Another Creep

 

Hunter X Hunter ruined my life.

 

 

So I’ve been slacking on the updates here as of late, because, admittedly, it’s much more rewarding to post stuff that gets viewed.

My tumblr, once again: http://modrawz.tumblr.com

I will still keep this as a more current portfolio of sorts…But damn, those notes and reblogs are nice for the motivation, y’know? xP

Chibiworu

I may do a series of all the Neon Genesis Evangelion pilots in chibi form, with flowers.

I dunno, they’re fun to do and all girly-pretty colors ‘n junk.

By the way, I finally broke down and made a tumblr for my drawrings…Sort of a mirror, of sorts. That actually gets views. xD

Had to do it…

 

I drew a Kaworu on one of the Kaworu-esque shoe templates I made for the Boston Marathon. *shame*

 

 

 

I’ve made no secret of my inexplicable – if fairly recent – preoccupation/love/infatuation/ with the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.

 

It took fifteen years of me avoiding this show before it got me.  And it got me, all right.

 

I will say this, though:  I’ll never defend EVA.  I’ll never say EVA is the best thing ever and ehrmagerd you need to watch it. I just really enjoy it for the glorious, beautiful mess that it is.

 

And that sentiment goes for anything else I like.  If I like something I like it.  If you don’t, I don’t give a fuck.  Why does this not seem to gel with most fanpeople?

 

What’s always bothered me about “fandom” and getting involved in “fan communities”  is that there is a very low tolerance for people liking or disliking things within that genre.  It’s why I stay off of sites like tumblr because any dissension from whatever the majority opinion is automatically makes you a “hater” or it means that you hate the fans of that show or manga, etc.

 

I don’t get it –  I don’t get how someone can take liking a show to mean that anyone that doesn’t like it sucks, or is a bad person or a hater.  I’d like to think this an affliction of only younger fans, but I’ve been around long enough to know that sadly, it isn’t.

 

Just had to get that off my chest.

Kaworu I am through with U

 

 

Here’s that silly digital fan art that I am officially walking away from now:

 

 

I learned a lot, but took way too much time on this. There comes a point where one should just abandon the project and start fresh, but I must have redrawn this at least twenty times before “settling” on this very weak pose…Ah, well.

 

I have a thing for seated figure drawings, apparently. xP

 

I posted a tweaked version of this to one of my tumblrs the other day. In case someone, someday, decides to trace that back to here for whatever reason. xD

WIP IT GOOD.

Blog ain’t dead, I’ve just been hella busy.

 

Work hasn’t slowed down at all. I’m still producing stuff every day – it just seems a bit redundant to post every bit of it.  At this point, I’ve more-or-less found my groove, and my work has transitioned to a place I’m happy with. I’m sure I’ll post stuff from time to time, it just won’t be as frequent.

 

Now for something I haven’t posted in a while (mostly to not jinx myself from never finishing it): A work in progress!

 

 

I’m determined to really, like, learn to do digital art in Photoshop. Forserious this time. Over half the battle of digital painting is dedicating the time and energy to it. I do learn a lot and I do improve every time I attempt one of these…But it’s so tedious.

 

It’s like masturbation with no finish. You could go forever and never get it where you want.

 

Like, I look at this WIP and I’m like, “Wow, I’m learning techniques I had no idea existed last year, and there are a lot of things I really like about this, but now I want to redraw the face for the eighth time and oh man are the limbs too long, maybe I should try this filter…” and it goes on and on.

 

Sometimes – especially when we’re talking about anime fan art –  there comes a point where you’ve just gotta let it go and finish the stupid thing.  You can do better on the next one.  Ultimately, there are some things I like about this, and there are some things I hate about this, but dammit, if I don’t finish it I’ll never move on.

 

Anyway this is a fan art of my favorite character from Neon Genesis Evangelion and I hope to finish it by the end of the year, lol.