Hello friends! Sorry I've been absent for so long once again, but I promise it was for good reason! The whole finding-a-job situation has been distracting me a lot. Though I have more time, I seem to spend most of that time looking for leads, or stressing out about not already having a job. I've had some good news trickle in recently, so hopefully that's a sign of things lookin' up in the future.
But! That's not all I've been spending my time on. Take a look see, my friends, here's a little preview of what I'll be working on.
They weren't joking when they said starting is half the battle. Finishing the first page was no joke. I thought I had this whole inking thing down, but I just kept on running into problem after problem. I found myself getting stuck trying to ink environments and non-character objects. Eventually I got the hang of it, but trust me, you have no idea what it takes until you try it yourself.
A couple more drawings:
Let me write down a few more tips on inking:
-WHITE OUT IS YOUR FUCKING FRIEND
-White out is not just for covering up mistakes, use it as a tool.
-Don't forget to pencil in all speech bubbles and whatever onomatopoeia you have on the page. you'll save a lot of time and effort. Adding something unplanned is incredibly difficult with inking.
-Good transparent rulers are essential tools.
I've been posting stuff on my Tumblr page as well. When i logged in, someone had sent me an encouraging message about the project. Boy did it make me feel good.