The reason behind my constant lack of follow through when it comes to 'Introduced'.
I have changed very much in terms of my taste and passions over the years and I've also been neglecting something that I've loved since a very young age.
From here on in, my story will become anew. I will develop, sketch and create until we are all satisfied that I have something worthy of calling a story.
I was trying to shove wonder into a slightly factual based story about the introduction of foxes to Australia. The snag was that I couldn't do all the things I wanted to do with these characters. I didn't see enough potential in some and the species barriers were holding me up. Today I thought about what I liked in a story. Fantasy, wonder, strength and a collaboration of worlds. What do I draw most nowadays? Anthro characters. I find them more expressive because they are part human and more relatable as a subject. I can give them clothing, hair, props and weapons. Create their character further through their appearance beyond a pelt and an expression. Understand them better than I personally would understand their feral counterpart.
I want to tell the same story but give it more. I was a journey; a quest.
So from here on I will be telling basically the same story but from a completely different point of view. My foxes, dingoes, dogs, devils and thylacines will stand tall. They will be joined by cats, magpies, koalas and a whole array of new characters be they once off or permanent. I will be able to give others a more realistic chance of joining the cast should their character's species fit the bill. My foxes will be taken to a new land. They will be faced with challenges and there will be magic and mystery. I will still be conscious of what animals belong where, I will try and pull from history but in doing so, create something new.
I think I finally know what I'm doing.
Stay tuned... this could take a while.
Old pages of Introduced will all be sent to scraps.