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August 24th, 2010, 10:33 am

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Reply tRickityHouses, August 24th, 2010, 10:33 am

First I would like to say thank you very much for reading.

I hope everyone is having a good summer as it is winding down to a close. This drawing is all the kids from town, before chapter one. I wanted to make it into a sweet group picture to show some better times. Since I don’t really EVER draw pictures like this, this was quite nice and relaxing. I did have to redraw it after the first version was so terribly stinky. Also I never do color so I don’t really know anyone’s color scheme or even eye color. Well besides the main characters and Max’s of course.

Also I’ll like to take this time to talk about all of this.

So four years ago to this day I signed up for smackjeeves and posted my first comic page. Over these past four years I’ve use this comic as a form of relief and even relaxation. It is a strange form of therapy that any artist should be familiar with. AS strange as it sounds it is a great feeling to draw for 10 hours straight. I get into the zone and nothing but the white paper or the digital paint would matter. But like any great hobby there are times when there is no time to do it. When life events creep up and impede progress. Or when motivation is lacking.

For the better part of this year I’ve contemplated not drawing anymore. I seriously thought that with all the time I put into this why not spend it more productively. Forget with the charade, I’m no real artist I have no real training in this stuff. This was quite depressing and I started to think about how the community started to leave and also after my favorite webcomic Hero by Night had to stop working due to some legal shit. Then I thought about my time as a kid struggling to get by in college.

I had barely any time when school was around. The workload was outrageous! I’ll stay up day in and day out to get everything in on time. Final projects devoured the last few weeks of school, with times where I stayed up for 3 days straight running on only a few hours of sleep at a time. It was kind of the hell I expected when I choose to do architecture. Yet during that time on some random Sunday or a slow Tuesday evening, I’ll sit in my tiny dorm or apartment room and draw.

I don’t think I want to stop, ever. Even after I get a job (soon I hope) I’ll still find time, some way, some how. There might be a stretch where I can’t be found but I’ll HAVE to come back to this. It’s a part of me now.

It has been a good 4 years since I’ve started this comic. To those that read this from the start, thank you very much for putting up with my nonsense. To those that have grown tired of this comic and have moved on, thank you very much for your readership and support however brief it was. And for those who have just began reading thank you for reigniting my confidence and will to draw again. So thanks, thank you very much.

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Reply HappySkies, August 25th, 2010, 9:34 am

Awwhh, this is a really sweet picture :)!! Lovely colours
It's so great to see how dedicated you are to this comic!Four years is a long time to keep a series going, most people abandom them long before that. Congratulations! :D

Reply Profanity00, August 25th, 2010, 5:43 pm

Aww, awesome! That's the spirit man, just keep going! Yeah, I'm familiar with that therapeutic feeling. And that feeling where you just can't stop. I'm happy to know that this series will go on, because one can tell that there is so much in store for the future. Congratulations for everything. Here's to another 4 years! :D

Btw, Amy looks great, lol.

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