomics.com invited me to have a spot on the website. I needed to try something new, and had never considered a comic. I have a few other characters and stories I could’ve used, but Harpy had enough material that it seemed the best choice for an ongoing comic.
It was really intimidating, and I tried to quit a few times the first couple of months. I had to relearn the characters’ personalities, what their goals where, what made Harpy’s world different than projects I worked on before.
Since starting the comic, it has a life of it’s own now, and almost everyday a new idea pops up. I’m working off of a story outline. There’s so much that’s organic and changing, but that’s also what I love about it. It hasn’t felt stale to draw every weekend, I look forward to it! I’m really glad I didn’t stop and that friends didn’t allow me to give up! It’s also been a really wonderful boost knowing my friends are reading it!
Starting any new project is intimidating, but you just don’t know how it’ll turn out unless you start. It’s really helped keeping a sketchbook full of notes and sketches, so every week I’m not stuck trying to figure out what to do next.
If you’re thinking about making a comic, I recommend it!#questions #long winded answer
I’m not actually sure if it’s a spoiler to say or not!
Yes! I love drawing fantasy characters, thank you! I really loved making Amethyst too.#questions #nuclearwhatever