The cartoon's almost done. Major senioritis is settling in, and I've been slightly anxious about it, actually. But I'm trying to not let it get to me, and I definitely don't want to rush all of the last-minute loose ends on the toon before I get it out. I've said this previously, but I'll say it again, there has been A LOT of skill creep occurring in it, and I've never had so much of it happen in a single video before; I've learned so much since the start of it last October, and it especially shows when you compare some of the earlier scenes to the final ones. But does it really matter? Not really for this video, no. No matter what happens, again, the next videos will be better thanks to all this! Which brings me to my next point of this post...
On top of the previous animation I started last year (13 months? It's been 13 months already? Yikes...), I have ideas for multiple, shorter cartoons for the channel, and I'm happy to say I've severely picked up the pace since I started working on this video and learned the new software (I've been getting entire scenes done within just a few days, it's awesome). With these bits of information in mind, I should be able to get content out much, MUCH more frequently (I'm talking no slower than once every other month or so). The only realistic variable that may get in the way is motivation; I love making toons more than anything, but I'm much more enthusiastic about it if other people are, too. The more people want to watch, the more I want to make. Otherwise, I'll probably just go back to drawing and practicing art as opposed to publishing so often (it's sad, but there's a reason so many animators have flat-out stopped within the last few years; their time is just better spent elsewhere when it comes to making a living, I get it).
However, the more you create and the more you do, the more likely people will show up and want more either way, right? It's unwise to simply give up because "you don't have enough people watching". It's kind of a paradox, I suppose. So I guess what I'm saying here is I'll just keep making videos regardless! I love to do it, and I love seeing the ideas in my head come to life. I can't even begin to describe how excited I am with the tools and knowhow that I now possess; making cartoons is just so much more seamless now.
Now as for the video I started around March 2021? I still love it, but again, old lady skill creep is rampant there! Luckily mainly it's just the animatic that I finished and I didn't do a whole lot of linework on it yet, so going back and fixing it shouldn't be terribly difficult. I can't wait! This year is going so well, and I've actually been giddy when trying to sleep because I'M JUST SO GOSH DARN EXCITED!!