I learned a lot from this project. I hesitate to list them, because if I say something like “I learned how to draw trees” that implies that I’m done now, and I am awesome at drawing trees. No no no. I am better than when I started, and I have different strategies where I used to have none. Bob Ross is not going to give me a medal.
I learned a little bit about word bubbles, but I’m still not happy with how I’m doing them. I either need a new strategy or to get used to taking more time with them. I don’t want to take more time with them, so I think word bubbles in pill form would be ideal.
I learned it’s good to finish pages out of order, so they don’t have a steady march of improvement from start to finish, unless that is appropriate to the story and content reflecting theme and OMG GODEL ESCHER BACH!
I learned that giving a project a few regular hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays is much more effective than trying to crank the whole thing out in a week of vacation.
I learned it’s worth the time investment to break out a ruler the next time I’m drawing houses, but probably I’m just going to set the next story in a dense fog.
Here’s about how long it took:
|Writing/Rough Draft||5 pg/hour||9 hours|
|Pencil||1 pg/45 min||34 hours|
|Ink||1 pg/45 min||34 hours|
|Gray and Black (“Color”)||3 pg/hr||15 hours|
|Scan, Process, Lettering||5 pg/hr||9 hours|
Thanks for reading. Once again, you are the difference between me and Henry Darger, and I appreciate it.