Thank you so so much for all of the birthday wishes<33 You guys are the best :D
I haven't been very active because I've been hella busy, but hopefully I'll have some art up during spring break ;)
I love you all!!! I don't know what I'd do without you guys<33
The transition from Fall to Winter always messes with my hands yo. BUT I think it's a good reference to help people get a better idea of what Nodin's hands look like (though he would wash his hands a lot more than me). I just put lotion, but I need to remember to put it on more often. Also, having a ceramics class this semester didn't help much with my dry skin.
BUT YEAH UH LOVE YOU GUYS ALWAYS MOISTURIZE.
Here's my list for this year's Secret Santa! :) I'll also be using this wish list for the SS event on deviantART~
Thank you to whoever is doing my gift! These are in no particular order, so just choose the one you will have the most fun with. :)
RokuRei(Roxas from Kingdom Hearts paired with my KH OC Rei)
I always have to have me some RokuRei xD Well, their relationship is more like a super duper best friendship, but if you really want to spoil me, you can make it really romantic XD As for outfits, you can either use the KH2 outfit for Rei and Roxas's Twilight Town outfit, or you can just make up your outfits. :D As long as they fit their characters. Rei is a tomboy so skimpy skirts and spaghetti straps wouldn't really work xD ALSO HERE'S A ROKUREI MIX TAPE BECAUSE WHY NOT
Both: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Roxas: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Rei: SHE HAS A NEW DESIGN but it's still getting some tweaks, so you can draw her old outfit/put her in some street clothes if you want. :) Her casual clothes are just her shorts and her gray half sleeve shirt.
[link] [link] [link] [link] (This is an unfinished reference and a lot of changes have been made, but it may still help you personality wise)
Nodin from the Mythological Creatures Club
I don't have a lot on him, but if you're a part of the MCC or keep up with the stories you should be good. :D His hair gets longer because of time passage in MCC, but I'd like it if you draw him like he is in the updated sketches. :) His original design has him wearing a flu mask, but it would make more sense for him to be wearing a gas mask. However, I'm totally fine with either. :) Also, his body shape matches the one in the old sketches and his jacket is this thrift store jacket that kinda looks like this except it has a hood along with the fluffy collar thing. He's super sweet and loves cute things and kitties and I love himmmm<3
References: [link] [link] [link] (updated sketches)
Fan art: [link] [link] [link] [link]
MCC stories(contains spoilers): [link] [link] [link] [link]
Tatsuda Hachiro SHSL (Rogue) Taxidermist (My Danganronpa OC)
He's rotund and super sweet~ Thinking of changing his backstory because it's kinda corny, but here's his profile. HE WEARS LONG SOCKS WITH FLIP FLOPS AND HAS A FANNY PACK like literally the cutest amirite
[link] [link] [link]
LarsxSadie from Steven Universe
LIVING FOR THIS COUPLE. Like seriously there needs to more fan art of them. GIVE IT TO ME PLEASE CUTE AND SEXY IDC I JUST NEED MORE. I love the character development of both of them ;o;
The best Steven Universe episodes that cover their relationship is "Joking Victim" and "Island Adventure"
Both: [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
Lars: [link] [link]
Sadie: [link] [link]
Thank you in advance! I hope you have fun! :D
SOME UPDATED SKETCHES OF NODIN that I did real quick for secret Santa~ My list will be up soon. :)
So I was having a crisis last night and IT'S STILL HAPPENING so I thought I should post this again on here so I can get the opinion of other anime-ish artists ;-;
First off, I’m a firm believer that you can’t blame anime for “ruining your path as an artist.” Anime comes in such a wide variety of styles and genres, from Lucky Star to Death Note, from stylized to even realistic. You literally cannot blame your style on anime, because anime itself is not one style. Trust me, as an artist who drew in anime style for YEARS I understand how hard it can be to break from the style. However, if you really wanted to improve your art or change your art, you would WORK HARD TO ACHIEVE THAT GOAL. You don’t like where you’re at as an artist? Change it. The great thing about artists is that we get to create our own stuff. Stuff that’s purely ours. The only limitation on your creativity is yourself.
Anyways, onto my crisis, I’ve been working hard to practice and improve my realism. I’m pretty good at still life, but due to my teacher’s/the departments’ budget, my Drawing I class can’t get live models. I tried signing up for a human anatomy drawing class outside of my college courses, but I was the only one who signed up and they had to cancel the class. Everything I know about art has mostly been self-taught up until senior year which is when I took my first formal art class, and even though that class wasn’t the best, I saw a drastic improvement in my art. Realism started coming more naturally to me.
I still have trouble with it though. And right now my style is some kind of weird hybrid between anime and realism? I don’t even know but I like it. I like my style right now, but whenever someone says it’s drawn in anime style, I can’t help but cringe a little bit.
Anime artists get so much shit sometimes, and to an extent I understand. It’s easy to copy and considered an “immature” style I guess I don’t feel like listing all the reasons I’ve heard. But it’s gone so far as to be called “not real art.” This has caused this underlying fear that no one will take me seriously if there is any hint of anime style in my work. But I mean, what can be labeled as anime anymore? I don’t draw big sparkly eyes, small noses, exaggerated proportions, or pointy chins, all common characteristics of the “anime style.” In a recent drawing of mine, my drawing professor loved it, which helped validate my style and let me think “Wow people can actually take me seriously.” But soon after when people were looking at it they’d be like “oh yeah it’s like that anime style.” But uhm…. No that’s me. That’s my style. I developed that style.
The stuff I post online are purposely made to look more anime-ish because it’s easier for me and I can draw it fast. I haven’t posted any of my “professional” artworks online except on facebook because the college I want to transfer to does online portfolios and I don’t want the to backwards search it and find my online accounts or think I stole it from the internet;; but I mean i can do a lot of realistic stuff just people no??
I don’t know this PROBABLY DOESN’T REALLY MAKE SENSE. TL;DR I’m just scared because I want to be taken seriously, but I don’t want to feel embarrassed or ashamed of my anime art background. I’m using college to learn literally everything there is about art, but I don’t want people to think that just because I draw anime sometimes/my art shows hints of anime that it’s the only thing I am capable of.