My oldest brother has a special gift and talent for building, fixing and packing. Whenever I have a difficult packing challenge I try to channel his ability. Did I succeed in my car packing? FIND OUT MONDAY ON The Pitt of Despair!!!
Seriously though, There is one more punch-line to cull from the post shower packing experience. Mundane I know, but I feel it’s worth it. There is also a fairly sharp rise in the amount of non-material this week so it’s not like you’re missing out on other great happenings to report.
In other news this is the third comic in a row where I feel I’m lacking art-wise. I have a theory. The trouble with us webcomic folk is that all of our drawings are on display. ALL of them. That means there are no skill-builder sketches that never see the light of day. There are no warm-up sketches. There are no exercises. No “actual” life-drawing. I draw based on photo-references that I take, and that’s it. It’s all laid out on the Bristol board. I am sure I will continue to improve incrementally this way, but that’s not good enough. I’m drawing ever closer to the one year mark with this project, and I am not nearly as far along as I feel I ought to be. Incremental is not good enough for me. I’m not averse to putting in the work or waiting for the result, I just want to do the RIGHT work. Practice CORRECTLY so that time will show more than incremental mediocrity.
I remember the last time that I had given up drawing for a while. It was to focus on my drumming and my teaching. I asked any and every drumming guru I could find what I could do to get better. They always said “practice practice practice”. What I never responded with, but always wanted to say was: “Well no KIDDING mister high and mighty. You DON’T SAY?! PRACTICE? And here I’ve just been farting on my drums for hours at a time for days at a time. Perhaps maybe you could tell me HOW to practice or WHAT to practice!” And then I would spit on their shoes only, I wouldn’t actually because I would be too busy kissing their booty and swallowing my pride.
I’m in a similar place artistically. That’s basically what I’m getting at.
That’s all I got for today. HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND FOLKS!