The biggest mistake I see in storytelling and branding is the lack of restraint. Sometimes less is more. The speed that you release information to the consumer of the content is your meta tool. All other techniques and ideas flow through it. Best to make the comings and goings of that information your primary concern.
I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con this coming weekend at table K-15. Come by say hi. I'll be doing sketch covers, commissions, selling prints, comics and original art.
See you in Seattle.
I recently started a sketch blog with two of my fellow artists. You can see it here: pencilpub.blogspot.com/
More art soon!
I've tried drawing at Manga size which is smaller than American size. It does speed me up but at the same time drawing larger really is easier and the finished product looks better.
I've also been experimenting with Manga Studio. I've done an entire page with it and I came to the conclusion that the tools can be a bit limiting and they generate a style that looks like me but through a filter which comes from the limitations of the tool and drawing with a Cintiq.
It also addresses the various arguments in regards to the justification of stealing content.
This brings up a larger idea of how Social Networks create a forum to "share" work..essentially cutting out the cost of creating content and actually charging the content creator to showcase their work. Sound familiar?
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