Mermaid Days Webcomic!

Heyo! Just dropping in here to keep my site active for SEO purposes lol. I’m excited to say I just published chapter FIVE of my webcomic! Can be viewed here: https://mermaiddayscomic.wordpress.com/

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The total webcomic is 12 chapters, so we’re creeping up on halfway through! I’m so proud of myself. It’s one thing to think about doing a project, and another to really commit and DO THE PROJECT. I guess for me it just comes down to: how do I want to use my life? How do I want to use, and in what direction do I want to build, my skills? And deciding not to wait for permission – not to wait for a traditional book deal, not to wait until my art abilities can make ‘perfect’ art.

I’m learning so much, too. About lighting a scene, where my weaknesses are (indoor group scenes, I’m looking at you!), how I’ll be more clear with my thumbnailing on the next project, how I want to go deeper with conversations and characters next time around. Art is like yoga or karate or personal finance (all things I enjoy and play with in my daily life) – a lifelong practice, with almost endless opportunities for learning. Luckily I like learning haha.

Ok, Carmen, signing off (tips hat)

Trey Babcock

…has waited a long time to meet you.

Black and White comic, critter with big glasses and squiggly arms, Carmen Wood Illustration, illustrator, artist, graphic novel, Minneapolis, picture book, children's book art

PS. I post things on the blog mostly to keep my website current for SEO purposes… If you want to see more stuff, head over to Instagram! Link on the bottom of the home page! @carmenwoodillustration