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My goodness… This blog… I feel like it’s turning more into a diary the more I write. o_o ;;;

Sorry about this, but if it really turns into a diary then… Well… Then it happens, I guess. I did say it is kind of like a diary in my about page a few months back.

My Plans About Inktober 2017

Inktober Days (10 Total):  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Plan

Okie… So I did want to draw for most days, but… I found out I have even more things I should finish ASAP. @_@

I noticed that as I drew each piece, I spent more and more time drawing them for Inktober. It was mainly because I had to learn their features (i.e. eye shape, proportion, hair style)… Most of it was new to me, so I struggled quite a bit drawing each character. Honestly, this part was expected. What was unexpected was I actually wanted to draw profiles for Inktober. :’D I originally planned to draw chibis or something. XD

I think I might just draw most of the main cast and that’s it. It’s because I kind of want to learn how to draw their hair and eyes.

My concern is if I spend too much time on this, I can’t finish other stuff I had planned. I want to work on other digital drawings, too, before Halloween arrives. : x (Omg… It’s already the 6th… QQ)

Drawing takes such a long time. I mean… just these Inktober drawings averaged about 2 hours a day already. O_O ;;;

I … I guess I have maybe 2 drawings I wanted to finish before the 31st? I don’t know yet~ I already started one in September, but I lost motivation to draw it. :’D I should return to that one ASAP. It’s actually a simple doodle, but knowing me, it will still take hours to finish! Most of the chibi doodles I finished digitally took around 2-8 hours…? :<

ANYWAYS! I plan to draw up to… PROBABLY #10 of mm-24707’s prompt. Right now I finished 4, so the remaining 6 will be spread throughout October! ^^

I’ll (hopefully) no longer make posts about skipped days. I will just upload whenever I finish the drawing. 😀

Inktober 2017 – Day 4

Inktober Days (10 Total): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Plan

ANNNNDDDDD Day 4 done! I drew Jaehee because I am still following the previous prompt.

Today, or actually October 5th, was Jumin Han’s birthday. If I was on time, then I would have finished his picture for his birthday. Unfortunately, I am quite late… (I’ve been submitting these past midnight since Day 2, so…)

Anyways, I can begin to feel the fatigue from drawing. :’D It’s sad because I haven’t even drawn 707 (my favorite character if you can’t tell already). He look pretty hard to draw too… Short curls WITH GLASSES! Did I ever mention I never really draw guy characters except once in a few years? Welp… I’ve drawn 2 for Inktober 2017 so far and the result was a surprise. I think I will cry again tomorrow because Jumin seem VERY HARD TO DRAW as well.

Anyways, I thought Jaehee would be easy to draw. I used to draw this type of hairstyle… What ended up happening was… well the hair was ok. (I simplified it a lot.) However… THE EYES! Oh my goodness… I didn’t expect to have any difficulty drawing her. I actually took a long time drawing her right eye and I don’t know why. ;;; It’s not a shape I never drew before… I guess it’s just one of those days. : x

Yes, I used references as usual. I actually stuck to one reference for her eyes. After drawing her eyes, I switched over to another CG for reference. I am sure that 2nd reference is more obvious than the first. 😀

I decided to draw Jaehee with long hair because I didn’t want to draw another short hair. QQ (I personally needed a break. :’D I don’t usually draw short hair because I am too lazy. : x With long hair, I tend to simplify it… a lot, so… it is easier.) So many guys to draw and they are mainly short hair. I drew Zen’s hair tied up, so it is pretty much his short hair showing.

Ugh… I am starting to see the flaws now that I stopped staring at the drawing. The uneven inking is killing me. X_X I can actually fix the uneven ink (right eye have bolder lines than left eye) if I make the left eye bolder… but I don’t trust my pen. The pen decides when to give me more ink and when to give me less ink. When I finished tracing the left eye, the pen decided it wanted to give me a lot of ink for the right eye… ;;;;;;

OH RIGHT… I made a blooper. So… I finished tracing the hair. By the time I reached the clothes, I wanted to cry. I forgot to put her hair “behind her.” QQ It was too late and I couldn’t fix it. I couldn’t unsee it after that. QQ

Inktober 2017 – Day 3

Inktober Days (10 Total): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Plan

Yayyyy! I finally finished! Although quite late (mentioned why in previous post), but better than never~ I am around 2 days behind now (because it is past midnight)? ^^;;;

For Day 3, I drew Zen from Mystic Messenger. I used the same prompt as previous drawings.

Zen was surprisingly harder to draw than Yoosung. I thought Zen’s hair was more straightforward than Yoosung’s, but nope… @_@ There were many different things that were different than my usual style, so I had to look up a lot of references for this… The issue was, even the art style in the CG were different from one another. It was a bit difficult to stick to one to use as reference… ;;;

My tracing skill was so bad today… I couldn’t trace on the line many times. QAQ …..

Also, my inking was top-notch today. I butchered the otherwise okay-looking chin. QAQ

ANNNDDDDDD… I started inking the eyes FIRST THING. When I finished tracing the whole thing, I started to erase the pencil marks on the eyes first… AND IT SMEARED!!! T____T I thought it dried by then… I THOUGHT WRONG… T_______T

Inktober 2017 – Day 3

I have to skip or postpone day 3 of Inktober… I was going to draw Zen today. : x

I am feeling a bit dizzy/fatigued for the whole day. I had random energy bursts that plummet to I-need-to-lay-down-right-now moments. @_@ I am going to blame it on the vaccine just so I can blame it on something. :3c

Anyways… Let’s hope tomorrow is better! @_@

I am totally not going to blame it on the fact that I am lazy and I slept late for the past few days. No way those are the reasons why.

Inktober 2017 – Day 2

Inktober Day (10 Total): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Plan

Yayyyyy! I finished Day 2 drawing for Inktober, although I did start and finish it late. I didn’t make the deadline like I did for Day 1. Oops. ;;;

For Day 2, I drew Yoosung from Mystic Messenger. The prompt is from mm-24707 on Tumblr. I think I might just follow the prompt closely…

I am just using Inktober to get used to drawing Mystic Messenger characters. I’ve never drawn any of the Mystic Messenger  characters besides MC prior to Inktober 2017.

I had to use references from the CG album. For Day 1, I used the CG album for MC’s dress. As for Day 2, I used the CG album for Yoosung altogether. I am sure I have to continue to use the CG album as reference for every piece in this event. ;;;

I am surprised the Yoosung I drew came out better than I expected. I really didn’t expect him to look like Yoosung at all. :’D I’ve never drawn this hairstyle, so it seems okay.

The eyes tho… His poor eyes… I messed up there. QQ It was better with pencil, but the moment I started using pen… RIP! QAQ

Inktober 2017 – Day 1

Inktober Day (10 Total): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Plan

I am going to use this Daiso notebook for Inktober. This isn’t a sketchbook or anything. It’s just what I have and it is lightweight. It says it has 50 sheets, so it should hopefully be enough for Inktober 2017.

I finished my first Inktober drawing.

The prompt is from mm-24707 on Tumblr.

I finished this drawing before 12 AM. :’D I didn’t think I would make it on time. However, the time it took me to post this on social media made it late. ;;; Oh well.

I used pencil to draw first. Then, I traced with a pen. I liked the pencil version more because it is more natural. The pen is more awkward because I am not used to the line pressure when drawing. The pen makes it harder to control my already minimal pressure control. Also, the pencil allowed me to erase to fix lines. QQ

And… I don’t know how to shade with a pen. ;;; It is also hard to make different size lines with this pen… I mean I could, but I failed more times than I succeed. I messed up one of the eyes because of this pen. ;;;

BUT drawing with this pen is fun, so I will still use this for future drawings. :<

Oh right… I actually finished the eyes last this time. I used to finish the eyes first to get a feel of the character, so I could decide on the clothes.

Anyways, when I got around to drawing her eyes, I panicked. I haven’t drawn those eyes in ages, so they looked weird to me.

Now I am getting used to the eyes, so I am starting to notice other flaws. @_@

Oh well… I am quite glad the first prompt is MC. I had practice last month on drawing her. That’s why I drew her faster than I thought.

Now that the easier prompt is done… Oh boy… I don’t even know where to start on explaining how much of a steep learning curve it is for the rest of the prompts… ;;; I might go the easy route on most/all days… ;;; I still want to keep drawing as a fun activity instead of a chore.

Inktober 2017 Has Started!

Lol… My post is so late that it’s almost October 2nd. :’D

Anyways, YES IT HAS STARTED!

This year is my first time attempting to participate in Inktober. I only heard about it sometime at the end of last year or beginning of this year. I somehow missed Inktober all these years. Maybe I wasn’t following the social media close enough… or at least the ones that had it.

Although I said I plan to participate… I don’t plan to go too in-depth in the drawings. First of all, I struggle a lot when I draw. This includes those little doodles that I do (like my profile icon). It takes me a longggg time just to draw something so simple as a doodle. :< I don’t want to make Inktober a chore. I have other things I want to do in the month of October… Like… I am expecting Elsword to have a Halloween event for example. *COUGH* Or I have some digital drawing thingy that I plan to finish for Halloween that I’ll upload on Facebook or other social media. ETC!

Instead, I plan to go easy with Inktober and pretty much just doodle or something. I want to use Inktober to up my frequency in drawing, even if it is just a doodle. I hope in doing so, at least I can start to draw slightly faster…?????? Wishful thinking? I will find out.

This is for fun and hopefully improvement in drawing. I think even if I only doodle, I will get something out of this. 😀

As for what prompts I will use… I don’t know… I tried to find an existing Mystic Messenger prompt that I like, but I only found one…? Instead of finding a specific prompt to follow, I might just make it along the way. OR I might just mix match the prompts…