Well, the Droids are done - although as I’ve mentioned in a previous post I will be coming back to them - so it’s time for a new project.
Today I posted my first post over at Asteroid Belt Blues, my new Tumblr. I’ll be posting illustrations, sketches and some writing here, expanding on some of the space ship and science fiction drawings I’ve been doing alongside my droids. I want to create a believable world, a near future where the asteroid belt and outer planets are the new frontier.
It would be great if you followed me here, and I’d welcome your thoughts and comments.
I also have another project I’m beginning, not an illustrative one, so I won’t really be posting updates. Today I’ve begun a children’s story, which will hopefully become a book. I’ve had some ideas swirling around my head for a while, so I thought it was time I did something about it. I’m giving myself a year to write and illustrate it, and to submit it to publishers. I have no idea if that’s a realistic time frame, but I’ll give it a go.
Well the project is over, so no more daily droids, but that doesn’t mean I’m abandoning this Tumblr completely.
Over the next week or two I’ll repost some of my favourite droids from the last year, and I’ll also go back and rework some droids that I liked, but perhaps didn’t have enough time to do them justice. I’ll probably add some colour to a few more too.
In addition to that I’m working on getting some limited edition screen prints produced, and I’m planning on putting together a little book of droid sketches. When I have more to tell about that I’ll post it here.
Once again a huge thanks to the nearly 7,000 people who have followed this blog for the last 12 months. I’ve really appreciated the support and I’m grateful for every like, reblog and comment. Without you I’m sure I’d have found a way to give up on this project long ago.
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As a new project, you should design a race, like a whole cuture, bit by bit. Including, history, cultures, technologies, religions.. then introduce a binary oposition.. and slowly introduce more and more of this universe until you have a whoooole thing that's like a story except there's no real plot, just a world for us all to peep into.
Asketh - originalbunsenturner
In a way I’ve already begun to do that, but on a smaller scale. You might have seen that I sometimes write descriptions to go with my droids? In my head they’re all part of a specific timeline in our solar system. I’ve also drawn a bunch of spaceships that populate the same ‘world’.
There’ll definitely be more of that.