I’ve done this before, but for my writing. This is more of personal “to-do” list. Feel free to ignore it. I’m writing it out here in my blog for posterity’s safe, and because it’s super cool to show the world the creative process I am undergoing as an artist–or something. I forget what Kris Straub said about it.
I am getting dangerously close the one year anniversary of talesofmaora.com and the Wizard of Quippley webcomic. It will be a small event, for sure, but I’ve learned not to despise the day of small things (thank you Zechariah). But I will take the opportunity to re-evaluate the artwork of Quippley and decide how I should improve it.
It is an understatement to say the artwork’s changed over the past 9 months (see for yourself here and then here). My main focus, though, had been to improve the digital side of the art, namely the colors. I collected many books and found many valuable resources online pertaining to the subject. And the work has definitely reflected my study of the craft.
Now I feel need to return to fundamentals of drawing. Colors aside, the overall execution of my comic needs improvement. So here is the list of the areas I will focus on honing:
- Human (or otherwise) anatomy
- Shading and the like
- Perspective and the construction of scenery/backgrounds
- Adding greater detail to the “little things” (ie: clothing, props, scenery, etc)
So basically everything. I also need to pick out a few artists whose work I admire and try to learn a few tricks from them. So hopefully, by the second anniversary, the Wizard of Quippley will have improved exponentially.
And maybe I’ll feel good enough to do something crazy, like print a book.