Thursday, February 17, 2011

it's getting better

Just got a smartphone. seems though that I can't blog from it, at least I don't know how. I'm also on Twitter @levitattoo for those that are into that.

The tattoo biz is doing well, at least in the regard of my work. the most notable sleeves I'm working on are a Modern Army sleeve, and a Marine Corps sleeve, both are quite detailed and have been a lot of fun researching the different elements for each. once i have the full outlines finished for each of them, I'll be posting pics here.

I am also at a bit of a fork in the road as it concerns comics, I've had been working on a graphic novel called "Maze" up till about two years ago, when things got crazy with leaving Artistic Tattoo and starting up the Jade Monkey, but now I'm itching to work on some comics material and I can't decide. The quality of work for "Maze" is not where it could be, especially since my skills have naturally gotten better in the past two years, and I wouldn't mind doing something different, not as big, before I get back into "Maze". And I have have a subject I would love to work on: Vlad Tepes of Dracula fame. yet it seems that there is already a movie in the works about Vlad that is being produced by Brad Pitt and by the production company that did Twilight *shudder* and really I don't think I could "beat" them in a release, not that I'm even in the same arena. So I think the Vlad story is out the window, too bad, I really enjoy the completely twisted nature of that true life character.

And then again, it's been a personal rule of mine to not ever re-do anything I've done, it's always better to move forward and work on whats next than to go back and rework old material.... but, if I do that with "Maze" I really feel that there would be a disconnect between the beginning and everything new I do, and that it may interrupt the story, a change in art, like changing the artist in a comic story, or better yet, changing a cast member in in a tv series.

That and Dawn, My wife, has never really liked the "look" of the main character, Adin, and has tried to get me to rework that aspect. A total reboot tho would enable me to do that (she is right to a degree) and allow me to get around the worry that any new material produced would clash with the older work.

So it seems then, that I should focus on rebooting "Maze" and not worry with other comics projects until this story is done, I do mean to finsh it after all...

3 comments:

  1. see bro, this is why I wouldn't start til it was done. lol

    Rob

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  2. yeah I know... but there it is...

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  3. Update: I will NOT be redoing maze #1 and #2. Though I do intend to remaster them, redoing them is not the right way to go.

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