4 of the last 7 nights were all nighters for me. I was trying everything I could to get my piece in for Pico Day, but after some technical issues and then family commitments I shouldn't have bothered with, it just hasn't come together, and now it's gone and done.
I want to keep working on it. It'd still be nice to get it out real soon, because I know it's not a huge prioritiy, and I won't ever finish it if I put it down.
Would have absolutely blown away the rest of the pico day competition, too. I just need to aim lower. The thing I struggle with most at this time is masterpiecing things, where I polish too much.
Seen above: A shot from my pico day animation, demonstrating too much polish.
I also struggle with tools. There has never been a time in my life where I haven't been inhibited by the shortcoming of my tools. My desktop has died, so I can't use my cintiq. This was all on my laptop with an intuos - still doable, but not nearly as effeciently or effectively. I feel like I can never make stuff as good as I could, because everything around me is always broken or already pushed to its limits.
But I make it work. I know a poor tradesman blames his tools, but an artist can always do more with better.