The problem is, when I do something, be it sewing, drawing, animating, and it doesn't come out perfect, I feel the urge to redo it. Even if it took so long working on the first thing, I just have to do it again.
Like my doll kimonos. I've remade them three times and I'm working on a fourth (which reminds me, I really should work on it...).
|My old, ugly, terrible - I mean, my old drawings :P|
Recently, the thought came into my head that the illustrations in my book, The Story of ABBA For Young Readers, look terrible. I have to admit, pre teen me wasn't the best artist in the world and I didn't know all the techniques that I know now on how to color with color pencils without leaving white spaces.
Though my drawings are cute and they give a nice, childish look to my book (because, after all, it is for children), I feel that they could be better.
|Colorizing with Ribbet|
I'm going to colorize them digitally. Originally, I used a free program called Ribbet to colorize my drawings. Though the desired look wasn't really achieved with Ribbet, my drawings still looked nice, and Ribbet made colorizing a much simpler process. But then they changed it so that you have to pay to get all the features that I used to use.
|Colorizing with Gimp|
With Gimp, all I have to do is do a simple drawing with a mechanical pencil, scan it in, enhance it with Ribbet, download it again, then colorize it. Since Summer's just around the corner, I think I'm going to spend it updating my book so that I feel satisfied.