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Learn to let go
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I've redrawn and edited this page and every single panel in it quite a few times now. I'm still not happy with it, but sometimes you just gotta learn to let it go. I thought about scrapping it, but I feel like it provides some necessary definition for this character. This was the original sketch:
I think it’s a case of providing too much detail in some places, and too little in others. This is what the first draft looked like:
I wanted the character to have a smug and imposing manner, but he ended up just looking goofy, and in the first panel I didn’t like the stiffness of the poses. Redrawing some of them did help even if it’s not great.
Three things this week:
I’ve been in Norway for a few weeks. I’ve gone mushroom picking in the forest a couple of times, which inspired me to draw some mushroom-themed things:
Watched: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. A strange and quiet movie that reflects on death and reincarnation. it draws you in with its unique visual style and creates this surreal dream-like world. There’s also a scene with a catfish that I won’t spoil here.
Read: Baby, by Patrick Kyle. Great theme and is so cleverly written. Had me laughing loads.
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