|My Guest-Authored Tavern Wenches|
Drawing someone else's comic for them is a little terrifying. I didn't think of that before I volunteered, but afterwards I developed some anxiety. I hadn't been reading Tavern Wenches that long (I discovered Sarah's work through my participation in CodeNewbie's Twitter chats) and I was nervous that I didn't have enough background to do it justice. So I read over most of the site's archive a few times. Tavern Wenches had guest authors twice before, so at least I wasn't the first. But I also considered that as an established comic, the regular readers will most likely have expectations that my comic style might not be able to meet. Would people be disappointed with some silly puns and a frog? Finally, with the exception of a crayon sketch of my daughter here and there, I hadn't really drawn a human character in a looooong time. While I did once draw with pencil and paper (a comic strip about a frog that ran in a local newspaper for many years) all my work lately has been in vector graphics. I wasn't quite sure where to start drawing a person again. Could I really do this?
|The Last Person I Drew|
Despite my trepidation, I think it turned out pretty good. It was beneficial for me to work outside my comfort zone and draw a person again. I'm not saying that Amphibian.com will start having human characters, but I won't rule it out simply because I'm not sure that I can draw one.
So in addition to today's regular frog comic, I would encourage everyone to go check out Tavern Wenches - not just my guest comic but be sure to read Sarah's comics as well. I really like her art style. She also does a monthly comic called Monster Markup Manual which features monsters from Tavern Wenches helping to instruct people on software development topics. My frogs should probably look into reading those, because, well, you know...the frogs don't really know what they're doing.
|Amphibian.com comic for 25 February 2015|