Sunday, January 24, 2010

That Yellow Bastard

Photoshop CS2, Intuos3

Another self portrait. It's a response to the frustration I feel when it comes to drawing comics. I've got a major case of Page Fright; I wrote a little four page story a week ago (ITWSSOP) and I'm certain that my story beats have ruined what I intended this story to be. I spent a few days doing character designs; I'm happy with the designs, but my drawing has become atrocious, I don't have the discipline anymore.

I'll do anything to avoid drawing a comic, my most frequent excuse is that I'm not ready, that I don't have the ability yet to draw what is required to tell this story properly. I even came up with a premise for another short comic I could do to "work my way up" to drawing ITWSSOP which upon reflection will be harder to draw!

My Gretsch is also driving me insane. I think I now know how it feels to have a beautiful yet malicious girlfriend, it feels like I'm in an abusive relationship. There are things about it that drive me INSANE, but I can't bring myself to hate it. I guess I have to put back in its case because it is my number one distraction, the internet is a close number two.

Sigh, I've been nowhere as productive as I was during my first hermitage. Time to grow some balls.

Shut Up and Sing - The Dixie Chicks
Reading: Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett
Listening To: Sound clips of various TV Jones Pickups


  1. Can you post up what you've got. I'm having the same problem, which is why I'm making an artbook instead.

  2. I haven't really got much. Scribbles. I think your work suits an art book format.

  3. Loosen up bro. the longer you leave it the harder it will be. Just dedicate yourself to making a shit comic then you don't have to worry about not being good enough or that it will turn out crap. if it does then sweet! that's what you were aiming at. but you may be pleasantly surprised.