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Starting All Over

I do this plenty of times. No wonder things don’t get done. The graphic novel is back to square one. Page one, taking it literally. The reason? Same as usual. Boredom. Getting fed up with the slowness of the technique.

As I mentioned plenty of times in my videos, I want to draw fast. The purpose is to shorten the time between the idea and its concretion, keeping emotion and spontaneity as vivid as possible. When writing, phrases come to our mind and gain existence immediately, with concepts presented as they are written or pronounced. Corrections can be made, but the connection to the final result is pretty much straightforward. I want to achieve the same process while drawing. Otherwise I get bored.

I’m back to pages with less and bigger drawings. This time they will be even more simplified. More synthesis and expression and less realism. I will not watercolor the drawings and that allows me to use markers instead of the paintbrush for blotting shadows and volume, particularly in small areas. Colors will be added digitally, using the paint bucket. The final result might be clearer and more expressive drawings, perhaps a bit cartoonish.

Will it work?

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Freelancing

A few days ago I signed up to a freelance platform. Now I made a proposal to be selected for a commission as an illustrator. The platform warns the users that usually they only get selected after their fourth or fifth proposal. Lets wait and see.

The work to be commissioned is exactly the kind I would like to do as a freelancer. A single illustration with specific instructions. I sure hope to comply to the demands of this potential client and it would be great if other commissions of this kind would appear.

Even greater would be having my work noticed and directly asked for. Quite a way of making a living.

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Drawing Video 19 – “Heart Of The Sunrise”, by Yes

If you want to play with colors, better make it to the sound of Yes!
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Drawing Video 18 – Starting To Color Page 2A

In this one I’m confused to the point of talking about alien’s sexes while coloring the first panel, and not even making a proper goodbye.
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Drawing Video 13 – Writing Dialogue For Page 2B

No matter how I try, there’s always something lost in translation.
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Drawing Video 10 – Adding Detail To Page 2A

Clumsy drawings with clumsy details by a clumsy illustrator.
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Drawing Video 9 – Outlining Page 2A

Getting all confused whilst making the outline over the sketches.
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Drawing Video 7 – Coloring Page 1B

Adding grey to clouds while talking excruciatingly in rusty English.
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Drawing Video 6 – “Suzie Q”, by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Just grooving with watercolor and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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Drawing Video 5 – “Einstein On The Beach, Building”, by Philip Glass

Outlining the palace at light speed with Philip Glass.