Comic Week 6

I know, I know. My comics are usually posted early but with Disting tonight, errands that needed to be done, and my son getting up super early it was better for me to post later so I can focus my entire energy on it. This week I decided that I would use Adobe Illustrator rather than Photoshop and even experimented with color. I think I may be on to something with the hand-drawn elements, vectors, and colors. What do you think?

The situation that this is covering is the fact that I sat on the fence about cutting my hair. I felt so bad about myself at work that I needed a positive change. Then my anxiety ‘cat’ kicked in with all the self-doubt and worries. FYI I’m now in love with my shorter hair.

Happy Saturday Y’all!

Week 5 Comic: The Polar Anxiety

I enjoyed a quiet morning to myself thanks to a sleepover. I showered then drew my weekly comic. I even made myself giggle as this summed up the reason why I went to work during sub-arctic temps. So here’s my little funny for Y’all. Happy Saturday guys!

Week 4 Comic

I had a wonderful idea for my comic that woke me up. I am an OK doodler when I want to be but a horrible digital doodler. I worked on this for a couple hours this morning and realized it’s a doodle and it’s part of my new year’s goal to be creative. My little anxiety cat helped with my weigh-in this week as Y’all have already seen. This pretty much sums up what my weigh-in days feel like.

Week 3 Comic: Jo Has a Cat

I have been working on this comic here and there all day. I couldn’t nail a concept then the idea of what was going on in my character’s world kept changing. I don’t have a cat but I feel like my anxiety is like a cat sometimes and today I wanted to illustrate the stealthiness of it.

This week I ‘fleshed’ the character out a bit more and gave her hair that literally has a mind of its own. Mine has so many layers from different stylists that I may need to cut it into a short bob just to even everything out. I wanted that for the girl in the comic. This is a way for me to make light of my C-PTSD at times and I’m hoping to introduce new characters throughout. I have committed to 52 weeks (a year’s worth) of comic doodles. I don’t quite have a name for my little comic yet. Any ideas?

 

Comic Week 2

Guys! I found two of my Wacom tablets and a random pen tool with it’s tablet MIA. I tried the bigger tablet and guess what the damn thing wouldn’t work. Ok, I installed the driver and plugged the wires in and it would ONLY work if I held the wire in place. $80+ in the trash. The pen tool goes to my oldest-newest tablet and that’s GONE. I’m not getting rid of the pen just in case the tablet shows up. Then there was my first tablet trusty and clunky as ever plugged right in and worked! It took a little bit of getting used to again and all I can say is thank goodness for muscle memory and this morning a comic was born. I had so much fun even though my son thought it would be great to tap dance on my nerves before the damn rooster’s crow.

It was so easy to draw this little character of myself and my anxiety cat. I wanted to illustrate what I think my anxiety is like. It’s a cat that sees something to play with and bat around. My rollercoaster of thoughts and feelings and he is accelerating my thought process causing panic and anxiety attacks. My simple comic skills are a work in progress but I fell in love with this. If you would like to help me out (any will help or if you can’t share my comic). Enjoy the illustration of my anxiety cat playing pushing my rollercoaster and Mach 3 speeds around corners and curves.

Now…onto my next errand? Project? Who knows right now. I do know that I need to figure out why my color brushes weren’t working in PS and I think I’m going to spend a little time with my character this week possible fleshing her out more and some style sheets.

 

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