……Although lower your expectations because it’s short, lol.
(also because I had to redo some faces because I suck hard at drawing these two.)
I am just slower compared to back then, ugh.
But it’s just about regaining that momentum. I hope I can be quicker with other comics. >.<
Obviously, OOC Kaiba and Jou because these are their mirror versions. ‘Just warning you. People might get thrown off with a kind, smiling Kaiba. (and a gothic punk Jou, I made sure to thicken his animu eyeliner here.)
I certainly was cringing when I drew him years ago but now, I only do it a little, lol.
I thought making a short monochromatic mirror! puppyshipping comic would only take a few days but I was wrong, lol. And it’s already Tuesday night of this week.
Although, to be fair, my computer has been super slow since late last week. It froze frequently last weekend that I couldn’t even do a proper stroke or click on CSP without restarting on its own sometimes so I had to update the system. Which took an hour or so, lol.
I know it’s my fault for not updating my computer in years but from my experience, most apple updates make the device slower and I didn’t want that to happen again. I was already comfortable with this 2-3 year old system until a few weeks ago where I noticed it was freezing more. It wasn’t the storage as I keep most stuff in hard drives, so there was lots of storage space available, and I only have a few applications.
Bleh. Friggin’ Apple. I decided to update the OS and….so far, no slower stuff…..
not yet anyway. >__>
At least, it’s not as bad as the one last weekend.
And another part of that slowness is me being out of momentum with comics unlike before where I’d be quick because I made comics as if they were a regular drawing activity (and I also wasn’t that paralysed with perfectionism) but now, I may have slowed down. T__T
I think I can get through this like the old days, though. It’s getting the ball rolling that’s the most difficult part but it can be done.
I’m currently balancing two comic strips at the same time, haha. Both YGO ..but I also wanna draw some Hagie AU at the same time, heh.
Here’s a WIP shot of the Mirror! pup comic:
Gotta get rid of those ink dots looking at it now, haha. Gods, my eyes are getting worse.
A friendly, kind looking Kaiba still throws me off slightly but not like before where I just cringed whenever I drew him like that, haha.
I jsut realised.
I forgot to post that Mirror! Jou chibi on Tumblr and Twitter, gah.
I’ll promise to post that and this tomorrow morning cuz I feel sleepy right now typing this, and there’s a new spot on my face cuz my sleeping schedule lfor the last two weeks have been so irregular, ORZ.
People have been commenting how absent minded I have been lately. Forgetting and misplacing my things. ugh…..
I guess that messed up sleep pattern has caused so much brain fog and lack of focus.
So I’m fixing it. I’ll get behind on a decent sleep schedule this week. ^^/
For some reason, I’ve been very tired in the mornings but more productive at night. But at the same time, very sleepy at night too?
It’s a huge contradiction, gah.
I’m trying to be a daytime person though. As peaceful as the night is, it’s not exactly good for my skin to be a night owl, haha. It messes up my hormones, sadly.
Anyway, I was talking to Rin about Mirror Seto. I thought of adding more character and flaws to him especially since he’s…very pro worker in the Mirror!Verse which is the total opposite of canon kaiba (probably. Canon kaiba seems like a ruthless businessman/ceo haha)
Here’s some doodle of his dynamic with Mirror Mokuba who is a very aggressive….
Small but terrible.
Pardon. ‘been a while since I drew these two, lol.
I kind of want to make Mirror Seto quite spineless towards his very domineering younger brother which could be a good flaw. (I don’t want him to be a totally perfect person, haha.)
I don’t mean he’s a coward but as said above, I prefer for him to have struggles like wanting validation from his younger brother, his only family, and facing the high pressure and expectations to “suceed” as the CEO of KaibaCorp. He doesn’t want to be CEO deep down but he knows if it’s Mokuba who is in charge, the workers there would be fucked, lol.
With Mirror! Mokuba, We characterised him as a young prodigy so he’ s very mature for his age yet has a cold, capitalist mentality (a union buster lol) and wants to strictly adhere to the traditional family business model which is the total opposite of Mirror Seto who is a very empathetic person, does his best to give his employees great working conditions and aims to gradually steer the corporation to a cooperative one in this ‘verse much to the dismay of Mokuba.
TLDR; Being totally opposites personality-wise and the way they want to run the business is why they don’t get along as well as in the canon verse, haha.
Not to mention, Mokuba really hates Mirror! Jou here so he’s a constant foil to the mirror ship.
And to think we made Mirror Seto for the purpose of being merely joke material. Now I want him to have his own character arc, haha.