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Back to the future...

If I only knew then what I know now… I always think of that when it comes to artwork. Here’s some hard-learned advice, perhaps it’ll help someone to jump ahead of the curve a little bit. Of course, art is subjective so feel free to ignore this and soldier on without me. When I first started drawing as a young comic nerd in training everything I illustrated had to be super tight and insanely pinpoint sharp. Fast forward seven years and I can’t stand it anymore. I’ve learned to loosen up, to control the tools instead of being controlled by them. If you take a quick peek above at the snippet of our pal Ed Benguiat, you’ll (hopefully) see ink that dances around a bit, eyebrows that weren’t fretted over, and an illustration that’s alive instead of stagnant and dead. Seven years from now I hope to hate this drawing because I’ve gone somewhere better artistically. Right now I’m happy with it, but I’ll continue to chase the knowledge that I haven’t yet found…

Posted by on December 1, 2005