Day 9 Long Time No See :P

A very big HELLLLLLOOOOOOOO to you all!!! 😀 😀 Hope everyone is doing great ^_^ So, I’ve been super busy these past few days :/ with studies and other stuffs and was unable to take some time off for blogging 😦 I would probably get even busier in the coming weeks 😦 so that’s a bummer 😥 but like I promised myself in my first blog that I wouldn’t let anything come between me and my hobby which is drawing and so even during these busy days I try to make some time for my passion and Deviantart is a living or should I say a virtual proof of that :/

 

Just wanted to share with you guys that I’ve reached 100+ followers on Deviantart 😀 I’m very happy about it. Hopefully some day I’ll reach 100+ followers here as well ^_^ Dream big,right? 😛 I used to post my drawings on instagram but now I’ve stopped using it because there were artists who would send requests to follow me and then a few minutes  later they would unfollow me and that  would make me very upset. I know my drawings are crappy but still even if one is born an artist he/she still went through that phase when they had to practice to get to that professional level, when they were once a beginner….an amateur artist like me. I expected an artist to understand this. You hope for other artists to help you improve your drawing skills and not ignore you. If ordinary people had done this I wouldn’t have brooded over it much :/ but this was done by the very artists who would give posts about how their works had been rejected and how it would make them feel completely worthless about themselves. Well, they were doing the same to other artists as well, disrespecting their work -_- Sending requests to follow me and then in a minute, deciding to not witness me grow as an artist was something I found very disappointing. It really doesn’t matter how good you draw or how many followers you have if you don’t have the heart of an artist who empathizes other artists and are willing to help them move forward then you’re just a puppet with moving hands. An artist should understand another artist and his/her journey as an artist. The reason why I stopped using instagram was not because I couldn’t get myself many followers but because I didn’t get a chance to show my work to good artists who would criticize my work and would give me guidelines to improve myself.It was a complete waste of time 😐 Just showing a movie in an empty cinema hall.Besides my crappy drawings are way too cool for these crappy people 😛 lol

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Brightness-Original Artwork

When I started using Deviantart I was amazed to see that many professional artists working for marvel comics or mangas were following me or in Deviantart’s language ‘watching’ me and giving me some useful drawing guidelines and not only that they have this section where you submit your art and request for the Critique and get some honest and useful criticisms about your work. Unlike instagram, deviantart wasn’t a complete waste of time 😀 You actually get to learn stuffs and improve your skills and showcase your talent.

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Me Before You-Original Artwork(Digital)

No matter how crappy your drawings are you will always find people there who will appreciate and value your hard work and not just ignore you.  Now I’m not here to advertise Deviantart 😛 but if you are an artist and you are all about improving yourself as an artist and as a human being then I would suggest you to open an account on Deviantart. You will learn a lot from there 🙂 and I’m not saying this because I’ve got 100+ followers there 😛 but because a crappy artist like me just realized that there are artists out there who don’t judge you by your initial crappy drawings, will still have faith in you and are willing to guide you and help you to improve as an artist 🙂 Have a  good day everyone! ^_^

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Fairies-Original Artwork(Digital)

Day 8(Shine Bright like a Diamond)

I’ve always had trouble drawing male characters. Whenever I try to draw one they always end up looking like female-ish men :P. Maybe the reason is lack of practice or maybe my unwillingness to draw male characters. I think I’m more inclined to drawing anime girls or any characters relating to the female species.

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FREEDOM

As an artist, well as an amateur artist -_-(not trying to sound too professional :P) I find women more beautiful to draw-long hair, curves, beautiful eyes, it’s a very big challenge to draw beautiful female characters, trying to match or even trying to remotely resemble the real beauty that women possess and I’m not saying this because I fall under the same category 😛 I love drawing them because I get to experiment with their hair, eyes ,postures, body structures and the way they symbolize beauty within them. No offence to men. Men are beautiful too 😉 but I guess I still haven’t realized that because like I said before I suck at drawing male characters  :/ so I’m sure as soon as I become as good in drawing men as I am good in drawing women(well not that good though) I’ll have just as much fun drawing the male characters as I do when drawing female characters. So I really need a lot of practicing to do to appreciate both these species’ beauty from an ‘amateur’ artist’s perspective but in the meantime enjoy this post which includes digital artworks of my OCs. Both of these artworks include profile views of my OCs. I tried to give these a kind of abstract look. Hope you like it ^_^

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NEON CANVAS

Day 7(Mixed Feelings with Mixed Drawings)

Whewww….so using blog after a very long time. I didn’t get much time to draw anything new. So this time I’m posting both tradition and digital artworks that I did  a long time ago. I feel like I’m not improving at all 😥 just the same crappy amateur artist I used to be a year ago -_- I don’t know you guys decide :/

Thank You 2016 ^_^

Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year. I hope that 2017 will be good to me just like 2016 was ^_^ 2016 is the year where I would say I was born again as an artist. I’ve always been passionate about drawing but I went through a phase in my life where I was suffering from severe depression and I couldn’t talk about it to anyone, not even to my parents. I forgot that the only remedy to all my problems, the only way to get me out of this predicament was drawing. It was in this year 2016 where I started drawing again after 10 long painful years, and no I’m not that old as you might think I am :P lol.

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My World(Original Artwork Digital)

I had been drawing ever since I was 4 years old. And these past 10 years I had forgotten that drawing, creating art, creating something of your own was probably the only time I felt liberated..happy…myself. It would send me to a place where I could be myself, no sorrows, no jealousy, no competition, where friends don’t backbite about you and betray you, where people don’t try to bring you down or make you feel worthless about yourself, where we work together to try to show these inhuman, unkind, manipulative people that the world is ruled by creative compassionate people and not by people who always try to compete with others and in doing so become selfish and end up hurting others and themselves. There’s an artist in all of us which means each of us possesses a beautiful soul, a beautiful heart. As soon as we realize this life will become a lot easier and more beautiful. It was the same for me. I feel a lot better now that I have started drawing again. I’m still struggling to have that mental peace though but I think it will come with age and experience :P but I’m not stopping this hobby of mine again no matter how busy I am for my studies or jobs or family issues.

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HOPE (Original Artwork Traditional)

2016 is special to me because I got to meet some amazing artists and see their works through social drawing sites and I’m truly thankful to these websites for helping me out to showcase my talent and help me grow as an artist. I got to learn a lot from them and I’m still learning. I will try my best to improve my artistic skills. A piece of advice, never stop doing something that you love. It may seem useless right now but it will eventually become a very useful tool in your life and you’ll be glad that you had given importance to it and in the process nurtured it, be it music, art or whatever. Do what you are passionate about. People will always try to stop you, mock you, laugh at you but never give up. It took me 10 years to realize this but it’s never too late to do what you love, right? Life is long and just like the famous actor Jim Carrey says, “It’s better to fail at what you love than fail at what you don’t”. A very Happy New Year to everyone! :D Keep drawing and keep spreading love and sorry for the long post, I know nobody’s going to read it :P

Day4(Linearts Coloring)

#l.ineart #christmastime #santahat #coloring #gabrielleragusi
Lineart by gabrielleragusi
#mermaid #serafleur #lineart #coloring #contest
Lineart by serafleur
#AliceInWonderland
Lineart by Gregbo on Paigeeworld

Today I’m posting some artworks not drawn by me but colored by me for these online contests that I took part in . It’s always nice to see people who are as much passionate about art as you are and don’t consider it a waste of time. I’m obviously going to mention the artist’s names as I post their linearts. If you like their work you can follow them on instagram and/or on deviantart   🙂