I hate that I’m doing this, but I’ve got no other option. I have no sketch card to post this week.
Just as I was finishing the inks for today’s Stock*tober card I dropped my pen and put a huge ink line across the art. At this point there was no way that I could possibly salvage the card in such a way that would allow me to use markers to color it like I’d been planning. I then resigned myself to posting a black and white card, applied copious amounts of whiteout to fix the mistake, and proceeded to add additional details that I’d normally leave out when intending to finish up with markers. To put it simply, this only made things worse. My previous fuck-up and my frustration with myself snowballed into a series of further mistakes that I then intended to fix in Photoshop. Then Photoshop started acting up and my computer froze, causing me to lose all of my progress.
I swear that this is all true. You can ask Joel, because he was online chatting with me when it happened.
Anyway, I took all of these misfortunes as a sign and decided that I’d be better off starting over on an entirely new sketch card. Unfortunately, since this all happened at about 3am the night before my card was due and I have to work all day tomorrow (or today, as it were), there’s no way that I’ll be able to finish a new card in time to hit my deadline. So at this point I’m accepting defeat. However, to make up for this disappointment I’m going to be posting two new Stock*tober sketch cards next week instead of one.
Sorry, but I’ll see you in a week.