i cant believe i wrote so much before. a full ten years now i cant believe
changing this again coz im procrastinating an essay. 2014 feels rather empty o<-< i didnt really challenge myself enough i think and i spent too much of the time drawing fanart and such for cons and 69min challenges on twitter... i feel like ive met a lot more people this year though since getting twitter and going to cons...? ehh... i got a new laptop at the start of the year and a cintiq recently. this laptop seems to make all my resized images to have really crisp edges come to think idk if people can see that LOL. cintiq is also interesting to use... the colours have failed to match those on my screen though so i think a lot of things i draw from now on might look a bit off OTL
oh and yea im neck deep in sports hell still
might change this at the end of the year if i draw anything better haha
oh and new laptop doesnt have century gothic wtf
2013 was... snk... snking...sinking into oblivion but its ok now coz i can sink into dmmd instead lmao kill me
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 thought id update it already! i found some old stuff lying around and changed the things for 2012 uwu/
For so long have I not done this meme, since I always wasn't sure if I had anything to put in for the really old stuff...
Most, if not all, are drawings I did are on my own accord, so drawings done for school or lessons or whatever aren't included... stuff that I was admit is much better than the stuff I have in this meme ahhaha...
Let's walk off into a short life story about my art.
I was never one to like drawing people. I always thought it was coz I never liked humans LOL /sent into outer space. So yea... I use to love drawing dogs and birds and horses.
Only in 2008 did I start to watch anime and later in 2009 manga. Before I thought it was all overrated and whatever, but then I watched wolf's rain which kinda pulled me in via the animal loving wolfaboo part of me haha. I joined dA. At the start it was all fun and games, I was still looking at me drawing as something I did sometimes. Everything was bad anatomy and just... bad. After living a long time being told by others I was pretty good at drawing... I was doubting it when I joined dA.
In 2009, I started to get really attached to neopets, subeta and gaiaonline. Esp with gaia and subeta, both which I never really got into coz I couldn't make money and buy anything. So yes, being a
person that wanted items on the sites, I started to draw humans! And on subeta, started to improve on anatomy and cellshading! Oh yes, judge me all you want but hell did I enjoy being fake currency rich and better at drawing.
At the end of 2010, I settled down to a stable style and thus in 2011 everything pretty much... looked the same. I felt like I plateaued and basically challenging myself with backgrounds and whatever... But... everything was fanart. Or at least it felt like that. I did make a lot of art that I guess I was proud of, one becoming a daily deviation. It was not a bad year, but doing the 2011 summary made me question it zzz
This year, 2012, being unhappy about how boring my art was, and how much I felt I didn't improve a lot last year, I started to embrace so much. I had also fallen into the abyss of homestuck, where the art wasn't all animu and mangos. I think I started to take in more different influences, such being well... western styled art. Not sure why I'm typing in past tense... I AM starting to change things. I'm painting more, trying to get anatomy better, thinking of better ideas and being more original, trying to do perspective, attempting more backgrounds. I'm stressed out about improving and being more welcoming to critique. I'm desperate to know what makes art good and bad. I'm trying to understand how to be better... I know people say "draw for fun", and I am having fun... but I want something more out of my drawings other than enjoyment... I want to be better.
A lot has already happened this year for me. But I hope for more to happen later this year.
I feel like I wrote a speech about myself that no one will ever read.
Good job sang, if only you could be this good with your essays.
I'll add more stuff at the end of the year before we all die or something okok
Original by: Kamaniki