Because for all those people who tell you to think outside of the box, some never knew where the box was in the first place!
Since my last journal (which I should update more, blame the brain), I've been slowly on my way to finishing my associate's degree in Graphics. The experience has been an interesting, go from a confused high school grad to getting my sea legs in the great sea of graphic design. I'm far from designing magazine ads and making a real living. I've still need to find out how not to suck at drawing. I really should do some mock posters of what I've learned here on DA, but I don't think anything I've done is really impressive to be shown to anyone. I suppose I haven't done much in the way of the commercial world (I have no portfolio!) and I'm sure I'll be stuck be at the bottom of the totem pole for quite some time. Anyways, this isn't what this journal is really about!
As a little social and creative experiment, I'll be running a story based on random ideas posted on a poll. The ideas are just things typed up at the moment of creation to be judged on by you! Every week a new poll will run that will detail such things as character names, plot details, and various random things that will become the basis of an epic picture pertaining to the story. I may even run a contest for the final ideas, with premium memberships and other goodies. I have the first poll up for our protagonist's name, so go and take a pick if you haven't already!
As a way to thank anyone who voted, I'll be doing a sort of random drawing for the people who post "Voted!" in the poll comments. That person will get a line art of whatever they want drawn. Hell, I might even do two or three random drawings in the same voting round of enough people get in on it!
Anyways, here's a rough scheldule of the polls for the next five weeks. Week 1
: Our hero's name Week 2:
The gender (or lack thereof) of our heroWeek 3:
The hero's formWeek 4:
The hero's personalityWeek 5:
The hero's romantic preferences.
In that thought, stay tuned for more news!