Well, a little backstory, I got a tablet a few weeks ago that I've been having trouble getting to work right for me.
Earlier today I had an idea for a comic, so I forced myself to draw it using the tablet and, while not perfect, I did manage to produce a drawing I considered acceptable, and it'll be going up for people to point and laugh at in about 50 minutes.
I think I pretty much finished the final page of my current chapter of Steamroller Man! I honestly never expected to have stuck with it for this long! I also didn't expect that the chapter would go for 38 pages! My initial plan was to do about 22 pages!
I just have to do a few finishing touches, deleting unused layers, finessing the word balloons and lettering, etc.
Even though im on 3 hours of sleep, after getting home from work I finished a page with a lot of actions going on. Which is good because I really prefer drawing expressions and characters and my next pages should be easier to get through.
Now the most productive thing I could do for myself would be to go to sleep immediately..
Today wound up being more of a "house" day than a "comic" day, but I've found that sometimes making my environment more calming helps me feel more creative later.
The past few days I did a few sketches of something fun I want to bring to the forums once it's finished, and also started to do the second round of inking on the scene I'm working on. I'm gonna try to finish that up tonight and tomorrow morning, and then pick colors during the daylight and get to work on that. I have Monday's page all ready to go, so if I can get through this scene, I'll be 4 weeks ahead, which is like, cool and stuff.
Sometime this week when I'm in the mood to just do mindless repetitive tedious tasks (and hey with the right music and a little to drink I don't mind) I'll start to correctly backdate my archive so it doesn't look like I created 300+ pages within 4 months lol
ETIDED TO ADD:
EUUURRGHH AAAURUGHHH WHEN THE INK WASN'T TOTALLY DRY AND YOU COME SWEEPING THROUGH WITH THE ERASER XoX
Some watercolor stuff got finished for the first time in over a week. A comic page inches towards completion. It's pre-scheduled for Saturday, with language in the author comment along the lines of 'if you see a placeholder here, this means something has happened to me.' So that should work as a pointed stick for me to keep plugging away at it.
Outlined an idea for a new comic, I'm thinking I might dive into the Superhero genre, which should be fun if a bit daunting, I love the genre but I'm not completely confident I can add anything truly unique to it. It'll be a fun writing challenge while I'm stuck at home.
A surprisingly productive afternoon. Or at least it seemed that way. I inked some details and flatted pretty much all foreground objects. Having a little bit of a fight with the color scheme I chose because one of my characters looked like she was a ghost just sitting there (which like kind of works metaphorically but) so Idk if I'm goign to have to do some more layering after I get the backgrounds done... maybe the background will contrast enough to make her seem more vibrant and alive
also crossing fingers that when it's time, my background effect works and doesn't look sloppy and bad. The first time I did a similar motif it worked, the second time it stunk because I didn't put enough effort into keeping it neat. We'll see
Eh, I find skies more boring than anything else. Usually I use the paint bucket to add blue, then choose white or grey to make fluffy little clouds, and maybe sometimes I'll add birds to make it less visually boring.