Merging Styles

Here's another unfinished artwork for this month. I've been drawing a lot lately but I haven't finished an artwork T_T

Oh.. I messed up the left lashes =_=
Not my usual style, right? I was asking for advice from my friend who is a digital artist about how to draw a certain expression. He said  that I drew better than him and just game me a silly comment >_< I told him that we had different styles that we were good at and that he was better than me in coloring and anime style artworks. That's where I got really frustrated.

Unfortunately, I suck at line art and coloring so all my anime styled works are scrap. But this time I tried to merge the styles of my art references to make my own! I think it looks good.. better than my previous artwork, right?


Practice - Smiling Eyes

Most of my artworks look really stoic and lifeless because of the eyes. I can't draw expressions in the eyes because I don't know how to. Even in pen and paper/anime style art...

So I decided to start by drawing smiling eyes...

I didn't bother with the brows =_=

It took me a while to figure out what was different from normal eyes and happy looking eyes. I asked my friend about it and he said the eyes look like an inverted U... Hence the photo reference =_=

I cheated a bit in my drawing though. I drew slightly squinting normal eyes then skewed it to make it look "happier" lol.. then I duplicated the sketch~! I don't usually like duplicating my sketches so I can practice drawing both sides, but since I already cheated, I might as well duplicate the eyes right? Hehehehe!

I like the fact that I was able to draw happy eyes but I don't like how the picture turned out.. :( I wish it looked more... anime-ish T^T



My Korean language class is finally over! The classes ended last weekend... It was so much fun I actually bought another Korean language book immediately after our graduation. ^__^
일번호 문제...


[Personal] Take Me With You!

Since I started working in the IT industry, I have always worked with "certain people". I always hated their work ethics and how they talk. Through the years I have accumulated quite a lot of resentment towards them and eventually generalized that they were all the same.

I just had to write a post about this because I would never have expected that a person from the "people I resented" so much could make me feel like I am doing great at work and that I should do more. Not because they are doing so bad and making me look great but because of all the encouragement I got. :)


My First Gachapons - Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan

I did mention how much of a fangirl I became while I was playing Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan on my 3DS, right? I even pre-ordered some gachapons online last October because there were no Nendoroids for Hakuouki T^T. The Hakuouki gachapons are the only figures I have that are not Nendoroids. If they release Nendoroids for Hakuouki, I would probably buy Saito, Sano, and Hijikata.

Kirino was excited too!


I Should Be Studying...

I should be studying for a test tomorrow but I just had the urge to draw something. I have been sketching half open eyes for the past few days and I really wanted to try drawing it digitally...

Still a work in progress since I just drew it on a whim with out any plan/concept in mind. I'll try to finish it once I can finally focus on other things. 3 weekends to go!!!