Like any good artist, I always try to improve on what I’m doing and make myself better at the craft I chose to pursue. I learn something new with every page that I draw and even when I screw up I take something from those screw ups and (hopefully) pronounce upon those mistakes next time.
These are the latest pages I’ve been working on. They’re “meh”. Some panels are really strong and some are really shitty. I can tell where I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do and where I lacked a strong concept of the final image. One of my biggest hurdles is lighting and seeing the full product like this really shows me that. Hopefully I can go back in digitally and rework a few things. I love drawing with ink, but I’m learning to embrace how much forgiveness drawing digitally allows. I don’t have to be so scared about where I lay down blacks and worry that I’m about to completely ruin a page I’ve toiled over. I do think I’ve gotten better at making my figures seem more alive and not so stiff and stagnant which is a big amateur hurdle I’ve always had. The girls in this seem alive and fluid which I’m proud of. Some of my perspective work is decent but also lacking in a few panels. Overall I’m proud of how these turned out and know they’re lightyears better than the last project I worked on. That alone makes me happy and excited to start the next story and see what I churn out.
These pages will have a couple more steps to go through before the story is complete but I wanted to go ahead and post these as a work in progress.
Story by Scott O. Brown
Art by Aaron Pittman
Thanks for looking!