If you know me, then you may also know that I haven’t posted anything in a while. The reason? I don’t know what to put in posts. Well, I do know I should put in my art (of course), but what do I say? What are people interested? Are people even interested? I learned that if I can’t get people with my art, I should get them with my words (weird phrase, sorry). If you have any idea of what you want me to talk about, then please share that with me. For now, I’ll just talk about trivial things.
If you’ve heard of Tokyo Ghoul, then you’ve heard of Kaneki Ken, which is who I’ve drawn a fanart of. I’m proud to say, I see my style starting to develop (although it’s barely developed). This piece was from a short while ago, and I have a lot of other drawings to share.
At that time when making Kaneki, I was really stressing on my style. I mean, what am I doing?! My art style was going everywhere. The worst part is that I didn’t like any of them. Sure, there were pieces I was happy about, but none of them really said that they were made by me. I began to experiment with different styles and ways of colouring. It was then when I made Kaneki and found something I want to continue in that way. My newly found process was simple, quick and something that can let me be free with my art.
And that is how I got a spark of hope that maybe I can get that style that people say to wait for. Well, I’m still waiting. My style isn’t “my style” yet. I still have much to learn and develop. After all, our journey in art doesn’t have an end.
Whenever I’m working (on homework), I always find myself doodling on sticky notes. It’s a fairly good way of procrastinating, and it usually results in the last minute rush. Although it’s bad for my homework, I find myself trying new styles and even drawing inanimate objects. A lot of my completed art originated from doodles on scrap pieces of paper. It may be a form of procrastination, but I guess this habit is better than others.
Here’s a fanart of Kasane Teto, an utauloid. I know now that I haven’t been pushing myself, so I decided to draw more things. Well, here the biggest challenges were just the clothes and hands (and colouring), but hands really are hard to draw and I admire anyone who can draw them well. From now on, I’ll draw things I’m not familiar with and (hopefully) improve.
Wow, would you look at that. I made another four panel comic. I’ve been attempting to learn Japanese for a week now. I learned that kanji (Japanese characters) are made up of other kanji. I was excited thinking it’d be some kind of alchemy game, like land plus water equals earth. Turns out I was wrong. People weren’t lying when they said kanji would be the hardest obstacle. Now I’m stuck knowing that a shellfish plus a mouth equals an employee.
I tried making a comic strip with a style I’ve been experimenting with. This was for fun and I wasn’t that serious with it. I’m (not) a very creative person (who makes up very creative titles), so the only idea I can come up with is something to do with feeding birds. I didn’t end up finishing it completely, but it looks fine enough without the clean lines and colour.
I did it, I made a background! It took a while, but it was worth it. When I first thought of making a background while drawing this, I thought of the night sky since she was deep in thought. That was my connection. I connected “thinking” with “galaxy.” It seemed right. And it looks right, too.
This was supposed to be me. And it would’ve been me if i had used a mirror. But now, it’s just a portrait of someone who’s supposed to look like me.
I had the opportunity to try and draw realistically. I didn’t have the motivation to draw recently, so this is my first drawing in a short while. I had a lot of trouble with shading, and a lot of other things since I usually don’t ever draw with a traditional pencil. It turned out better than I hoped. I wouldn’t mind drawing traditionally again.