Aioid Perfectionism

You could also call this section "Don't Be a Slave to the Undo Button."

If there's a pitfall to working digitally, it's that you can spend a lot of time working on things you really don't need to. While I mention in Chapter 16 the need for backgrounds to help get a sense of place in a scene, you probably don't need to spend six hours working on every individual leaf on the furthest tree in the panel just because you can zoom in insanely close on the page.

By the same token, you need to be careful you don't spend too much time working on a particular section of a page or panel where you're constantly drawing and undoing and drawing and undoing until that one strand of hair on the heroine is "perfect."

If you have an endless amount of time and are in no rush to produce something, you can go to town making the perfect page. Most of us, though, have that deadline looming overhead, and we really don't have that kind of time to devote to insignificant details. Yet I've still caught myself repeatedly making one or both of the above mistakes, just because I have that ability to make the page absolutely perfect!

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