Monday, December 31, 2012

52 Stories

New Year's Resolutions were made to be broken, but I will make this one anyway. I propose to make 52 short stories with an illustration to accompany each one. There will be 52 stories and illustrations for each week of 2013, so if I miss a week, I'll need two for the next, etc. If I fall off the horse the best thing is to get back on, so I will try to keep it going all year long no matter how I am doing as I near the end.

Why do this craziness? Because! I want to work out my storytelling and illustration (as opposed to concept design) muscles. I will try to keep the stories limited to the realm of sci-fi/sci-fantasy since that seems to me to be the broadest palette to paint with creatively. There will surely be a lot of misses, but perhaps there will be a few hits, too.

Phew. Alright. No more thinking, just jump!


Nikki Lukas said...

great idea!

John-Paul Balmet said...

Heh, I can't tell if it's a good idea or not yet. We'll see a few more stories deep if I don't regret this decision!

Philburgh said...

Looks like the drafting pencil I used to use in the mid 70's.

John-Paul Balmet said...

Yes, that is the exact pencil! It's my favorite.