Journal Entry: Fri Apr 11, 2014, 4:48 PM
My sister and I have gotten back into MySims, though I think I've fallen back into the obsession harder than she has. It makes me really sad that we only have one of the games... I'm itching to buy more of them, but I know I have to save for college, and I really need a new laptop that will be better for video editing and stuff.
Anyway, to feed my MySims obsession without actually playing the games, I went looking for some fanart, and I realized that it's really hard to find any that's good stuff. And some of the characters don't have any fanart for them at all.
So, naturally, I have to take it upon myself to draw all 128 characters that appear in the MySims universe. It doesn't matter which game they appear in. They're gonna get drawn. Most of them will probably just be sketches because who the heck has the time to color 128 pictures? After I made my lists, I realized that some of the characters aren't even real MySims characters. They're cameo characters from other EA games, and they appear in MySims SkyHeroes as playable pilots. But because they do technically appear in a MySims game, I'm going to draw them, anyway.
To make things easier on myself, I'm going to upload them in groups of ten, and I'm calling each group a "batch." There will be 12 batches of ten and one batch of eight. Each character is going to be their own "sub-batch." Assigning each character a number within their batch will make it easier for me to pull sketches out for coloring.
Example... Batch 1 looks something like this:
1.2 Alexa Lexington
1.4 Annie Radd
I'll combine the sketches into one big sketch dump and upload it as "MySims Batch 1.1-1.9," since I intend to pull 1.10 out for coloring. It's Brandi, and her design is too awesome to NOT color. THAT HAIR. Let's say I don't color ANY in Batch 2. I'll just upload it as "MySims Batch 2." It seems confusing, but I thought it would be a good system to A) keep track of which Sims I've already taken care of and B) keep people from getting confused as to why there are not ten sketches when the batch is uploaded. "You said there would be ten per batch! Why are there only eight here??"
I think dividing them into batches of ten will keep me motivated as I work on the project because instead of saying, "I have 123 more Sims to draw..." I can say, "Yes! I'm halfway done with the first batch!" Short-term goals are important, guys. You don't get stressed out as easily.
Anyway, that is the lengthy explanation of the project I wanna do... You guys either don't care or are horribly confused by now... I understand what I'm trying to do, but...
And yes, I realize that I'm breaking one of my New Year's resolutions 'cause, at this rate, my fantrolls are never gettin' uploaded, but I drew all of 'em, and all of the drawings are really bad. *sob*
I'm going to tack a meme onto the end of this thing, even though I doubt anyone will care to read it since I bored/confused them, haha~
I don't want to provide links 'cause I'm laaaazzzyyyy... and I have better things to do... like drawing Sims.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, even if they aren't any good. But they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions along with your seven songs, then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.
"Empire Ants" - Gorillaz
And if the whole world is crashing down on you,
Fall through space, out of mind, with me,
Where the emptiness we leave behind on warm air rising
Blows all the shadows far away.
The falling of the whole empire is here to hold you,
Rolling out and haunted 'til it sleeps.
"This is the Best" - Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker
On my way up,
Wish me good luck.
I'm crushin' like a monster truck.
"American Trash" - Innerpartysystem
I've got this planet in my hands.
You know I'll waste it if I can.
Come on, let's give it a twist,
And if it all turns to shit--
Oh, wait! Let's try that again.
"Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen
We've never had it so good.
Uh huh, we're out of the woods,
And if you can't detect the sarcasm,
"Three Wishes" - The Pierces
You want three wishes:
One to fly the heavens,
One to swim like fishes,
You want never bitter
And all delicious
And a clean conscience
And all its blisses,
You want one true lover
With a thousand kisses,
You want soft and gentle
And never vicious,
And then one you're saving for a rainy day
If your lover ever takes her love away.
"Tongue Twister" - Cash Cash
Now, move aside 'cause I got that cash.
Rich guys first; nice guys last.
"Miss Jackson" - Panic! at the Disco
Way down 'til the fire finally dies out.
You've got 'em wrapped around your finger, watch 'em fall down.
There's something beautiful and tragic in the fallout.
Let me say it one more time. (Tragic in the fallout.)
Listening to: Welcome to Night Vale