Admittedly, most perfectionists are probably more stressed out and unsatisfied with themselves than they are confident and smug.
I hope I'm not gambling too much with this one, as I suspect this one is just going to go over some peoples' heads. Well, I was in the middle of drawing something else when I got the idea for this, so it's back to that I go!
I would not yet recommend using muro to anyone. Or rather, the Guy Who Does Not Know How To Use Muro would not recommend it to Anyone Who Already Has Drawing Software. It feels like a work in progress, being unresponsive at times and lacking some features I didn't realize I'd miss (e.g. - scaling a selection). And for whatever reason, my strokes were super shaky when writing those words by hand. That is an anomaly to me that will probably keep me from returning to it for quite some time.
Anyhow, despite all my complaining, it was fun trying to paint again. I am not accustomed to it after doing only cel-shading for so long.
I'd like to leave it at that, but I also feel that I should explain this a bit. So at the dorm cafeteria (Elliott's the awesome dude who swipes me in) you're allowed to take out two cookies, a pastry, or an ice cream.
But what I really wanted was cream cheese to eat with my crackers.
So I devised the devilish plan of putting cream cheese in a cone and bringing it out with me casually as though it were a legitimate iced cream. During the course of fashioning the cheese into something that'd look like soft serve, I noticed that it was quite adhesive, and played with the idea of smashing it against my glasses several times. But of course then I'd get skin flakes all over my cheese, and only very few people like that.
So I drew this picture out of curiosity and the fact that I know that quite a good number of you are, in fact, bedridden with madness. If you can't read what's written up there, that's because I wrote it entirely with my left hand. Anyhow, it says:
"No, that's the beauty of it, Elliott! You see, ice cream would just fall off, but this - this, my friend, is CREAM CHEESE."
So those of you waiting for your prince to come, remember this:
Do not hold high expectations.
You can hope, but don't expect. High expectations are the source of disappointment.
Anyhow, I don't know what spurred this one. I set out to draw a cute girl, but before I knew it, this mustachioed beast was on my screen. So I thought oh, what the hell? and followed through with it. For those of you who see this and say "Oh! Poor girl!" I say shame on you for not pitying the man who climbed the tower only to be rejected in favor of a hasty death.
But I also feel sorry for the lass, so I've chosen to exercise my authoritative powers to engineer the story so that The Curly Prince is also well-versed in the arts of first aid. Nobody dies! Yay! And to make it a happy ending, the princess elopes with a sausage maker, and the Curly Prince later finds his Curly Princess (complete with Curly Moustache).
So I've been frequenting a scanlation forum ([link]) and decided out of the blue to make a sister for the the "mascot," which happens is some sort of naked angel boy thing that Ghostcheese the administrator colored (from the cover page of Chikyuu Kanrinin, I found out afterwards). Anyhow, I liked how this one came out, and I had just recently made a new deviantID so I thought I'd put up something to take the place of...dammit, what was it called?
Oh yes. Recent deviations.
I call these two Eriburu (left) and Eripinku (not left).
It's Danger Man and his risk-laden partner, Danger Cat!
Danger Man runs around the city committing acts of danger, ie - running with scissors and making fun of large, strong people. Each episode ends in his being seriously injured or dead, but not even death can stop Danger Man! After all, death is his middle name (Danger Death Man)! Danger Cat similarly goes about facilitating danger, but manages to shoulder all damage onto his larger dumber counterpart. Because that's what heroes do!
This was my second run at openCanvas. I rushed this one as opposed to my last piece, so it's a bit sloppier and unimpressive. Frankly, I don't like how his face turned out, but it's late and I don't feel like caring. All in all, it's been pretty interesting working with all these bitmap painters, but I feel my niche is in vector art and cell-shading. Three more days until I return to my native computer! Yeay!
Oh, and remember - don't run with scissors or hold lit sticks of dynamite in your mouth. Drowsiness may occur. Do not operate heavy machinery or children.