The future of Nokia.
So, I mentioned that Nokia, as an ask pony blog, is over. What I failed to do, however, is provide more details.
So anyways, I think it would be appropriate to begin this post with explaining my reasons, and they’re fairly simple.
Short version is that I don’t like ponies anymore.
The slightly longer version, is that the fandom overflowed with massive amounts of annoying middle schoolers whose only purpose in life seems to be letting the entirety of Internet know that they like MLP. And while it seems to be like this in many other fandoms, MLP is just about the only one, other than the whole PewDiePie bros thing with such, uhhh, temperament?
Oh, and also, season 3 was poop, and the first few episodes of season 4 were didn’t do much to interest me.
As you may or may have not noticed, Ask-Nokia was, from the very beginning, a really crappy attempt to hop onto the bandwagon of pony blogs and the shitty joke about Nokia 3300 being indestructible. Not exactly the most fertile source for creative and interesting ideas, if you ask me. However, while the blog itself sucked and rarely ever updated due to my never-ending personal troubles, my brain did manage to somehow develop a somewhat nice character and a base for a storyline for her, this character being Nokia.
Now here’s the problem - Even if Nokia is a good character, she still stems from a stupid joke, and worst of all, is a crappy pony OC. I want to do something with the story and the character(s) I created, but it would be a waste to dedicate huge amounts of my effort to a project that could only be recognized in a small part of a fandom I’m not even a part of anymore.
So I decided I’ll do something else instead:
-The project will be a web-comic, I am very unsure of it’s format as of yet. I will not be hosting this on Tumblr, but probably on a separate domain (I’ll probably keep this Tumblr for Nostalgia’s sake, and to have a place to post concept art and updates to.).
-The characters and the story will be kept, however, any association with MLP or the cringe-inducing Nokia meme (Maybe apart from the character’s name, though I have an alternative excuse for that.) will cease.
-As my style evolved over the course of time, I grew fond of some parts of Nokia’s visual design, mainly the ones not related to MLP, thus I will be into the design of the fictional species in the project, not only does it help sever the link to Nokia’s somewhat embarrassing genesis, but will also serve as a handy way to create a caricature for the topics I’d like to dive into with the project.
Now, a thing I have to clarify, is that this is not a near-future plan, right now I’ll be focusing on art in general, my school, studying game design, and maybe making some videos, while developing this on the side. I want to have everything ironed out before starting the comic, and that probably won’t happen until I do all the life stuff like getting a steady job etc. Not to mention my most creative ideas come when I’m not forcing them to.
For no let’s just assume that I’ll start the comic in around 3-4 years (I’ll keep posting related art and stuff here, don’t worry.).
Feel free to drop an ask with any questions you may have, and if not, then just tell me how much you hate me and how you’re totally gonna unfollow me because x.
The future of Nokia.
Anatomy and style study for Nokia.
Been playing around with hair a bit.
Also more doodles for Nokia’s development.
Believe it or not, I’m actually really shit at inking (At least by hand, all those thick lines you see on my other works are made with a mouse.), but I decided to give Manga Studio another go today, and it turns out it’s not as shit as I thought.
I’m gonna practice with it and see if I can do some nice stuff.
Anatomy practice for Nokia.
Playing around with comic styles, also species+clothing design attempt for Nokia.
Yes. Those are hands.
Do you guys think I’ve progressed during the 9999999 years I haven’t been updating?
Now here’s one I’m REALLY proud of.
I painted the first one and was kinda, sorta proud of it because it taught me a lot, but I decided to repaint it from scratch (This time on a single layer.) a few days later, and it resulted in the lower picture.
This much improvement in less than a week, pretty good for my low standards.
For everyone interested - I’ve revived my tumblog.
As I’ve mentioned, Ask-Nokia will now consist of concept art, stream announcements (Once I get a stable connection.) and related stuff, all reblogged from my personal blog.
Do not fret, as I will not litter this blog with random crap, however if you followed Ask Nokia mainly for my crappy art, then you might want to consider following my main blog and my DeviantArt account, instead.
Welp, I guess it’s time for a minor update about this blog.
The Pun Pony Project usually publishes the comics a few months after they’re submitted (Thanks to this backlog they can update daily.).
I do, however, draw quite a bit, but I rarely ever post it online (When I do, it’s on my DeviantArt account.). I’ve made some progress, though, so I might feel more confident about sharing my stuff more often.
Now, as for the future of this blog… It’s a weird thing - I should’ve made a post about it a long time ago, but to be honest, I’m still not exactly sure how it’ll turn out, one thing for sure is that Nokia’s silly Tumblr will end, but not quite in a sad way. I’ll think about it some more and maybe post my plans for the future of the indestructible equid.
Welp, 2 days ago marks the 2nd anniversary of this shitty little web comic that never really existed, and I actually managed to improve at art a little, despite rarely ever drawing during the past 731 days.
But hey, my life, however shitty it may have been thus far, is one of iterative improvement through hard work, so I still believe something will come out of this whole 'invincible equine-like anthropoid' concept one day.
Now, excuse me while I step back into my little oblivion and stay quiet until the next post.
There was supposed to be an update about Christmas here with Nokia stating there is no God, so people would get butthurt and tell me that they’re butthurt in the ask box, but I decided to just wait ‘til 2014 to do anything with this blog, so I guess You can get butthurt about that instead.