First of all, hope you all had a Happy x'mas+holidays and a Merry new year
Here's a small "gift" (it's just a wip, but.. well... it's something)
Anyways, since i assume most people spent their holidays with family.. i just feel like sharing how my immediate family reacts to my art.....That is, my 'typical' art, which is usually male(s) in perhaps slightly suggestive poses in likely not enough clothing.
My family do get to see my stuff. Since, in my opinion, it's all quite family/child friendly and hardly smut. So whenever they see me next, we usually talk about art i've posted.
【How my family reacts to my (typical) art】
Mom: *sends me email about gender identity disorder* (seriously. i am not even kidding.)
Brother: "You should draw yaoi"
Well.. in all honesty, after the above comments, my dad and brother give me really good + thoughtful constructive criticism. I'm very thankful and lucky. I know my mom is... well no, i don't know. I do know she likes/prefers my non anime-manga work. Which is fine, i wouldn't draw them if i didn't want to anyways. But her reactions are really quite hilarious... and rather indicative of her profession.
She'll start questioning me; "Why doesn't he have emotion?", "Why do you only draw guys?", "Why do you like drawing them emotionless and so feminine?" etcetc.
BTW, "He does! he's feeling "damn, i look cool"", "because i wanted to", "i told you, he's not emotionless,.. but maybe he's just bad at expressing it loudly, and he's manly - got a sixpack "
I'm really quite immature, especially with my mom, because it's fun to troll her. Sometime after she digests my art a bit, she will bombard me with a lot of (to me at least,) over-thinking + analyzing. She'll offer an explanation that i draw emotionless guys because i feel people are puppets in society (or something like that). I'm not saying i do or don't feel like this, but when i'm drawing, that's hardly what i'm thinking. And if you're wondering,.. what i'm thinking about when i am drawing male(s) in perhaps slightly suggestive poses in likely not enough clothing, i think you know. Or at least ought to. But no, I'm sorry you're probably wrong, but that doesn't really matter anyhow and waaaay off point... not that there was one though (as the title cleverly foretold).
And i know a lot of people don't have parents + family that are too supportive, and maybe downright discouraging of their art. ...It sucks. I feel for you. But... keep at it. Improve... they will eventually notice your hard work, skill, creativity, passion and all that pretty stuff. Well.. hopefully. And if they don't, that's too bad that they're missing out of that bit of beauty you're creating. (ooooh~ mushy, it's my emo sleep deprivation talking)
Oh yes, i made a facebook page
Do with it what you want, there is some more stuff i don't post here or twitter (photos, WIPs, "word art: calligraphy + ambigrams").
And should you decide you want to risk getting a restraining order from me, Follow me on twitter too
(which contains art related stuff - mainly other WIPs+sketches, that are not posted onto dA or fb)
A preview of what you're missing out of RIGHT NOW, that most likely doesn't really help my case:
don't know what happened.. but somehow my mug missed my mouth and i ended up pouring tea on myself.
Ohk. I have some idea what happened. ...but it's quite embarrassing, so let's pretend i DON'T drink tea to cool myself off from 'thoughts'
"as suave as a meringue"
"i love that he's right handed."
... Then to stop myself from crying (as people started thinking i was mental) i had to start running images of 1/2naked men through my mind.
Horribly appealing no? Piqued your interest? Aroused your curiosity? Feeling insatiable? Left unsatisfied and ravenous?
You must be brimming with questions like "are meringues suave?", "who's this lovely right handed guy?", "I thought people knew you were cray-cray?", "WHICH 1/2 naked men?!!", "WHY ONLY HALF NAKED?!?!?!"
You WANT to know??
I don't make resolutions, but i do promise i'll try harder to post more. Let's say... i'll try to give you guys at least 3 complete works this year and complete the rest of "lineup". Ugh. I already regret that.
But i'm actually in the process of drawing ~50 smallish drawings for a company.. i don't think i can share it with you guys here, but maybe i'll post a link to it or something, or i'll livestream me drawing it if anyones really that curious about it. It's... fairly different from male(s) in perhaps slightly--- etcetc. In fact, it's probably all female. Shocking right. Me! Drawing females! Oh my!!
So thanks for sticking around (and reading this), even though i hardly submit anything. I appreciate it, i really do.
Maybe i'll open up some request slots in the summer. I'll see what i can do.