Thursday, March 11, 2010

Don't Talk About It!

It's been an interesting week here in the studio. I took some advice and am taking a break from recording the music for a bit. I hit another wall last Saturday where I was ready to trash all the work I'd done the last month and start all over again. But, instead of doing that I simply put the guitars and bass away and took a little break.

Looking back, I'm glad I did. I went back into the files today and found I have almost two thirds of the album complete. Luckily I didn't give into the crazy part of myself and waste all of that work.

So, I'm feeling good about the music again and I think a break is just what I needed. So, what am I doing while I take a break from punishing my ear drums, you ask? Why, back to the drawing board, of course.

The only problem is that a lot of the stuff I am drawing this week is being done under a bunch of privacy and non-disclosure forms I signed last week. So, nothing to show yet. I don't think the clients would approve.

But, I am feeling inspired again (thanks to Jeff, who's house I visited today and gave me a chance to see the amazing new thing he is working seeing someone work on something like this and not be inspired would amaze me.) So, not only did I do a few client jobs this week (shhh...don't talk about it) I also started sketching out the OilCan Drive cover that I've been putting off forever. It's about time.

And, because I have images of OilCan Drive on the brain, here is the band's Cloudhopper airship they use to travel around the Zone. I wrote a one page synopsis to the next story this week which tells the tale of how OilCan Drive acquired their ship. It features the military chasing them, a bit more into each band members back story, and a sexy mechanic. The story is slowly gelling in my brain and writing it all out helped. When I'll get to draw it, who knows? But, it's a start and it's a great feeling to be creative again!


Manu Mane said...

This is beautiful ! (: o

rob! said...

Nice! These will make great ref materials for the OCD toy line.