1. Get the pincers, I do it myself. 2. That´s how my Mum was.
As a comment on the first post, american cartoonist Larry Miller III said that this process is called "improve". And he is right of course but my idea is to get behind this and see how different that process could be. In the end it´s about how our creative brains work.
I have a list of ideas of post but I realized I had to add this one before anything else.
Many artist are 100 % digital today, doing all their artwork on the computer.
I am trying too, but my workflow is something like 60 / 40 for analog/ digital.
When I draw an image some part of the work is more relaxed than others, It´s most about inking and painting.
When you do this analog you just grab the tool of your choice and add it in the way you want.
But when doing this in a computer there are a lot of setting you have to refine all the time. More things than when working analog. Maybe not more but in another way.
When working digital my brain in almost 100 occupied with finding the right settings/tools all the time. But when working analog this process is more relaxed. There are room for thinking of others things too.
Part 3 will ( I think ) be about how you focus on the finished artwork.