Quinnicon was amazing. Lots of people, gorgeous building, super eager-to-help staff.
But the bit I enjoyed the most was meeting so many high school and college folks who still had the dream
; to draw well, to write well, and to produce something new and interesting.
I'm hesitant to admit, o_o but I haven't had the dream
in a couple of years now like I used to when I was in high school and college. It used to be my dream to draw well, write well, and to produce something that my peers at the time could really get into. Look at all these old comics I had made lol www.skimlines.com
Then stuff happened. I finished college, worked a job that paid almost nothing for a few years, watch my peers get married, have kids, and advance in their careers, and I thought perhaps I was doing something wrong.
But being at a convention makes me feel like I might remember something, the "dream" thing. The impossible: Using my own abilities only to live. o_O it's harder and more impossible than I thought it'd be. But such is the "dream". That seems to be a real dream for many people who come by my table who are improving their drawing and improving their writing, and I think that is wonderful. I haven't figured out how to make it all work out without working part time, but meeting people who believe in the dream makes me feel like the dream is less impossible.
A cool thanks to the three girls who came by with sketchbooks at Quinni 💗
I am not sure if this will be helpful for you three since it's in photoshop, but:
It's a video drawing demonstration in photoshop, and it goes over the steps I take in photoshop to draw.