I missed Otakon.
More specifically, I worked through the anime convention this weekend and couldn’t attend.
So the anguish in this picture is very heartfelt.
Could I have made it Sunday? Sure, if you don’t mind getting a lesser version of the event. But that’s not my style. Real life and bad scheduling on my part ruined a great weekend.
So I took the time to work on my comic book style. I picked it up during #inktober a few years back, but haven’t really worked on it much recently.
My dream to do a comic is long dead; I want to make a self contained story because those are what I enjoy the most. Episodic works can be wonderful, if you have the time and interest.
But I am not sure that I can maintain interest in any story that long, honestly. I think I have a few big graphic novels in me and they could MAYBE break up well….
But I doubt it.
I know that it sounds as though I’m being negative; still, six great stories or a bunch of mediocre crap? That’s no contest.
I’ll take the Icarus option.
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#inktober, art, life, Uncategorized and tagged #inktober, ambition, art, art life, art style, comic art, pen and ink, projects on July 29, 2019 by . thumper71
Man, it’s getting to be a hassle to find art time nowadays! This started out as an example; draw a scene as an exercise. I had no idea what would come from it!
After posting it into several groups that I’m a member of, someone contacted me and wanted to know my “page rate” . Durr?
I asked others about this innocently expecting a simple answer. Because I never learn. Because I believe in humans.
Because I’m dumb.
Next thing I know, I’m being blasted with hate mail! “You didn’t invent #killbill”, “that’s intellectual property”, “you’re a hack”….it went on and on.
Ugh. “Okay so BECAUSE someone liked my practice page, they asked me to draw THEIR ORIGINAL COMIC. Also, learn reading comprehension, assholes”, I replied.
So, I finally got some decent advice and discovered that the person asking had two other artists who hadn’t been paid for work rendered. I gave up.
I’ll draw what I want.
Apparently, my family has big plans for my trip home on Thanksgiving. Personally, I’m just trying to lose enough weight to meet my end of year goals, but my mom has other ideas.
My work is coming along nicely. I can’t wait for this month to be over! There are a lot of reasons, with the whole issue of art projects being a small part.
I also have home repair, and several work projects that require travel. It’s as though life waited until #inktober to pile on!
Still, I’m a little amazed at my ability to juggle all of it. What was so daunting at the start of the month has become at worst a mildly exasperating endeavor. And I can see the end of the month rapidly approaching.
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Uncategorized and tagged accomplishments, art, balance, character design, comic art, illustration, life, prismacolor markers, scenes, stress, traditional art on October 24, 2016 by . thumper71
I’ve been really busy this week, but I told someone I was doing another car and here it is!
Next month begins with a big announcement, something I’m sure you guys will like. What is it? I can’t spill the beans yet! But for being so cool, here’s a hint:
Have a great weekend!!