On Limitations (Mental/Psychological)

Fun With Tech, New Projects
I would wager that there are people out there with much fancier and more expensive setups than I would ever consider purchasing, even if I made double annually, and that some of those folks do little to nothing useful with those setups. Some of that might be due to having too much freedom, or more plainly, too many options. Then again, you might be the most frugal cartoonist in the land, and still have issues with this. If you are having an issue like this, I would recommend the following: write out 3-5 rules about your prospective project that act as obstructions, and follow those rules for the entirety of your project.  If you do that, you’ll find that it stimulates your creative thinking, and it creates problems that you…
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Character Design

New Projects, Work in Progress
Been busy with a nasty cold...wanted to post here to show a little progress. I usually start out with a rough idea in my head about the traits of the character I have in mind...I may have no name in mind for such a character, I may only have a name in mind for a character, I may have nothing of the kind...it's when I hit the board that I really get going, because I rarely have a preconceived idea of what I want a character to look like. I'm not going to lie...my second favorite part of any book is this part (sketching, brainstorming, etc.). The only thing better is seeing it finished. It's nice to see pages completed as they come along, but the real creative meat and potatoes is…
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