Todd McFarlane has some of the greatest advice I’ve ever heard for comic artists. Something like: you have to accept that not every panel is going to be perfect, and you have to just keep going.
The Travelling Wilburys were named after George Harrison joking that when they screwed up, not to worry about it because “We’ll bury ’em in the mix.” That’s my other mantra. Probably my main mantra actually.
I draw on actual pages, and when I would screw up, I would obsess about getting it right on the page so I’d bust out the white paint and try to fix it. Well that is tedious and time consuming. Eventually I thought to hell with that, and said I’ll bury it in post.
The Key part 5 is probably the best example of that. I was behind schedule and was rushing, and I ended up with was probably four of the worst faces I’d ever drawn. But no worries; I just added more black lines and deleted the ones I didn’t need later Photoshop.
Here they are. Face 1 got a hair cut and lost those bags under her eyes. Face 2 got a nose job and lip repositioning. Face 3 was way too angry, got a nose job, and even a bit of hair cut. And Face 4. My god. The poor girl looked like Johnny Cash.
2 thoughts on “I’ll bury it in post.”
I love the addition of gear box girl and I love the comic. Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much! I thought the comic could use some companionship!