Let’s Talk About My Web Comic!

Web Comic - Galaxy Video - Page 6 - Preview

It has been almost exactly one full year since I finished my Year of Creative Habits project. I figured it’s about time (and it might be a cool idea) to reactivate this website again as a way to write about.. well.. whatever I want! Of course, I’m going to try my best to keep it all related to the web comic I’m currently working on; Galaxy Video.

So I was thinking this outlet could be a great way to express my thoughts on various topics. It’s likely a better spot for my rambling than my Patreon page anyways. Here I would love to have discussions with people via the comments. I could talk about what music inspires me and what I listen to when I’m drawing, movies that I take inspiration from, other artists I follow and appreciate, etc. And those are just a few examples of things I’m thinking of at this moment.

And the number one reason why I want to start writing on this blog again is because of the web comic I’ve been working on. Currently Patreon doesn’t have a good means for hosting my comic. People need to be able to view it page by page, and easily do so! I originally had a different method to eventually use when I finished my first episode. Then I thought, “Why not use my own website as the go-to spot?” It makes too much sense, eh?

Eventually I’ll have a link somewhere here on my website to view my web comic, episode by episode. I plan to do this as soon as I finish all ten pages of the first issue, and once I feel completely satisfied with all it’s contents. Only then will it go up in full. In the mean time though, you can check on all of my progress and most importantly, you can help support what I’m doing. Check out my Patreon page. I also write posts on there with web comic updates, and every piece of original artwork I do goes up on there. Pretty much all of it is completely free for everyone, but sometimes I like to post specialized progress reports for my $1 and $5 subscribers!

Speaking of which! As I’m writing this post I just received a $5 monthly pledge from my best friend, Megan! I never get to see her because we live so far apart. Her pledge let’s me know that she believes in me, and what I’m doing. Every time I get another supporter it not only motivates me, but also helps keep me accountable. There are people subscribing to me! Unlike a traditional artist who sells their work piece by piece, I can’t just quit any time it suits me. I have to keep pressing forward and making my content because of my fans and supporters.

There are so many reasons for me to keep doing what I’m doing.



Purple Anomaly: Day 362

Purple Anomaly by Robert Chapman

What a strange time I had drawing this one! It took me about two hours before I actually started drawing on the blank page, as I had no idea where I wanted to begin. I actually ended up scrapping what I had two times before starting what you see here. Also, I originally thought that my color scheme was the only thing I knew I was going to use from the start, but what once was all various shades of blue, has now become purple. Though there’s still some blue bits, who knows how long they’ll stick around?

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Blue Marble: Day 356

Marble by Robert Chapman

Here I am, drawing planets again. This time I spent a few hours doing very small individual details with the Photoshop mixer brush tool, and it certainly paid off. I think I need some larger details though. I find that real photos of planets tend to depict the planets in our solar system with huge sweeping storms and terrifying landscapes. Though the planet I drew today is meant to be alien in nature, so it could look like anything really, I still think it needs a huge landmark feature. I think doing an “eye” like our Jupiter’s is a little too obvious. What do you think? Let me know in the comments

That’s it from me today! I short but sweet post. It’s been a lazy day for me and so I haven’t got a whole lot to talk about right now. However, there’s just 9 more days remaining before my Year of Creative Habits is complete! Thanks for checking this out. Thumbs up to you! 😀


Mountains: Day 353

Unfinished Mountains by Robert Chapman

Happy Monday! This is the second last Monday of my Year of Creative Habits project. By Sunday after the next I’ll be all finished, and this website will stay at exactly 365 posts from then on. Someday I would really like to put a book together filled with all of my daily blog posts from the past year, as well as various finished pieces of artwork from that time. I’m not sure if this website will be around forever, and so I would like to have something to show for it. Even if it’s just an electronic book I can share with my friends and family, or whomever is interested in having one, of course.

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