Yes... music first... same here. (wind instruments - trumpet to flutes) Got discouraged in music too. Picked up a pencil, and apparently I could draw if I exerted effort and practice. Don't know if I'm led... guess I must be... making a comic about once a day myself, though every thing is in the rough... very very rough. (working with undesigned characters and undesigned costumes). I'll be praying for you.
C. Souba Reyes said:Hi all,
Well um I originally didn't set out to make a comic, in fact I spent half my life pursuing Christian music. When that didn't happen on my time table I got discouraged and quit. In that time of feeling sorry for myself I started drawing. Years after I went to the Sci-Fi Expo convention where I first heard about christiancomics.net, I decided to look it up. From there I felt like making a comic of my own and since I liked mangas I started with a web comic called Dark World. Three years ago while I was working on DW God gave me the character and story of Jackket Knightmare. After I prayed about it God told me to finish Jackket and stop working on the other projects, so that's what I did and that's what I'm working on. Jackket's story is very different from anything I ever wrote before or any style I've done before, so I just know that this is not from me at all.
Anyway, I haven't been able to draw much lately for the story because I feel like there's something more that God wants me to say in this story and I'm not sure yet what it is. If you all can please pray for me that God will give me the inspiration to write and draw so I can finish the first issue that would make me most grateful.
PS I'm glad to be here and to read your testimonies! I pray that God will direct you guys as you work on the projects God has given you. :-D
My wife has asked me to start turning a book I have been writing into a graphic novel. It's about 1/2 human 1/2 cougar clones who turn to believing God and the bible as their faith, as they fight for survival in the world. It's a far huge step down (literally on the drawing board) for me as I am used to drawing everything big on a 28 X 71 cm. posterboard. I've been doing my research and I am having to learn few new things like developing profiles and character sheets, but I'm excitied about the idea. The challenge for me is learning how to draw things alot smaller, and learning how to carry on a storyline for several pages rather than trying to sum up the whole story in a 4 panel display. This will be interesting to see how God works the whole thing out.
When I was a teenager, and even after this,when I was in my twenties, I rough sketched many unpublished scripts and designed many characters. But I had other responsabilities. I returned to draw after my Dad passed away in 2015 (he had a cancer and was 77 years old). I perceived as frail and temporary our lifes are and decided to return to draw, even as only a hobby.
My situation today , thanks Gods, is better than when I was younger: I'm married with a gold-hearted woman, I'm father of a good boy and I have an stable work, I'm History teacher. In 2015 I bought a tablet and I returned to draw, scanning pencil drawings and using tablet and softwares to inking , adding colors and lettering.
Because of time, I drew more fan art illustrations or single panel cartoons. For me, lacks time to write and draw a comic book and graphic novel. I created some comics (one page stories or four page stories) and even some animation exercises.
I really would love to draw a comical comic strip or comical comic book. But, unfortunately, I see comics and entertaiment industry as a whole as dominated by extreme left wing thinking or propaganda and I believe there's a anti-Christian lobby very strong in the great media.