IT'S DONE!!!! AFTER ALL THIS TIME IT'S FINALLY DONE I AM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!!
No but really, do ya'll remember when A Great Big World released Say Something? Yeah, that was September 3 of 2013, so a little over a year ago. Well at that time everyone was doing these little comic things of their characters to the song and I reeeeaaaaaallllyyyyy wanted to do one, but I figured I would never get it done (I was close to right too). Well, in the end, not too long after the song had faded and wasn't so big anymore, I wrote a "script" for my own. I wanted it to be big! It was going to include both of my CW characters and give a bit of their stories. Each of them would get one verse and the ending would be epic when I included them both. I was even going to put it to music and make it a whole slide show thing and everything, with the voices of the singers changing to fit the characters. It looked amazing in my head.
It was originally going to be a mix of head shots and full body pictures but when I finally got to the sketching stage (probably a month later) I ended up sketching them all full body (I was in a sketching mood and trying to study anatomy and such). After that I got too excited and went and put together a slideshow with music and lyrics, using just the sketches. I loved it so much that I couldn't' wait to finish it... but that didn't happen any time soon. It all just went downhill from there. School came in and then I transferred to my new college where I would be staying with a roommate and riding horses and things got so busy that for the longest time I didn't even look at it. It wasn't until summer vacation that I took the time to start finishing the sketches. One by one I did the best I could, but I still had my horse to take care of and I had a job too. It was slower than I thought and the next thing I knew I was going back to school and the project wasn't even half way done. I told myself I would draw one a day until it was done... well that failed. So then I went to one a week... and life kept getting in the way. It was fading again and I was loosing it. It was more of a "whenever I have time and inspiration" sort of thing and it was soooo painfully slow. Last week though I made it to the half way mark, finishing Ari's half of the song. Starting Ky's half I was inspired to get it done, but as we all know things happen and school once again took over. BUT! this weekend, starting Friday, I have been alone, as my roommate went home early for break (cheater she is). That meant a whole weekend of doing absolutely nothing, and so I pulled out the project, dusted it off, and set to work. I finished an average of three a day, with yesterday being the big day that I (somehow) got a total of 8 pictures done. I wouldn't let myself go to bed until it was done. FINALLY! last night at about 1 in the morning, I finished the last picture and now, after a year of slow work, it is finished!
You wanna see? Do you? Well just a moment, I'm getting there. Below you will find two links, one is the link to the video which I posted on YouTube. The quality is not all that good and the sound is jumpy, but that's because I only have a generic movie maker that came with my computer, it's still better than nothing. The other link is to the stash folder which has each of the slides. I put them there because the video kinda ruins the quality and I wanted them to be seen for all they were. All of the pictures were referenced from images on Google and the first sketch was done with a grid. After that I used no references for anything, even the (sloppy) backgrounds. With each image on the stash I will type up a short (maybe not always short) description of what you are seeing as well as a breakdown of tier points from that image. (I had considered not counting all of the tier points as that's a lot to throw on at once, but when I put in the fact I've been working on this on and off for a year and that my babies have gotten no love since, not to mention the amount of blood, sweat, and tears put into this project, I have decided to count them all. I think it's only fare)
So, without further adue,
the video: youtu.be/70tlLk8lnsM
And the individual images: sta.sh/216zn63o9i6mTotal Tier Points
Arietti, Kyanos, and Art (c) NaporieRizia
Finz (c) FrostCoveredFields