I got to draw a lot of stuff this week IM SO HAPPY ;V;
I finished both the outside and inside cover!! I am relatively happy about how the cover turned out, it’s so pretty this time as opposed to the usual ~*dRaMa*~ and contrast of previous tryhard covers HAHA…. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about having to draw the inside cover though, because I wanted it done as fast as possible so I can get the book printed as soon as possible, so I filled an entire canvas with meron’s hair because I can’t go wrong with hair… or fabric. I’m not happy with it but at least it’s done, so I’m just not gonna think about it LOL;;; I wonder if I should just use an existing illustration I did that year as the inside cover from now on, because why not right
I also started playing league with my girlfriend kristen since she plays it regularly. needless to say I AM CURRENTLY VERY BAD at anything from getting last hit to being useful in fights. I drew these for her to commemorate our (accurate) experiences
and for some reason I had a huge urge to draw riven as a thug LOL. I felt really guilty about it because colour themed designs are abused everywhere and the design is so generic too, but it was so enjoyable to draw ): I want to make thug versions of other champs too cus colour coordinated designs like this is just asking for it but so far I don’t feel any other champ’s vibe strongly enough to be able to naturally shit out another one like this one. I was gonna do sona but SHE’D JUST LOOK EXACTLY LIKE MIKU HAHAHA
lastly a NSFW pic that I think I’m gonna try and finish!! I hope I don’t get bored of it when I’m done with printing books ;_;
First a giant face to offset the text in the rest of the post. I felt soooo guilty drawing this instead of pages so she’s just a floating head lol q__q it felt nice drawing meaningless useless things that have no product value or learning value whatsoever, I wish I could do this more, THANK GOD I HAVE MY WORKAHOLIC TENDENCIES TO STOP ME OR I’D NEVER GET ANYTHING DONE…Hopefully next year will be way less of a rush after volume 3 is complete `u` 110/164!!!
I was chatting with Sepia about my poll on tarot/poker cards and astrology set on DA, and we ended up trying to fill the blanks I had on my set of signs and move some character signs around to things that fit them more. I tossed meron out of the roster for now, and switched up Vocruen, Blackbird, Auresque and Weirin from what I had for them before. So far we have:
Missing 2 out of the 3 air signs LOL I GUESS IM JUST BAD AT MAKING AIRY PEOPLE… and none of the people who are missing a sign suit those signs… The important people I’m still missing signs for are Meron, king of Kronzel, Vladimir Gorchen, Rosien, Keri’s dad, Seroccrim, and Kathryn. I should really name the king and keri’s dad too lolol Q__Q I’m probably going to replace Iriel and Desair when the old people are more integrated into the story because they’re actually not very important endgame and won’t get much attention past this arc.
I copied down some stuff straight from astrology websites Sepia found that suits as a description for these characters for future reference below.
I only had 2-3 commissions last month but somehow the sheer fact that they are commissions stressed me out so much. I had such a crappy week last week too, everything pissed me off and everybody was annoying. I couldn’t sleep well for most of the week for whatever reason (maybe this was the cause HAHA) I would fall asleep 1-2 hours late and wake up 2-3 hours early and not be able to go back to sleep. I still am like this but at least I’m feeling tired now so hopefully that will change ]: I also noticed that I overwrote CP layout psd file with a new work in progress one, so for my CP anniversary picture, I had to code a new site with the half complete new layout. And then I realized I overwrote my commission psd with the preview arrangement in screen res… but it was just a rough so not a HUGE loss, just very annoying since the client still wanted changes before I actually go ahead and render them. But at least somehow I shat out 2 or 3 new drawings last month aside from commissions, and I’m getting back on track on drawing some pages and writing some story. It just feels sooooo much better to be working on my own stuff lol T____T
A chibi I drew for some vote/shop links on the new CP layout! I’m thinking of making thank you cards with this drawing too to send with orders of my books. I had some from Christmas but I ran out and I wasn’t that happy with them, but a bunch of people replied with appreciative comments about the inclusion of the cards, and some pointed out that they used it as a bookmark as well, so I just might make some more to send with the books again (but in bookmark measurements this time, since the last one was an awkward business card size!)
And tonight I spent about half an hour on these little things, drawn from silhouettes. I’ve always wanted to try it but never did, and I found it to be nice! It made a lot of sense at least for these kinds of random concepts, and I saw a lot more ideas from staring at the shapes of the silhouettes than I would if I were to look at a naked figure and think about what I want to put on them. In all honestly I enjoy drawing skinny loli figures very much, I don’t know why I don’t try to give myself more chances to draw them in my story ]: OH THAT’S RIGHT I FORGOT I’M A MASOCHIST.
This Friday will see 3 more permanent (?) residents in my home: my aunt and her two children who are a few years younger than me. The aunt will for sure be home 24/7 until she finds a job, which is very unlikely since she doesn’t speak english, and I will have to look for schools for my two cousins and most likely have to help them with any school work they don’t understand, drive them to places, and just in general have my doors open to my family. I’m beginning to stress out now because I need the kind of concentration and freedom from external hindrances I have right now to work; sometimes even just the interaction of my parents and grand parents and the tv would throw me off. It’s almost like I have those artist retreat in the mountains right here in my room lolol, JUST NOT IN A HEALTHY WAY. It will be a great motivation for me to save up to maybe start paying for a place of my own though! I’ll manage but the transition is going to suck :T /spoiled only child
I’ll be posting a bigger version of this on my sites on new year’s (: but you guys can see it first as a reward for looking at my blog! I am very bad at drawing stuff for special occasions, and since I missed christmas I forced myself to at least draw something for new year’s. I wish all of you a safe and peaceful 2012! (or I guess a dangerous and exciting 2012 if you’re an adrenaline junkie)
Writing about this year feel kinda like counting down my life, scratching another year off til the deadline and I’ve got all these things that I am now bent on accomplishing. I kinda like this because unlike having nothing to do, I feel motivated and unlike having a boss, if I miss a deadline I won’t dread to be scolded and wait for my sentencing. I’m so cut off from society but at this very moment it feels like it’s not worth it to fit myself into social norms just because it will make me miserable and slow down my work greatly.
I looked back at last year’s resolution list to see what I did and didn’t do LOL. I never got around to the studies like anatomy and colour and just plunged headfirst into practical work. I think that’s pretty terrible for my growth but yeah, I never really find myself to be the scholastic type. I feel more like the apocalypse-is-tomorrow-so-I-better-finish-this-book-so-it-can-be-incinerated-by-the-sun-along-with-myself type. I also just outright threw any semblance of a balanced lifestyle out the window in exchange for productivity, and it showed I think… I remember thinking that all I churned out this year was manga pages with relatively few drawings, but while upgrading my gallery script, I noticed I painted more than last year, and most of the pictures had taken much much longer to complete than drawings from last year. I played piano more than last year… though considering I played in like almost half year gaps last year, that’s not saying much LOL… but I can feel my fingers numbing because there are some pieces that even after familiarizing myself with them, I can’t play them as well anymore simply because my hands are more clumsy now from lack of practice. It’s depressing but I can’t ask for reward without putting work in LOL.
2011 summary of stuff I remember:
Published CP finally! and suddenly the subsequent volumes are following like the wind (in my mind ok)
Got out an artbook too? although that’s more like putting art together into a book because I didn’t draw too many new pieces for it
I did better at conventions than previous years because I have books to sell now
what I’m doing is much more solid and does not involve describing abstract career concepts to parents
I am not sure about this but I think I treated people better? I tried to go the extra mile (at least for me it is considered such) to correspond with (or just respond to) my friends and loved ones. It’s really tiring still but it’s coming to me more naturally
I somehow suddenly found a style I am completely comfortable with painting omg?? before no matter what I did I would always struggle greatly with the face, but somehow I can finally bid this decade of struggle good bye
I’m actually not going to do a resolution list for next year because there is nothing I am particularly keen on overcoming above all else, and I would probably mostly just aim for a continuation and improvement from this year. Also I just have no idea what would happen to my work style and habits after my aunt’s family moves in ): but here’s to a safe and peaceful world. I hope that while the young and fed-up stand up for their own causes, they actually have an idea of how to deal with the onslaught of chaos should they actually succeed in overthrowing the “system”, whatever they consider it to be. I’m not the most responsible or considerate person out there and I’m not too filled in on a lot of the current worldly issues, but while I believe some of these world powers are fucked up in the way they operate their countries, I feel like the masses trying to spread justice are just as dangerous and insane.
Ending with my playing! My mom went out today so this would probably be the last chance I have to putting together a recording without anyone else in the house for a long, long time. I did this to record flandre’s theme for my waifu sepia but also decided to record something else too because I get asked about my education once in a while. Time really hurts my skill but I’m not out here to impress any experts haha, if I need to do that in the future I can always actually practice for it. and tune my piano…. it hasn’t been tuned for like 3 + years now LOL;;; anyway this is lezghinka by liapunov; I decided to learn this after hearing a classmate play it and it has been my favourite song to play for fun. Everyone living around me is probably so fucking sick of this song lmfao
It’s here! I swear this company makes the worst proofs but I guess this is what I get for getting proofs without having to pay LOL… apparently it’s really busy for them right now, and my book is backwards and doesn’t have page numbers on every page so it made it hell for them to arrange. The first book was wrong in a whole bunch of places but I’m glad they got the page orders right in the end. I can imagine how fucking pissed they would be at my books hahaha, and I’m not even printing a lot of them so they probably have very little patience with all the shit they have to go through with my books lmao…
I hadn’t even opened them yet and they were already falling apart hahahah
In other news, I wanted to draw something for my spanish translator celes because she is so punctual and nice, but she requested meron paired with des or veloce so I’m not sure if this even counts as a request LOL… but it’s not something I would have drawn myself so I guess I can pass :D…?
I clearly have no regard for age here because veloce is like 10 years younger than meron wahahahaha r: