So! As the insiders know, I’ve been learning to draw since June with the goal of releasing a comic in November.
To practice, I’ve made some portraits for the character page! Here they are.
I’ve earned maybe 3–4 skill points in digital art and am in what nice people would call a “period of rapid improvement.” Put another way, it’s easy to find mistakes to fix if there are a lot of them. And I’ve made peace with that. Point being, I’m not posting these portraits because I think they’re worth sharing—I’m not where I want to be, by far—nor because I need praise, encouragement, or constructive criticism, but to light a fire under my ass and push myself to learn even faster. Because we’re all a bit nuts here.
I hope those of you following the story can enjoy them!
(At some point I straight-up ran out of time and skimped on the Jeong-Espinosas. Apologies to Mike, Charlie, Hector, Jo, and Gen. The silver lining is, they get their portraits done by a more experienced version of me. Maybe next week? Arrrgh. Arrrrgh.)
If you’re new to digital art or drawing in general, like I am, and thinking about Inktober, you might find it encouraging to compare the drawing of Kenny I did last week, below, to this drawing I made of her in late June. Don’t let your fear of mistakes hold you back!