I’m making a comic. I’ve gotten pretty comfy making things digitally, but it gets really boring and there are some complications I still need to figure out. the main thing being getting a comfortable flow that I get while I draw on paper. I’m still really new and inexperienced when it comes to using nibs and brushes and just doing things on paper in general. what I have to figure out is what size paper I’m most comfortable with.
the top image is from an 8x10 workspace. I grabbed that from learning that’s how Charles Forsman does TEOTFW, and that’s the size I plan on having my finished project be. lettering is the funnest thing on paper, but I’m so used to drawing small that the workspace tends to scare me. I feel forced to throw in unnecessary details or use bolder lines but then I worry about how it’ll look in the final print.
the bottom image is from a 4.25x5.5 space at 600dpi. working digitally is convenient, but it messes with your head. I think the ability to magnify your workspace feels more of a setback than a luxury most times. happy accidents don’t exist, and while my drawing skills have improved, it feels more due to trial and error than discovery.
anywho, I just wanted to vent my frustration. everything is either new and scary or old and boring. I’ve got a lot of learning to do. experiment experiment experiment