At the beginning of the month I declared I would make February “comic month” and make a comic everyday in addition to the usual art I was doing. I originally planned for my comics to look something like this:
I imagined they would be mostly figures with knitting inspired writing. I left the goal open ended to include anything including what I’m wearing, doing or eating.
My condensed contribution to Hourly Comic Day.
While I did do some traditional comics with characters I ended up doing a few of these recipe inspired illustrations which I enjoyed. This was probably my favourite to draw (and eat!)
Food is definitely emerging as a favourite subject around this time too.
Around the middle of the month I started using watercolours and they started to feature more heavily in my daily comic.
Until finally I just started doing these simple everyday matters type of watercolour illustrations.
For me it’s particularly interesting to see how this month has evolved. I had a really clear image of what I expected to be doing, but when it was time for me to do my “assignment” I went with what I was most interested in doing. Turns out that I love doing these little food/recipe vignettes way more than traditional comics with characters.
Committing to a long-term project like this can teach you a lot about yourself. I’m glad I deliberately kept it open ended enough so I felt success even with my changing interests/mediums. I also learned that just because you love a certain style doesn’t necessarily mean that you will love drawing it.