Hola mi amigos!
I’m here to give you all a quick update on my current project, “Basement Busk”.
What is Basement Busk about?
To busk means to entertain by performing on the street or in a public place. Most buskers earn tips by dancing, singing, or reciting.
It follows a tale of Gildedguy, a conflicted gold-plated stickman, and his encounter with Penny, an upbeat singer. It takes place primarily at a basement club where patrons tip the performing entertainment with gold coins. It also features a little fan who attends Gildedguy’s private show.
The song I’m using is “The Basement”, by Eric Hutchinson, so there’s gonna be a lot of bouncy dancing and sync’d animation!
But what is this really about?
It’s really about being confident enough in your creations to ask and receive money for them.
This is something that always felt weird to me, since it feels like I am putting a price on my art. In my mind, the moment a price is associated with my creation, the fear of comparison arises. Is my art up to par with the industry standards? Are people “getting their money’s worth?”.
In the past, I’ve kept my art “cost free” to my consumers, so that I can avoid the whole mess.
But I now believe Gildedguy must get over this issue of money if he wants to finish his quest.
How much longer ’til it comes out?
After 3 months (I started it immediately after the Falcomaster animation), the project is almost at the half-way point. Although I’m quite comfortable with drawing Gildedguy now, I’m experimenting with some new lighting techniques this time, so progress won’t be much faster than normal. I estimate 2-3 more months until Basement Busk’s release.