Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Daily Challenge

Hello Everyone.

If you have been following me for the last two weeks you know that I should have put up seven new sketch cards for last week. I am sorry that I didn't. I realized that I have a problem with trying to sabotage my own project schedule. It became really clear to me on day seven when I still didn't do any work for Dark Legacy, which is the project that I am supposed to be working on. It was at that point that i knew that I had done it again. Luckily for me it was only seven days.

My wife who knows that I do this from time to time didn't yell at me about not finishing my projects but she let me figure it out for myself, which was bitter sweet, but I thank her for that. After I came the the realization of the mistake that I made there was this distant voice that came from the living room, that said, "I told you not to do that and here you are doing it again".
I knew that I had do make a change.

I like the idea of being responsible for a drawing a day so I am going to continue with that idea, just that you are going to see a lot of pencil work for Dark Legacy cards. So that might be a bit boring or not what you want to see but this is how I can do what my buddies are doing and still keep my deadline for Dark Legacy. So, I have the work for last week for you. Yes I know I should have posted this earlier but... I didn't, sorry. My next post will have the two sketch cards that I did for last week and the six drawings that I owe everyone from last week and today. I hope that you will still want to look at what I produce on a daily basis.

Thanks for taking an interest in my work and I hope that you like the beginning stages of the Dark Legacy cards.


  1. I think everyone that has ever attempted a one a day _____ like this can understand. It's really tough to keep it up and even tougher to make sure you limit yourself to how much time you're spending. I think that's the most important thing to maintaining the endurance. That voice is always there and even now as I read this I'm trying to avoid eye contact with my sketchbook sitting next to me. There is a post-it note on it that says "once a day" and I've been neglecting it for one reason or another.

    I think it's admirable that you're going to go back and make up the missed sketch-cards. I can't speak for everyone, but I think for artists who ink/color their own work, it's fun to see just the pencils sometimes. It's even more fun to see their sketchbook. So I'm actually looking forward to some of these being pencils. Goodluck!

  2. Thank you. I actually like pencils better. I like the subtle attention that is given to each line. Even if it isn't to be used in the finished piece.

    I hope to publish a comic of just pencils. I think that would do really well.

    Thanks again