Back To Basics

Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's been months since I've done any sequential storytelling so I kept things simple, at least in regards to composition and panel layout. Everything else was a bit more complicated. I had to always be aware of perspective, reflection, body language, texture and numerous details on clothing. I started to get lazy towards the end with the water effects. I wanted to get this done today because I could've had it done earlier in the week if not for many, many unexpected delays.

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Brand New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

So one of my New Year's resolutions is to draw more. One of my excuses from drawing used to be that I had no idea what to draw. Well, that's a pretty weak excuse considering all the interesting experiences I encounter in my life. I'll at least try for a modest goal of one drawing per week.

I chose to illustrate this moment from last night at the Hollywood Knitting Factory because it allows me a chance to draw feet. If I had to make a ranking of the hardest things to draw, feet would be high on the list along with bikes, reflecting surfaces and freehand circles. The only way to get better is to force myself to draw challenging objects. I don't want to be a hack and find ways around these difficulties.

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