Sunday, 21 March 2010

Rule of thumb (pain)

No artwork to show this week - I have done a page or so but can't really show anything - they're probably not my best work so I'll keep them secret until the book comes out.

This is currently a little up in the air due to a recurrent problem I have with the thumb on my drawing hand, I've had this on and off for a few years now but just recently I have felt it troubling me and in this last week it's really become painful so I've stopped for a while.

The doctor said it was a form of arthritis... but I may go back to see if that's still the case. The joint is quite swollen and hurts when I press down, and as I press down quite hard while inking this is where the issue lies.

An option is to go all digital and ink on the computer, I'm not sure how I feel about this as I spend all my working day glued to a Mac and I don't much fancy the idea of doing it at home as well. Add to the fact that I like working on paper this is probably a no-no.

I'm hoping it will go better on it's own, or with a visit to the doctor and maybe some physio... time will tell, I just hope this won't mean the end.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Quick update...

Wow, had some great comments on the full page posted last week - thanks so much for that... makes me think I must be doing something right!

Nearly 2 pages inked this week - just 2 smallish panels to finish off today - and I can consider that a 'good' weeks work. While working on one of those pages I realised I hadn't scanned and corrected a page done a week or so back, so got that done today and the above is a panel from that page. Couldn't resist adding a bit more detail to the panel... and I wonder why these things take me so long :-)