Yay, I fixed up a commissions thing on the bottom left there so you can still check out my prices. I'm all Atlas'd out at the moment, so being able to draw other people's characters would be a pretty neat break about now!
Anyway, having a bit of a conundrum. Work doubled my hours so I've been pretty tired lately, but I'm still adamant on keeping up some kind of background artistic expression, outside of commissions. But there's that fear of having a completely blank slate and not knowing how to start. And I don't know where to focus my attentions. I mean, when it comes to writing and world-creating and all that, where do you start? And how do you keep track of information? I went to the London George Martin & Robin Hobb talk the other week hoping they'd answer something along those lines but it never came up. I've seen people set up their own Wikis but that doesn't seem personal enough. Maybe a website, but that's an awful lot of effort for the minimal fan base I've got right now.
As for blank canvases, I literally have six waiting to be used and a beautiful big easel that's been sat there for months waiting to be broken in. But I only have a handful of half-baked ideas. Do I launch into them and figure it out as I go? I've always been a real big planner so that goes against my instinct. Not that I wouldn't smash that instinct into a bloody pulp if it meant creative progress.
So, basically, if you have a head-world or fantasy characters, how do you personally keep track of all the information?
And how do you tackle the fear of the blank canvas?