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So here's a quickie before I rush off to prep for my presentation. ._. Should've started sooner I swear. Anyway, I decided to participate in NUSCAS' summer exchange 2 weeks ago, seeing how I figured I won't have any more time to draw once the semester kicks in full force *gulps*. I was happy I got to draw instead of write (seeing how the latter is really dependent on inspiration for me, while I can force myself to draw under most circumstances), especially since it was Byakuya-kun~ :333 I started doodling him when I just started drawing years ago, so I was rather curious as to how I'd draw him now. Unfortunately, googling for his new uniform yielded some... Unpleasant spoilers, but either way, it was lovely to challenge myself to draw a character I love~

Trying a little too hard, perhaps?

I'm surprisingly pleased with how it turned out, seeing how I only spent several hours of 2 separate days drawing and colouring. Admittedly I overestimated the amount of time I had (thus rushing the piece, especially the lineart...), but I was surprised to find how easily I could colour~ :DDD (Sadly, I can't say the same for drawing itself :X.) Wanted to try something a little darker and more emotional, as opposed to my usual 'pick-a-pose-draw-and-colour-without-more-thought' kinda works. In all honestly, I think this was drawn more for me than anyone else; I wanted to see how much bolder I could get with colouring, if I was able to draw a themed piece than just basic sketch, I wanted to do a bit of justice to a character I've held close for over half a decade. I know it could've been a better job, but I'm not going to complain because I'm truly happy that my efforts did a bit more justice to Byakuya than my first attempts years ago.

Decided to draw on a bigger scale to hide untidy lineart, tried a new brush for colouring (think I'll stick to it, I love it to bits), added some sakura petals and semi-gradient + airbrushed the background for more volume. I was contemplating as to whether I should add blood to the image or not, for realism sake (the absence of bloody wounds with sliced up gi? Seriously?). Decided to in the end, but didn't want to overdo it since ummm, I've already shaded the clothes and skin. :X So here's the contrast between the bloodied and non-bloodied versions!

Should've decided before I coloured...

Edit: Apparently the full reveal was posted just as I was typing out this post! :D Click here to view all art and fics! And click here to see what I got in return!

So along the note of improvement in art, I decided to complete DA's improvement meme since it's been... A while since I've started doodling :D.

Maybe I'm not trying enough instead...

I started doodling proper in 2005, so this meme charts my digital pieces until the Bleach one above. It's interesting to see how I still don't really have a fixed style, but it does seem to suggest I like drawing very pointed noses and chins xD. Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing. Some of the pieces are rather... Painful to look at I admit, but I'm deciding to swallow my pride and add them in anyway to show that hey, even with random practices on and off (I swear I draw less than 25 times a year..), you can still improve! So imagine how large the jump will be if you practice even more frequently! :D 

Until whenever~ School work beckons T_T. /presentation is tomorrow. /I'm so screwed.

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The problem with drawing is that once you start, you can't stop. And when you stop, you have to overcome this huge inertia to start again. And since I started last night, I couldn't stop :P. Had the idea of doing onigiri versions of anime characters when I was in my godparents' office in Da Lian with nothing to do. I completely forgot about it until today when I was trying to think of what to draw xD. Decided to do it vectored but I did it in Photoshop instead of Illustrator, silly me. So I ended up having a lot more trouble getting the shapes right HAHA. I cheated by using the brush tool occasionally too :P. Anyway, here's onigiri Shuuhei who looks wonderfully delicious to me!


Onigiri Shuuhei goodness!


Might continue to do a series for the captains and maybe the protagonists or something of Bleach but no promises :P. But if I do, I'm totally going to do the rest in Illustrator, period. If I'm bored enough, I might even consider a real life set of onigiri! Like that'll ever happen :P.

- Mouth, hair, 69 and scars made of seaweed/seaweed strips.
- Eyes made of black sesame seeds/cooked watermelon seeds (black)
- Strip tattoo made of cucumber

~Mystickal

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I'm a happy girl :DDDDD. I've managed to complete my first ever chibi!!! I'm so proud of myself! XD I don't think it's really good, but I don't think it's that bad either, especially for my first try. I've finally figured out how to use the pen tool to my advantage, especially for cell-shading. It took quite a while to finish this piece since I kept redrawing and redoing the folds/shading etc. @_@. But it was totally worth it!

I can finally say I've done my first digital Bleach fanart too! I know the shading sucks, but I'm still learning! =D So here's my tribute to the most bad-ass looking Shinigami of the series! =D

*squeals* >.<


I just realised I have Physics Paper 1 tomorrow. O_O;; Opps? Oh well, it was mighty worth it to slack my weekend away by doodling Shuuhei! <3~! *rushes to bed and pray that I won't think of Shuuhei during my paper*

~Mystickal

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Yay! I've finally gotten down to doing some Bleach fanart! With my obsession with my top 3 bishies, I've decided to do *le gasp* chibis!!! Since I can hardly draw them, I thought this might be a good time to practice. My style of course (my chibis are otherwise epic fail). So here's a sneak preview to my first chibi :). I might just do a range of them O_O. For Gotei 13 at least. Inking's a little off but meh. It shouldn't be too obvious when coloured in. I could have sworn it was cuter on paper. -.-

Mwhahahaha! >:D


I've always wanted to do a 'vandalised' sneak preview! XD You should still be able to see it and all but mwhahahaha. My forum friend suggested that for fun and for watermark purposes O_O. So I decided to give it a shot. I'll probably touchup the lineart a little more or something next time. XD Anyway time to sleep! @_@ No idea when I can colour it though -.-.

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