Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Eldritch: Lineage 035

Life has been crazy busy.  Like woah.  So, here’s something random:

Tips for Webcomicers:  Take field trips.

There are two kinds of field trips… those where you plan to visit someplace as a means to research for your comic, and those where you head out in search of inspiration.  Both are equally useful.

 For instance, I sometimes take field trips out to the zoo so I can watch the animals, sketch, and take photos http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=listening+for+saint+nicholas#/art/Listening-for-Nicholas-272740924?_sid=53fc601e  I also took a trip out to The Moonville Tunnel in Ohio http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=moonville+tunnel#/art/The-Light-at-the-End-of-the-Tunnel-328922253?_sid=155eb226 so I could get a feel for what it was like to be in a big, underground tunnel like what Faith’s in now.

Meanwhile, sometimes good inspiration can come from unexpected places… like how these pumpkins served as a pleasant inspiration for how I wanted Halloween to “Feel” in Mapleveiw http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=pumpkin#/art/A-Kiss-of-Autumn-259874686?_sid=131dfbde and  sometimes, inspiration comes when you least expect it, like when I was traveling this boardwalk in Florida, which you’ll probably see referenced later on http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/art/The-Boardwalk-353624300?_sid=54bf5f17 .

The point is… get out of the house.  Go places, do things.  Heck, do it even if you aren’t a webcomicer, or storyteller, or what-have-you.  Maybe you can find inspiration for other things instead!

1 comment:

  1. are those guys holding iron bars or walking sticks?
    it's hard tell