5. What is your favorite piece that you have done in 2017 so far and why?
This one (incidentally also my current blog header picture):
It was wonderful thing to work on, from start to finish. Even now, though I can spot some flaws in it (hmm…something about Zayn’s face don’t seem quite right if I tilt my head to look, hahaha), I still have the same fuzzy, warm feeling in heart looking at it as I did when I first had the inspiration of Zayn meeting the dinosaur on his shirt. Distilling everything into a single tender moment - that was creatively challenging, and emotionally rewarding. I am proud of the composition and especially the colors - coloring is my cursed weakness, but here, in a rare moment, the color scheme actually worked to be cohesive and engaging!
A close runner-up would be the drawing I did for Harry’s birthday, where he wears the Spaceboy jacket, and is on a Le Petit Prince-styled planet with a Space Frog. It strikes the same combination of whimsy and warm but not overwhelming colors as this dino drawing.
A special mention must be made for my Octopayne and Zayntaur comic, which has a special place in my heart. It’s bittersweet, you know? It makes me miss ziam interacting. It’s hard for me to let go of them, but the sadness also makes it hard for me do the characters based on them justice. But I feel so much fond drawing them though - they brought me some of my happiest days in my fandom stint.
6. What is your least favorite piece that you have done in 2017 so far and why?
Uhh I will have to go with this one, and I think you’ll understand immediately:
When I first drew it, I thought it was an amusing joke, but who would have thought Liam would actually live up to it? I “hate” it because it cursed me!
(Also, on the technical side, I colored this drawing on a different computer than I normally do, whose different screen configuration threw my coloring off. Liam’s skin ended up oddly more olive-toned and less vibrant than in other drawings. Moral of story: don’t switch devices/computers for art!
11. Is there a One Direction member you can draw very easily?
Now that would be Zayn! I feel at ease drawing with him without reference photos, and those for not just cartooning but also realistic drawings. His features are just so very real-life manga, and is forgiving in my style. Louis comes in at second - as long as I get the jawline and arched eyebrows right, everything else falls into place. Nowadays I’ve gotten a lot more practice with Harry, so I am a bit more confident with him too!
As for Liam and Niall, it always takes a couple of tries for me to get things the way I want them to be. Particularly Liam - I am under the curse of Madam Tussaud’s Wax Figure Liam, forever and always, it seems.
do you know that wax liam imagine where liam turned into a wax figure ad y/n told him she was allergic to wax so she set them both on fire and it was supposed to be all romantic but shE LITERALLY SET THEM BOTH ON FIRE AND IT WAS POORLY PHOTOSHOPPED