Keeping it Raw

PaintingJust so you know, there is no photoshopping going on here, these pages are scanned directly onto the web site without any alterations.  I could use photoshop to tidy up the page edges, or fix little bits of drawing, but when it comes right down to it, I don’t want to.

I have had suggestions that to save time, I could ‘paste’ in the dialogue bubbles and use a ‘comics’ font.  There are also the new drawing pads –save time without ever needing to use an erasure again… or use a ‘colouring program’ and never have to paint again.  But the thing is, I don’t want to use photoshop, or type the dialogue bubbles.  Time management can go pound salt.

I taught myself how to draw so I  could create the comic strip I had written and in the process I discovered how much I like to draw; I also like the lettering process, and I especially like the painting part.

Ultimately, creating these pages and story has to be about what I enjoy doing — I might still struggle with the blank page, and sure, I could be accused of having a codependent relationship with my erasure, but I like it…  So I intend to keep it raw.

Six new pages posted today, in the raw…

Enjoy!  (and pass it on if you like…)