Today's Daily Doodle was illustrated with Manga Studio. I usually use Photoshop to draw comics but I hate how, with Photoshop, you have to zoom in to about 300% to get smooth ink lines. I'm not sure if I will make the switch or not. I mean, I did buy the software and I will use it for things. I still have to get used to some of the differences with Manga Studio. I've got a good work flow going with Photoshop and there are some things missing from Manga Studio that I use in Photoshop. On the other hand, along with the brush/pen stabilization Manga Studio has got some great tools specific to comic making. What do I do?! Can't somebody just combine these programs for me. Aaaahhh!
So, The Daily Doodle is updating Daily again! I'm a little rusty at keeping the schedule but I will do my best. I just need to get back into the swing of things. There's still a chance that I'll get swamped with freelance work and not be able to update but I'm gonna do my best to keep up with it.
I went to APE (Alternative Press Expo) this past weekend. I had a great time. I met a lot of talented artist,spent way too much money, and learned some stuff. The main thing that I learned was that if I am going to make a real go at being a full time artist that I need to do more of my own artwork and sell that art in different ways. This is something that I thought was true for a while but had confirmed when I went to a work shop hosted by illustrator, Nidhi Chanani. Nidihi talked about how 90% of her income came from selling her prints and different products with her art. The last news post that I did talked about how I was going to put all of my energy into getting freelance work. I'm rethinking it a bit. Of course, while I still have a day job, I'm going to be on the lookout for freelance work. It's just apparent to me that I need to be doing my own art as much as possible. So, I don't know, my plans have changed a little. Who knows, next month I might change my mind again.
I do have a lot of plans! Good plans! I'll keep you all posted as they happen in the coming year.
Wed 16 October