I finally finished a new character design for my new web comic series I’m developing called First Earth. Be blessed.
After returning from vacation last week, I finally finished page 20. The new graphic tablet Im using has truly sped up my work and made me be more detailed.
I’ll also be adding the new Shield of Justice pages this upcoming Sunday, March 31st due to my vacation last week.Make sure to subscribe for updates and check out The Duck Webcomics and Smack Jeeves for the extra Shield of Justice webcomic pages.
The bad news first, I screwed up the page 20 ink work so I have to go back and redo it, so another setback looks to be in order. Good news, my new graphic screen tablet arrived Saturday and this thing is incredible! I started over this morning on the ink and it’s so much easier using this. More on this on the Learning Curve podcast this week. Stay Tuned and be blessed.
Normally when I write a blog, I sit and think of an idea that I find interesting, write some notes and start typing. This one, however just came to me today. I was working on the pencils for Shield of Justice and I started to wonder about why I’m doing it in the first place. I don’t get paid for making the web comic, and it takes quite a bit of time to finish. I do some “product placement” where I live (I leave cards and ask to put a flyer for the web comic in comic book and book stores). I use social media, but it’s been a struggle to gain more followers (not that I’m complaining about the ones that follow now, thanks!). I asked myself the simple question: Why do I do it?
There are a lot of reasons why after I thought about it awhile, so I’ll just discuss my main reason: It’s fun. My time that I cut out of the day in order to work on my ideas mean a lot to me. Many other things happen during the day which I place a higher priority on, so I feel it means that much more when I can just sit down and CREATE. I enjoy how my ideas move from that to writing, drawing, inking, coloring and lettering because it came from me. I don’t know if anyone else feels even a little of this when they create what they love, but that is what inspires me to do more and more. I remember Stan Lee has said in a meet and greet I went to a few years ago that even if what you create doesn’t make sense to someone, do it anyway and see where it goes. I take those words to heart whenever I start to think about stopping.
Let me know what inspires you.
clean pencils, done. Ink work, started
stay tuned and be blessed.
Page 6 is complete. Stay tuned for more updates on Page 7. Have a happy and safe Labor Day!