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Missed Pico Day submission :(

Posted by RionHunter - May 7th, 2018

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.



Comments (4)

Really sad to hear man. I missed my shot for Pico Day too, but there's always next year!

That looks pretty amazing! Though I understand the tax of time, submissions like this sure do turn out awesome whenever they do get done. Hope you can find a balance, better tools, and maybe this could be something for next year? Shows promise.

Timing things right is always an issue. I know it all too well. I would love to see something like this in Pico Day next year though!

Sounds like your own worst critic, maybe it would be good to take a break, breathe and come back to things. Personally, I love Wacom Intuos, even more than a Cintiq, but hey that's me :)

From the screenshot, it looks cool! Working deadlines can be stressful. Never to early to start for next year! Don't beat yourself up too bad, and there is no such thing as too much polish, just knowing when and where to make your stuff shine in more spots than other and how big of a budget, or how much time you have to dedicate to your project.

Goodluck, and please do relax! :D It will help your projects too, I promise.