The Journey of I.
Hey everybody! I’m Tim, and I’m working on this illustrated story titled "The Journey of I" and have been for about a year or so, yet the first part will only be out (hopefully) before the end of this year!
"The Journey of I" is intended to be a mixed media story, where I explore different styles of art through a lot of different medias, as I try to explore my own creativity and what art is to me. The story will span many different universes and realities, each with its own art style and inspirations. I intend to gather many different inspirations from other people inspirations, to channel it all into this story I’ve dreamed about making or a while now.
I’m a young artist, trying to find my place in the world of art. My main goal in this story is to find that through telling this story. I aim to have the first part (roughly 15 - 20 illustrated pages) before the end of the year!
The main character, named “I”, lives in a peculiar place, where “ideas” are found all around, swimming in water, roaming the forests, simply lying in fields, etc. The beings that live in this world, many come from other strange worlds, search for these ideas in many ways so that they can channel these ideas into stories, art, anything that requires an idea.
Unfortunately, I is unhappy with life in this place. For long ago, I lost something in I’s home world, and I hasn’t been back there since. So what happens when I decides to go looking for this something? A long journey that spans many places, worlds, universes and realities.
I’ve been doing art for a little while now, and I’ve felt like I’ve improved far, but of course I still have lots of room for improvement, as we all never stop improving do we? Since beginning art, I’ve felt myself very slowly branch out to other medias instead of just one, and I’m still doing so but at an even faster rate. I love ALL kinds of art, art is probably the most important thing in my life. Yet I feel like I haven’t found my place in art, what I want to do with art, etc. So I’m creating this story to do so.
Inspiration - Where you all come in
Since beginning this story, it’s been clear that one thing I will be exploring in inspiration. When I first began, I asked people what inspires them, and wrote them all down to use as bases and ideas for stories.
Since then I’ve written a lot of drafts, drawn a lot of ideas and scrapped a lot too. The whole purpose and idea of this story has greatly changed since the beginning. But now I have a clear idea + purpose for it all, and the first part of this journey is almost complete.
But before I even begins the second part of the long journey ahead, I want to go back to the idea of gathering inspiration from others. So I ask you all, what inspires you? Send me a message at www.tumblr.com/blog/isjourney, (or just my deviantart here) even if its just a short message or a long message.
Thanks to all those that take the time out to read this, it truly means a lot to me!