So I realised the other day that, although I make mostly autobio comics, they mostly star me. Which meeeans that I really need to learn who to draw my brother (my co-star in this GN) and my parents (the most supportive supporting cast you could hope for). So that’s what I’ve been doing.
I've been working from photos as well as memory.
Sometimes the Sketches didn't turn out as well as I hoped they would. But that's a great way to learn what not to try and do next time.
Trying out variations of my style to see what would work for the book.
I kept trying to put off doing these sketches (particularly weird poses and full bodies) as I find them really daunting but when I finished a sketch it was soooo satisfying. I'm glad that I'm finally getting into the swing of them.
I've been trying to draw more realistically at first and then use the proportions and poses and turn them more cartoon-y.
I've also been trying to start thinking about backgrounds and sense of place for all the stories I'm writing about. So below is my first attempt at doing a full photo.
This is just an adorable photo of me and my childhood buddy Maria. I thought You'd like to see how fashionable I've always been. xx