2014/12/07: Sketchbook dumping
So, nobody objected to the idea of sketchbook dumps, so from now on Sunday will be where I display backlogs of sketchbooks. These are at the very least an easy way to keep my buffer with stuff in them. I have a bunch of weekly posts scheduled until mid-January, and hopefully by the time mid-January rolls around I'll have drawn in my sketchbooks more.
Even more hopefully, I'll have actual comics to add in the midst of all this too!
2014/11/28: The obligatory apology/whining post
Hi, it's been a while. I suck, I know, I'm sorry.
I still have a lot of comic-making that I want to do but I've been pretty well engaged in my day job and so I haven't had as much of a drive to work on stuff that isn't my day job.
Also, all of the stuff I want to do comic-wise is feeling too forced right now, and I just can't work very well when it isn't coming naturally. I want to do the best job possible for book 3 of Unity, and that paradoxically makes it difficult for me to do any job at all.
I should at least start posting sketchbook pages again though, since I'm generating a lot of those (at my Thursday drawing group meetings). What do people think about regular sketchdumps? I never like doing those because they just feel like filler to me but maybe that's something other people actually like seeing. I dunno.
2014/10/10: My usual whining
I've been too busy with my new job and too wrist-sore to work on comics. But it'd been well over a month since the last one so I figured I owed you folks one at least. September 2014 is the first time I've missed a month in the archives in a long time and I feel bad about that for some reason.
After going through another round of dissatisfaction with Photoshop I came back around and decided it's still the least-bad software for my work style. One result of this is that I decided to increase my work resolution again, and also adjusted my templates to try to maximize space and clarity, as well as widening the aspect ratio a little bit. Hopefully these slight adjustments will improve the look and feel of new comics going forward.
I've also been experimenting with some different art techniques. Nothing's really stood out to me as an improvement over what I've been doing, but having more tools in my proverbial belt isn't a bad thing.
I still want to get back to Unity at some point, and I'm quite excited about what I have planned for book 3, but I just don't have it physically in me to do things right now.
- 831 total comics published (including 67 sketchbook pages, not counting 18 guest arts)
- 5 comics buffered over the next 32 days