Concept Sketches [ part 2 ]

Still on a decaf day. ORZ

‘Never thought there’d be a day where Atem is the MC of a comic I’ll draw, haha. (forgive me, TKB and Mariku)

Granted, it’s a commission and the story is written by my client but it’s going to be a good challenge and a breath of fresh air. Atem/Yugi’s hair is fun to colour, heh .

I mentioned before that I’ll post better images for the rough concept sketches of a comic commission and here they are. ^^

(These are on A4 sheets)

So many Atems, lol. I may have drawn the right one in a bad angle ORZ

The one on the left is version 1 of Atem that I did a week ago and the one on the right is the second and more updated version of him which I sketched today.

I’m quite rusty with drawing ygo characters tbh as it’s been quite a while since I last drew them on a regular basis, lol. My love for an obscure anime may have took over since late last year, sorry.

Anyway, Atem/Yugi’s hair has always been difficult to draw hence, why I had to draw more sketches of him here. I need to get used to his hairstyle especially since I’ll be making a comic about him. I’ll have to draw him multiple times and with different expressions. :’D

Here’s another character who resembles you know who and that’s all I can say ‘cuz I am afraid of putting too much spoilers out there.

Although that one is the initial draft and that’s not his final look.

I still can’t believe someone commissioned me for a comic, heh. I feel better about my comic skills to think someone would pay me to make one, :’)

Tomorrow, I’ll be able to drink coffee (FINALLY) and will grind the hell out. I’ll be doing the storyboards for this comic by then too. (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و

Will post these on tumblr and twitter tomorrow. Too tired now, gah. I hate caffeine withdrawal.

Hobonichi Painting

I’m an idiot, gah.

I got carried away with painting a number of layers on a 50 gsm paper so it wrinkled. ORZ

Anyway, I’m just filling up all the remaining blank and uncoloured pages on my hobo. Scanning old sketches prompted this motivation for me to stay consistent and improve my skills.

And to dabble more with traditional media esp watercolours.

I’m still a huge amateur when it comes to watercolours but using them is very relaxing. ^^

Hobonichi Doodles : My Old OCs

I wanted to post this last night but I was too exhausted I ended up falling asleep at front of my laptop, ORZ.

Anyway,

Some very old OCs of mine created back in High School that I painted on my hobonichi, lol.

I thought of drawing those and other random stuff to fill the many blank pages of my hobo. Unfortunately, I haven’t written/drawn there regularly compared to last year but I didn’t want to keep the planner blank. The main reason with the hobonichi being expensive, lol. I really can’t afford to waste them.

And it does help. I mentioned in my previous blog post that I struggled with not finishing sketches and being very irregular with my sketchbook. I’d end up getting sick of it and buy a new one and repeat the whole process again.

I was drawing heads everywhere. (many of them faceless) I barely went past the neck. Thinking about it now, it was probably because I didn’t know shit about the anatomy after them such as the upper and lower limbs, torso and pelvis so I couldn’t be bothered.

I lacked any knowledge on how they worked so I was merely stuck on heads, haha.

Gods, they were such a cluttered mess that I don’t feel bad throwing so many of them away. I regret the fact that it took years of this same kind of blunder and why it only took me joining the ygo fandom to take drawing seriously. But at the same time, I know that I’m a better artist now. Not as skilled as I want to be . I’m still learning more and always wanting to improve but I know I’m much better than “Only-drawing-heads Millie.”

Who knew being so guilty of buying an expensive planner and making sure I don’t waste a paper of it curbed those bad habits? lol. I’m saving up for another one for next year. 😀

Sakuragi [ Slam Dunk] studies

Me and Rin have started watching Slam Dunk which is like, the OG Basketball anime/manga series. (Sorry, Kuroko. ;-;)

I actually thought she wouldn’t bother with watching it because… sports (lol),it’s basketball and she’s British. I was assuming Rin preferred football but to my surprise, she told me she doesn’t give a crap about that sport and likes hand held ball sports like Basketball.

I swear she really breaks the British stereotype, lol. She even hates tea, haha….

ahhh…same though. with football.

I’m not a fan of football. In fact, I don’t really know anything about that sport. I only know Messi and Beckham and that’s just because I keep hearing their names from commercials and such (and I only knew David Beckham from Victoria Beckham).

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much my only knowledge about that sport, gah. plsdontkillmefootballfans

I watched some football games to pass the time back then but for some reason I couldnt’t get into it. Basketball seems more fun and exciting to me.

Hmmmm…..

Must be because I can see the players’ delts, hehe. :3C

Anyway, I wanted to practice with drawing Sakuragi, the MC of the series. He’s quite a fun character and a very sensitive one too. <3333

I really have to practice drawing pompadours. ORZ

03.11.2021 journal entry

Gods, I friggin shipped this Blood + couple so much since I was little, haha.

(And yeah, my young arse watched this kind of anime because my parents were so busy with work they didn’t exactly monitor what I watched…unfortunately. :/)

I should re-do this into a cleaner digital artwork /comic since i messed up the painting here ORZ.

If you haven’t watched the series but want to, I suggest not scrolling down further because of spoilers.

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Watercolor practice again

Hello.

After like, two weeks of not posting any art I finally have something to show. ^^;;

I’m sooo sorry for the idleness. ORZZ

It’s not perfect. It’s fairly rough but well, that’s expected from an amateur at watercolours, lol.

Traditional media specifically painting seems to be good medium to combat my anxiety and perfectionism paralysis with art. A giant blank digital canvas is a lot more intimidating. Not to mention the numerous CSP tools and the undo button which exarcerbates my toxic perfectionist mindset.

While with painting traditionally, it gives me more permission to be imperfect and experimental because watercolour is generally a difficult medium; inherently unpredictable (esp for my newbie ass lol) and subject to a lot of different conditions such as paper type, wetness, brushes, etc.

And it’s just very therapeutic. The weather has been really crappy; super grey and rainy so it probably dampened my mood for the past week or so and I needed a therapeutic outlet. (Is it SAD?)

Redraw from Last Year

edit: damn i ended up typing archers instead of arches lmao.

I tested a new watercolour paper, Baohong, and it seemed quite decent especially with the blending. Comparable to Arches apparently according to some people but I’ve never tried the latter so I don’t know if it’s true, lol. (Isn’t Arches like the Rolls Royce of watercolour paper?)

But it’s affordable for like, a 100% cotton watercolour paper and I need all the practice sheets since I’m a total amateur with this media. :’D

(gods, where were all these good, quality affordable brands when I was young? lol.

One reason why I didn’t do watercolours as a kid aside from having barely any art class in my school’s curriculum was due to how expensive they were around me when I was a broke af student.)

It’s a redraw of a little smiling tkb from last year.

The texture is quite rough. ‘Could be because it’s cold press but also due to the lighting..

Anyway, I scanned it and enhanced the colours slightly to make some of ’em pop.

My tablet also broke a few hours ago. ugh.

I’m extremely frustrated since it’s been with me for almost a decade and it just..doesn’t work anymore all of a sudden. :/

Studies

Hello.

I didn’t have that much time to draw as much as I’d hoped to due to some family stuff today. ORZ.

I was able to do some studies/practice with drawing Kaiba and Jou for future projects, specifically for FUOH (A Mirror! Puppyshipping side story). I have to draw their hair well. ^^

It’s been a while since I used colourful markers, lol. (The colours on Jou’s hair are quite dull. oops.)

The most important thing is that I have a good grasp on their hair now.

I hope. heh. ^^;;>

hobo doodles

I’m an idiot for putting so many washes on this paper, lol. You can see the red ink (the 2021 thing) bleeding through the page because I treated this as a thick watercolour paper for some strange reason.

It still managed to hold well, though. That red ink was the only one that bled through the page. The rest didn’t so that’s a plus.

Yep, I can’t wait for September 1 so I can buy 2022’s hobo planner, lol.

Not going to lie, it curbed my chaotic and messy mentality and mannerisms. I was able to write personal thoughts out and draw daily this year (which I thought was impossible for me) so I had to stash and save up for a 2022 version. ^^

The price makes you motivated to not waste your money and draw or write something each day, lol. I could not bear to miss one page . But it’s reasonable considering its like 365 + pages of tomoe river paper and a nifty planner and sketchbook all in one. (It won’t be able to handle alcohol based materials so no copics/promarkers and sharpies if you don’t want it to bleedthrough!)

🌺 WHERE TO BUY: HOBONICHI 2022 WEBSITE 🌺

a redraw from 2017
I’m so in love with fem! malik x fem! ryou angstshipping! they’re so cute together, aren’t they?<3333
The thinness of a 52 GSM TOMOE RIVER PAPER!

yyup. Hobotecho’s got themselves a loyal customer, heh. ^^;;

attempt at oil pastel-ing

Talk about not keeping up with my upload schedule, pfft.

But I was down with a terrible cold the other day and very painful period cramps yesterday. I took some Advil but as usual, it still hurt throughout the day so I did a lie in. ORZ (I really hate those excruciating monthly cramps, it feels like I’m dying every time.)

Anyway, while I was resting, I thought of practicing on oil pastels. ^^;; I don’t know much about it (the techniques, styles) seeing as I’ve never used them but they seem interesting and it’s nice to experiment with different tools.

Tools used:

  • Midori MD Cotton F2 Sketchbook
  • Sakura Cray-Pas Expressionist Oil Pastels

It’s very rough haha but they were quite relaxing to do. Animals especially are fun to draw even though I’m not as proficient with drawing them compared to humans. ^__^