Yeah, see this thing happened again. Not updating the blog. It's so hard to hold a schedule, especially when I don't feel like writing one day, and then the BAM -- 2-3 topics spring up at once.
Here's the progress: I'm juggling a few projects so I can stop myself from stagnating on one for too long, burning my desire to be a creative person. So other than the poly knight project I sneaked into a post few days back, I've picked up another resin toy design that's been on my mind for a few months. Or should I say, working with a new material (doing new stuff is my favourite past-time). 'Cause here's the deal: I always let designs and ideas to ferment in the back of my head for a long period of time before it ripens. That's what I did for the competition, and look ma, I won! The thing is, I get couple of great ideas every now and then. I jot it down in my sketchbook, and keep thinking back on it for a few days -- to weeks -- months -- and even years. The IIDEX project was an idea I had 3 years ago, mind you.
I have this lamp on my mind since February, but I've let it settle for a few months. I want to prototype it, but just recently, the form developed even further without any known physical stimuli. It's amazing! If I can do it, I'm sure anyone can (and probably do) do it. So I shelved it for a bit longer. Right. The knight. I shelved it too to see if it can develop (because there are parts of it I'm unsure about), if after a few days, the idea is still cool, it's a keeper. So I think.
But I've wandered off a bit off-course. What I wanted to share was the toy design. I've done Squidbear about a year and a half ago. It was my first full fledged design, but I've progressed further in the form I prefer. So the proper course of action is obviously to release a redux of it... For sale... Online. And a few new designs I think will look cool. I've always wanted to venture into e-commerce, but never had a reason to do so. But this time around, I'm planning to actually do it. I'm gonna design a simple package, some graphics, and market it. It sounds totally fun, and I'm looking forward to it.
And then my other project... Which needs much more time. A picture book for kids. I have two stories, one in the works for a few weeks and the other one settling comfortably in the back of my head together with my other shelved projects. Though that said, I've no idea which one I should do first. But even that's too early. My gouache skills are still too terrible to do the story justice. I've got to practice more to increase the skills a little more.
Hahhhhh. I want to do them so bad. I want to get better at things quicker.