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Sorry for pretty much disappearing after my last journal entry, guys. I went to China for three weeks. My devWatch KO'd me with its numbers when I saw it. Sigh, I'm only watching 200 people; I can't imagine what it's like for people who watch 1000+ artists. x'D
This is kind of embarrassing, but I stopped drawing for those three weeks in China. When I came back to the States, I was afraid I couldn't draw anymore, so I procrastinated for four days until I forced myself to start CGing again. I felt like the world shifted into its proper place again.
LOL, maybe it's not as noticeable to other people, but I been noticing a rather irritating change in my style in this time, in terms of facial structure. For a while, I notice that the facial structures have been getting more and more exaggerated-- "stretchy," if you will. It's more noticeable with the mouths:
(ie. From [link] to [link]
I was hesitant in letting it slip into my work, but it seems to have solidified a little when I started drawing again ([link]. I'm bothered that it looks like someone else's style, especially when I pair it with cell shading. :/ But it looks like a good start into another style investigation, so I can't complain too much~
I promise there's a point to these musings:
It's made me realize that if you love to draw, and you love where you are at the moment, DON'T STOP DRAWING. Not even if you're comfortable with it and want a break. Inversely, if your style's hit a plateau, maybe it doesn't hurt to stop what you've been doing to clear your mind and muscle memory for a while.
Also, Holle Kings was nominated for the "Most Original Art" category on the Smackjeeves Awards. x'D I think it was for the backgrounds I've been doing in chapter two. It's up against =blix-it's Toilet Genie and a lot of others with fun character art, so I can't really get my hopes up. Please check it out!
And here's the link to the rest of the categories. Do give it a look if you like webcomics. C: Off the top of my head, *LOOMinate's Vampire Fetish and ~Jazeki's Love, Annotated are up for nominations in different categories:
It feels so nifty to be a part of something~
I'll be roaming this year. But I tend to spend a lot of time at the Artist's Alley anyway, so all y'all artists better watch out~ >D By the way, does anyone know if there's anyone looking at portfolios or panels offering that at Otakon this year?
That's about all. Thanks for reading.