Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Battle Begins

Since I've been Mr. Procrastinaty the last couple weeks, I decided to get a jump on this weeks comic, and I penciled it and did the borders and lettering last night. I will finish it off tonight - though I need to nail a punch line at some point here. I have one on the rough, but it could be better. I'm also going to pencil next week's comic here at work today and get started on inking it tonight after I finish the other one. I need to do this because I'll be away for this whole weekend - I have both Monday and Tuesday off (thanks, boss Lewis!) and TGF and I are going up to NorCal for a wedding - but I really need to get a few of these in the can and get some lead time so as to avoid what happened the last couple of weeks.

I've been in a pretty low energy mode the last oh, month or more, and I'm tired of it. So I have to actively fight the dragginess. There's really no reason for me to be as tired as I've been, I've been getting enough sleep for the most part and eating pretty well. I'm short on exercise but that's fixable. I just have to be determined in my mind to not be tired, dammit! I'm going to discipline myself to getting to sleep at midnight and actually getting up when my alarm goes off at 7 AM. 7 hours is plenty of sleep for a healthy person. I did this last night and this morning, and I feel fine now.

I just have to keep myself alert and motivated. I've gotten into some bad habits of going into slow mode and being bored at work, and that's just silly. I've got plenty of things to keep me busy, and if I'm waiting for the next bit of work I can do drawing exercises or speed painting practice or pencil another JABO (my acronym for the webcomic) or something. Basically I should always be doing some sort of art when I'm at my desk. And if all else fails, I can grab my guitar and rock out for a while, it's a nice change of pace.

Fighting the Doldrums, Arrr!!

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