Anonymous said: I'm in a bit of a fix and I was wondering if you'd have any advice as someone that draws a webcomic. I've been wanting to draw a comic for a very long time, I've planned it to death at this point and I really want to start drawing it, but being quite honest my art looks akin to chicken scratch. So I'm unsure of what to do if I put off trying to draw the comic for a long while or should I just do it and live with the backwards limbs and 210 degree neck turns?
It’s better to start your webcomic now! In fact, don’t even read this whole answer. Start that comic right now.
Still reading? First of all, what did I just say. Second of all, if you’ve already planned it to death then there’s nothing else to do at this point but start it! One of the worst things you can do to your comic is over-plan it. Cut yourself off and start drawing while you’re still itching to do so!
Being unhappy with your art shouldn’t be a reason to not start your comic - the last thing you want to do is get caught in a loop where you keep pushing it back in lieu of ‘waiting until you’re good enough’. You can’t bank on one day looking at your work and saying “I can start my comic now”. Plenty of people never get to that point. I’ve still never gotten to that point!
Start your comic now and learn as you go along! You’ll get better in time anyway! Then years in the future if you look back and are so embarrassed by your old pages that you think you’ll die, you can always just redraw them…although I personally wouldn’t! Your readers will always be more invested in you continuing the story than making the parts you’ve already told more pretty.