My friend drew Aiba and I drew the winter irises. They’re from the game, AI: The Somnium Files. We actually finished the game last night.
In my last post, I wrote about Haruma Miura, a Japanese actor who committed suicide. I felt very sad about his death, so I did this drawing.
I once thought of leaving and to exist in absence
是因为 那些旁白 那些姿态 那些伤害
It was because of those narratives, those stances, and those inflicted pains
I don’t want to leave
The above lyrics are from Hua Chenyu’s song, I really want to love this world.
Hua Chenyu said, “Hope everyone can pay more attention to the friends around them, and also correctly understand depression. When you are alone and lost, I hope this song can give you some courage, open the door, love this world, and let yourself be loved.”
This is not easy. But it keeps happening which makes me so upset and frustrated. I feel powerless sometimes… but I hope that this song will reach some of you out there, wherever you are.
Let’s fight together!
Rize Kamishiro from Tokyo Ghoul & Jin Guangyao from Mo Dao Zu Shi
These side characters are essential to the plot! Sure, they’ve made the protagonists of their respective shows suffer… but what would the series be without them?
I only drew Rize and Mengyao/Jin Guangyao for this challenge. Then I got preoccupied with other things so… I filled this with some of my older (but still kind of recent) fan art.
Quaran-tober Day 1 HERE.
Day 2: Burst
If you pretend to be someone you’re not, won’t your inner self try to “burst” out? If you pretend for too long, will you even know your true self anymore? What is a true self, anyway?
Day 3: Wet
A teru teru bozu is a handmade doll hung to prevent the rain. I drew the teru teru bozu I made in 2015.
I participated in Inktober in October. Now there’s a new drawing challenge called Quaran-tober.
Day 1: Bloom
Sometimes people ask me if I will finish my drawings but to me, they’re already finished. I guess my idea of art is different.
I wasn’t motivated enough to draw before because I only drew at anime club or during Inktober. Now that there’s this new drawing challenge, let’s see how long I will keep this up.
I have the mask already, I’m just tired.
There’s a reason why I love No Face. I wrote a bit about it here. I still believe that No Face is the embodiment of a person’s personality and desires. I also believe that the environment is really important.
I haven’t drawn a person since Inktober (October) so I felt quite rusty. I experimented with a new style and wanted to go for a watercolour look.
Spider lilies are the flowers of the afterlife.
I was encouraged to draw again so I drew a ghoul eye from Tokyo Ghoul.
“Some cry with tears; others with thoughts.” – Octavio Paz
I’m debating on whether I should wrap this up since the month is over. I don’t really see myself drawing in the near future without this kind of prompt thing though.
Day 11: Snow
Final thoughts: If anything, I’ve realized that my art is not as sh*tty as I originally thought because I received a lot of encouragement and positive feedback from friends and peers. I am happy that I was able to bring back a hobby that I once thought was dead. I still prefer cosplay and blogging over drawing but now I know that this is something I can do for better work-life balance. I only completed 11 days, which is not terrible.
Thank you for being with me through this journey!