Been tagged by a friend here - she always tags me in these things but I never do them because I’m horrible but anyways *cough*
Write 5 Nice Things About Yourself
Excellent listener - I SAVE BUGS FROM DEATH AND YOU SHOULD TOO - Patient - I LOVE ROBOTS - Sarcasm is abundant
Stuff About Sani
Birthday: In the same week as SONIC’S
Gender: Female Height: 5’1” actually wish I was shorter though - I like being small UvU Timezone: … Time and Date where you are: this is not important Average hours of sleep a night: 3 Last thing you Googled:
Most used phrase(s): Go away - ….. - SCIENCCCCE - No. Last thing you said to a family member: *incoherent speech and manic laughter playing and failing at Rayman Legends from too much laughing*
Place that makes me happy and why: Any quiet place away from others
How many blankets do you sleep with: 50 BECAUSE I LOVE TO SURROUND MYSELF IN A FORT OR ELSE I CAN NOT SLEEP Favorite beverage(s): Water Last movie you saw in theaters:
What can you not live without: Art… ANY art What do you plan on learning: Whatever I can
Piece of advice to your followers: Always stand up for what you believe in. Dream. Be passionate. Never give up on what matters. Never forget where you came from - Humility is important. Keep an open mind and never inhibit your childlike curiosity for the new. Be adventurous. Don’t litter & ALWAYS take the last slice of pizza.
Just be yourself and always reach beyond the stars cos then, you’ll be in SPACE and SPACE is awesome. THE END
"Three words eight letters, say it and I’m yours…"
It is excruciatingly difficult to not compare myself to others. Their achievements. Their skill. How much they produce in shorter amounts of time. Where they stand and where I stand. Seeing others so much further along while I feel as though I make no progress.
And really in the end, I find it to be such trivial thought. Every artist grows at different rates. Every artist possesses unique strengths and abilities. To each their own… You have to stop and realize,
Every artist, no matter their skill. No matter their accomplishments big or small. No matter their station. We all have our doubts, our fears of failure, our fears of never being thought of twice in the hearts of others. Never changing another’s life with our work. We all have done this, when really, none of it matters.
Being an artist - or trying to be one - is hard and terrifying. So so terrifying. It’s the hardest thing that I’ve ever thought of trying to do. And I am deathly afraid of never getting there.
When you have something that you feel so passionately about, that you want so much, you have to try with all your might to push on through and keep going. And it becomes a mind game. The most grueling and spirit breaking kind… Chasing a dream.
I know I shouldn’t, but sometimes I just can’t help myself.
Akira Toriyama is one Japan’s most beloved manga creators. After stints in advertising and motorcycle repair, he entered the serialized manga scene with his first story about a super-strong girl robot in Dr. Slump. However, it wouldn’t be until 1984 when his most world-renown creation, Dragonball, would scream onto the stage to instant popularity. The massive series ran for 11 years and became one of the world’s most popular manga and anime series of all time. He would also find acclaim designing characters for video games, most notably RPGs Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger.
I have a question. I know the post is from April, but your post with the Soundwave sketches. Might I ask about a. what tools you used and b. some of your techniques? I would guess a fine point mechanical pencil? And in regard to techniques, do you use a straight edge at all? You linework is so magnificently clean. I'm just really curious how you achieved such clean, distinct lines?
Oh! Heh, people sure seem to be fond of my sketches of Sounds o_o
Hear that Soundwave?
Well as for the tools, you are correct. I used a 0.5 leaded mechanical pencil - I like 0.5 leaded better than 0.7 pencils since they tend to not smudge as much. More so often though, I will use regular graphite pencils (usually 2H for light sketching) and darken lines afterwards with my mechanical pencil (a 2B lead type) or graphite pencils (4B or so) for defining my lines. This is how I get my lines to come out so prominently.
Pretty much I just roughly sketch lightly forming figures, gradually erasing unneeded lines. When I darken, this is also when I add the little details lighter drawn. Afterwards, I shade usually with parallel hatching in a gradient style.
I sometimes use my eraser to add highlights too
I don’t usually use a straightedge unless I’m inking nor do I darken my sketching so much. Penciling, I just freehand things. Hope this answers your question and thanks to you and your kind kind Optimus face