Thursday, December 15, 2011

Get back get back up

I was too tired/happy to post anything at the time, but I finished my Oni book last week!!!!

I really wanted to finish before the holidays. Now I have a bit more capacity to handle the holiday+birthday+other time constraints and stress that are coming up.

I made this progress chart in November to help motivate me to finish:

(24 penciled/inked/toned pages in a month, what's up)

The 9 check-offable boxes after 'Celebrate' were a joke, but looking at it later I decided that I should create 9 distinct rewards for myself -- turn it into a kind of ritual and commemorate the end of a big book project. It was fun coming up with a list of things that I'd been wanting to do (rather than buy, it being the holidays anyway and material rewards requiring less creativity/more money):
  • Spend a day drawing fan art
  • Climb the *****'s fire escape onto the roof
  • Hike somewhere nice and watch the sun rise on New Years morning for good luck
  • Go to the Sky High trampoline gym (can you tell that I like heights??)
  • Christmas movie marathon (The Snowman, Just Friends, Love Actually, Die Hard, Tokyo Godfathers, Elf, Rudolph)
  • Get dressed up and spend a day going into EVERY boutique on 23rd (more to satisfy my curiosity than to actually are there so many nice boutiques on one street?!)
  • Go into Counter Media (The porn scares me off every time I think I'm going to go in! xD But I've heard there are good comics in there...!)
  • Spend a long, lazy weekend morning at the gym (work out, hot tub, sauna, shower and get dressed nicely, eat lunch at one of the nice restaurants upstairs)
  • Draw a cover for my Ghibli sketchbook and give it to the next person to draw in
I've done 2 of these already, and am looking forward to the rest. :)


Pj Perez said...

High five.

Matt said...

Congrats! And those are some awesome rewards. Enjoy them; you earned it!

Emily said...

Awesome! I love your goal sheet but especially your rewards and the fact that you didn't plan them! Have a wonderful Christmas, Tally!