This meme is ancient. orz For those of you who're curious about my artistic roots, well, here's where I came from!
Note: I'm Asian. I draw myself like a generic Caucasianesque cartoon character because oh my god what is facial variety. OTL
- TLD;R UP AHEAD -
12-15yo: 12-year-old me was introduced to art and the world wide web by her fellow 6th-graders. As the pic implies, we (and our Mary Sues, oh childhood) were weaboo before 'weaboo' was even a term. orz
I couldn't draw at all, but I enjoyed scribbling my classmates' fan-characters with my ancient 90's mouse. I knew not this 'shame' you speak of.
In my 14th year, I came out as a big fat queer and drew nothing but Rumiko Takahashi-esque femslash in my notebooks. Manslash grew on me around here too, though I only dabbled in it textually. Ah, teenage self-discovery.
16-19: After a well-deserved beatdown regarding Mary Sues, 16-year-old me swapped her old crew for some more sophisticated pals. I spent these years aping styles that didn't fit me in hopes of impressing my new crowd. Bad idea. It didn't help me grow as a cartoonist or as a human being. Don't give into peer pressure, kiddos!
The missing 19th year: Despairing of my age, I barrelled headlong into a 'creative competence crisis'. I went from CGing a few pictures per week to producing a doodle once every few months. I'd even contemplated throwing in the towel. Quite a waste of time!
20 and onwards: Finally decided to make the jump from 'casual artist' to 'full-blown hobbyist'. I'm a different person now than I was in my teens! If I regret anything, it's that I wasted good time letting others dictate my creative path for me.
I'm glad y'all figured to join me on my quest to make up for lost time!
I've been meaning to take a picture of my entire collection but kept putting it off until I finished building the one I was currently working on. Then I would start building another one and want to wait again. I finally made myself take the picture before I started working on another one.
My latest build is in the picture but I haven't posted the picture of it yet. So this is kind of a little preview of it. I'm not going to say which one it is but it shouldn't be hard to spot.
I put Porygon in the middle because it was the first papercraft I ever built.
And for those paying attention: One of these things is not like the other.