I often struggle with huge feelings of inadequacy as an artist. Unfortunately it often leaves me afraid to draw for months on end. But sometimes you just have to face these fears head on and start again.
Thankfully I have great buds who aren’t afraid to say “Colleen, enough is enough, we need to get back to work.” We Ain’t Friends is back, Chris has filled my Google calendar with too much work and I am pretty happy about it. My styles might change and shift over the next few weeks while I try to find where I am comfortable and I hope you can bear with.
I have started on our new bi-monthly comic. We are feeling pretty darn good about it. Chris and I have always mostly communicated by computer, as we share a general avoidance of real human interactions. Over the next few months we will try to share some of the more ridiculous conversations we’ve had with you via comics; a little glimpse into our fairly twisted friendship.
I’ve been warming up with some sketching… I idolize so many great graphic novel artists, Adrian Tomine being one of them. He has an ability to capture expressions with minimal line work. As a study I have been going through his “Shortcomings” novel and studying the way he draws mouths while speaking, something I struggle to do gracefully.
The first of our comics will be released on Wednesday, January 11th, here on our blog. Stay tuned and hope you like it!