Next livestream is today at 4pm UK time (12pm EDT / 8am PDT). Work continues on converting and cleaning up the pencil art for issue 3 of Corbie. It turns out that the over-detailed pages actually need less attention than the simple ones! Why? I'll explain in today's session. Expect a very casual stream today, I'm just chillin' and drawin' on my way to the finish line.
Next livestream is at 4pm today (UK). After the previous stream I figured out a vastly improved method of converting comic pencils to something resembling inked pages - today I'll go over my new process.
Livestreaming today at 4pm UK time! I'll be talking about the pros and cons of doing digital cleanup on pencil art for comics versus the traditional inking methods, anxiety that artists can experience, plus more.
15 of 19 pages of final pencils for issue 3 of Corbie are now complete. Hopefully I'll be done by the weekend and can move on to the next stage.
It's fun seeing these pages take shape, but this is definitely the point in the creative cycle where I'm starting to get burned out. I'll be glad to just be done with pencilling for a while.
Corbie is now officially on YouTube! Please enjoy this encore presentation of today's inaugural livestream, which sees me pencilling a page from the next issue and talking about all sorts of subjects related to making comics.
Hey, #creative folks:
I just finished reading "Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk" by Danielle Krysa. It's about getting past your own negative thoughts about your creative work (#art, #writing, #photography, #painting, #drawing, #sketching, etc.).
It's not a great book, but there is some very good wisdom scattered among its 100 pages.
This is a probably a library book for you. Check it out. Skim it. Extract the wisdom that applies to you.
Meet Conalt, half-elf warlock and servant of the Raven Queen! He uses his mystical powers to investigate murders by interrogating the dead, and he helps Cedric, Antorvir, and Djoser fight the undead!
Did a (private) test livestream tonight of me pencilling a comic page. Some initial teething problems but I think by the end I was getting into a groove with it.
I'll review it tomorrow. Hoping it's not a total disaster and this could be a regular thing; I think it might be good for my creative growth and help to build Corbie's readership. 🤞
Playing with my new camera setup in OBS Studio. (Hot dang! No more dangling my phone above my desk with hairbands.)
Trying to gauge if there'd be any interest in comic making livestreams. If me and my frail little Scottish lamb voice talking about funny books while I draw them sounds appealing, let me know.
The deed is done.
The last page of rough pencils for Corbie issue 3 was finished late last night. Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it's shaping up. There are a few things I'd like to go back and change, but there's still plenty of scope for making tweaks before this project is done.
Work on the clean pencil art starts today!
I've been working on the rough art for Corbie issue 3 for a few weeks now, and the finish line is almost in sight. Another couple of pages remaining, then it's on to the next step in the production process.
Some of my favourite panels to draw are the ones with Corbie in action or flying around, as well as anything where characters break through the boundaries of the comic panels. Happily, these last few pages check all these boxes.
I was feeling blue last night and struggling to push through with pencilling the next page of the comic, so I decided to switch things up and create some new chalkboard art instead.
Some days I grapple with self-doubt, but I always believe in Corbie, and that having a superhero for introverts / HSPs to identify with is a good "caws". If you'd like to help support it, you can donate to the CMC Ko-Fi at https://ko-fi.com/corbie
Highlights from today's Corbie pencilling sessions. Rough art is always subject to change, especially when I drop the ball like I did with the second image. Corinne had removed her helmet during this scene and I accidentally drew her with it on, so now I need to partially redraw it.
Welcome to the wonderful world of sequential art, where you get to manage not just props and wardrobe, but continuity too 😅
Found this pen doodle of Corinne from... I'm gonna say about 2012... while rummaging around in my desk drawer.
Not super different to how she looks today. The most notable change is that she used to have braided strands of hair above her temples that met up around the back of her head. That element didn't last long as her design was cleaned up / simplified for comics.
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