I'll just cut to the chase and explain why I've been absent for so long. I am a scriptwriter attached to about five projects. Most of them are bound for TV, it's just a matter of patience and hard work to make them happen. One of them has been my pet project since my penultimate year of university, and I have two producers interested in pitching it to overseas markets (the U.S., England, France, the sky's the limit). I also have to look for full-time employment to keep paying bills, hence why I've been pushing commissions. However, I should inform you that all drawn work will be at a standstill until I get back to Melbourne on July 17th. Why? I'm back in Perth to get married, of course! And there's already too much to do here in the relatively short space of time. So that is why we will have to wait a bit longer. Real life just gets in the way sometimes.
Now, I'd like to just point something out so that it doesn't keep happening so often.
I appreciate those who contribute to my Paypal with their commissions, but frankly, there aren't many people who approach me with good ideas. I realise you all have good intentions, and that you have your fetishes, but the whole point of my work is to stand out a bit from other expansionists. That means not using the same characters or the same changes over and over again. More importantly, every scenario should have a good story behind it, not just something you pull out of the blue.
Let me give you an example of a good idea for a picture:
Toriko and Coco are facing a plant-like creature that, despite its small size, delivers a powerful poison through its barbs. Toriko is stung by the barbs while powering up a Kugi Punch. The venom converts adrenaline and energy into pure physical mass, causing Toriko's arm to bulge enormously with all the power focused into it. Once Coco is stung, the poison reacts with his own, causing his whole body to fill up with surplus poison like a great big purple timebomb ready to blow.
Characters that are seldom used, a new twist on two old favourites (muscle and blueberry), and it's something that could potentially take place within the show.
What I do not like to see are things like:
Gwen Tennyson in a swimsuit squashed into an accordion shape
Gwen Tennyson with huge muscles
Victor Van Dort getting massive feet
Kyle Broflovski getting massive feet
See a bit of a pattern?
In fact, I am so adamant on promoting decent expansion scenarios that if people send me ideas, I will draw the best one FREE OF CHARGE. Even if it's a comic/sequence page.
Want a free picture? Give me something good to draw.
But like I said, I won't get a chance to start on it til I'm back in Melbourne.
Onward and upward once again!