I wrote a little while ago about a drawing realization that I had. I didn't realize until tonight just how significant that was. I was doing some sketches inspired by Kiki's Delivery Service and I realized that, for me, I need to draw slower and more deliberately; to draw as if I were drawing with a pen all the time. No guidelines or starting the drawing soft/light.
I can only speak for myself, but this seems to be a major improvement in my drawing style. I'm always looking for that spark of magic that makes an illustration special and I'm starting this year off with a great vibe.
I'm really proud of this video edit that I made from my storyboards. I added the sound effects myself and there's music from the movie. The text is all from the novel itself.
I've got some reading to do after my best friend gave me a bunch of Murakami books. I've read After Dark but none of the others. I'm currently reading Inferno, which is a fantastic book along with a few others so it'll be some time before I can start these books.
I'm going to spend the rest of this week also making a storyboard, which I found a good template for. Maybe I'll use a scene from Inferno as source material for my storyboard, since I also haven't seen the movie.