August 3, 2012
The first 100 days are history. I took it a little easier with some of my July sketches, partly because we had Comic-Con and our family camping trip back-to-back on the same week, and also because I noticed that, somewhere along the line, I started getting too caught up in making pretty drawings. When I began this project back in April, my goal was to just sketch something – anything – every day, be it good or bad (my first page has a 10-minute, terribly ugly sketch of a tree in the Embassy Suites lobby). Once I got in the habit of sharing my sketches publicly, however, I started feeling pressure to make each one at least as good as the one that came before it. As a result, this fun little exercise started feeling at times like a chore, which is the one thing I was determined to not let it become.
On the flip side, I met so many people at Comic-Con this year that told me they’ve been following my feed and enjoying my art, and that’s a pretty amazing and humbling thing to hear. I’ll still continue posting and sharing sketches, but I’ve just gotta remind myself to focus less on making something worth sharing, and focus more on just having fun with it. Okay, here’s some stuff from the last few weeks.