Alternating mediums – wtf was I thinking?!

Updated All the Growing Things today, and mused a little bit (only a little bit) on violence as a means for covering lack of plot problems.

I’m still working on the Vagus page for Friday, but I haven’t really any idea what posessed me to try different types of mediums to tell the Vagus stories. For one thing, it’s challeging enough to illustrate a story someone else has written (especially since I always tend to feel that I’m letting other people down no matter what I do), but then I add to that with using “experimental” drawing techniques. *shakes head* It was a good idea that I’m just not sure I’m up to delivering on.

And the experimental techniques aren’t really all that experimental. Oh, sure, Musk was pretty experimental, for me. I used a heavy weight drawing paper, and then illustrated in dark grey, black, and white crayons, then went back in and scratched out details. That was pretty neat. But this current story is just using the Corel version of oil painting… it doesn’t react quite like using a digital medium, and it sure doesn’t act quite like using actual oil… as a master of neither, I’m sort of slipping and sliding all over the place, and I can’t quite seem to find my footing.

Thank goodness the next Vagus story is (I think?) going to be the straight up comic style again.

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