Dear Ryan, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.
1. Don’t drink and draw on the same table. Wet drawings suck.
2. Don’t draw at home with kids in the house! They will ruin your drawings trying to be like you.
3. Don’t change the script too much, writers don’t like that.
4. Don’t play damn video games on weekdays and during deadline crunches. Just don’t.
5. Don’t draw slow. Draw fast. Don’t draw poorly. Draw greatly!
And those are the 5 most common things to avoid. Don’t do those.
First it takes someone who not only can draw but who wants to get better so badly that they will obsess about it everyday in their sketchbook and feel the frustration that comes with learning and growing and they will also rise above the inadequate feelings and low confidence and believe in themselves to a point where they are ok with making mistakes and growing from them, they are ok with busting out pages as fast as they can and as best as they can for a deadline. And they are ok with being broke for a while. Being an artist ain’t no joke, you’ll go through a time of being dirt poor. And if you are good/creative enough, and fast enough, and easy to work with enough, then you’ll Probably land a sweet gig. So basically it takes talent plus persistence plus luck. Enjoy.
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