Glitter works wonders for some folks – I’m just not one of them!
I’m still working to figure out what sort of format works best for my journal comics, as well as what art style I want to go with. I need something that’s simple and quick, otherwise I end up spending way too much time perfecting and tweaking. When I get too precious with my journal comics, I lose momentum and I never finish them. Heck, I have one in my sketchbook that’s two pages long, and I haven’t even started the pencils for the second page. I wrote out a script, did a bit of research, thumbnailed out the panels, got the first page penciled and inked, aaand the second page has sat with blank panels for a good month now.
If making comics were my full-time job, I’d have no problem spending four or five hours on a journal comic each week. However, I’ve got three other comics projects going on, one of which I’m actually getting paid for (woo!), so I gotta spend most of my limited time focusing on them instead. I’m going to keep playing around until I find a satisfying balance between visually appealing and relatively quick to draw. Thanks for your patience, folks!