There are a few. Just ask the neighbor lady though, she’ll hook you up with a few figure drawing sessions.
At First I thought to say that it takes really hard work. But that’s not right. I don’t look back at all my years of drawing before I had a job as “work”. It was a hobby, a hobby I really enjoyed. I knew I wasn’t great, but wanted to be, and knew I could get better if I tried. I’d pick a weakness I had in drawing and I’d have fun studying and working on it to get better. Eventually I collaborated with writers and did short comic stories, then Robert Kirkman found me by clicking on my links and saw I could draw sequential art and he contacted me. So get good at drawing, have an online presence, keep drawing comics, even if you have to write them yourself. Enjoy it. Oh, and get good at recognizing your weaknesses, that’s a big one. Don’t listen to Mom and friends compliments, they are usually too nice. I heard stuff like, “well you are good enough to work in comics right now! Why doesn’t Marvel hire you?!” They don’t know what they are talking about! Go to comic message boards online and post art, take the criticisms. And get better! If no one comments on your art, that’s a critique in itself! It usually means you got some serious work to do. Whoops, there’s that “work” word again. Not work! Just enjoy seeing your weaknesses and strengthening them. To get better at anything I really think a person needs to be passionately obsessed for a few years, meaning thats most of what you do. Watch less entertainment, hang out less with friends, do less chores around the house, haha, just draw. Draw all the time! OCD! Obsessive Compulsive Drawing!
I’ll be doing a couple east coast cons next year, the pain will stop then, hopefully!
I forget what invincible issue I designed this character for. But I want to draw him again. Time to bug Kirkman!
The theme this week is SQUISH! He’s pretty squishy. But don’t piss him off. Or even go near him. Ya know what, it’s safest to not even look at him. Best to take the long way around.
I’ll get around to coloring this sometime!
Pencils, inks, and some gray Copics. Just drawing and coming up with whatever my brain felt like coming up with last night at a coffee shop at draw night. Good times.
I’m not going to NYCC! Sorry. Baltimore was my only east coast con for the year.