So close, yet…

The best thing about issue 3 is all the rocky, outdoor settings.  There’s something very freeing and satisfying about creating such abstract and unlimited environments. I used to be a professional geologist, and I guess a love-of-rocks is still part of me.

In this panel, Clarabelle realizes that, despite how far she’s already come, she still has a long and difficult climb ahead of her.  I certainly sympathize with her.  Life seems to be a non-stop uphill, even when doing something as fun and satisfying as drawing.  As much as I love making comics, sometimes I look at all the pages ahead and feel overwhelmed.

If she asked, I’d tell Clarabelle, “In life, as well as when scrambling over mountainsides, just keep your focus on what’s right in front of you and worry about tackling the far-off  slope once you get there.”  Oh, and snakes.  For the gods’ sake, watch out for snakes.

preview

Advertisements

About Sam Garland

Freelance illustrator specializing in science fiction and fantasy artwork.

Posted on March 3, 2014, in Comics and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: