Well, at least partially, anyhow. I had wanted to finish that one drawing by the 14th, but I did not make it in time. It was then that I realized by true dilemma was not about drawing, but about the process; I was still learning and tinkering. If I actually knew what I was doing, I would just do it. =/ Also, it does not help when you are thinking about other drawings while working on just one drawing. I think so far I thought of at least three different more drawing ideas just by working on one... Maybe I should submit a collage of drawings one day titled, "These are the drawings I almost
got to finish before moving on to something else."
A lack of direction was not the only reason hindered my art flow. My friend had gifted me an iPhone during the weekend. o3o And come Monday, my other friend had it jailbroken and unlocked in a few minutes. *3* Part of my drawing time was dwindled away on tinkering with what apps I could think of to download... "Monster Hunter app? Gotta have it... Plants versus Zombies? Need that, too... My Japanese Coach? This could come in handy..." I had forgotten all about the real reason I wanted the iPhone to begin with, the new Steam Mobile app. <face palm>
When I was able to pry the phone away for a while, I went back to the drawing... and then went back to seeing how far I could progress on Darksiders. A few hours later, I drifted to sleep. Awakening in a stupor, I realized in the few minutes of consciousness how poorly the day would progress before I fell back into bed. As I drifted back into the realms of my subconscious, I had the most peculiar dream. I awoke once again with songs playing in my head from the moment my dream ended. Funny, I thought, to dream those songs. Looking at the time, I arose to face the day, still thinking about the songs.
Now, these songs are none other than the music from the OST of the original Bubblegum Crisis series, and I did not realize it immediately, but as I went on to fully awaken, I started remembering one of my favorite songs from the series, which so happened to be a love song...
My nostalgia got interrupted some hours later as I began playing two special games, Dinner Date
and Dear Esther
. Both are remarkably short, but I honestly think each is a work of art in its own right, especially Dear Esther. But I do not believe I could properly describe either of them in a manner that could be truly appreciated without them being experienced first-hand. It is just those type of games. I think I would have to play Dear Esther a few more times to properly piece everything together. All the while I tried to wonder the true identity of Esther and if she was somehow connected not just one person, but everyone else. Actually, I would not mind giving the game away to someone, if just to analyze everything through a second mind.
PS - The Bubblegum Crisis song I was mentioning is Wasurenaide
. And only the day before was I professing that Ai wo Torimodose
love song of all time. _-_