I made the horrible mistake of downloading Tera to see what all the hype was about… and made a dumb Elin because I was annoyed you couldn’t be a female/feminine Popori. >:\ While I think the combat system is interesting I highly doubt I’ll continue to play much, but if you ever see “Lichen” running around, that’s me ever in the quest for poofy shorts to wear instead of a skimpy shirt-dress.
Posts tagged my drawings.
The first of many Pokémon fanarts, hopefully! The group I typically do the drawing prompts with is starting a new project, called the Re-Dex Initiative! We’re going to redraw and sometimes re-imagine and re-design some Pokés how we see fit until we have a complete Pokédex. Check it out! :]
Quick concept sketches of two of the characters from the same story as the mermaid.
Pff, girls in big bell-shaped coats are so passé. This month it’s all about jelly-like mermaids.
Another watercolor experiment… some kind of bog monster this time?
I put on Spirited Away last night to be background noise while I did some stuff… and really just wound up watching the whole thing! I love the color palette of the grassy field Chihiro and her family walk through to get to the restaurant district outside the bath house… that’s the kind of place I want to visit! It inspired me to do something grassy with bright colors.
One of my problems with drawing is that while I’m drawing I start thinking about other image ideas. This leads to immediately loosing interest in what I’m working on and wanting to move on to the next thing, so I wind up with a lot of half (or even less than) finished drawings that I’d like to finish someday, but it will probably never happen. These guys have been sitting around for a while.
I’m trying to teach myself how to use watercolors (experimentally speaking, of course), so here’s a glowing pinecone, because apparently that’s relevant to my interests just now.
In accordance with resolution #1, I figured I should give visual reference to what the rest are for this year!
- Draw EVERY day. I hope this will lead to: a) enough illustrations to create a calendar (a plan I had for 2012 that fell through), b) an ongoing webcomic, c) general improvement, and d) more blog posts!
- Eat more vegetables. Eating healthy should be a no-brainer for me as it would be an easier way to ensure I don’t get sick as often as I do, but alas, I can be a dummy sometimes. I still don’t like tomatoes, though, but the rest of the bunny food will be mine!!
- Find balance. This sounds super philosophical but really it’s just a continuation of a couple of my resolutions from last year. I’m stressed out all the time, you see. And I mean, really nearly, all the time. That’s not really all that fun and so I hope to reach that point where at least some of the time I can chill out and not worry.
- Brush up on my Japanese. I’d actually completely forgotten about having planned this as a resolution until I had an internal struggle with myself on wether or not to draw a “Year of the Snake” picture for today, to reflect Japanese New Year and a culture I am insofar pretty invested in, or for Chinese/Lunar New Year, which is what I’ve always celebrated since I was a kid. More on that later, but I do hope to regain a small amount of my nihongo skills!
So that’s me for this year. How about you? Happy New Year, one and all!