Drawing Sucks: Day 255

"Colored Leafy" pen/pencil drawing by Robert Chapman

Now I remember why I was thinking of going all digital for awhile there; I’m starting to run out of materials again. The Universe is just reminding me why drawing sucks sometimes. The two larger sized Micron pens I have are either just about out of ink, or they are just malfunctioning. I’m going to guess it’s the latter because I haven’t really used them all that much since I purchased them just a few months or so ago. However, on the other side of things, I’m not sure if they were exactly meant to be used in this manner. I tend to go nuts with the inking sometimes.

Well, Universe, maybe I should move on to a new project, eh? Perhaps commit to some epic comic book story? Even though I’m not too confident in my abilities to actually make a decent web comic, the only way to get good at anything is to really just start doing it. Right? I know it will be mistake riddled, and there will be plenty of things that I’m just not currently good at drawing, but maybe I should just jump into it. I’m saying I should right here, right now, but my brain is telling me otherwise. It’s a little bit terrified to commit to something big.

Or is that even the reason? I mean, I actually feel that commitment comes pretty easy for me. Sitting down and drawing something every day, and posting about it, has been a no-brainer for me so far. I decided to do it, and so far it’s gone as smooth as possible, besides the whole not making money thing. Which will absolutely come in time. I’m no businessman, so things like this will probably take a long time for me to figure out.

Okay, so if it’s not a commitment thing, then it must be a fear of failure thing. Yes, that sounds more likely. If I’m going to do this, I’ll need to make sure to plan ahead. Having a place like this to sound off each and every day is probably going to come in handy in the planning stages. However, I know from past experience (recently even) that I’ll go nuts in the planning stages to put off the actual work. Then after awhile other things come up and I get distracted.

I do want to point out though, that I still haven’t actually committed to anything official yet, I’m just tossing around some ideas. Does this sound like a decent enough idea? I have a few rough web comic ideas rattling around in my head, but I would have to make sure it’s a brilliant idea because I would hate to get started and think of something better. I guess this just means I have some new topics to research for the next little while.


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  • Robin Ponte

    I really like this pic bob, sucks youre having ink issues. curious to see where yoy go with this web comic thing though! Fear of failing runs in our blood i believe, but so is dedication, so just jump in and the rest will fall into place!

    • Hey, Robin! Thanks for the comment.

      I’m not really sure if I like this drawing or not. I figured it was kind of meh, not worth figuring out how to finish it. I might see how difficult it would be to finish it with my smaller pens, or maybe find a way to leave most of what’s left white.

      Thank you. It’s probably best to just convince myself that this is for the best. Just jump in and get started on it without fear of failure. I’m still pretty uneasy about the whole thing though. I’ve been trying all kinds of different things and I haven’t noticed any changes as far as exposure is concerned.

  • Brad Thornhill

    I know you’ve been talking about your Web comic ideas for awhile so maybe it is best to jump into all that and see where it takes you 🙂

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