Practicing with my XP-Pen!
I think I'm slowly starting to get the hang of drawing on the tablet. It's been taking a while to get used to the different "feel", but I'm getting there!
After years and years of drawing with pencil on paper, transferring that to the digital has been a bit touch and go. I know what I want to draw, my hand makes the movements, but it doesn't look right on the screen. If I made the same movement on paper, everything would be fine.
Last night I started with this:
A very basic humanoid shape.
What I'm trying to do is work out the characters for the comic I want to draw.
Lately I've been fiddling around with my XP-Pen and Clip Studio, and everything looks god-awful. But last night I decided that it didn't matter if it looked god-awful -- I'd continue with it.
And that grey humanoid shape became this:
I was a bit happier with it. The eyes aren't right but I felt happy enough with it to continue on.
And this happened:
This character's appearance isn't set in stone -- I feel like she needs long hair, in a ponytail, for starters -- and I need to work on my backgrounds a lotttttttttttttttt more than what I have been, but I feel like I'm getting somewhere!
This is no where near the stage I'd like to be at, but, as they say, practice makes perfect.
Maybe I'll actually have my comic ready to go in a few months! I've already started writing a script and have several strips thought out in advance... I just really need to get better at drawing. 😅
My people need emotion in their faces, character, I need to be able to draw fingers, shade properly, ugh!
I'll get there. 😅 Practice, practice, practice.
Until next time!! ❤️