This was another ‘mask’ drawing I did just for the sake of drawing. There is
no plan, no design, just start with one shape and DRAW! This began with the
Mr. Smithee is on vacation. I had another bought of artist angst and just have
to set that aside for now. I’m just bursting with other short term projects
like this one, and Smithee was draining the life out of me and compromising
any energy I had for ‘fun’ stuff like this. The comic became a project maintained
more out of duty and fear of making anyone unhappy if I didn’t. Ultimately, duty
can’t sustain an artist’s heart for long. Let me tell ya, sticking to one subject for
4 whole years is MONUMENTAL for me. But, oh what I learned along the way!
One thing I learned is to have stuff done totally before putting it out. Smithee
was done totally seat of the pants, on the fly, stream of consciousness. And that
was due to lack of confidence. Now I don’t care if people like it or not.
I think my motto is now – “updates whenever the heck I feel like it!”
I’ve tried to be to the good pro comic artist. I’ve tried being a perfect updater and
follow all the rules. I pretended (to myself anyway) to have it all together.
Well, guess what, I suck at it! Looking back it all felt forced and fake. I value
honesty now more than perfection. I’d rather put out a hand drawn, heart felt,
artistically awfull piece with heart than try to pretend and play the game.
VOTE FOR SMITHEE!!