celticheavens: (katsuyaseto)





I'm wondering why on earth do I even keep a journal for art and graphics if I barely do either anymore? ;^; But yes, me posting means I did do something new! :D Now that I've a new Vaio (yea it's been so long that I've not even mentioned that here...), pshop is working wonderfully and can handle immense files and tons of layers without killing my laptop~ So to commemorate that, me being back in SG, and a brand new year, I decided to up my personal drawing challenge a notch, and do a mini comic!

So what sparked this was a rather unfortunate incident last Friday. Since it was finally the end of a long week, and I was actually looking forward to spending said night drawing or writing so I could rest (i.e. do nothing, like really nothing at all) the day after and start on work on Sunday. But nope, as fate would have it, the light in my room fused so I couldn't see a thing -.-. And since there was no way in hell I was drawing in the living room, hours of tantrums later, my folks got me a massively blinding 60W wall socket light bulb -.-. (Yea, my light bulb is some fancy super thin energy efficient bulb that isn't that easy to find, especially that late at night...) So now semi-blinded by the light from the wall bulb, I decided to draw so I can keep my head turned away from it. And since it caused me quite a bit of grief, why not spin it into a mini comic?

Gotcha! No, it's not featuring me. Why on Earth would I practice drawing myself? To spice things up a little, I decided to swap me and folks out for two of my favourite characters~ That's where my two YGO boys come in! Drawing the boys gives me 1) more incentive to actually see this little challenge through 2) make the incident more interesting without showing how much of a brat I am 3) more incentive to practice perspectives since when I doodle, I sketch cartoon characters and not OCs. The dialogue (excluding their thoughts) are pretty spot on as to what was actually exchanged between me and my folks, although the tone was a little different (i.e. a lot more frustrated on my end). Anyway, click first, read my rants later!


So yea, the boys get a sort of happy/sweet/whatever-it-is ending, while I was stuck with well, not a bad ending, but not the perfect one either. I originally designed the comic in the typical yonkoma style, but decided that my longwinded nature necessitates something that is a little, just a little longer. (Yea, which ended up with three times more panels. Joy.) It didn't help that I drew all the individual panels without planning my paneling beforehand. Despite having a vague idea of how everything was supposed to be placed, I didn't think much about panel shapes or alignment until I finished all the individual panels... Hence the pretty monotonous shapes for almost all the panels, L to R reading despite this being more Asian inspired, and odd insertions of inverse space for borders to break away from the overly traditional style. I didn't consider the inclusion of speech/thought bubbles either, since I'd assumed I can always randomly draw circles or boxes to include them. Seeing how cluttered everything was, I ended up just slapping plain text alone, and honestly I don't think it looks too bad. And it feels amazing to finally use a typical comics font! Oh, and the DA version is 35% of the original piece, so you can imagine the headache I had trying to fit everything into a proper comic format, and also the tons of resizing I had to do for each panel... OTL

I'd a ton of fun doing this piece though! It feels odd to draw again, especially on my tablet after not sitting and drawing properly for over a year... And to do so many panels back-to-back despite their basic formats. The changes in angles and perspectives are on purpose since this is more of a drawing practice than anything else. I'm notoriously bad at consistency in anything (even writing), so this was yet another attempt at trying to improve that... I don't think I succeeded in that respect, since trying to visualise Katsuya's devil of a mop of hair is enough for me to tear my own hair out. On top of that, I tried to vary face shapes a little to differentiate between the boys even more (Seto's face is supposed to be sharper...), but I ended up messing up facial proportions instead /headdesk. I got pretty frustrated at the end and just reverted to my same-face-syndrome-style for the largest panel to make sure the proportions are right OTL. Colouring wise, I think I'm finally a little bolder with shading skin (either that or this new brush set is better xD)~ But I'm still as crap trying to create the illusion of different textures... That said, I'm still worried about overshading (although I perpetually undershade things), especially for the rather unorthodox light source here. Oh well, baby steps I guess.

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out, especially after not drawing for so long! And even better is how my Katsuya looks a little more recognisable than usual! :'D Although the entire process was pretty tedious since I'm a n00b, the deciding to colour everything on a whim was admittedly not one of my brightest moments, it's a milestone in my drawing journey for sure! It's a ton of fun (I even added a Pokemon cameo just because I can, and also as a play on someone's surname hehe), and a decent tribute for once to my OTP!

Until I decide to draw again, assuming I don't die from my final sem workload...

(Yes, Katsuya's mini bday comic is still unfinished... My style changed again so I'm trying to reconcile them for the last few frames T_T.)

Edit: So I caved and did chibis of the boys and some food items! :D Will do a proper post for them another time... ;_;
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celticheavens: (katsuyaseto)

Once more, my memory is going down the drain. -.-;; I complete Twin Whites while back, but never got down to posting it. Well, it's still winter in places blessed with having four seasons, so I guess it's still relevant in some way! (To think I wanted to make the entire piece Christmas instead of winter themed ><.) While this is long overdue, I managed to finish it before the term started! :D I wanted to make it a little more complex but only managed to get the clouds drawn before I got tired and a tad annoyed >< (overall, I think I spent more time on the clouds than with the rest of the piece on a whole). Anyway, before I rant/rave on, here it is!


As I've mentioned in one of my earlier posts, after watching RotG, I found myself drawing quite a few parallels between the protagonist, the playful Jack Frost, and my favourite Hetalia character, Gilbert Beilschmidt. Of course the most obvious similarity is rather evident -- a lovely head of silver, a cheeky disposition, older sibling (who is I dare say, rather protective of their younger siblings), and if I push it a little, adorable pets (re: Baby Tooth took a liking to Jack, and the ever lovely Gilbird) and similar outfits (which was what I tried to showcase in this piece). 

This is the first time I'm doing a crossover attempt, and surprisingly, also my sole attempt at trying to draw Gil darling properly /is fail. I was unfortunately either never inspired enough to do a solo piece of him, or was so painfully lacking in the technical skill to draw military garb that I end up too discouraged to attempt. Either way, his Halloween outfit is more within my range of ability (hoodies and jeans? Comfy and chic! :D), so why not? The branch idea was inspired by Jack always flying and whizzing around in the night sky in the movie, so I wanted to try drawing the moon in the background :D. Also, the silver of the moon works well with the atmosphere doesn't it? Yea, the branches are not really realistic in terms of structure, but for the sake of variety and dynamism, let's just go with it shall we? Finally, I had ton of fun colouring this piece! :D Tried a new style for the clouds to make it a tad more 'shiny' for a little more realism, but wasn't confident enough to try it for the foreground yet. (Baby steps yea?) Overall, I'm kinda pleased with how this turned out! <3

So another piece I've been working on is for Katsuya's birthday~ (Today! :DDDD Happy Birthday darling~) Yes, I said 'working on' so it's still a WIP, but hey, I'm putting more effort into this piece so it justifies it being late... Right? OTL I wanted to try something new this time (re: my usual omg 1 character in a cool pose with rhyme or reason behind it kinda pieces), so I'm going to try a mini comic! The last time I did this was wit When Darkness Falls a personal comic that isn't posted online cause of quality reasons :X, and discontinued a while back), and even so the strips are usually like 3-4 tiny frames at most. This isn't some massive 10-frame thing but I did try to vary the perspective a little more in lieu of all the doujins I've been reading (xD), so hopefully it makes sense! :D Here's the nearly completed version~ Just literally a couple more frames and I'm done!

:D )

Katsuya looks kinda weird (I still have no idea how his hair works, so it looks different each time), and admittedly the perspective is a tad strange for the last panel, but hey! At least I'm trying something new huh? :D And 'sides, I'm rather happy with the 3rd frame, especially since it isn't fully referenced! /o/

Until I finish Katsuya's birthday piece! Sorry for not finishing it in time dearie! ;A; It's the thought that counts right? ^^;;
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celticheavens: (katsuyaseto)

I should've been asleep hours ago, but bleh, who dictates when inspiration strikes? I've been planning to draw for weeks after my finals but bleh, only found time in my self-made schedule to do so today OTL. That said, it's mostly my own fault for wanting to play all my games. In a row. Nonstop. >< And when I finally feel like drawing, I'm either a) too tired b) too engrossed in my game(s) c) inspired to do something else as well. What finally made me draw was the movie "The Rise of the Guardians", featuring Chris Pine as Jack Frost (aka Prussia lookalike :'D)~ The fangirl in me was overwhelmed with both Jack and Gil thoughts and feelings since yesterday (watched it with [livejournal.com profile] daemon_angelus :D), and after sleeping the entire day away (well, I woke at 1pm, and napped again from 2-7pm...), could only find some quality 'me' time to draw after bro slept a couple of hours ago. @_@ Anyway, here's a rough WIP of the two snowy bishies! :D

Messy sketch is messy )

I was going to make them fully symmertrical but I got lazy, and then figured practising more dynamic movements is a better choice :D. Not sure if I want to clean it up and colour it in proper since well, my games are still unfinished; let's just see if my inspiration will carry me through it xD.

Shall head off before my incoherence embarasses me further through some form of faux pas I'm otherwise not known for. Hope the Sandman fills our nights with golden dreams~ :D

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Remember how in the previous post I was complaining about 3 mid-terms and 2 essays? This time round, it's 2 cases, 2 presentations, 1 essay, 1 lab report, and a final. Each is worth 30% of my grade -.-;;. And guess who is still reeling from the last 'hell week' and decided to 'take a break' until the 21st of October. Definitely overestimated my ability to take this many heavy workload modules at a go. I wanted to do a Halloween kinda sketch originally, but decided that the composition of the image will take up time I barely have to spare, yet I didn't want to just do another sketch dump because well, the challenge isn't the same. I was reading more puppyshipping fics before it hit me that Seto's birthday is on the 25th! So here's my first ever birthday art for a character~ :3

Take Me Home

I did want to post this on LJ yesterday, but god, I was rushing work until 6am this morning before I fell asleep (it felt more like fainting to be honest -.-;;. Everything just... Disappeared and I knocked out.), before waking at noon, barely submitting my group's case on time, and rushing off to a meeting which I was an hour late for. Anyway, when other artists do birthday art for Seto, most just draw him in a suit and holding a bouquet of roses, or cosying up with his various pairings, and I didn't want to go down the same road since it's boring, and I can't execute the latter :X. Since his birthday is on a weekday, it is unlikely that he will skip work to celebrate it (come on, to him a birthday is no different from a normal working day, albeit more annoying xD). So based on that concept, the idea of train ride popped into my head and this is the result!

Thought it was a good way of practising perspective with this particular piece, to make sure I'm comfortable with anatomy in general. Not exactly a complete success, but proportion wise, I don't think it looks too bad. And since a train backdrop isn't too difficult to draw, I decided to put in a little more effort and create a more decent looking background. No references were used surprisingly, with the exception of scenery (because I can barely draw properly, what makes you think I can conjure up a scenery otherwise? T_T). Had great fun trying to draw it, and it turned out better than expected~ It definitely made me realise the importance of having a collection of different brushes for sure -.-;;. The original sketch was motion blurred at around 10px to create the illusion that the train is moving. Perhaps I should have blurred it a little more since I doubt Seto will be in anything else but a high speed luxury train. -.-;;

The colour scheme selected is based on trains I've been in, and Seto's suit is the inverse of his usual blue/white scheme to make it easier for me to colour :P. While I was sketching, I realised the entire composition looked a little too plain (no, I unfortunately do not have a habit of planning, and that includes drawing ><), so I tossed in some documents and half a tray with a slice of birthday cake on it. Didn't want to go with an empty plate because in my mind, the great Seto Kaiba is just above trifles such as sweet desserts xD, so yea, the cake's just going to sit there untouched. When doing up the various paper 'documents', I actually wrote a 'letter' out for kicks haha. Yes, it is dated on Seto's birthday, and no, there is no birthday wish.

Totally legit letter )

The other letter Seto's holding is from Mokie (hence the nii-sama on it). As much as he tries to hide from celebrations and whatnot, I can imagine that Seto is still appreciative, and perhaps kinda touched by Mokie's yearly remembrance of his birthday. And because of that, perhaps being home might even be better than travelling alone. Who says Kaibas are always heartless pricks? :P

Hopefully when my insane semester ends I'll have more time to draw ><. I've a couple of pieces from eons ago I've yet to inked, and so many ideas in my head. And maybe if I dare, I may even squeeze out a couple of hours to sketch my new video game crush - Piers Nivans :D. His loyalty and selflessness immediately made him my favourite character in this installment; probably helps that he is quite a looker too hehe. Did I mention Piers is modeled after a model/actor? :D

Until next time~ If I don't die from the workload first.

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celticheavens: (sanzo new 1)

So I'm currently putting off 3 mid-terms to revise for and 2 essays. What for? To sketch. (I know, my priorities.) Admittedly it was my own fault when I decided to browse through AO3 for puppyshipping fics at the oh-so-early hours of 2am a couple of nights ago. :D While I regret it on hindsight, it did drastically improve my mood from the suicidal rage I was habouring for the week before that. What I didn't anticipate for the urge to draw after (probably because my favourite non-pixiv puppyshipping artist is now on Tumblr, and manages the best ask Tumblr ever. I'd buy her artbook if she releases one, seriously. *3*), which I only got to yesterday since I was painfully trying to plan my assignment while fighting puppyshipping thoughts xD. /is fail.

Surprisingly quick, given that it's coloured~

Naturally I wanted to draw our little puppy and his master :P~ Obviously not interacting, because I was wayyy too lazy to reference, and also because my bro was in my room and ummm, I'd rather not risk it :X. I still have a long way to go before I can sketch quickly and confidently, but seeing how this one was done in the same spirit without references (ignoring my need to double check the hair styles for my babies T_T), I'm rather pleased :D. Didn't have time to change the proportions and whatnot, but it still looks... Decent I hope? Still rather awkward with poses, but meh, that comes with experience and planning before sketching :X. (E.g. Sanzo was supposed to be in a different setting, with his hand pushing against a shelf/cabinet/ceiling. X_X) Also, I think my original suspicion of being able to draw animals better than humans still stands. /points to Neopets sketches from before and the little puppy now.

Decided to colour the sketches once I was done, because I didn't feel satisfied after speed sketching. Also because colouring is a lot more fun :D~ (And to think I used to hate colouring my works...) Tried to be a little bolder with face shading (I need to look at the bone structure of guys more ><) after the feedback I've gotten from previous drawings, no sure if it's more visible now but meh, baby steps! And I think because of that, the skin tones all look the same ._.;;. Katsuya's supposed to be the most tanned with pink undertones, while Sanzo's and Seto's have yellow undertones, with the latter being the fairest...

I didn't realise the colour scheme for all three of them are so similar. ._. Katsuya's jacket is from the first one/two arcs of DM, Sanzo's outfit is his usual, and Seto's was randomly conjured up by yours truly. I wanted to go the usual white/blue for Seto, but a white trench is a pain to shade, and dark blue is one of my favourite colours to use in art/graphics~ Almost drew a golden retriever instead of a terrier, but decided Seto's more of a small dog/puppy kinda guy (no seriously, not just because of my OTP xD). He won't appreciate a bigger dog jumping (on) him (hehe), but he'll probably have a soft spot for smaller dogs that he can cuddle while working on his laptop. (Come on, even Sanzo has a soft spot for kittens!) Wanted to draw an autumn/winter scene for Seto too but bleh, ran out of time. :/ So the hand in his pocket is deliberate ><, just looks incredibly weird without the right setting. Oh, and Seto's name is supposed to read 海马濑人, not 濑人海马. OTL I'm just so used to saying Seto Kaiba as opposed to Kaiba Seto...

Hopefully this will satiate my drawing urges until post finals. It's nonstop epic workload until the end of the term for me. The joys of being a third year college student I swear. /slams head on desk.

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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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celticheavens: (Jeff <3)

Managed to finish the drawing! :D Couldn't decide if I should include a background or not so I ended up redoing slip shod backgrounds until now. That said, I was distracted by the WLIIA videos playing on my iPad next to me xD. Trust me to multitask even when I'm supposedly doing something leisurely eh?

I'm sure you guys would have guessed that the person I'm drawing is Jeff B. Davis~ :D Because he's my first 'celeb'/real life person crush :'3. Kinda embarrassing to admit to since I'm leaving the realm of the young and tax-less this year. I guess I can take it as me finally maturing but that said, others usually associate having celebrity idols as a past time of teenagers. Not really the image a wannabe financial advisor should project eh? Before I rattle on more, here's the link!

Gentleman Misfit

I'm actually really happy with how this one turned out! Seeing how I rushed it in a single day and without using as many references as compared to before. Maybe I'm finally getting used to drawing guys! :Db One of the rare times during which I've tried to make the character I'm drawing interact with the environment, in this case, the stool! It was actually a fluke since I didn't really position him specifically, I just drew and hoped for the best. Jeff's hair was a pain to get right. ._. It's curly yet spiky at the top; how long does he spend doing his hair anyway?? Thankfully I tend to draw guys in suits (thank you Seto for always making me draw you in an awesome suit) so that wasn't too different hehe! I think the hardest part was cartoonising Jeff before drawing. It's one thing to create fanart of an animated character (The lines are already defined and the style present, so you just... Copy.) but another to draw a real person. I truly admire those who can do it effortlessly. OTL Because well, my Jeff doesn't really look like Jeff :X. Hopefully he looks tall enough! (Damn guy is taller than 190cm. -.-;;)

Decided to do a background since eh, partly because I thought a white background looked too boring to be submitted on DA again and it's easier to watermark that way. I wanted to do a proper bar scene but looking at the time, I scrapped that idea and created something that suggests a bar scene xD. Cheating but hey, I think it works! Kinda! Made a mini poster to make it less pathetic :P. Yea, the words at the bottom are unreadable after I added in the city silhouette but they aren't visible at all in the original picture so I ignored changing them. The silhouette brush is from the SS Urban Vector Design pack which I saved over 5 years ago. @_@ Will probably update the credit if I find it again.

Colouring it was fun! I really miss digital colouring. D: I think I kind of... Dare I say, improved? I'm really pleased with the way the suit and wine glass turned out, which is a real treat since I had more fun than dread and frustration when I coloured them. Took a shortcut with Jeff's hair :P. My excuse? As mentioned above, the directions of his hair confused me. Colours selected were partially based on items he own, although the whole ensemble is not something he's worn before. I love this tie and his magical 'Duststorm' socks so I threw them both on :D! /ends super long rave. Can you tell I miss writing about my drawing process? xD

No, I'm not done with this post yet. Not when I know I won't be able to post for a month or two T_T. So while I was drawing, I figured that I should make a new icon to celebrate drawing my first real life person! I know, it's just an excuse for me to spend more time on Photoshop :P. 'Sides, I need an icon to show my love and jubilation in comments/posts!


Decided not to sign off on it this time since it's as cluttered as it is now heh. Which I've to say, is more similar to my usual "squeeze-everything-into-the-smallest-amount-of-space-possible" style. Nothing much to say about it besides I love how I managed to include a mixture of dreary brown and light orange/pink in the same icon xD.

Here's to hoping I continue to love the WL boys enough for me to draw more real people! Until post-semester I guess!

P/s: Sorry for not responding to comments/replies/messages here ><. It's hard to when so many other things are keeping me off LJ involuntarily ;_;.

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So my first midterm is next week, which I *just* finished reading through all the notes for + listened to lectures I've missed (40% of the total lot HAHA). I'm fail I know D:. I've been really unproductive, taking 3 full days to finish =/. I need to keep up this pace/go quicker if I want to finish everything in time @________@;.

Despite that, I still ended up doodling instead of getting a good night's sleep heh. On the notebook I'm using to take down notes for accounting /shot. Doesn't matter since my normal notes have enough doodles on them too haha. I was browsing through a portion of my fanart for motivation, and I realised once more how badly I want to be able to draw well D:. (Nice timing huh.) After resisting for an hour or so, I decided heck it, I'll just sketch. And not on my tablet since I'd not be able to stop ><.

Rei the fighting waiter!


(Yes, I ended up using my tablet for like 5s in the end. Sue me :P.) The victim chosen was Rei from Bakuten Shoot Beyblade! :D Yes, I mostly draw characters from old series, BECAUSE I CAN D<. Pose isn't too dynamic but sure beats my usual hands by the side nonsense. And yea, longer/fuller bodied chibi because he'll look like an obese chicken trying to reach upwards if it's in the style similar to the CAS chibis. -.-;;. Towel's there because Rei works as a waiter since he has too much time and wants to help his friend who owns the restaurant/needs more money (this stupid reason was given in place of the former in the international release). And 'sides, his arm looks like the perfect place to hang a towel OvO~

Off to bed for me~ At least it's before 3am OTL.

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Looks like I did manage to finish by Wednesday! :D I didn't think I'd have time/feel like finishing it after not touching it for a day (had a 7-hour long meeting yesterday. Yes, you read it right)... I did rush the colouring though... Can't afford to spend too much time on it. >< Edited the badge and ignored another which was supposed to be on the pocket (outfit is based on USAF General's~) because I'm lazy :D. I'm quite happy with how the clothes are coloured, especially since I 'got it right' on the first try xD. Cheated on the hair because no matter what I did, I couldn't get it to look the way I'd originally wanted it to be D:. 'Sides, less details on the hair means that I can get away with sloppy colouring for the rest of the picture. /shot

Heh!


Yeap, it's a tribute piece for the 10th anniversary of 9/11! Bet you didn't see that one coming! :P Kidding aside, I really really wanted to do something to commemorate this occasion even though it never really affected me directly in any way. I remember when the incident first happened, one of my classmates organised a mini prayer session for those who'd perished. I was still pretty indifferent to the whole thing then, since it felt more like a movie to me than anything else, but I still joined in for respect. It's only recently that I realised how huge a milestone 9/11 was in not just the war on terror, but also in today's world in general. One reason why I wasn't allowed to go overseas for college was the fear my parents had that a terrorist attack would occur when I was there, and perhaps causing me to lose my life. Still, I attributed that to my parents' paranoid nerves because to me, it was too distant an event to really affect me on a deep emotional level.

This apathy continued despite echoes of this event occasionally crossing my path. Be it in the form of a school play or a class assignment, I could always conjour up logical sympathy but nothing more. It was only after watching documentaries on 9/11 and hearing the stories of various individuals about how their entire lives were changed because of that one event, did it really hit home as to what a catastrophe the 9/11 was. Instead of being just another event one would read about in the news, real people -who were not too different from myself- went about with their lives during that fateful day, not knowing that it'd be their last day on earth, the last time they'd ever see their loved ones. And that struck something within me (perhaps it was the chilling realisation that it could have happened to anyone). Even though it's been a decade since the 9/11, something in me just made me want to honour those who'd lost their lives in any way I could. Something to remember them by, and to remind myself that life is indeed that short and unpredictable. There's nothing fancy about this piece, and it was even a rushed job at certain parts but it makes a part of me feel slightly better that those people are not forgotten.

RIP to those whose lives had been snuffed out during that fateful day.

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Has it really been that long since I've last posted? =/ Sure doesn't feel like it... After the whole Freshie Fair thingum + the start of school, I've barely enough time to surf the net randomly, let alone draw/write. Which is terrible since I was so certain I could at least do a proper piece of either per month... Excuses aside, since it's 'recess week' (i.e. the week during which you slave away revising because you didn't understand a crap which was taught in the first half of the semester), I decided to break the dry spell!

Heh!


Fooled ya didn't I? :P That's the 2nd half of the TDN requests I took during the summer holidays. Yes, I've only gotten around to uploading them now, despite finishing them a week into this semester :X. I'm efficient ain't I?

Kidding aside, I did start on a new piece (for real!) earlier today. It was sort of an on and off sketch turned into a potential piece which I decided to clean up. :D

WIP! )

Sleep beckons~

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I had the most annoying drawing itch for the bulk of the day, but thanks to.. Biological reasons, I was out of action until late at night -.-;;. And still, the itch wouldn't go away. I can't draw anything proper since it's rather late so why not sketch it all away?

Which was what I did


The main reason for my itch was browsing through Beyblade fanart, which was also the first anime which made me want to try my hand at drawing anything. Later on, it ended up being the reason why I became a BL fangirl xD. So yea, good ol' memories. I didn't draw any Beyblade characters since Sec 2 or so, thus my sketches of Rei and Kai look kinda... Odd. OTL I still enjoy drawing Kai's hair though! :D Some things never change eh? Sketched Green too, because he is awesome and I've been staring at the Green postcard in front of me for days xD. His hair was fun to draw too! :D I pick awesome fav characters eh? Added in a random quickie of an Arthur lookalike (no seriously, I drew the hair randomly and it looked kinda like him so... *thickens eyebrows*) and a moochi version because England is awesome *v*

At least now I no longer feel like drawing! All thanks to sketching nonstop~ Or maybe it's because I'm trying not to fall asleep D:.

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Since I'm flying off on my family holiday tomorrow night/Thursday morning, I'll not be able to do any digital drawings in over a week D:. Not even my usual nonsensical sketches and whatnot. So I decided to squeeze out the remnants of my artistic urges and do a quickie. I spent a good two hours staring at the blank canvas on Photoshop thinking of what to draw. (I'm ignoring the fact that I did a good number of doodles then but hey, I'm talking about decent art!) The clock was ticking and I really really wanted to draw something so I looked over and saw my Hetalia artbook. Let's draw some quick Hetalia fanart! :D I've always sketched the characters randomly but never really churned out anything decent enough for me to let others see xD. Picking a subject was easy, quick Hetalia fanart = chibi America~! :D



America~! :3


Looks like it can be completed in under an hour or something eh? Apparently not. I spent goodness knows how long drawing and redrawing the lineart D:. All because I completely forgot that I'm terrible at drawing chibis (why else would I prefer to do normal sketches instead!!!) I betcha if I had drawn Alfred normally, I would have completed it much sooner OTL. As usual, had a ton of fun colouring without bothering to clean up the lineart. Didn't bother with perspective since it was meant to be a 'quickie'. Added in Mochi England because... USUK is <3~! Don't ask why he is standing on the US flag... White was the best colour for the words so =/... And I needed a background before they could be seen ^^;. No disrespect meant though!

Just when I was deciding on the colours, Karrot popped by randomly (asking for a drink too HAHA) and surprised me with an early gift (from her and Beck)! \*w*/ And... It's a shirt/blouse with the stars and stripes design on it! /diesofhappiness So what better design for chibi America's shirt than the design of the shirt they got me? TvT Thank you so much dearies~!!!

On another note, was wondering if I should... Submit this randomly to the newsletter? Just so they have more material or something LOL. Not sure if I should do an England equivalent~! *W* Damn it, now I want to draw even more! /failfailfail

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So I was tempted by my Catalysm expansion pack (which sits right in front of me if I use my laptop) so I decided to play the 10-day WoW trial (without expansions), just to see how much has changed. Well... Quite a bit has changed: zones, quests, people, lore etc... It's kinda... Foreign yet familiar. While I don't really love it, I do love how the original lore is more intricately woven into the quests as compared to the past few expansion packs. Kinda like Vanilla, just with a ton of stupid Worgens running around. Anyone fancy a noob Worgen teammate called xXxJaC0bBlAcKxXx? I'd rather tank in cloth thank you very much. Or wash an orc's feet. Questing is a lot easier (silly modern gamers who complain if they spend more than 5 minutes grinding) and a lot more flight paths are added (cheaters). So much so that I managed to level a character of each race I had access to (8) to level 20 every single day. And that's just with me playing at night -.-;;. I do miss and love WoW though. Still considering if I should go back...

Rantings aside, no, I didn't do any WoW fanart (yet), but a dear friend of mine had her birthday a couple of days back. Well, me being epic fail, couldn't think of anything she wanted or needed. So I took the easy way out and finally sketched a Spock x Kirk drawing for her! :D Which also marks my first time drawing two chracters interacting! :D She's a HUGE, as in really, HUGE fan of Star Trek, and I can't afford the authentic figurines so... That'll do I guess? She asked me to draw that pairing before but heh, I'm a bum so I never really got down to doing it... Gives me a good opportunity to try out new drawing and colouring techniques I've learnt anyway ^^;.

June's a busy month!


I've NEVER watched Star Trek but thankfully there are tons of fanart of this pairing out there, so I happily used them as reference instead of movie stills @_@. Had a ton of fun drawing their clothes (I think I'm finally getting the hang of it? I hope? D:) but the poses... Oh man, the perspective gave me a ton of trouble. I didn't want to do the usual boring face front pose so... Yea. Since Spock isn't supposed to have emotions, after a battle and losing some men or something, I wanted it to seem like Kirk is semi-comforting Spock despite the latter showing little/no emotions? (But alas, my friend thought Spock looked sad DDDDD:) The hands were another hugely painful part to draw. They still look odd but pft, just focus on Spock's face or something! Oh, and generic random background because... I don't really know what setting they should be in. And I'm lazy. Overall, it was real fun to do inbetween WoWing! :D And I'm glad she liked it :).

Soooo tempted to do a piece with a proper background! Or start on WoW fanart...

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After 'forcing' myself to draw/sketch for the past few days, looks like I was finally able to attempt a 'proper' drawing! My arms are still aching terribly from gym on Thursday (yes, you read it right), to the point of me not being able to extend them fully D:. But still, after not being in the right frame of mind to read/write, and nothing nice was showing on TV, I decided to try drawing again! :D And what better way to kill time than to restart on the drawing challenge I dropped half a year ago?

After finishing Day 7, I did want to continue the challenge... Just that Day 8's topic was favourite animated character. I don't have to wreck my brains to think of which character to draw but... I can't draw him properly still. Despite having at least a favourite character I'm crazy over each series, my one true love will always be Genjyo Sanzo from Saiyuki! (There's just something about your first love which makes it special ;)). Since the creator of Saiyuki, Minekura, has godly artistic skills, trying to draw her characters is like attempting to scale Mount Everest. Despite that, I decided to give it a shot.



Clicky clicky! (Resized)


It's not great, but it's not terrible either! :D I don't think I butchered my darling that badly... Right? =/ Even though I've loved Sanzo since I was... 11? 12? I've never... Drawn him before. /theshame! After looking through my recent sketches, I was rather adamant on preserving some of his masculinity, resulting in me drawing and redrawing this piece. And that was before I had intended to change the sketch from a headshot to a full body drawing. -.-;; Needless to say, I got lazy afterwards and couldn't be bothered to ink the rest of the lineart properly but it was kinda fun anyway! And yes, I need to practice human anatomy more D:.

Shall do the next one... When I feel like it! Here's to wishing I dream of Sanzo today! :DDDDDDDDD

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Ok, scratch what I said in my previous post. I should just revert back to writing for now. -.-;; My uncoloured sketches look fine but argh. Once I've lined them and filled them in however... T_T Not to mention it's been tooooo long since I've drawn anything D:. My arm's aching after a quick 30 mins sketch! Woe is me D:.

The shame!

I've never drawn chombies before, or plushies for that matter, so I was like, I can't draw them like I draw my usual quads, but I don't think I can copy the Neopets' style either so... Fugly mashup ftw! :D But the whole plushie concept was fun, so maybe I'll try something like that and do a proper job next time. Meh. Lazy shading because I just woke from a nap before sketching :D.

Since I was rather... Unsatisfied with my Neopets sketch, I decided to do another quickie. So I tried to doodle humans. @_@ Not sure if that was a good idea or not...

Sketchy!

Since I've only doodled Hetalia chracters twice or something, I decided to try Prussia! His hairstyle is similar to Seto's anyway so I figured why not? (Which is probably why the sketch looks more like Seto than Gilbert DDDDD:!) I can't seem to capture that 'evilness' Prussia usually exudes! D: Or his smexiness. Probably due to my sketches of guys looking like prepubescent boys usually. /hides in hole I think I better stick to writing for now indeed. ^^;;

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So I've managed to finish my WIP earlier in the evening xD. I have to admit it was great fun to do and I am rather pleased with how it came out! Apparently, a friend commented that the WIP looked like that of the White Witch with uglier hair xD. Well, hence it's called WIP yea! Now that I look at her again in the WIP, she does look older and more 'wrinkled' xD. Maybe it's the colour and lack of details... Anyway, here's the final version! Presenting Hermione Granger from Harry Potter! xD

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I have to admit that her outfit's not the most accurate :P. But this was pretty close to how I'd originally imagined her, without a Gryffindor scarf wrapped around her neck in a loose loop though! I originally wanted her to look more impeccable but I've decided to go for a slightly touseled look. The reason was Hermione was supposed to have this mane of untameable curly hair xD. And since she is pretty much a bookworm, appearance wouldn't be the first thing she'd think of. Still, she would want to look neat since she follows the rules to the nine when possible. Hence the tied up hair, smoothed out uniform but with the sleeves unbuttoned xD. Personally, I find that more comfy.

I didn't want to model this after Emma Watson because she's too pretty for the Hermione in my head (and I did omit the freckles she was supposed to have too xD) and Emma protrayed Hermione as one who had her hair straightened after the 4th movie. One less Emma looking Hermione wouldn't kill too :P.

I'll be putting off the Drawing Challenge first since I'm going out for the next couple of days and I'll be flying off for my trip next Wednesday @_@... Hopefully I'll still get the challenge done though! D:

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Bleh. It's 4am again, and I'm still not asleep DDDDD:. This is becoming a REALLY bad habit. And not to mention I had insomnia last night too... OTL. Anyway, I did not managed to finish today's drawing challenge which was Favourite Movie because...
- I had a whole slew of wonderfully memorable movies to pick from, causing me to spend quite a while pondering as to which I'd give the honour to.
- After settling on one, I had to go look for reference pictures.
- I ended up being sucked into a world of gorgeous fanart and slash/random pairings for the movie. Of which I must admit, some have managed to win me over xD.
- I usually take a lot longer to draw a character which I've never sketched/drawn before (duh).
- I procrastinate. A LOT.

xD So that's my lame list of excuses yeap! But I've a WIP of the soon-to-be up (I hope) picture!

Guess who she is!

I do like how this is coming along xD. I've never drawn hair like hers before so xD. It was great fun to do! I couldn't find good reference photos of the outfit so I just took a couple of fanart here and there and tried to weasle (heh) out similarities and tossed them into the picture. The skirt was another fun part too haha! I still struggle with hands/fingers and feet so... @_@ I think I redrew them like a million times or something... I should just draw headshots all the time xD. Anyway, off to bed for me @_@;;. I need to learn to sleep earlier...

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Is it even possible to fall in love with a character from an anime you know NOTHING about? Apparently so. (Even for YGO, I watched several episodes before starting to obsess over our lovely blonde and brunette. :D) I'm not complaining though. I was trolling quizilla because I'm bored like that and found several REALLY hilarious and epic fanquizzes on the Akatsuki and needless to say, I fell in love with that evil ninja organisation. Not the best excuse huh. Still, Sasori stood out from the rest and after seeing the first ever picture of him, I decided that he'll be my favourite character of the series xD.


Puppet Master...Ninja??


I did some reading up on him and turns out he *is* almost a full puppet himself. O_o He did become a complete one in the end but bleh, I shall disregard that for I can't swoon over a dude who isn't really alive... Right? Thought his chakra threads were real pretty so I just drew a ton of them in the picture xD. I dreaded colouring the cloak though and I still don't like how it turned out, although I think all the headshot practices I did paid off :P. And I realised my nails are close to the colour of the chakra threads! It's fate I tell ya! Couldn't find a standard colour for his eyes so I went with orange-ish! I still like how this turned out (I mean first humanish piece in ages!) despite the boring backgrund xD.

Here's to more Akatsuki love and fueling my fangirl needs via fanquizzes and fanart! No, I'm not going to watch Naruto. :P

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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

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Ironic isn't it? My Neopets account got CGed; so I guess dreams are nothing more than just mere fantasy. (If you see the name of my gallery in the previous post, you'd know what I mean). So here's to the end of my Neopets journey.

Collection of requests.


On to a less dreary topic. I've recently trolled DA to look for inspiration for drawing and I stumbled across a couple of Pokemon meme which got me psyched up and totally ready to start doing Pokemon fanart proper! Sure it'll take a while seeing how I'm pretty much an amateur at art and not to mention it's probably my first proper time doing Pokemon fanart since... Primary school??? O_O;; Yea. So Hopefully they won't look *too* terrible. And I'm tempted to leave them all on white backgrounds seeing how I was struggling to add one for the 'Bug' column in the meme. Bleh. Who knows, I might just do backgrounds for some others. ;)

So here's the first of the lot! In alphabetical order according to type. I give you, Scizor! xD One of the few bug Pokemon I don't mind looking at and drawing.

Scizor! Terribly butchered thanks to my 'skills'!


I might just do the other meme seeing how I'm planning on doing full drawings of each Pokemon for the current meme xD. Fun!

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