Sunday, June 23, 2013

Burning The Internet

Five years ago, I created this blog with the goal of drawing every day and posting said drawing. For five years, I've been making daily posts. Yes, sometimes they were scheduled posts that I queued up while I went on vacation, and some of them were sculptures, costume pieces, or other media, but the point remains - for 1827 consecutive days, I posted an image of something I created.

Between 2008 and now, I learned that there really is a difference between drawing every day and posting every day. For example, at the moment, I am working with Sugar Rockets (with whom I made Beeserker The Videogame) on a new game that my Twitter followers tentatively know as Project S, and we're not at a point where we want to share a lot of information about it (soon, though). When I'm working on Project S, yes, I will have drawn something that day, be it concept art or some sprites, but no, I can't post it here yet, so that night I'll have to do a quick doodle of something on my desk just to keep Burn The Internet's daily post streak going. It was at times like these when I started thinking, "Has creating this blog forced me to value quantity over quality? Has this mountain of drawings become my creative tomb?" I kept at it, though, because more than anything else, I am a creature of habit.

I could spout out any number of these internal dialogues regarding my journey as an artist and a blogger that circle around as I write this, but I'll just cut to the chase - I've decided that five years is a pretty good run for a streak of daily posts. Pretty damn good. To clarify, this is not the end of Burn The Internet. If I draw a thing, I'll post it here, but if it's 11PM and I don't have anything to post, I'm not going to crap something out in a hurried panic as I've been known to do sometimes.

Stick around, my cyber-arsonists - there's still plenty to look forward to. After all, there's a new generation of Pokémon on its way, and somebody's gonna have to draw 'em all as cats. Might as well be me.


1 comment:

  1. Perfectly reasonable. I'm convinced you did what you set out to do.