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”.
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!