This drawing was forged from pure spite. Ok, at least it was at first XD I’ve been really frustrated about my lack of art this year. I know it isn’t really my fault, which helps me feel less guilty. But it is still terrible. This is the first drawing I have done in a while, since before I was sick and since I moved. I consider it a “warm up” of sorts. A reboot.
This last week or so I have done lots of refresher studies, read art books, made sketches, reviews of my art and techniques, etc. Getting back into the mindset of drawing. It’s not been very easy haha, but I think I’m finally ready to start making new art :)
Now that I’ve moved and settled, and my life isn’t really plagued by uncertainty anymore (which I feel really privileged for, since I know many aren’t in the same boat), I feel like I can get going again and get back on track. Start streaming on a schedule again, and hopefully be consistent in my productivity for the first time in years. The last several years have been... not so great for my family and it has honestly made it really hard for me to do creative work with all the anxiety. Now that I’ve moved I’m hoping that it’s a “reset” there too, and my stress and anxiety is relieved somewhat.
In addition to that, all this time off has really made me analyze what I value in making art; what techniques I enjoy, and what types of my art I like most. Things I don’t like, like making lineless paintings will be gotten rid of. (Only will do them if customer insists, and it will still be lines with them painted over.) I’ll be sticking to an inked lineart style for the foreseeable future. I’m also going to try to stick to the same color technique as well, so I don’t waste as much time as usual jumping around to other techniques. I hope that if I stick with one, that I will improve on it faster and also be more productive. :)
Hoping for a much better 2021 for all of us!
__________ Drawing description:
This drawing is more of a comic style, since it is “smaller” than my normal character art, which makes the lines thicker XD I don’t mind that, but for dedicated character art I do like the thinner lines a bit more! This is more of what you would see in a large comic panel.
Ti’maar is pretty adorable here too :P My good cheet ^^ Not often I make color art of just him! I originally wanted to draw him in armor, then I had an idea for a different clothing design XD
Honestly this just makes me want to work on my comic again XD Perhaps once I get some more commissions done… __________ I’ll be posting some WIPs of this on my normal social media platforms, not just on Patreon (since it’s just a small “warm up” drawing). I also tried out Clip Studio’s new Timelapse feature, and will post that as well :) From now on I will be posting time lapses to patreon! (as long as it doesn’t break, it’s a new feature XD )