These mega-posts have gotten a little out of hand. When I was drawing these more regularly, I tried to do a blog post once-a-week to get all that weeks strips collected in one place. Now that I make these somewhat less regularly, I tend to forget how many I’ve made in between blog posts and it gets a little long.
Three things worthy of mentioning!
- iPad pro finally got a proper drawing PROGRAM. Not some weak-sauce scaled down APP, but the full-blown full featured CLIP STUDIO! AKA, photoshop for people who only care about drawing. And it’s glorious. It even has keyboard support and customizable hot-keys. And I STILL can’t stand to draw on the iPad other than as a way to kill some time, because I just can’t stand the apple Pencil. It’s too clunky. People say it’s more accurate but I just don’t like using it. Ever since iPad2 days, I’ve been waiting for a first party pressure sensitive pen and an app that can properly utilize it. This is as close as we’ve gotten so far, and I still BY FAR prefer drawing on the surface pro.
- I’ve just done some illustrations for a kid’s book. I much prefer drawing what other people have written! It’s like, I don’t have to spend any time making sure the writing works, I can just draw. Why haven’t I pursued this before?? It’s like I get to spend time doing the part I actually LIKE doing!
- …Getting paid to draw is the best. It makes it feel… legitimate? Honestly! I’ve gotten money for illustrations before, but it was more like I was doing someone a favor, and they reward me with some pizza money. Maybe it’s the difference between being given something and feeling like you’ve earned something? EARNING some money doing something you love is a great feeling. In any case, I was GIVEN an opportunity to do some illustrations, and it was such a great experience. I’d like to do more of that.