I’m sorry I didn’t update last week.
For those of you who don’t know, I am enrolled in the MBA program at a local university. I spent last week preparing for mid-terms and researching a paper. At the same time I suffered quite the creative block. Both an inability to write a script as well as a few days where I questioned my ability to draw.
The latter happens more often than I would like to admit. As soon as someone around me mentions that they draw, I immediately start going over my work and examining its flaws. I dissect all of the nuances and eventually (somehow) come to the conclusion that I create an inferior product and must leave it to someone else to do “the drawing.”
I know that not everyone enjoys my style of art. That’s a given. What I’m working on, especially with Iffy, is admitting to myself that no one else can do THIS strip. No matter how poorly drawn I believe it to be, it’s mine. The more I have drawn, the better I’ve become, not only at drawing the characters but drawing in general. I still have a LOT to learn, but this strip is the best way to get there.
Last week I was so paralyzed by self-doubt that I couldn’t even draw an oval. It was terrible. But this weekend, for some reason, I got over it. Now the issue is having time.
Alright, enough drivel. I hope you all enjoy this week of strips and I’ll be back tomorrow to carry on.
Here’s a link to the article describing the inspiration for today’s strip.