Haven't made an official introduction until now. My name is Ray, and I'm the author/creator of Creatures of Habit. https://tapastic.com/series/creaturesofhabit
Right off the bat I can tell you that I'm (unfortunately not yet) an artist. I'm 34 and only just started drawing. My artistic skill can be described as: If it was possible to fail fingerpainting in Kindergaten, that would be me. I never did any art growing up nor any other time in my life. But after living with depression, anxiety and social anxiety since the age of 5, I finally got to the point where I wanted to make something positive out of it.
Creatures of Habit was launched on March 6th after 3-4 months of a lot of prep, hard work and research. My goal with the comic is to help others who are struggling, have struggled, or know of someone who is struggling.
As a bit of a perfectionist, it kills me to have my art nowhere near the quality of my writing (while not perfect, I have a lot of confidence and experience with writing). So I have been working very hard on my art since I started drawing in Dec/Jan. My more recent strips are a bit more tolerable than my first few (I cringe even looking at them). However a lot of the research and advice I've read from numerous sources all suggested to not wait for your art to be perfect because it'll never happen. But I am putting in a lot of time towards improving, and am reading/watching everything I can to help the process along the way.
I do have a bit of a question for those who use digital tablets to do their art. Currently I'm using a Wacom Intuos that I got for x-mas. While I've never used anything else, I feel as though I'd benefit more (learning along the way, faster improvement) if I was working with a tablet that you're looking at while drawing (instead of one where you're looking at the comp screen while the mechanics are happening elsewhere). I am already in for the long hall with my comic because since Dec I have done nothing but eat/sleep/Creatures Of Habit/repeat, it consumes me (in a good way). So my question is do you think that getting an upgraded tablet would be much more of a benefit for my needs while I am learning everything as I go? I've already sunk almost 1k out of pocket for this project, and making money isn't my top priority right now/anytime soon (though it would be great to be able to eventually cover costs).
Any thoughts/answers to my questions feel free to let me know. I would say to anyone feel free to provide me feedback on how to improve, but right now at this stage of my drawing pretty much everything needs improvement. Trying to work on the basics right now (perspective, proportions & basic human anatomy).
A very long way to go, but If I can help at least one person with this story/project then everything would have been worthwhile.
Have a great day folks,