November 28, 2012

Colors and Catastrophes

Bad news first:
My graphic tablet dosen't function anymore; more precisley the active area, where you draw with a pen. Probably something corroded inside because of that time I bathed it in coffee... (so, don't do that to your tablets. Get an extra-table for your coffee cup or something. D: )


No, definitley not ^^; Good thing I can scan my stuff in better quality now, and I currently got back to copic colos; and somewhen next time I get water colors again. YAY! 8D (Btw, is anyone interested in scribbles and sketches? I've done LOTS of that last time... no, the classes are very interesting! ;) )
And last but not least, I can still try to color with my mouse 8D

There you go:

 Photoshop, as most of the digital stuff, outlines made with copic multiliner on marker paper. Some interchapter-pic in Bleach was reference for the pose ;D

Eye-cancer anyone? There's a pencilversion, too, and may be a copic version at some point.

Have a nice time 8D

November 20, 2012

Yes, this is shameless fanservice.

But as we all know, fanservice ain't for guys only ;D

If I mark this as a preview-poster of my comic, would anyone think it's porn??
I ask 'cause apparently there are some strange connections made this time; As an example, I was sitting in the common room, drawing a pic with two guys on it - and while I was drawing, three guys came up to me and asked, whether "they're together, like a couple" or what.
What the f.... I'm still wondering why they made that connection?!  (I mean yes, sometimes I draw gay couples and stuff, but I bareley knew these people and they didn't knew me and these guys on the pic weren't even touching each other (in a way that could have been interpreted as gay... whatever))
Maybe it's "A girl drawing "comics" must mean she's drawing "manga" must mean she's drawing yaoi"? 8D

I'm not even angry or something, I'm just massively confused how they made that connection ;)

Have a nice evening! 8D

November 7, 2012

Self-portrait and artists...!

Hey there!

So this is the first thing I did for my studys that I can actually show anyone! 8D

Everyone was like, "Awwwwww! She's sooo cute! Look at her dark circles around the eyes! And the fluffy haaair..."

Okay, I lied. Let's skip that part. It was praised and criticized, and all in all it was okay. There could definitely things I could have done better ^^°

And now, I will randomly change the subject to talk about something that bugged me for some time now - artiiiists! 8D

Several people have asked me the last time, why I react kind of negative when someone uses the term 'artist'.
First, I don't have a problem with someone calling someone else an artist.
I neither have a problem with someone calling me an artist.
I don't even have a problem with someone calling himselve an artist. Because there's no such thing as a strict definition of an artist, so anyone who likes it is allowed to be an artist.

What I do have a problem with, is the attitude that so very much people have, when they call themselve (or others) artists. There was a time when I was very active as a constructive critic on some forums and online galleries, and whenever I stumbled on a good picture that had some hard flaws on the other side, I wrote a constuctive critic under it. (I mainly corrected anatomy and stuff like that) Most times, I got reactions like "hey, thanks for the tips, I'll have a look at that next time!, and everything was nice and fluffy and full of unicorns and flowers.
But there were also these nice people on the internet (also in real life, but they were more subtle then) who didn't take criticism well. Which lead to reactions like
"What are you stupid? This isn't wrong, this is my STYLE!! I'm allowed to draw that way, cause I'm an ARTIST!"
Well, there's good wrong anatomy, when it all fits together*, and there's bad wrong anatomy, where it looks like your drawings are suffering from involuntary and unhealthy deformations.
And if the last is your "style", than fuck you, your 'style' sucks. To read more 'bout style or not style, have a look here.

"Artist" has somehow become a cheap word, used by people to lower others down and put themselves over them, and I don't want to play that game.

You're simply not an artist if you can't take on criticism and don't want to develop your 'art' and yourself.

So - that's why I don't really like to be called an artist, or like to hear how other people call themself artists..

In the end it's all about ignorance and people who use the words 'art' and 'artist' to legitimate themselves.

Have a nice day! 8D

*such drawing styles like Picasso, Naoko Takeuchi, Arina Tanemura, Anke Feuchtenberger, Kye Y. Chon, , Kandinsky, Ai Yazawa, and many many many more....