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Kesh

An Artist, Illustrator and an Educator sharing his Thoughts and Advice on How people can Learn Art in an Easier Way through his Online Art Programs and YouTube Channels. He is the creator of the Popular Art Challenge '100 Days of Sketching' that is being participated by thousands of people from all around the world every year.

5 Comic Making Tips

1. 5 Tips for your First Comic

Here are 5 things I wish I knew when I was making my first comic.

1. Start small and finish (this is the only mantra you need to follow. There’s so much wisdom in the word “finish” that I missed when I first heard it) 🧘

2. Do it in 5hrs – Keep it quick. Think of this as your ‘first version’ do it in 5 hrs. You can always make it better. ⏰

3. Don’t know how to write a story? Pick a popular fable or a tale and put your spin on it. A very good place to start. 📚

4. Use/Draw a simple character – keep the design simple. This will help you draw faster. ✏️

5. Your first comic isn’t gonna be your best comic. The sooner you get it out of the way, the better life will be. 😌

2. Don't Be A Donkey.

I found this piece of advice extremely useful. Courtesy of Tim ferris.

TIM: “What advice would you give to your 30-year-old self?”

DEREK: “Don’t be a donkey.”

TIM: “And what does that mean?”

DEREK: “Well, I meet a lot of 30-year-olds who are trying to pursue many different directions at once, but not making progress in any, right? They get frustrated that the world wants them to pick one thing, because they want to do them all: ‘Why do I have to choose? I don’t know what to choose!’

But the problem is, if you’re thinking short-term, then [you act as though] if you don’t do them all this week, they won’t happen. The solution is to think long-term.

“To realize that you can do one of these things for a few years, and then do another one for a few years, and then another.

“You’ve probably heard the fable, I think it’s ‘Buridan’s ass,’ about a donkey who is standing halfway between a pile of hay and a bucket of water. He just keeps looking left to the hay, and right to the water, trying to decide. Hay or water, hay or water? He’s unable to decide, so he eventually falls over and dies of both hunger and thirst.


A donkey can’t think of the future. If he did, he’d realize he could clearly go first to drink the water, then go eat the hay.

“So, my advice to my 30-year-old self is, don’t be a donkey. You can do everything you want to do. You just need foresight and patience.”

(A small page from my Comic)

3. Favourite Quote of the week

“The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.”

– Albert Camus

That’s it for this week folks!
See you in the next one 🙂

Best,
Kesh.

——–

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An Artist, Illustrator and an Educator sharing his Thoughts and Advice on How people can Learn Art in an Easier Way through his Online Art Programs and YouTube Channels. He is the creator of the Popular Art Challenge '100 Days of Sketching' that is being participated by thousands of people from all around the world every year.

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