How to create a character:
- mash some things together until they resemble a concept
- release the steering wheel
- ??? screaming ????
- rescue what you can from the scene of the accident
This is actually the most accurate description of character creation I have ever read.
Transparent ghost librarian named Lottie~
She’s my friend Emily’s character, see her ref here.
I finally, after about 11 years of using Photoshop, found out how to colour lineart after it’s already drawn. HELL YES.
I really need to figure out how to fix the colors on my laptop because everything I color on this computer is super wonked out on everyone else’s screens, it looks totally different and I don’t know why that is
Fanart of my friend Emily’s fancharacter for my future comic, Silk.
Her name is Sabrina, a cactus dryad. She will indeed be featured in the comic, along with any fancharacters my friends or whoever else thinks of. The point is that I’m shit at thinking up characters to put in crowds or just in the background, so it’ll be like Where’s Waldo.
unless it’s a daily/journal comic, write it first. get as much writing out of the way as possible before you start. it’s inevitable that things will change as you work, but it’s much easier to successfully make a comic when you have at least 90% of the writing done beforehand (unless it’s a type of comic without a real cohesive storyline or you’re some kind of weird genius or something).
after that, start making it. keep making it. and then don’t stop. ever. build up a buffer (at least one or two weeks worth of updates, more is better) before you post anything, regardless of what kind of comic you are making.
keep. going. don’t stop, don’t decide that you want to start the whole thing over again. it’s inevitable that your art will change, that your storytelling will change, that you’ll regret decisions you made in the past. that’s life. in my opinion it’s better to just keep going for as long as you can.