I haven’t used watercolours since kindergarten, and I’m really wanting to find a way to colour my comics without needing to use a computer for everything. So I’m going to teach myself how to use watercolour pencil crayons. I figure an art journal is a good way to do that.
These are a work in progress as I figure out a proper format, font size and just how much effort to put into the drawings because I’ll be posting them so regularly. This is why I’m making them private/subscriber only. So if you want to witness the growing pains of this process, you can follow along as a subscriber on Substack or as a patron over on Patreon.
Normally I do comics like this for the paid tiers on Patreon and Substack, but I want to get some feedback on an idea, so I’m casting a pretty large net here and enabling comments on this post.
Originally, I conceived this idea as the anti-Garfield/Family Circus. I wanted to do a family friendly comic strip about a family, mostly from the point of view of the pet cat. I wrote the first ten in this series, and decided to draw and ink the first one a few months ago. Now that I have my work station set up, I scanned/coloured it and am now looking for some feed back on it.
Does this comic strip work for you?
Would you like to see more?
Should I draw/ink/colour the next nine?
Take a look at it and let me know what you think.
Today’s prompt is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I went with a parody of the cover of the first issue.