My second “Dear Unearthed” question comes from Christine from France:
“I want to create comics. I have lots of ideas and story boards in mind but the only things is that I have no drawing talent! This is why I wanted to see if a software like “Pixton” could help reach my dream. I saw them post a comic of yours on their Facebook page and I am very interesting in knowing if you use it, if you find it good, if you can print books from it, if it expensive, if there is better software or ways for me to progress on my way. I would really appreciate getting your feedback. Thanks a lot and happy unearthed!” ~ Christine
Thanks for writing! No, I don’t use Pixton, but it was awfully sweet of them to post my comics. I hand-draw all of my works, scan them, and then use Photoshop and Illustrator to finish them off (I am an artist and graphic designer, so I have that background).
I’d say read through Pixton’s tutorials and see if it is the right fit. And if not, just get started trying some other software or start drawing stick figures. If you have something to say, don’t let obstacles stand in your way. Start following a ton of webcomics and you will see the variety of styles, from detailed drawings to little stick figures. You can read a lot about different webcomics and their process here: http://unearthedcomics.com/webcomic-reviews/. Or, get some “how to draw cartoons” books and practice for 15 minutes every day until you develop a style that is your own. Keep in mind that it will take time, as every artist knows. We all wish we could be great overnight, but it’s about practice and the journey, not just the destination. It’s all about moving forward and trying.
Anyways, there are a ton of resources out there; it just takes time and effort. But, if you have your heart into it, just stay the path and at least you will have fun along the way.
Wishing you well,