Wednesday, 27 August 2008
I have been attempting to write some comics forever now. Just never got started. This post represents a start. Its a really short four page comic. This is the very first stage of planning the story. But its a start. It wasn't very hard to do - now I just need to start drawing it properly and messing with the layout.
Here's some stuff I did tonight and at the weekend. Realised I hadn't done any pencil drawing for ages - nearly all of my sketchbook work was in ink. So I did some pencil drawing.
Ouch. Still a long way to go.
Some 60 second drawings, some attempts to draw a mixture of things - horses, cars, people.
Not hitting my daily drawing quota, but steadily getting more focused and making it more of a regular thing.
No - obviously I couldn't do it! Damn. Did spend the weekend learning slide guitar instead, so at least it wasn't wasted. Did manage a small amount of drawing and I'm working on layouts for my comic now so I'll post up everything before I go to bed.
Thats if I don't destroy everything in my room. I would love a cigarette.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
The main reason I created this blog is to improve my drawing - I drew most of my life then basically stopped for - ooh about 8 years or so - as I got really into making music. Every now and then I would have a hardcore month or two drawing again and getting better and then I would get distracted and stop. As a result my sketchbooks are all over the place - you can see the drawing improving and then suddenly it gets really bad again signalling a long break.
I'm making another go of it, and had a really good week before I once again got distracted by a game I was playing. After three weeks I realised what was happening, put my TV in the cupboard and decided to create this blog so I would have some focus.
So, its been about three weeks since I drew the pics I first posted up recently and today I started again. A little rusty as a result, so I started with the handy 60 second drawings.
I then tried drawing some cats. I had made a birthday picture for a friend who loves cats and realised I couldn't draw them to save my life, so this seemed a good place to start. Be warned - they are not pretty. But I want to post up what I do so I can (hopefully) see some progress. Didn't get as much time as I would have liked drawing today, going to have to start practicing at lunch and maybe not watching so much Buffy in the evenings.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Hmmm, never thought I'd do something like this.
Still, I'm trying to get back into drawing after a long spell of nothingness and this is apparently a good way of getting back into the swing of things. So I will attempt to post up something new once a week in an attempt to review my progress and have something to aim for. If this all goes well, I'll be adding to the super-avalanche of useless crap, unfocused childish rage, bad spelling and ill-informed opinions that the internet already provides.
I'm listening to Aaliyah, she doesn't know me.