Long explanation-slash-apology under cut. I would be grateful for any comments/suggestions on this, thank you.
So last year I started Aperture Time. It started off as a few doodles on holiday, but once I was uploading them I started getting notes. Lots of notes. That photoset of the title cards got over 10,000 notes. The most notes I’ve gotten on anything I’ve ever made myself. I was so happy I didn’t want to stop drawing it, for fear of losing the audience and followers.
I saw a lot of people on the comments wishing that the series could be real, or something could be animated from it. I didn’t want to disappoint, so I said I would do it. I had absolutely no skill and hardly any time to do it, but I said I’d do it anyway. At least give it a try. I just wanted my chance to shine, to actually do something and be popular and liked for it.
So I planned episodes and cast voices and drew and drew. But I had college and hardly any time. I decided to quite my Art A-Level in order to free up more time to do animations. But I just couldn’t. I either couldn’t draw the characters right or make the scripts ‘funny’ or anything. It just wouldn’t work.
And then, a few months ago, just the stress of college and the project collapsed on me and now I’m feeling at the lowest point so far in my life. I have quit college for now and plan to start again in September. And I am so sorry to say this, but I’m not sure I can carry out the task of making a full animated series. I’m feeling extremely down in my depression, I do not have the skill or even equipment to complete it.
I’m sorry. I will not blame you if you decide to unfollow, or send hate messages. I will be expecting it. Many of my wonderful followers I have gained from my Aperture Time artwork, and now I have said this I will expect you will be angry and unfollow. I do not blame you, I understand.
But if you really, really want me to do this, please say. If people want to do their own Aperture Time stuff due to not being able to myself, I will give AT to you. Go run with it. You talented, brilliant people will probably do a much better job than I will ever do. But please tell me what you think.
I cannot express how sorry I am. I can try to do more art, or comics or whatever, but I’m afraid that I will never ever be able to make it up to you. I am sincerely sorry.