I don't know anymore!
I've been doing comics on my site for four or five years now, even had a few run on Cracked, but when I read some of my other favorites around the web I feel like I've seen their techniques and styles evolve a lot better and farther than mine. I always intend a fun, cartoony feel but ultimately the results looks too stiff and lifeless to me. I think I have major problems with color, poses, backgrounds, the entire staging of my panels...I'd enjoy advice on anything, really, and try as many suggestions as I can in my next comic.
I have more than a hundred, but this is the most recent:
Here's a couple others:
A lot of my comics involve large, amorphous biomasses, I'm sorry...I'm not looking for writing critiques, that's a whole other topic.
I think my biggest concern is detail level. I'm always trying to find the comfort zone between crude, loose cartoon people and a more realistic look. Gunshow is one of the best examples (to me) of the former, and Skadi
my favorite example of the latter. Both honestly just as nice looking. I'm actually a little more comfortable drawing like this:
...And I draw like this more often than I draw comics. I have almost 500 of these monsters. This just isn't the look I want for comics.
Am I spreading myself too broadly?
I'd also love some tips on good brushes and techniques for Sai, if anyone knows their way around that stuff. I still just use the default pen, and it's beginning to feel really restrictive.