This blog has became my art log. I am sure.
Still, there are a lot of Xingible’s philosophical stuff. :3
First up, a prelude to Artpeace x.
Humans here are modeled after members of Orange Range.
Yoh: Elsa (Frozen) + Hide (X-Japan) + Ryuk (Death Note) —> Read that Yoh likes XJapan, esp Hide or Yoshiki.
Hiroki: Snow White with an orange + Naruto + Goku (Dragon Ball)
Ryo: Anna (Frozen) + Alphonse (Full Metal Alchemist) —> ROFL, it happened that Ryo, Anna and Alphonse are all the 2nd child to a pair of siblings.
Yamato: Tiana (Frog Prince) + Piccolo (Dragon Ball) —> I read that Yamato was really nicknamed Piccolo sometime along his school days.
Naoto: Cinderella + Ichigo (Bleach)
Trivia: Yamato and Naoto exchanged their items and the Frog got replaced by a Kijimuna.
And after I drew this, I remember that Naoto got 2 older brothers. Ha. Ha. Ha.
Right after I finished #24, I was all on fire to continue on this kind of mash-up/cross-over/gender-bend and whatnot. I haven’t decide on a specific direction to go in my #XingibleRoadToArt but right now I am sure that this kind of whimsical stuff is what I like to do. I actually went online to learn art technics when I usually am tragically too lazy and all to do.
#25 was an intended sketch piece but I liked it so much, I have to make it some kind of work. Just look at those boots, they are the best ones I ever, ever drew. And those watercolour pink hair, and those white and silver pen highlights.
Help, I am really impressed with myself.
(Meanwhile also look at Naoto’s foot and I attempted shading on his gloves.)
Learned about these kind of highlights from here though.
Things do happened really unexpectedly eh!! ❤ ❤ ❤
The very, very philosophical thing about this was, halfway into drawing Yoh, I knew that I still lack what it takes to detail things enough for my penchant for those thick, uneven blue outlines. Scroll down to #26 and look how diluted the baseball boys look. They are ok with #26, but totally not the kind I want for my intended #25.
And then I remembered about Morgan Sensei telling me that I give up on things sometimes at the last minute.
But at the same time, I *know* that I cannot apply my outlines and still get what I want. So?? At least I can go draw all the sketches of the characters then call it a day right? And after I was done, why not go ahead with a rough application of colours?
Then I found the way to do colours fade out and shadings and eventually some manipulations on PS. And bouncing this off a bit, digitalising my artpeace is also something that I am looking into.
And before I go on, lets look at this.
#24 was really noticed by NEENEE’s manager and he said that the caricatures are good aren’t they, somehow he felt lucky and thank you.
I know experts had warned that FB likes and the sort doesn’t determine a person’s worth and we human beings shouldn’t be obsessed it, still, it is quite crazy that some 93 folks saw this and expressed positive feeling towards it. 8 of them even went ahead to share that tweet to their friends.
I intended for that piece to bring people joy, so I do feel happy with it. And I don’t think that is unhealthy. I did tweeted the initial sketch over first, nothing got back and I die-ed when I got a reply. I basically floated to the kitchen, told my parents and calmed down for a day before telling Morgan Sensei and another day more before telling CM.
The really pretty thing here is, I really did made people happy with my art. ❤
#26! Yup, I wrote it as 25. OTL
(White road line by liquid paper, white pen to dab out some stray blue ink.)
Saw two young boys hurling baseballs across the road (FOR CARS!!) at a wall and catching their rebounces one time when I was walking in a residential area towards Asato Station, Naha, Okinawa.
It did looked VERY dangerous but since no neighbours came out to stop them, it seemed like there are little to no cars during that time belt. And the boys looked like they have been doing this for some while already.
The more curious thing was however, their uniforms were very, very clean. It was some time between 3 to 4pm, if they just finished club activities, why are they still so clean?? And it doesn’t seem like they are only going to school now to practise.
Anyway they were really sweet darlings, they stopped when I passed by them from the back, making sure that I passed before throwing their balls again.
And twisty roads bcoz!!!!
Generally roads in Okinawa are pretty much smooth and straight, stretching out to quite far. And with the lower housings, it just gives off a very whimsical look whenever there is some bit of elevation or de-elevation along the way. (Like I can see a long wavy road.)
(Typical road among residential area.)
And onceeee in a while, there will be tiny stretches that arched more than 45 degrees. It seems to me that people had to make do and join two roads of different planes somewhat-ly. The steepest one I walked on was almost enough for me to place my hands in front and walk. Each time I would pray that I wouldn’t roll down. ^^;;;
Other rare interesting roads include narrow paths that doesn’t look very road-ish and I only knew it was for vehicles until I saw one driving through.
And oh, at times the pedestrian path is just separated by a painted on white line. So far only one guy said Hi from his car to me, no one yelled at me for walking on the road yet. So that really should be the pedestrian walkway.
And I miss Okinawa!!
Okinawa is good.
I have started to PS my final pieces these day and interestingly, with this art project, I got to face myself on issues concerning myself. Like how I came to terms with myself not being able to manifest something I have in mind yet remembering not to give up and getting something in the end.
And as much as I want to keep positive, I felt like hit a kind of fatigue point. I was telling Dawn that in order to progress on, I have to learn new technics. I already exhausted what I know of. Surely I can continue on this style and improve. However, that is something that ain’t bringing me the contentment and I want to go ahead to bring out those stuff that I picture in my head.
Even when I drew my first piece for this project, I didn’t ask for comments, in fact all these while I was like, yup, my art work, nah~ But this round, does the twisty road look like a twisty road??
Had wanted this piece to be portrait, but the landscape looked better in the end.
Meanwhile, I found out that the cover to my watercolours can be EASILY removed. That makes clean a 1,000 times easier.