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Patience by Daniel Clowes

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I just finished reading Daniel Clowes new book Patience. The book came out in March 2016 but I was in no rush to read it. Not because I wasn't eager. More so due to the actual patience you develop from waiting years for your favourite comic artist to release a new book.

Using Finder to compile PDFs

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I recently had a computer problem which caused me to have to erase and reinstall my entire computer's OS to fix the problem. I backed everything up (well most things) but lost some of the software, as I no longer had the download codes, and to be honest, I'm not sure where I even got them from in the first place. One of the pieces of software I relied heavily on, and lost, was Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Mindset

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Fixed Mindset - people are born with certain abilities, there is not much you can do tho change this. Growth Mindset- Abilities are learned, effort and training can improve these abilities.

Drawing process

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After watching the trailer for Rogue One, I felt inspired to put some characters I've been developing into a Star Wars scene. I took progress shots as I went to hopefully show a little bit of the process.

Start before you are ready

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“If you’re working on something important, then you’ll never feel ready. A side effect of doing challenging work is that you’re pulled by excitement and pushed by confusion at the same time.”  -James Clear

Act rather than think

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Sometimes when you're caught in a bit of a drawing or writing rut you can't help but go over and over things in your head. I was reading a post  on one of my favourite non drawing blogs, a fantastic blog on the process of innovation, and I came across this quote, "...build a bias towards action, not thinking" When you feel stuck it helps to get the pen moving, just get started on something anything. If you have new ideas, try the new ideas. Be ready for failure too, that's ok, but don't be scared to just jump straight in and try out some new things. This is one of the many reasons I think sketchbook practice is important, it helps you get out of your head and act on ideas, and you never even have to show anyone if you don't want. In short, if you ever get stuck, just keep on moving.

Paper tests with a tech pen

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I decided to do a quick paper test for a new comic I'm working on. I was going to go with Bristol board as the drawing substrate and thought I'd give it a quick test.

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