Back in the sixth or seventh grade, I had a random idea about creating an anime (which I’d prefer to be 3D). Back then, I had degraded drawing skills, and no way of venting my ideas.
It’s been six full years, and the idea is still fresh in my head. I’ve come a long way from my youth, and have developed many characters, a complex yet interesting and sophisticated storyline, plot elements, character bios and location backgrounds, etc. It’s all either on paper somewhere, or in some typed document. The document is close to one hundred pages of the above.
I haven’t begun the story itself yet, and it will be a while before I do, as the whole story is ‘organized,’ yet not solid as of right now. It’s basically six years of me spouting random ideas out of the top of my head and throwing them down so I don’t forget. I added a lot of stuff, took stuff out, etc.
I’m currently a senior in high school (yay for me), and I’m still developing ideas for my story. Here’s where the community comes in. I need to find ways to: develop my drawing skills, strengthen my visualization skills (I’m a great visualizer, but need peace and quiet for that to work), find outlets for me to express my creativity on (Blender is my main one, followed by ZBrush, Mudbox, and a few others), figure out how to storyboard and not waste time, specialize in computer graphics and animation (want this so bad), and much more.
Nobody else knows of my story, and I damn well don’t plan on releasing all of the details. As you may very well know, when you have an original idea, the universe has a strange way of bringing your idea into reality, be it under your creation, or, in many cases, by somebody else. Basically, if you don’t act to make it your own, it will become someone elses one way or the other. I’ve had that happen ALOT.
How would I go about developing and solidifying my story? I don’t have an army of developers, or programmers, or animators, it’s all me.
Where should I ‘start?’
Thank you Blender Artists.