Pietja wrote:Frist... before I ask you this question, I have to notify you that I'm drunk. I'm drunk as frozen goddamned heroin through-anus-injected ninth circle of hell. But yet, I'm able to type. And, while I'm drunk, I have this weakness - I'm totally honest and sincere.
So I have to ask you this question :
Are you satisfied with your strip.
No offense dude, but I have to ask you if you're really glad about what you're doing. Sure, you've got your strip, plus, minus inspired by the so called "college life", but are you happy about the outcome, about the strips/comics you're posting here. Honestly, don't you feel like there's something missing?
Honestly, I admit that you're style is improving and - what's more important - you're very determinated about it. And in no way I believe it's a wrong way to follow.
But there is a lack of polish on it. Personally, I'd love to see your comic, or artwork, in a polished, inked, colored form. Buy a goddamned tablet. Seriously, anything will do. Finish it, color it, shade it. I see a lot of premise, lot's of potential. But I only see pencil & paper, and that's not something to be excited about. You have a very great slice-of-life story potential with additional ecchi factor, but it's just too goddamned unpolished.
I'm drunk, alright, but while I'm in that state I'm honest. Seriously, I thought about commenting on this topic for a long time, but I wasn't able till I was under an influence. Because I was, and I'm still somewhat, afraid that I might give you some bad vibes from my critique.
MAN. You have potential. Enormous, at least for a web-comic. But you need to polish it. Work with the stuff you have, it's good, but it's unreadable, at least for me, in this form.
Tell me, what do you have againts your creations. What would you like to improve.
And improve it, goddammit!
Drunk, albit totally honest in that state - Pietja
First off, let me say thank you for being honest. Highly appreciative of it, and encourage that. And don't worry, I can handle criticism, as long as it's constructive and not just total "YOU SUCK, STOP DRAWING" etc.
Now I shall address everything.
- Satisfied? Relatively. I like what I've done so far, though I believe I can do better.
- I actually do have a tablet. All of the digital work posted here is done on it.
- As far as the strip goes, believe me, I'd love to do it on the tablet, full color, highlights, shading and all, though there's one problem. I have this undying fear/pet-peeve/etc. keeping me from doing it on tablet, and that is, from what I can tell, the time consumption and the lack of quality.
One of my major weaknesses is backgrounds. When I'm drawing in pencil and paper, I feel less obligated to make them detailed, but when it comes to full color and such, it feels a bit incomplete without it. That's one of the things I have to work on all around.
The other half of that is a personal dissatisfaction with my current level of technique with the tablet. I'm still getting used to drawing on it. More than half the time, my inked lineart feels just plain bad minus the rough lineart. I usually favor the rough over the inkings in terms of quality. That's what I'm working on right now, improving my inks. That's usually the step that pisses me off the most. I can do coloring/highlighting/shading just fine, as far as I'm concerned. Once I felt I was decent enough at inking was when I would attempt to do the strip on tablet. I guess it is time I start trying that; it just feels so time consuming.
I have tried in the past, but have gotten to the point of ragequitting each time. That was a while ago though. It's probably time to give it another shot.
Thanks for the input though, again, I appreciate it, dude. Feel free to talk to me anytime you're drunk, just don't drive :).