So, my "day job" is teaching art. Specifically drawing. Tomorrow, I am also substituting for my friend in her comp/lit classes! Right now, I don't make any money making my comics, so I still teach!
Don't get me wrong, I actually love teaching drawing to junior high & high school students, which is my usual gig.
But, anywho, I'm planning to post the next episode of Somewhat Adventures in just a bit.....once I finish posting grades and other teachery whatnot.
Thanks for tuning in.....if you have. If you didn't, I guess it doesn't matter because you didn't see this.
ANNNND below, you can see some work from some of my students who were in my drawing camp! This is our art gallery viewing which we have at the end of the week.....*sniff sniff* Proud teacher moment.....
-- yeah, just, color me.
STEP 3 in meh process: I add color. I make sure that ink has dried. If you don't know what I'm talkin' about then look at the previous step.
I use watercolor paint. Nothing fancy. I've tried a few different types of watercolors: squirtey-tubey kinds, liquidey kinds, and dry kinds in the nifty trays. Frankly, I prefer the dried palette kinds. Not necessarily Crayola, but like, the mid-range Hobby Lobby brand that has 24 colors. It works great and gives me the look I want for Somewhat Adventures. I like the color palette of this set and it doesn't break the bank......always a nice bonus.
I use a couple of round tip. soft (for watercolor) brushes. Again, not the absolute cheapest and not the most expensive. I use coupons and watch for sales, too. The sizes I use.....medium-ish to small-ish. Really, you just need to find what's comfortable and affordable and just overall works for YOU.
For Somewhat Adventures, I try not to get too mix-ey with it, so I can stay consistent throughout the story, more easily. It's a good practice to mix colors, at least a bit, rather than just applying one, flat color to an area. I actually do mix lightly, on the page. Then I can achieve some depth and harmony, buuuuut not too much complication.
Hi! My name is Wendy. I'm an artist who lives in Florida. I like to draw goofy dogs & other things using ink. I REALLY love visual storytelling. I'm currently writing/rewriting and posting my story-comic, The Somewhat Adventures of Roland & Tom on this very website! WOOP!