Comments on From paper to computer art and back


I loved you post, because I can relate. I actually spent the last year furnishing my basement office with everything I need to start drawing again. I read dozens of books, watch hours of videos, but I still haven’t put pencil to paper. It’s a scary thing, but one day, I’ll start drawing again.

-- Bobby Parker 2017-10-05 13:15 UTC

Thank you! In the end, all I needed was pencil, paper and an idea that could only be expressed as a cartoon. Oh, and a few hours of boredom. 😛

-- Felix 2017-10-05 13:16 UTC

A great way to force oneself start drawing is to draw something for your friends. Ask your friends if they need something and promise to do it!

I started drawing after a long break, too, but quickly found out that I need some kind of exterenal motivation to keep doing it. If you give me a blank paper, I just look at it, dumbfounded. But if you ask me “Could you draw me a powder monkey for a homebrew beer label?”, I get inspired, figure out how to do it and start drawing it.

-- Marko 2017-10-05 13:16 UTC

On the other hand, taking a commission puts pressure on you. And I have plenty of ideas by myself. But if you need external motivation, sure. Whatever works for you.

Nice art, by the way. You have a unique style, Marko!

-- Felix 2017-10-05 13:17 UTC