27 June 11
Since getting my Cintiq I feel like my ~style~* is changing a ton, partially because I'm getting to grips with a different (better!) way of working, but also because I've been drawing kind of unstoppably in the last few months (in terms of quantity). Either way, I'm enjoying the challenge of making something different, while still making it look "me".
Students sometimes email asking me about this and I always just tell them to chillax. It's important to have a style, but if you're in this for the long haul, it's important to make things fun and interesting for yourself too. If I had to draw the same things in the same way for the next 40 years I'd die of boredom! There's no reason that experimentation and plain old fucking about should end when you finish your university course. The stuff you draw for fun is nearly always the stuff that gets you work anyway.
*I tried to write this without tildes, but it's impossible. They're the perfect written embodiment of a sarcastic air quote! I sometimes catch myself making air tildes with my hands...