Found the highest horse I could find before typing this.
Whats crazy about facebook, and all of the exposure online in general, is that you’re almost not allowed to grow in a sense anymore. At least not without being scrutinized to some extent by peers. When you were coming up before the internet you could be anyone you wanted to your small group of friends. You could have any style, copy anybody, take on as many influences as you like without anybody saying you’re unoriginal. But having a stage like this and starting out learning to be an artist is so strange and I think it hurts development by quite a bit. Waiting to be different before exploring the things you love in fear of being ridiculed as another rip off is almost a non starter.
That being said, even if you are ridiculed but keep going you’ll eventually realize that this is just a small bubble in the industry. The rest of the world doesn’t know or care for the most part about how you got to where you are, what you used to paint/draw like. They’re just going to know the person you became and gained notoriety for being.
All I’m saying is that because this is the new normal being online in these groups, you have to have thicker skin and not worry about being described as another clone of someone else on your way up to being who you will become. Just keep your head down and focus on what you enjoy.
I am also full of shit and you don’t have to listen to me, but I love you, I promise.
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who purchased the Bog Witch tutorial!
Next up is stage 2 of the concept, where I take the fleshed out design and bring it over into a painterly style using the previous as a reference sheet. This is pretty much how I do all work for games/film as well as personal work. Looking forward to sharing the process again
Thanks again everyone! Dave
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Gonna do some colorin live, gonna be talkin, taking questions from the chat if you have them
Just waiting a little bit to iron out some small details regarding StarVeil. Then I should have a cool announcement about it’s publication! Looking forward to sharing the process with you guys!
Also, hating myself for not previously working up all the original pages in the actual comic page layout. So much to change and adjust… But oh well! Lesson learned, comic page layout from now on.
Thanks for all the support via Patreon and your continued support through all the social sites!
-In response on another thread to what the lesson was that I learned-
The lesson is really just that I had created the comic to fit tumblr and not a real publication. I never really even considered it ever being printed. But now that its a reality I gotta go back and alter it to fit traditional comic pages and redo a bunch of panels to make it read right. At the moment the old stuff doesn’t really flow and make for a good read on an actual page. Its more of an endless downward composition. Nothing really aims the eye at the next page.