Wednesday, 19 May 2010
I've just been doing one of my all-too-periodic spots of website-updating, and as part of it I put all the Hashtag Funnies strips I drew last year up in one place on my site, so why not go and have a read?
If you remember, the basic idea was that I had to draw a strip each morning, under appallingly restricted time conditions, based on one of that day's trending topics on twitter. I think it's fair to say that results varied wildly, but I really liked some of the strips - here in particular are a few of my favourites: #lieswomentell, #godloveslove, #truthis.
I'd really like to do more of these, but I'm kind of in two minds. On the one hand I loved doing them, and really enjoyed the 'challenge' aspect of having to come up with an idea every day and turn it into a finished strip super-quickly. On the other hand, simply by their nature they mean that the art tended to be very rushed, and being the perfectionist self-loathing artist that I am, I kind of feel like I ought to be focussing on things where I can take my time and produce the best-looking art I am capable of, rather than just rushing stuff out for giggles.
Like I say, I'm in two minds. Your thoughts on this point, dear reader, would be very welcome.