New comic is up. I got complaints that my eyebrows were getting too big, so I toned them down some. Geez, artistic license! It's just a cartoon...
I'm feeling some frustration with my technique this week, well recently I guess. I feel very... imprecise is probably the best word, with my handwork. Very scribbly and sketchy, which to me feels unprofessional, since I know so many really stunning artists who have these incredibly precise, exacting, delicate and detailed lines. Guys like Bill Morrison, Tone Rodriguez, Mark Dos Santos, and Trevor Goring, what they do just seems light-years ahead of me - not to mention Feng Zhu and Thang Le.
The problem is that I'm always kinda rushed doing what I do. The storyboards and environment sketches I do at work serve their proper purpose, but they look sloppy to me. Even the few environment paintings are generally a bit rough. The character paintings are the only things that I've done in a while that really look polished. I even feel like the comic could be a lot more crisp and cleanly inked.
Of course, I'm measuring myself against Feng Zhu and guys at that level, who have a lot more experience, but still I feel like I should be able to be more precise and confident with everything I do. It's been bugging me lately, but I'm not sure what I can do, since for the most part I'm working on a deadline and I just have to blast stuff out. Finding time to slow my hand down and focus on precision will be difficult.
Ah well. I'll figure something out.