Finding Your Workflow
As an artist one of the things that you need to work on is your workflow. How do you create what you create? This is especially true when you begin charging people for your work. It is hard to charge for things if you don’t know how long it takes to create a picture. Even if you are not charging and are just learning you want to get comfortable in your workflow. That can start with little things like having the materials you use the most easily accessible. If you always have to dig your art stuff from the back of the closet you won’t be in a hurry to start painting. Use the same type of paper on all your work if that works for you. For instance I use 100 pound Bristol for all my projects that do not require water because I like the feel of the paper. I can also work faster because I know how the paper will respond. I use the same pen type so I can work faster. Working on your workflow will increase your speed, improve the finished product, and will help you hone your craft at a quicker pace.
Try it and see.
About the Author
Bruce Outridge is a cartoonist and illustrator from Canada. He is the creator of the pride junkie Comic Series, The Drawing with Bruce Video Series. To view more of his work visit www.bruceoutridgeproductions.com, www.drawingwithbruce.com, and www.pridejunkie.ca