I used to draw quite a bit when I was younger, and somehow I managed to get good grades in art in school. Since then, I have gone from pencil to mouse. Hopefully one day I will have the opportunity to move beyond the mouse and get into more intuitive drawing on the computer. I know a lot of people who create really cool and funny online comics, and they are quite successful doing so. However, one thing most people have trouble drawing are hands. It’s not the easiest of things to draw, and even the artist behind one of the most successful online comics, Penny Arcade, has had his characters’ hands criticized by other artists. To me they look fine, but apparently they need a little more work according to some.
For all the people who haven’t yet found a way to draw hands or are lacking the skills overall, maybe some tips are in order to solve the situation. You could still make some rather awesome comics even though you can’t draw hands. For example, create a droid or a robot and you’ll have sorted the problem out in no time at all, or why not go with a stick character? That’s another type of very successful online comic that gets more and more interest each day.
Grant Snider, the owner of the website Incidental Comics, has some rather awesome ideas for how you can rid the problem and get on realizing your dreams of having your very own successful online comic. Just have a look at these options, and I am sure you will find a solution to your problem. Some of them are actually quite amusing and would make the characters even more interesting. Imagine a character walking around with a tambourine all the time.