The sketch is magnificent, and I love the concept! Each panel tells a different part of the story with its own star character ... Fascinated to see how it turns out.
After years as artistic Luddite I finally succumbed to the charms of digital painting: downloaded Krita and played with it a bit. I fear there is going to be a long learning curve...
Brian until you mentioned it I didn't know about it and I downloaded Krita and promptly ran back to using ArtRage. I couldn't even find the brushes! LOL. Made my brain hurt and on my tablet the text is so small that I had a hard time even reading it. I'm sure with time I could figure it out. And a larger display would help.
It seems that Krita is really good if you want to make a painting that looks like a conventional painting. There is a lot of nuance. For me, for now, I just want to do basic sketching out of ideas, like doing thumbnail studies etc. and I still haven't learned all the things in ArtRage.
I'm surprised I am using digital. I used to be biased against the whole idea, thinking that it is cheating or something. It isn't. Still have to do the brushstrokes and design etc, it's just easier making corrections and trying things out.
And like you said, it's fun, because now there is no pressure about wasting materials or making bad decisions etc.
Yes, I had that same feeling. In fact it still feels a bit like cheating, because after the initial fumbling with the stylus and graphics tablet, it seems to me quite a bit easier than physical media. Still, I think the skills one learns and maintains this way are fairly readily translatable to physical media, so if and when I get back to "real' painting, I will hopefully not have become too rusty.
Hey, that's what I do!I should just call it painting while confused.