Since the first day I started drawing characters with pencil and paper in hand, I've always dreamed of putting them in a story of my own design. I would give them names, give them a backstory and come up with situations for them to encounter from the earth to the stars. However, as easy as it was to create these ideas in my head, I found it was not so easy to put them on paper as I'd imagined.
There are many important aspects to consider before drawing a story:
-The Characters- Avoid the generic and aim for an original design of your own creation.
-The Setting- Create a world of your own imagination and avoid the world of white (aka: No drawn in backgrounds).
-The Story- Whether it's a story of adventure, suspense, comedy or romance, you must enjoy making it.
-Time- If you are committed to drawing a story, you must make enough time for it as you think is necessary. A story that you believe has the potential for success can take a while to complete if not properly attended to, while a short and simple story can be completed within a matter of hours. Do not give your story several hours of your time if you don't believe it will be good and don't feel obligated unless you truly enjoy the process of creating it.
Art is but a simple hobby for me and I certainly can't call it a career at the moment. Even so, I won't stop drawing because I enjoy doing it and someday I'll be able to draw the story I've always imagined.