Monday, July 28, 2008

good advice

"A word of encouragement about drawing: I think most illustrators are far too hard on themselves. They expect to sit down with one piece of paper and draw exactly what they have in their mind the very first time around. In my opinion this is nearly impossible. Drawing is a process that takes a long time. I like to make an analogy between a good batter in baseball and a good illustrator. A great batting average for the major leagues is “.300.” This batting average means that they get 3 hits out of ten, or get a hit 30 percent of the time. I think that this is a reasonable expectation for an artist to have as well. If I can get 3 decent drawings out of ten attempts – I feel fairly good about myself.

So, relax while you’re in your pencil drawing phase of this process. Get yourself a big stack of paper and get loose, draw lots and don’t be concerned about “bad” sketches – just toss them aside and start over."

- Bill - GoMediaZine

I was really encouraged when I came across this quote. I do exactly that: expect myself to draw exactly what is in my brain in the first few attempts. When really, that is impossible. I should aim for a huge stack of drawings, and see what I get.

also check out Bill's drawing and digital coloring tutorial:
comic book style tutorial

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