Charging my Creative Batteries

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Taking a much-needed break from the comic strip has been the best decision I’ve made, creatively speaking. I’m exploring areas outside of my artistic comfort zone now, and I’ve gotta say – it’s been super FUN! I haven’t drawn for the sake of just drawing in a very long time.

I have to admit – this weekend I was feeling antsy – I contemplated (very briefly) the idea of working on a new PC Weenies strip. It was a little tough for me to break the webcomic regimen after being conditioned to drawing comics for 12+ years – but the flipside of stopping is that I have more time to explore new techniques and push my artistic limits.

Every day I’m getting into the habit of drawing at least one new piece of art. My goal is to have 90 new pieces in 90 days. Other folks have expressed a similar interest to be a part of a “sketch troupe”, to artistically jam on the same subject. Yesterday, the subject was “The Sorceress”.

Sorceress

Sorceress

While a certain part of me misses the ‘daily grind’ of making comics, I want you to know that the break I’m taking will serve the strip for the best, when I do return. Thanks for reading!

-Krishna

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  • Jordan. L
    June 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’m actually doing something similar on my site and I haven’t followed a certain regiment on what to draw every day though. I would like to take part in this art jam and follow what to draw every day. If you could let me know what the subject is every day id love to take part in this.

    • Krishna
      June 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      Cool! You can follow me on my Tumblr account ( krishnas.tumblr.com ) where I post the subject matter each day. Today’s sketch theme is “The Butler Did It”.

  • Steve A.
    June 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Krishna, I’ve been trying to get on a similar routine for a while. Maybe I’ll just join the “troupe” and finally get on with it. Thanks for the inspiration! Also, how are you achieving the zippa-tone look on your digital art? Or is it not digital? Thanks in advance for sharing.

    • Krishna
      June 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      hi Steve! that would be great! I look forward to seeing your work. As for the half-tone effect, I color as usual (on a separate layer) – then duplicate the color layer and use the (Filter > Color Halftone) setting within Photoshop.