This is why I never apply for children’s book illustration positions.
Haven’t drawn boobs in a while. Thought I might for my first tumblr sketch. It was supposed to be a vanilla lesbian pic, but I started in MyPaint where I failed to locate eraser, so I just went with the flow and let myself be inspired by the ultimate HamletMachine.
I was irritated and angry. I wanted to draw something. Since I’ve just reread Starfighter, I drew angry/Irritated Cain.
Seriously, I can’t figure out Tumblr too well, so if you want descriptions of the pictures they be here: http://p-the-wanderer.livejournal.com/61270.html
I was drawing my comic page like a good artist and then I got a sudden attack of a blowjob followed by a sudden fanart of Sfeer Theory (it’s because if Chira’s “Luca is the biggest slut to ever slut” which I could not stop giggling about). I love Luca’s hair only when I don’t try to draw it. Also, I have no idea if Bal looks vaguely like himself…
I keep flooding you with those low quality sketches, lol!!
I opened Photoshop to paint a bit after a long while. Dabbled on a painting a bit, then decided to do a speedpainting and ended up making a sketch instead.
Kadeen from Knights Errant and Luca from Sfeer Theory. They’re talking!
About hair care. Rrrright…
I’m not sure about the font for Kadeen; the one for Luca was the most fabulous I found on my HD.
For my defence I can say that Doyler (author of Knights Errant) slashed them first. (Apart form that: WTF myself?)
This is just just a sketch that got spawned by mixture of listening “Fuck U” sang by Placebo and reading Yami no Matsuei that I’m planning to make an illustration from. I have no idea why I processes it and am posting it on the internet. Probably because I’ve been sick for days and my judgment is impaired.
I have to get it out of my system.
Drawing in “manga” or “anime” style does not make you a worse artist.
Disregarding proper learning of art basics, anatomy, doing realistic studies “because I draw in manga/anime” style does make you a bad artist. But it doesn’t make you you a worse artist because you choose to draw in this style (whatever it might mean); if you don’t learn and practice basics of doing art you’re a bad artist - that means you also fail as manga/anime artist you aspire to be.
Learning basics is important whether you choose to draw/pain photorealism, cartoon, anime, Disney - style. Many people don’t realize this and try to learn while copying favorite artwork, with no judgment whether it’s good or has serious mistakes.
As there is a lot of fanart of manga and anime characters, somehow the opinion has appeared that drawings in style described as manga/anime are mostly crappy OR that drawing in the style is “easy”.
I’ve seen many artists that had very good grasp on realism try to draw something in “manga” style - whether to make fun of something or as a job for some advertisement aimed at young people - and in most cases the results looked very similar: the same simplified, generic style with no real manga feeling. People who made their living drawing different, “difficult” kinds of art could not draw “simple manga” character on a level that would be different from and average early-teen beginner.
Let me once for all make it clear: drawing a crappy, beginner manga IS slightly easier than drawing crappy beginner realism; partly because crappy manga will be recognised as crappy manga while crappy realism will be just a crappy drawing in unidentified style.
At the same time, drawing a good manga is as difficult as drawing in any other style. There is no shortcut, no magical means of avoiding learning drawing basics. I have no idea where this double-standard comes from.
And I should know when I say “double standard”.
So I found this old comic page while backing up my files And I thought I’d share.
Looking for original I found many terrible comic pages with no stories, but this one is much better than the others and quite important for me, since I’m still slowly working on the story for it.
Also, I failed to find the original (but I suspect where it is.)
We love girls who love girls who love girls.
My submission for Fireangels Girls Love pocket calendar 2012. http://www.fireangels.net/kalender12gl.php Go and buy lots and lots!
Of course there is also yaoi callendar but I decided girls love needs more love; everybody wants to do yaoi.
And no, I could not do normal, cute girls XD