Friday, February 26, 2010

train #24

Stay in tune as I get caught by one of the transitters and get in trouble!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

train #23

I didn't mean to draw that guy but when I was drawing, he came in.

Monday, February 22, 2010

train #22

I think I thought the colors and stuff too much

Friday, February 19, 2010

train #21

"I'm tired of drawing people" phase

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

train #20

so sleepy.. I need to think more..yes...... yesshhhh

oh yeah, the little dude is finished for now. I think I'm going to try to make him move!

Monday, February 15, 2010

train #19

Been thinking about my style almost 24/7.

"You don't have to be "good," you just got to have your own voice."

Seems like trying to be "good" was all I tried to do. The only forte of mine, Japanese influenced style, just ended up being something obsolete. Cute? There's tons of people here that can do that better then you. Anime style? The same.

Seems like there is a trend in Japanese illustration world to like childlike looking illustrations. I don't really get whats so great about them, but I try to understand that its new, interesting and that it shows emotion (and etc). This is in part because of the fact that so many teachers at Palette Club said what you feel, what your trying to show (not physically, but emotion and feeling) is what matters.

After few disappointing classes (as in I-feel-like-shit), I realized that my illustrations had none of that. If it was an apple on the table, it was that. I wasn't thinking about showing how lonely the apple was or anything else.

After a few classes, I didn't have a favorite piece or a piece I was proud of. I didn't know what and how I wanted to draw, and drawing wasn't fun anymore.

I guess it should be written in present tense since that is still the case.
But in any rate, just thinking about drawing wasn't going to solve anything... Now that I realize I really don't know what I want, or how I want to draw, I decided to try to draw every day. I hope that someday this will lead me to an answer.

Or at least that is what I'm trying to tell myself

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

train #17

This is a view from the train through the window to the other compartment.

Sometimes I wish I lost my memory of drawing so I could start it all over again. I think I just learned how to make it look "good" that it's hard for me to find a way to draw originally

Monday, February 8, 2010

train #16

Been doing other things but today, I went and saw original drawings for picture books. It just made me think about my art again. I think I need to find out what makes my art "my art."

Hopefully drawing these will help me find that out

Sunday, February 7, 2010

train #15

I think this was one of them, "I want to draw that hand" thing

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

train #14

The good thing about drawing everyday is that I'm also doing other things as well. I am doing few other things, although its mainly fanart related. I've been working on pixel art, not finished yet but here:

I've also been working out little by little.. maybe I'll actually end up with a bit of muscle!

Monday, February 1, 2010

train people series #12 &13

Last year I kept on "thinking" about drawing an illustration, and when I did I just got frustrated, but now that I'm just drawing almost everyday, I realize now that "thinking" about drawing is really stupid... instead of thinking about it, and thinking about how it should turn out, how I should do it, I should've just done something.

I think my colour choice is getting interesting?