The Brush tips cometh

Hello everyone!

It's Thursday so that means it's time update of some sort? Printed copies of How to Draw Black People are on the way! There was a snafu with the printer that is going to delay things beyond the holidays, however, the books look great and I can't wait till you all get to see them.

How am I doing, you ask?

Well, first of all, thank you for asking, secondly I'm doing good. Doing good takes a lot of work though. Holidays are tough for me, mentally so that kinda puts me at a lower level of...well everything. But I'm not too depressed. Every now and then my thoughts get really dark and I have to remind myself to get out of my head. The biggest thing for me right now is trying to keep more to myself. Refuse to give explanations unless I want to, just really learning to listen to myself, my body, etc. It's hard because if I'm not being used by someone I realized I feel a bit inadequate...and there's absolutely nothing OK about.

But I'm rolling with it and trying to stick to healthy coping mechanisms, building good habits, and stuff. I have such a hunger to make more fiction! Like, I've been reading a lot of books and living in other people's worlds and I love world-building. So, I really wanna rush right back into the stories I have kicking around in my head BUT that's also what I've learned, shit takes time. My work is WAAAAAAY better when I give myself time to finish it and all my career I've been trying to push stuff out as fast as humanly possible. So now I'm trying to work through a whole process creatively and that's also been keeping the depression away. On the art side of things, I really can't draw just for the sake of drawing. Like if I can't use what I'm drawing or it doesn't serve my needs my motivation just fizzles out. So I'm sticking to things that move me yet at the same time I want to KEEP drawing because not drawing makes me feel crappy. With that in mind, I'm thinking of a webcomic based on my experiences being an app worker. No particular narrative, I just wanna recount some of the wild days I be having.

There brush tips from my HTDBP brush set will be available this weekend as well as some hot spot maps for faces. I didn't really get the chance to cover hot spots in the pages of the book so I decided I would post some info here. If you're just now getting into coloring and not knowledgable about some photography basics then that update will be great for you.