I don’t care that it’s Saturday. This is a special weekend post for those of you that read the blog portion of Second Lunch. It’s also a sneak peak of sorts.
Over the past few months I’ve been honing in on a more detailed illustration style that more closely resembles how I doodle things in my actual sketchbook. I wasn’t going to waste a post writing about it, because oh my god that would be boring.
BUT, I was going through some old files of when I started illustrating stuff last year and it’s surprising to see how my style has evolved over that time period when I’m basically just drawing glorified stick-figures.
Here’s a look at my updated illustration style.
What do you guys think?
I like it. To me it just feels right and more personable. It isn’t fully realized yet, so I’ll keep tinkering with it. But this is essentially the look I’m going for.
Don’t be worried though if you’re thinking I’m abandoning my current style. I’m just incorporating this new style into select posts going forward and I wanted those of you that read the blog to be the first to see and hear about it.
But the real reason I’m writing this post is to talk about growth. With me being more focused on the visuals as a blogger, it becomes a lot easier to see growth over time.
I wasn’t aware of how much Second Lunch had evolved over the past year until I looked back at that earlier stuff. I think that’s pretty nifty. It’s also reassuring to know that I’m growing with my illustrating; hopefully for the better.
That’s why I blog. I want to take little stories or ideas and create things as a way to communicate with you, the reader. And I want to see that I’m always challenging myself and growing as a blogger. I don’t know where this all leads, I’ve never blogged this long before. But the desire to start something and finish it far out weighs all of the hours I put into my blog, so I keep going.
Now, what about you guys? How has your blog or you as a blogger evolved since when you started? What keeps you going?