Studies & Exercises

Taking the leap

I’ve been feeling really inspired the past few days. I tried drawing Friday night after work but that didn’t work out, and on Saturday the barometric pressure dipped pretty low so I was in pain and couldn’t really “get in the zone” so to speak. But after Ken got home late at night, we got to talking about my “art plans” and around midnight, I was finally motivated to start something that’s been on my mind for a while now. I’ve always wanted to make this little comic strip about Miyu and Maddie (our rabbit). It’s just something fun and I think it would be a good exercise for me to get back into drawing. My goal is to make it as simplistic as possible because I want to make it something like the Peanuts comics by Charles M. Schulz—fun and relatable enough for children to follow but also smart enough for adults to understand and identify the humor. Lofty goal, I know. 😅

Anyway, I got Outlaw Star theme songs on rotation as I work on this. I ordered a grip for my Apple Pencil 2 because sometimes my hand cramps up when I’m gripping such a thin instrument. I also got a set of pen tips as well because I get annoyed when there’s not enough friction between the pencil and the iPad screen. I have a really nice screen protector cover that’s kind of like the Japanese version of the “Paperlike” brand, but sometimes the teeth on it isn’t enough for me. So I hope the pen tip helps with that. 

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