I Draw Like I Write 3

I'm starting to realize that the similarities between my drawing and writing processes are not so much about process, but more about the emotions I go through while doing it.

"Ugh. I do NOT want to do this. I want to have done it."

"Hey, that's not bad. Maybe I should draw this thing after all."

Cindy peeks over my shoulder at this point. "Oh, that looks really good!" she says. That's just enough to keep me going.
"I hate drawing hair." "I'm good at hair." "I hate drawing hair."
"That's actually pretty good. At least it will be once I go through the endless, endless revision process."

I know there are folks that just love doing the first draft. Turns out that's not me. I love outlining, but doing the work of detailing every aspect of the story (such that it is a story) is hard. It's a constant struggle between hating it and loving it, where the only thing that keeps me going is the encouragement of my Beloved Alpha and others.

And yeah, drawing for me is no different. Come back Wednesday to see the final version, and to find out who this girl is.


Amie McCracken said...

Great visual of your process.

Myrna Foster said...

You're very lucky to have Cindy. You do know that, don't you?

Great picture!

India Drummond said...

I love the outlining and storybuilding part the very best, followed probably by the actual composition.

Adam Heine said...

Thanks, guys!

Yeah, Myrna, I very much know how lucky I am. I don't think I'd get anything written (or drawn) without her.

India: I love the early parts too. I could outline and worldbuild forever (which, in fact, is sometimes the problem ;-).