So my first lesson has already begun. I had high hopes I could get a page out every week. Well that’s a farce. Being a beginner artist, I wouldn’t even call myself an artist at this point, I can’t draw very well. My standards are among the best in the industry. This creates the problem that nothing I do will come even close to my own standards. It’s going to take a very long time of hard work to get to a point where I can accept what I’ve done. So that leaves me at a difficult position with my comic… and it’s only two pages in.
- I’ll have to lower my standards and publish some pretty amateur artwork if I want the comic to continue. I currently need a reference for every possible position that my characters are in, otherwise it looks bad. I’ll either have to keep up this constant search of references, or learn how to draw from my mind. I think I’m going to have to suck it up, draw from my mind and accept whatever quality I can put out. And hope it gets better over time. Otherwise I will never learn to grow.
- I’ve also decided to drop colour from the comic. Unless I get a colourist, which I cannot afford, it will take way to long for me to do. Plus my desired art style was that of concept art. I’ve always enjoyed this style, detailed where the focus should be, rushed / splotchy in the background. My desired art style would be much more difficult for a colourist to do.
- Reduce how “frequent” my publishing’s will be. I wanted to do every week, but that was overstretching my ability. I’ll reduce it for now at once a month. If I get more out, the better, but I’ll stick to once a month.
I’ve got the “inking” done for the third page, but I need to redo it in my amateuristic style and accept it. I think I’ve gone too life like and need to put more of a cartoon look to it. otherwise any imperfection will really be noticeable.
It’s a sad day for me. I struggled with this all day.