Advent day 17: a sketchbook of santas

Ok, I’ll be honest, after a fortnight of drawing purely digitally, it feels very much like the joy of drawing has been stolen from me and replaced with some sort of mechanical heart. I’ve become the TInman. I’ve drawn a cover, a couple of pages and innumerable sketches, but don’t feel like I’ve done a single thing.

Don’t get me wrong, the digital drawing tools are amazing. Pencilling in manga studio looks like the real thing.

But it isn’t.

I sat and started doodling in my sketchbook and I’m happier, and felt freeier and more creative.

I’ll always use digital tools, and I may eventually move over to them fully, but not yet.

Here’s a page of sketches. See if you can spot Santa…


Author: PJ

PJ is a Belfast based comic artist, and has been for some time.