This is probably one of the most terrifying posts I've ever made. I had this crazy idea and I played with it here a while back but I think it's time for me to reactivate it.
I decided I would document the rest of my journey into penciling comics right here. This leaves me really exposed and I honestly can't express how nervous this makes me. I am a pretty private person and my art is like the ultra extension of that. It's something that's always been mine and something I've used to express myself. Showing all the behind the scenes stuff is like peeling off my skin in some ways. But I think in the long run it will make me a stronger artist, and that's my goal. So the pain now will be worth it (hopefully) a year or two from now.
So every 2 to 3 days I'll be posting here everything I am working on. I'll be showing each step of the process, the flubs, and I guess successes along the way. At my deviant site you'll be able to get daily updates. I don't want to bog this place down with too many posts.
Some facts and a little background about me before we get started:
Although I have been involved in comics...I have not read a comic in almost 2 and half years. I had to work hard just to remember the last comic I read. I think it was Danger Girl/Batman. I did reread a few Hellboy issues about 3 weeks ago but other than that I haven't followed comics in a long, long time.
I've been penciling for 3 years now. I had about a 6 month spell recently when a family pet feel ill that I didn't draw at all. So it really adds up to about 2.5 years I've been working on my stuff. I am proud of what I've achieved so far because I know how much work it was to go from not being able to draw or finish anything(literally) to doing some ok pieces.....but I have a LONG way to go with my comic art. (and that's why I am doing this)
Here's some completely crazy info: I never have drawn Wolverine, Daredevil, Captain America and probably 95% of any other comic characters out there. I have maybe drawn Spider-man, Batman, and Wonder Woman two times. I've done 9 drawings of Voodoo and I think that's my world record. I have drawn 8 sequential pages in my life (all were published). I don't sketch, I just do finished drawings. I think that's all important to add just to kind of show how at square one I am starting. I am going to attempt to break MANY if not ALL of these terrible habits....and I hope people can learn from my experiences.
I think that's plenty for now. I'll be back Monday morning with some more work but again you can follow this daily at my deviant page:
This image was just something to put up so I could get this whole thing going. I ran into my office and gave myself 10 minutes to sketch a piece out to add to this post. It's not anything but randomness. Wish me luck on this, I am going to need it.