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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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Another post for the day (or rather new day since it's in the morning...); I just hate how my designing + drawing whims come at the most inconvenient timings D<. After posting Chibi America, I was sorting through my numerous sketches and incomplete designs (bad idea, but I hate my folders being too messy) and I had this sudden intense urge to make graphics. I tried ignoring it since I wanted to start on packing my room, but it kept growing and growing, almost like there was a ball of fire within me. It grew and expanded, mutating from a gentle tug of warmth into a blazing flame. Needless to say, I couldn't ignore it any longer (it even impeded the packing of my room!) and went to open Photoshop again. /sigh

I haven't designed my normal graphics since last year's Hermione set for TDN though... Needless to say, I struggled a little before I got my original rhythm back. After settling on designing a simple icon, I couldn't decide on what subject to use. Since I've been drawing quite a bit recently, what better image to use than that of my darling Sanzo~!

100x100 100x100 resized 120x120


3 different versions: Original 100x100 icon, 100x100 icon resized from the 120x120 one, original 120x120 icon.

It's a *really* bad idea to start doing graphics again with one of the colour schemes I've always had trouble with *coughyellow/orangecough*, but what's even worse an idea is trying to mix that with purple D8. I overestimated myself again =/. It was originally fully purple but it looked boring so... I went ahead with the dual colours idea. What I found hilarious is that the background look good by itself, but not as much when Sanzo's on it DDDDDDDDDDDDD:. Why you so hard to design graphics for? Sanzo is just too awesome for any background. Toggled the colour levels for Sanzo to better match the background (it actually looks a lot better this way than with the original colour scheme, even if it wasn't used in random graphics OTL). That said, I think it looks fine, or rather decent enough to be used as an icon for now :D. Anything with Sanzo on it is good enough for me really! /drools (I can't pick which of the 100x100 icons I prefer so I'll just rotate between both HAHA!)

Anyway, hopefully using Photoshop twice in a day will help curb my urges until I get back! :D

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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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Ahhhhh! Kinokuniya had a 20% off last week and sadly, since I had papers during that week, I was unable to head down to the store... Until Saturday. :D So I went there, hoping to buy more artbooks, only to find most of them just sold out or still not in stock. So I ended up placing orders for 3 of them. -.-;;

Anyway, I realised that I did not post photos of the awesome A3 prints of Minekura's Saiyuki Reloaded set! =D I bought the set on the same day as the Black Record (photos posted earlier) since no other Salty Dog artbooks were in stock. (I actually thought it was an artbook, and not seperate prints when I bought it XD) I'm really really glad I bought it despite several repeated images. Reason? With the prints in A3 size, you are able to fully appreciate the details of the prints; bask in Minekura's godly drawing skills; laminate/frame them up if you wish to etc. Quite amazing really. Not to mention some of the prints are shiny too! :D I apologise if my amateur photography skills are unable to do justice to the prints but hey, if you want to see a higher quality version, go buy the set!

Prints galore~! :3 )

That's just half of the full set ;). If you want to see the others, go get it! It's worth the buy if you are a diehard Saiyuki fangirl like me :D. The full A3 prints will keep you oogling for hours! Much more gratifying than staring at the smaller versions in the artbook :P.

I shall find another time to post photos from Salty Dog 6, which I've just purchased on Saturday (new release by Minekura!) :D! Salty Dog 1,4 and 5 will have to wait, at least until my order arrives. -.-;; Thank goodness the 'A' Levels are almost over! I can finally spend quality time with my beloved artbooks! =D

~Mystickal

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SQUEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! :33333 I could have sworn I was in heaven when I *finally* bought two of Minekura's artbooks! Salty Dog 2 and 3! (Salty Dog 1 was sadly not in stock @_@, not that I would have enough money to purchase it then anyway XD). It was painful on my pocket, seeing I'm paying for it since my dad was trying to persuade me otherwise. -.-. I've dreamt of owning an artbook of one of my favourite anime/manga series since I was exposed to them. After... 3-4 years, I've finally realised my dream! =D So here are a few photos (just several of those which jumped at me) to make you all envious! XD

CLICK HERE!!! )

Jealous yet? XD. Oh man, there's school tomorrow @_@. Why do I always get my inspirations and whatnot when it's this close to major exams! T_T. Oh well, I've managed to screw up Math and GP, so let's screw the rest up too then! XD Physics you are next!

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