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.

COMMISSION 42: Adult! Yugi

Had some unexpected obligations at the countryside this weekend so I didn’t get to draw as much as I wanted to. >__<

But I managed to finish this full coloured, half-body commission for @out-of-frequency. They wanted a mature and cool-looking Yugi. It was a bit difficult at first because I didn’t want him to look like Yami and I wanted him to retain his Yugi features without looking young and cutesy, heh. ❤

timelapse below:

Short Comic – Detangle

‘Back from the countryside and finished this short comic today 😀

I kept the colouring style simple and basic. I tried to resist getting carried away and making it detailed, ehe…It’s a bad habit of mine to suddenly make everything detailed when it’s not necessary.

Not as appealing as I’d like it to be but it’s a start, I guess.

WIP

I’ve been meaning to finish this comic today but I was busy with other stuff earlier. ORZ

Here’s a WIP shot of the upcoming short comic strip:

He looks constipated, doesn’t he?

I’ll be at the countryside this weekend for family obligations hence why I’m so frustrated about not finishing this today. :/

I’ll do my best to finish this short comic strip on Monday, though. I’m aiming for a rough or “unpolished” style because my goal is to be very loose with drawing and colouring, haha. Not that I want it to be ugly but I want to find comfort in making “rough” works. It might help me overcome my anxiety and perfectionism. (。・・)ノ

hair drying & art standards

I need to make more comics. ORZ

So I realised another problem which hindered me for months.

(yeah I know I have a lot of problems, lololol)

I spent too much time trying so hard to come up with poncy “artsy” abstract illustration ideas ( the ones I often see on Pinterest and IG) but I realised that…. it’s not my thing?

I mean, I can do those when I’m in the mood which is rare but I ended up forcing myself to be like someone else. It stemmed from my insecurity and internalising, assuming with what I’ve been reading and seeing.

I thought that being unable to come up with those kinds of art was me being uncreative. And that’s another factor why I felt depressed previously. I couldn’t think of any “artsy” ideas no matter how much I forced myself to. I felt so bad about myself because I thought I was just an impostor. I was uncreative.

Am I an artist if I can’t draw like those? If I can’t draw like them?

Am I creative if I can’t conjure those kinds of artworks and ideas?

But art is not all abstract.

Creation is creative.

There are a variety of art styles and themes. I pressured myself too much to make a type of art that isn’t my thing, that isn’t my passion and doesn’t give me satisfaction. All because I felt that fanart wasn’t creative enough. That comics weren’t what made me a “true” artist. That I thought straightforward art wasn’t artistic.

I love comics. I love fanart. I love to do straightforward art. I’m in the zone whenever I make them. I get fulfilled whenever I finish them. Why the fuck was I forcing myself to meet standards that stemmed from my assumptions and other people’s opinions?

Despite the fact that I have an entire notebook filled with ideas to draw, I ended up fixating too much on what I didn’t have, what I thought I should be rather than what I have.

I just wanna draw what I want, gah.

LEMON CREAM PIE

Hello.

This chibi art is my excuse to draw a pie I recently came to love (and crave!) with my favourite ship.

So the story is, I tried some Lemon Cream Pie a few months ago and I never expected to end up falling in love with its taste and velvety texture, haha. I was never a fan of lemon-y desserts like lemon cakes, lemon squares, etc. because I couldn’t imagine eating something especially a dessert that had a lemon taste. I always thought that lemons are only good as a drink (lemonade) or something to accompany a seafood dish but this pie changed my mind. It was sooo scrumptious and smooth I ended up eating probably more than half of the entire pie, eheh…^_^;;

Anywho,

I love citronshipping so much that whenever I see lemons or any fruit resembling citron fruits, my mind imemdiately goes to that ship, haha.

And drawing food is relaxing so why not make an artwork of a favourite ship PLUS a favourite dessert?