Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Was Built With A Smile On My Face


Finally put paid to this ancient work-in-progress. I like the scrappy bits best. It was pretty tempting to start over from scratch and turn it into a glorified gung-ho sketch...

Actually, I've had it with labouring endlessly over this shit! New Year's Resolution for 2010 = Loosen Up!

5 comments:

Dave Morris said...

Loosen up - yep, good policy. I keep telling myself not to get lost in the details. The "K.I.S.S." post-it has been on my monitor for ten years but it just doesn't seem to sink in. My only crumb of comfort is the Thomas Mann quote: "A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

But y'know, all the effort you put into this picture really paid off. Bags of personality in all those characters and, as usual, I find myself wanting to read a whole story with them in.

Nelson Evergreen said...

Absolutely. I hate that moment when something stops being a sketch and turns into a Potential Finished Piece. My brain tenses up like it's about to attend a bloody job interview. It's all about convincing yourself, in a good way, that seeing as what you're doing really doesn't matter all that much, you might as well just have a laugh with it, like a daft, drunken jester, or a giddy child daubing things on stuff.

Easier said than done when you're trying to make a living out of it, of course!

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Man, awesome work!!

jon haward said...

great piece of work ,you've got a great imagination :-)

Nelson Evergreen said...

Cheers Octavio, John!