I created this comic strip for the new year. I haven't created any in many years, and I thought this would be lots of fun. I had several ideas for the strip, but since it was so close to New Year's, this would be a great theme. I had fun sketching out each character and thinking about the sequence for each figure in the strip. I hope to continue creating more comic strips throughout the year.
I started reading again, "Understanding Comics The Invisible Art" by Scott McCloud. What an amazing book for understanding how awesome comics are. If you have a passion for the world of comics, I suggest that you read this book — Happy New Year!
I started my 75 dragons challenge at the end of June and completed it the second week of July. I thought it was a good idea to find out if I was up for it. I used Prisma pencil to sketch out the dragons and inked with Faber-Castell Pitt pens. I enjoyed the loose feel of the pens and may consider another challenge using only ink and brush. I enjoy drawing dragons and wanted to feel comfortable drawing them from my imagination. I only chose fifty out of seventy-five dragon pieces for this blog article. I will post the next twenty-five throughout the summer. The challenge started to set in around my fortieth sketch. I had to push myself to start new sketches. It wasn’t until I reached the 65th drawing that I wasn’t sure if I would complete my challenge. I told myself that I had to push past my creative barriers to complete my project. I was surprised at the amount of time it took to finish my work. I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to take on a challenge. So, what are you waiting for? It may be time to challenge yourself.