Anime North is already closing in and I JUST realized that because I’ve spent so much time on contract work–stuff I can’t sell, I only have like 3 new presentable CP prints right now ): I want to finish at least one, if not two more, but it sucks because I have to think about ~sales~ for these prints and actually care if people would want to hang such a picture on their wall, so I can’t just paint whatever scenes I have in mind :1 I wish I could sell my contract pieces because they were done under direction with lots of hours put in and a much higher quality standard Q___Q
I’ll most likely try to work on some cool coloured pictures because everything I ever paint is full of red LOL. I wanted to finish this scrap of vocruen I just did but like kristen said, even if the content is nice it’ll be downplayed by all the other warm colors :c maybe I’ll finish it when I have time afterwards.
I’ve wanted to draw Vocruen like this for a while but I never liked the things I came up with. I kind of like this one though! I came up with this plus some other sketches while I was doing crunches and staring at my popcorn ceiling. Exercising is proving to be much more productive than I imagine. Maybe I tricked my brain into being creative by activating the “quick! she’s not near a computer or pencil/paper right now, flood her with inspiration” function.
The process of this scrap was rather standard instead of my otherwise paint inexplicably everywhere and eyeball everything method, so I thought I’d post it! I used a lot of layer modes to end up with the final colours. I usually do this when I don’t know what I want to do with the colour scheme, as you can see I laid down his colours without any lighting interaction (just plain red, skin colour, white, green etc). if I have a clear atmosphere in mind I usually pick the final mixed colours straight from the colour picker without relying on layer modes to grant me the colour interaction.
in other news LOOK WHAT HAS BEEN UNEARTHED FROM LIKE 11 YEARS OR SOMETHING AGO
I think this gameboy only ever played pokemon gold/silver/crystal, and the next game I played would be phoenix wright and pokemon diamond(?? the one with dialga) on DS and that’s the end of my nintendo experience. I was obsessed with pokemon when I was that age, but not in a very intellectual way like I was good at it or anything just… I played it a lot LOL. My dad bought the regular game boy for me in the beginning because I wanted to play pokemon yellow, and I don’t think I played anything else other than small individual games like mario (I wonder where my brick is ;_; probably lost in china) I have no idea where my gold/crystal is anymore, the only reason I still have this silver is because it was still in the gameboy when we found the gameboy LMAO
I was so surprised it still works LOL. I remember the game had some connectivity problems when I last played it, and sure enough I have to carefully insert the casette and not shake the gameboy when it’s running or it dies HAHA. BUT IT WORKS.
I played all pokemon games in japanese because I was still in china. They only sold the japanese version, but English was as foreign a language to me as japanese anyway so it didn’t even matter, if anything I find the characters in japanese names easier to identify somehow?? even though I have no idea wtf they say… I did manage to learn what all the move names and pokemon names look like somehow though, but my game experience wasn’t very a tactical one because since I couldn’t read what the game said, I had no idea what any of the buff/debuff moves did, so I only used attack moves… my search to capture the legendary dogs in crystal was so painful because I never knew there was a move that stopped them from escaping LMFAO. Even when I was small I really liked godly/legendary stuff so my teams were usually those pokemons and I had no concern about balancing weakness beyond having elemental attack moves HAHA… I think the 2 mr mime icons up there are mew and celebi? which my friend made for me/traded me. The rest of them I think are lugia, dragonite, articuno and ho oh. lugia was my FAVOURITE POKEMON EVER and I was grinding my way to 99 it, but never made it ): I would do it now but I don’t remember what the moves/names are anymore ;-;
lastly some pocky
because I’m japanese i never snack but the box was beautiful so I bought it. look at my priorities!