My students are often surprised when I say that it takes about a minimum of three months to complete a storytelling project. I usually prefer a year or two, but between four to five years is pretty acceptable. The reason is it takes awhile to observe and understand the subject.
Life and Experience are the best teachers of all.
The other reason is that you also need time to understand and develop yourself as an artist. This doesn’t stop after you’ve graduated, receive your degree scrolls or completed the workshops. That’s only the beginning.
But don’t get put off. This is an exciting a self-discovery journey. Life and Experience are the best teachers of all.