I am generally a positive person and I try to encourage others to be positive and be themselves… but I’ve gotten to the point where I am just tired.
I honestly just don’t know what to do anymore. I love drawing and making people happy with my art, but recently I’ve just felt like no one cares. I put so much effort into my art and I know I still have a long way to go and not everyone likes my stuff and that’s fine, but when I see someones messy doodles/sketches getting thousands of notes while my art struggles to get 50 notes (when I have over 400 followers across both blogs) it really hurts.
All I’ve been getting lately are a bunch of likes, and don’t get me wrong, I appreciate them, but its telling me people like my art but it’s not good enough to share with the world.
So, unless you can tell me what I’m doing wrong, tell me how I can improve so you will reblog my art or the next couple of uploads suddenly get more then a few notes then I will be going on hiatus.
I’ve had several people ask me about my process when drawing. I decided to record myself so you can see a little more clearly. This piece isn’t done yet, I’ve only completed the basic lineart (which is the longest thing for me to complete).
I have used a butt load of reference for this, so the poses themselves are derived from an actual model’s (which explains the *seemingly short* pauses: it’s me looking and analysing the reference).
As you can see, my sketching phase is ultra messy. I can sometimes have 5 (or more) layers of sketches for the same pose. Mainly to add details or fix the shape without erasing the base. Notice how I always use an action line before starting to sketch: it gives me a basis on the body’s position and stability.
Here’s the end result for now. I’ve decided to head the advice of going with the circular head. For those wondering, my personal favourite was the triangular one.
Details like stripes, patterns, etc. are to be added at the colouring stage. Hair as well (if I decide to even give her hair in the end).
Not pictured (yet): Yurio as Max. Makkachin is Pascal?? Lilia as Mother Gothel ‘cause she has The Face, sorry Lilia. What is Yuuri even doing, what is he stealing? The Golden Katsudon of the Royal Family?