If at first…

…it looks like shit, try again.

Last November, I did this Bombshell Big Barda piece. Somewhere between the pencils and water colour, it transformed into this static thing with a weird face. I’ve been wanting to re-do it for a long time, but doing it traditionally is such a pain in the ass.

I was having trouble getting a commission off the ground earlier this week, so I procrastinated by finally doing my OG girl justice. Got her face to look as intended and redrew her body completely. While my digital painting skills still leave a lot to be desired, I’m finally happy with this piece.

I also finished the commission well ahead of the deadline I set for myself, so it’s been a good art week all around.

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Gab, Currently XVI

Tindera Life:

Between the rush for preparations and my anxiety, I totally forgot to post an announcement here but I was at Komiket a few weekends ago!

Shared a table with the totally rad ICEBOX, Nagi, and Corn. Komiket was my first time peddling my wares at a con. Super tiring, but a lot of fun. Shoutout to friends who dropped by our booth and bought my prints. I’m super touched, guys. ❤

Inktober 2017:

I did a grand total of one painting for #MerMay, I figured I might as well do one for #Inktober as well.


“We are the granddaughters of the witches you weren’t able to burn.”

I still haven’t quite gotten the knack of brush pens, but they sure make a world of difference in making line art look finished haha!

Pistol Packin’ Mamas:

I’ve been working on my water colour game for a few months now, and it wasn’t til recently that I realised what I missing in terms of depth. I think I’ve gotten the basics of it down in my most recent pieces of my favourite retro gals, Peggy and Phryne. I’m excited to see where I can go from here.

This has been a really disjointed update, I’m sorry, but my brain just doesn’t seem to want to words today.

Moonlight hides your fears

Sailor Moon got me into art school.

This show was such a huge part of my childhood. Girls with super powers kicking ass? It had 10-year-old me LIVING.

I don’t think I would have started thinking of a career in visual arts had I not started drawing Sailor Moon fanart as a kid. It’s what got me started not only drawing human figures, but also drawing regularly. So am I exaggerating when I say Sailor Moon got me into art school? I don’t think so.

I’d been sitting on doing a Senshi series for a while and I’m stoked I finally finished it. This was originally only supposed to be the inner senshi (because I didn’t want to draw Chibiusa), but I included Neptune and Uranus due to public (read: a few friends) demand haha!

P52TR WEEK 12 – My Heart Draws A Dream

Haido

This was supposed to be Hyde (of L’Arc~en~Ciel), but my hands were all, LOL NOPE YOU GET A RANDOM GIRLY GUY. I really need to work on drawing faces from this angle, because my proportions are a little off.

Anyway, this is the product of me watching L’Arc’s World Tour 2012 concert at Madison Square Garden which always leaves me a little emotional. Save for a couple of songs it’s almost the same setlist as when we watched them in Hongkong.

Still two weeks behind on Project 52!

It’s the end of an era.

Suddenly, my last post seems so relevant. The first thing I see when I went online today was news on Miyazaki Hayao retiring. It gave me so many feels, it made me pick up a pencil again for the first time in months.

I had originally planned on drawing Jiji on Kiki’s bag but やっぱりね、I suck at drawing animals. Also still suck at planning because this sketch cuts her off at the wrists hahaha!

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Cheers, Miyazaki Hayao. Thank you for your wonderful movies!