Monday, October 23, 2006

Bad Inking Day




The "write a caption" contest is still going on (see previous entry), but I thought I'd share a gag I doodled after I had a bad inking day recently. It was one of those days where every line I set down was shaky and no amount of warming up would get rid of it. I don't usually get like that, and most often I just work through it and it goes away, but this time it stayed with me the whole day! It was especially frustrating because the day before, I felt like I was on a real roll and every line came off my brush with a "zing!"

Anyway, I drew this up after I finished up the day's work, to try and cheer myself up. And what do you know -- in the course of drawing and lettering it, my shaky line went away!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post just because I'm sure a lot of us can relate to it!

Thanks for sharing...

=shane white= said...

AMEN.

I haven't used white-out in years...and these past few weeks I've been started with a black page working backwards, just becauseI know I'm going to screw up the blacks!

=s=

Guy Mann said...

I don't know. Your lines look a little shaky there, pilgrim. ;-)

Calavera Kid said...

had days like that - the mojo, she will a' come back...

as for giving up coffee. BLASPHEMY!

Anonymous said...

great pic...however, I built my entire career on a shaky line.

Frunny The Frog said...

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Pat Pakula said...

I've sure have had many of those days. wicked blog.

warren said...

I gotta try that cathartic mumbo jumbo sometime. Cause giving up coffee will make me shakier for days...

(ps i know you don't have bad days. I seen your blog!)

the doodlers said...

Oh hahaha. Seeing this makes me feel so much better.


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Anonymous said...

I've got a caption: "Why do I draw myself thinner and less Asian than I actually am?"