100 days of art day 3. First day of comic creation.

I have no idea what I’m doing yet. Figuring out a style to work with is harder than you would think. I was going to go for a heavy ink sharpie style which I love doing but decided at the last moment to look up the very first tutorial I saw on deviantart and draw it that way. I’m used to line work and not having any–just playing color off color is an extremely weird experience. Though for the most part I’m happy with how it turned out. I’m unsure whether I’ll do that again or if thats something that will change with each days work–maybe it will just for the hell of it. But anyway here’s the first page of Being an Asmovian. Or at least the cover image and the first panel.

Since this is designed for Webtoons and my own website so you can scroll through the whole thing in one go if you like instead of those insipid next page delivery systems only meant to garner more clicks on ads and things. I prefer to have the art go out in one place and if I ever figure out advertising for the site then they’ll just play along the sides of the comics instead of next to every single page. Unless it randomly does that.

This took a surprisingly long time. A couple of hours at least. First I had to draw a few times in ways that I disliked. Then it was like let’s look something up and go from there. Since I was starting with the background for this shot I decided to go for that and see how well I could do following a tutorial. It’s not great. But it’s not truly terrible either which means I have a chance to improve as I go along. Even if I do end up changing the style once or more to suit my liking.

I’ve also got to figure out this airbrush from Wacom so that I can get the most out of it. I have no clue on what to do with it as it came with no instructions and that is often not a great thing. It is incredibly comfortable to hold though and I’m very happy with it so far.

It’s design is almost sparrow like as it sits in its nest. It doesn’t seem to have a place to hold the nibs which is okay as I’m gentle with them so that they last years. My Apple Pencil is five (I think) years old and they came with two in the original box and I’m still on the first nib. I think it’s just a matter of not being able to press very hard haha.

Anyway on a random note I wanted to show you my set up if anyone is interested in such a thing.

I bought the keyboard today and it has functionality to hook up with Bluetooth to three devices. So I’ve ordered a mouse and now I no longer have to carry around multiple keyboards for different devices which is fantastic. Not to mention that the button travel is sexy as hell and quite fun to work with.

Not shown is a snowball ice mic, and that tripod leg is attached to a Logitech c930 I believe so I could start twitch streaming the process of creating the comic if people had any interest. Plus it would let me chat with people while I worked which would be great for me as I literally only talk with Jeanette or store clerks most weeks.

Let me know what you think. How I could improve. All of that good stuff. What to do next.

Have a wonderful night.

-J

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