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EDIT:

I created a list of 20 colours for my Hue-challenge. 

You're free to use it too, if you want to. :)
20 Hues by Chibi-Sugar

I think I'll try to stick to using only the specific colour, but I'm not sure how easy that will be.

I also wanna try to draw different ages for this challenge, I'm not sure if I'll draw daily... probably not... but we'll see. ;) 


:DarkRed-orb: Red Orb Orange-orb Tangerine Orb YellowOrb Limegreen-orb Green-orb Orb-teal :skyblue-orb: Ultrablue Orb Indigo-orb Blue-orb Pastelpurple-orb Violet-orb Magenta-Orb Pink Orb Pink2 Orb :Silver-orb: :Grey-orb: :Black-orb: Rainbow-orb  


I saw some art for Huevember recently, I think I wanna try something like that too. :)

Off course officially Heuvember is in Noevember, I don't think I wanna wait that long. ;)

I also plan on making my own palette, I think 30 might be a bit too much ^^;


:DarkRed-orb: Red Orb Orange-orb Tangerine Orb YellowOrb Limegreen-orb Green-orb Orb-teal :skyblue-orb: Ultrablue Orb Indigo-orb Blue-orb Pastelpurple-orb Violet-orb Magenta-Orb Pink Orb Pink2 Orb :Silver-orb: :Grey-orb: :Black-orb: Rainbow-orb  
20 January it was my 12th deviantart birthday.
12 years... it feels kinda odd, cool though. ;)

I'm making a little thing where I try to pick my favourite traditional and digital for each of the 12 years. 

BTW it made me realise I probably wanna change my DA gallery and make a folder for every year.
These days you can already sort the art in a gallery on category, so sorting stuff on "digital", "traditional" etc. also, I haven't keep up with folders like "OC's" anyway. You can also search galleries these days, so folders per year seems nice, it will give me a quick look into what I made per year. :)


BTW, I seem to have an artblock... I have felt very inspired to tidy and clean though, so I'll have a fairly clean and tidy apartment by the time my art-inspiration comes back. ;)
Remember these:
Hazel SnowGlobe by Chibi-SugarHarena Snowglobe Update by Chibi-SugarSailor Glacium Snowglobe version 2 by Chibi-SugarMoon in a Snowglobe by Chibi-Sugar

I've considered, doing YCH ( Your Character Here ) commissions, auctions or something like that.

What do you think?

Would it be a good idea?

What would you pay?

Any tips for this in general?

Lux Snowglobe by Chibi-SugarCommission Super Sailor Polaris Snowglobe by Chibi-SugarSailor Glacium Snowglobe version 1 by Chibi-Sugar


PS: Why the YCH here thing?
One of the more difficult parts of drawing is for me to come up with a pose, what if the customer wants something difficult, what if I just can't find/think of a good pose while the customer has already payed, with a YCH thing, I have already done on the most difficult things and I can get to the more fun parts. 
I've been thinking about making the end of the year memes, you know the summary:
Art Summary 2013 by Chibi-Sugar 2014 Summary of Art by Chibi-Sugar2015 Summary of Art by Chibi-Sugar2016 Summary of Art by Chibi-Sugar2017 Summary of Art by Chibi-Sugar

And updating this one:
Improvement meme 2002 - 2017 by Chibi-Sugar


I realised I probably haven't made any digital art since April...
Made quite a bit of traditional art this year though. ;)

I also haven't drawn any comics since October 2017 apparently, the last one was for :iconsmvillage: ( Comics are a category in my big summary meme thing. ) 


BTW, the lack of digital art might be partly because I've been gaming lately ( actually, I haven't managed to make traditional art lately either ^^; ) I've been playing Fallout New Vegas. :) ( I have even been modding the game :La: )
I decided I wanted to start preparing for Inktober a bit earlier this year. :)

Why?

Well in 2016 I learned that if I do very little preparing, I’m gonna have days where I didn’t have inspiration and stuff and ended up with doodles like this:
Inktober Day 15 by Chibi-Sugar

In 2017 I thought the solution would be to combine Inktober with Sketchtember, but I didn't finish Inkotber that year because having daily deadlines 2 months in a row was just to much pressure.
( I'm starting to learn that drawing every day, and drawing every day something good enough to share online are 2 very different things )

So this year I wanna start even earlier with sketches and stuff.
I also think I wanna work with the production technique I learned for this series of drawings:
Another Girl by Chibi-Sugar A Fourth Girl by Chibi-Sugar Girl 5 by Chibi-Sugar Girl 7 by Chibi-Sugar Girl 9 by Chibi-Sugar
With this series of drawings I always have up to 4 sketches of bodies ready in case inspiration strikes.
( the sketches kinda look like those YCH things )


This Inkotober I also wanna try to make "finished" ink drawings.

So NOT something like this:
Inktober Day 3 by Chibi-Sugar

But something like this! :D
Inktober Day 2 by Chibi-Sugar

BTW anyone else planning to do Inktober this year? :aww: 
I'm having so much fun with this series of drawings. :D
I have all the drawings, and also WIPS hanging on the wall behind my computer screen. :)

I decided it might as well be fun to have them here all together on my front page too. 
Another Girl by Chibi-SugarA Blond Girl by Chibi-SugarHeterochromia Girl by Chibi-SugarA Fourth Girl by Chibi-SugarGirl 5 by Chibi-SugarGirl 6 by Chibi-SugarGirl 7 by Chibi-SugarGirl 8 by Chibi-SugarGirl 9 by Chibi-SugarGirl 10 by Chibi-Sugar
EDIT:
BTW I didn't finish my second play with the Brujah... it was too much like the Toreador and there for kinda boring, so I decided to play as a Tremere instead.
I just found a completely new part of the game that I managed to completely miss the first time, a weird maze in Grouts Mansion. :) 



For a some time now, I've wanted to buy Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines. ( it's a RPG pc game. )

Wikipedia:
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is a 2004 action role-playing video game developed by Troika Games and released by Activision for Microsoft Windows. Set in White Wolf Publishing's World of Darkness, the game is based on White Wolf's role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade and follows either a male or female character who is killed and subsequently revived as a fledgling vampire. The game depicts the fledgling's journey through the early 21st-century Los Angeles to uncover the truth behind a recently discovered relic that heralds the end of all vampires.

Bloodlines is presented from first- and third-person perspectives. The player assigns their character to one of several vampire clans—each with unique powers, customizes their combat and dialog abilities and progresses through Bloodlines using violent and nonviolent methods. The selection of clan affects how the player is perceived in the game world, and which powers and abilities they possess; this opens up different avenues of exploration and methods of interacting with or manipulating other characters. The player is able to complete side missions away from the primary storyline by moving freely between the available hubs: Santa Monica, Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles, and Chinatown.

It's normally about 20 bucks... that's a lot for an over 10 year old game that apparently doesn't even properly function without a fanmade patch...

As it turns out VTMB was for sale on steam for their summer sale, so I bought it for 5 euro. :D
That was around the 4th of Juli so I've been playing for a while. ;)

I'm playing with the pluspatch. ( there is a basic patch that only made the play properly function, but the plus patch has added extra quests and characters. )
The fun part is that, while I've seen Gopher play through the whole thing ( a very fun let's play in my opinion ) he played with the basic patch, so there where still some surprises for me. :)
[link] (the playlist of Gopher playing VTMB, in case you wanna check it out. )


I finished my first play through a few days ago, and immediately started a new game, I've only tried one clan so far ( Toreador ) but I wanna try the others too, so I'm now playing as a Brujah vampire.


BTW, you can also do a test to see which clan you should play, it gave me 
Nosferatu, while the other vampire clans can freely interact with humans, the Nosferatu are ugly and scary and stuff, so you can cause panic when trying to talk to a random NPC, so you have to play very stealthy...

I quickly found out I suck at stealth... in neutral situations I wanna talk to every possibly NPC and explore the place, in combat situations I wanna run in there kill everything that attacks me... or moves in general...  
( There is a part with zombies where I had a kick-ass broadsword and was literally laughing out loud while hacking away at them, it was a lot of fun. :lol: )
:new: Actually, now that I think about it... it might not have been the broad sword yet, I'm not sure... it could also have been the cheap katana I picked up earlier... still... I had A LOT of fun. :D 


Anyway, I'm having a lot of fun with this game :) 

Well since the last journal was from April, I guess an update is in order.

I’ve barely drawn lately.

I was very busy with a different, very big, project.

I’ve been tidying my apartment following the Konmari-method.
The konmari-method is a way of tidying created by Marie Kondo. In short with the Konmari method: Step 1. you sort through ALL your stuff by category ( clothing, books, paperwork, “Komono*”, sentimental stuff, in that order )
As far as possible you only keep the stuff that “spark joy” aka make you happy.
Step 2. You take the time find the right place for everything and perhaps rethink where you put stuff. ( For example yesterday I went through all my aquarium-hobby-stuff and that’s currently in 4 different places in my apartment, I hope I can bring it back to 1 or 2. ;) )

*= Komono is pretty much all things that don’t fall in the other 4 categories, for example mugs, CD’s, pens, etc.


This has been a project that has kept me busy for the last couple of weeks.
It is very important to me to reorganise my apartment, and I actually have started to enjoy the process.

I’m getting rid of stuff I no longer want or need and create more space and also hopefully a simpler household so I have so spend less time tidying and cleaning ( or feeling guilty that I should be tidying and cleaning ) and more time doing the things I love.:heart:

Konmari-ing through my pens and ink has even already made me excited for Inktober. :D

So far art April isn’t very successful for me.
So I started to wonder what went wrong… there not one specific cause I guess…

- The time: 3 days per drawing might actually be a bit short unless I’m able to fully devote my free-time to drawing… but I off course get distracted by other things. Also digitally 3 days might work since I can for example, colour a complete background in a smooth, solid, colour with 1 click with my mouse… but when working with for example colouring pencils, 1 day might not be enough… also I sit far more hunched over when working with colouring pencils so I can also work with them less long in general without getting a sore neck.

- I get distracted: I found someone on YouTube who does let’s plays of the Fatal Frame/ (Project) Zero games, the original Japanese games, it’s so awesome, so scary, so addictive, so distracting… I keep telling myself I’ll draw while watching but with this game that’s so hard to do. ^^;

- Quality and expectations: I think from the first drawing on, I might have set the bar a bit for this too high. ( that’s how you say it right? )
The goal had mostly been to just draw daily… draw something… anything… just do it daily… But I started to worry about the end-result as well “Not digital again, challenge yourself!” “Not another simple portrait” “Again a girl…? Try drawing something else”
I guess there is a fine line between challenging yourself and not going for the first and most obvious idea… and reject about every idea that pops in your head because nothing seems good enough to work with… or at least that’s how it sometimes feels for me…

So I guess I might adjust some things a next time…
Came across this meme today:

5x5 SWITCH-AROUND ART MEME by Kazeoseki

This is so awesome! :D

I would really like to do something like this! :la:

I think want to do an art-challenge for April.

At first I was thinking of doing a sort of April-Inktober… Ink-april??

But I realised I always have a hard time with challenges where you have to make 30/31 new things… I remember last year having days where I just quickly scribbled something cliché because I still had too, it was late and I actually wanted to go to sleep already. ^^;

 
So for April I want to do the following:
    -          10 Drawings.
    -          3 Days per Drawing
    -          1 day for sketching, 1 day for inking, 1 day for colouring.
    -          I also hope to try many different mediums, traditional, digital, fine-liners, dip-pen, colouring pencils, markers, etc.

 

    -          ( maybe I’ll even be so brave to try colouring with digitally with a program other than Photoshop. ;) )

     

 

So I think I have to start brainstorming ideas, and perhaps also start collecting some references etc.

Or make a list with 10 subjects or something… I do think it’s important to do some preparing… it would be a shame if I failed to make a sketch on day one. ^^;

 

Anyway, anyone wanna join?

I decided to make a journal to keep track of how many Quests I've made for :iconsmvillage:

SMVillage, or SMV for short, is a Sailor Moon community for all otaku senshi (fanmade Sailor Senshi/Scouts).
Here, your characters can meet other characters and explore the Silver Millennium Village, a resort in Crystal Tokyo specifically for senshi.
You may submit your character whenever you like -- there are no open periods or deadlines! 
We have all sorts of events for your characters to participate in. 


When I've finished 10 quests, I can ask to bring another character to SMV.
Which will be one of these 2:
Sailor Bubbles by Chibi-SugarSMV - Sailor Glacium - Sunila by Chibi-Sugar



1.

Bullet; Black Yukata Quest: On July 7th, the Village will be celebrating Tanabata, the Star Festival. During Tanabata, people traditionally wear yukata, which are casual summer kimonos. Design a yukata for your senshi!
SMV Yukata Quest by Chibi-Sugar

2.

Bullet; Blue Entrance Comic Quest: Draw a comic depicting how your senshi arrived at the Village. Only senshi who have completed Entrance Comics will be featured in the Village Recaps as newcomers.
SMV Entrance Comic Page 1 by Chibi-Sugar  SMV Entrance Comic Page 2 by Chibi-Sugar  SMV Entrance Comic page 3 by Chibi-Sugar  SMV Entrance Comic page 4 by Chibi-Sugar  SMV Entrance Comic page 5 ( Last Page ) by Chibi-Sugar

3.

Bullet; Black Halloween Quest: It’s that time of year again! On October 31, senshi dress up in costumes during the night. What’s your senshi’s Halloween costume this year?
SMV Halloween Quest by Chibi-Sugar

4.

Bullet; Black SMV Secret Santa: Please refer to this journal!
SMV Secret Santa Sailor Luzon by Chibi-Sugar

5.

Bullet; Black Winter Fashion Quest: Deck your senshi out in their coolest winter garb! Pun intended. This also is one of the outfits for your Outfit Meme!
SMV Winter Fashion Quest by Chibi-Sugar

6.

Bullet; Blue C̺̣o̹͇̺̬l͕u̢̹͖mb̼̙͎a͙͞ ̼̖͍̬͞Q͚̺̦̭͕̱ͅu͘e͓̞s̀t͈͟: S̶e͠ra͘p̴h̡in͟a҉ has asked the Village residents to comfort C̻̭̝͖͚͔o̰̹͕̤͚͟l̘͓̥͙̺u̼͉̞̰͚m̱̜̯b̲̩̪a҉̺͚̱ after the incident at the Pageant. Please find a way to make her feel a little better. S̙͘h̜̻̹e̬͎͜ ̱̖̘̱w̗͙̠̟̻̙̼į̯̯̫̘l̠̭l̴̫̲̦͇̰ͅͅ ͏̰n̟̜̥̬o͇t̴̝̖̞̥̭ ̣̰͓̺̳̭ḫͅa̩͚̺̮̝̬͎r͜m̯ ̡̘y͈ǫ̲̦̖̜̝̪u͉̳̤.̡͓
SMV - Valentine Sailor Columba by Chibi-Sugar

7.

Bullet; Blue Pastel Friendship Quest: Draw a portrait of another member’s senshi using only pastel colors!
SMV Pastel Friendship Quest Bailey by Chibi-Sugar
:new: I decided to close the request so I can focus on the new Spring Quests for :iconsmvillage: ;) 

 

I decided to open request especially for members of :iconsmvillage:


In case you don’t know SMVillage:

SMVillage, or SMV for short, is a Sailor Moon community for all otaku senshi (fanmade Sailor Senshi/Scouts).
Here, your characters can meet other characters and explore the Silver Millennium Village, a resort in Crystal Tokyo specifically for senshi.
You may submit your character whenever you like -- there are no open periods or deadlines! 
We have all sorts of events for your characters to participate in. 


( I've seen people do special requests or commissions for groups they're a member of before, so I fought, why not. )



List of requests so far:



( Look at me feeling all excited and productive, I really hope I'll be able to hold on to that feeling and energy. :aww:
I decided to make a new journal with a list of my OC's, I made the old one so long ago I have too much trouble finding it. ^^; 


BTW some characters really need a new character-sheet. 

Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue 

My fan sailor-senshi OC's



Princess (Sailor) SilverSnow - Victoria Artique

SMV Princess SilverSnow - Victoria Artique by Chibi-Sugar

Lux ( Guardian animal )

Lux Snowglobe by Chibi-Sugar  SMOCT3 Lux and items reference by Chibi-Sugar
Lux through the years by Chibi-Sugar


Sailor Vapor - Nourbese Charles

SMV Sailor Vapor - Nourbese Charles by Chibi-Sugar

Sailor Aqua - Rashmi Patel

SMV Sailor Aqua - Rashmi Patel by Chibi-Sugar


Sailor Glacium - Sunila Vitro

SMV - Sailor Glacium - Sunila by Chibi-Sugar

Sailor Harena - Mura Deserta

Sailor Harena by Chibi-Sugar Mura Deserta by Chibi-Sugar 


Sailor Canis Minor - Hazel Johnson

Sailor Canis Minor by Chibi-Sugar Hazels outfits by Chibi-Sugar


Sailor Sculptor - Charlotte 

CS - Sailor Sculptor by Chibi-Sugar

  Sailor GoldFlame - Rebecca Jones

Sketchtember day 3 by Chibi-Sugar
( Never really used her or developed )


Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue 


Closed Species



Noëlle

Nishee - Noelle by Chibi-Sugar
:iconnishee-ceesee-corner:


Tealina

My Jietal - Tealina by Chibi-Sugar
:iconjietal-fleet: 


Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue 


Other OC's



Zima - Nina Petrova

Magical girl for Tournament Cosmos by Chibi-Sugar Nina Petrova 1 coloured by Chibi-Sugar


Mahou Red - Rowan

Mahou Red by Chibi-Sugar Mahou RAINBOW Cover 1 NEW by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Orange - Nerola

Mahou Orange - Nerola by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Yellow - Xanthe

Mahou Yellow - Xanthe by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Green - Chloris Jade

mahou Green by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Turquoise - Feruzi

Mahou Turquoise by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Blue - Sapphire

Mahou Blue - Sapphire by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Indigo - Aimi

Mahou Indigo - Aimi by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Violet - Violaine

 Mahou Violet - Violaine by Chibi-Sugar

Mahou Pink - Coraline

Mahou Pink ??? by Chibi-Sugar



Marie Louise Antoine

Marie Louise by Chibi-Sugar

( a fan character for :iconyaminayugineatema:'s  G.A.L.A.X.Y  )

Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue Bullet; Blue 

Sailor Aqua - Masumi Tanaka

( OLD CHARACTER, I NO LONGER USE HER )
( but I might as well keep her on the list. )
SMV - Sailor Aqua - Masumi by Chibi-Sugar





BTW, please tell me if I forgot an OC. :) 


As you may have noticed over the years, I love doing redraws. :D
They're such a great and fun way to see how much I have learned and how much my art-style has changed over the years. 

It's also a fun challenge to see especially with older drawings, what I elements I'm able to keep and make work, and what elements I'll have to change to make a drawing work. ;)


Today I have been thinking about this drawing:
All versions of - Mahou Shoujo by Chibi-Sugar
As you can see, I've redrawn it for two times already, it's just a fun drawing. :)

This time however, I'm considering changing a major thing... the pose. 
As you can tell, those legs have always given me trouble anyway.

But I'm not sure yet, I do look forward to working on this drawing again. :la: 
There’s 2 things I’ve learned lately.


1. These days I appear to value productivity over perfection. I think for the longest time I felt I should ALWAYS make the best art I can make, unless I officially classified it as “just a sketch”.  These days I have experienced that I get just as, or perhaps even more excited about finishing a good drawing (very) quickly, as I would about FINALLY…. Finishing a drawing that is about the best I could possibly do.
It’s also more fun to finish a lot of different good and okay drawings, rather than just 1 perfect one

2. I may wanna consider stepping away from my semi-realism style for a bit.  

I think for the last 5 to 10 years my art has been slowly leaning more and more to realism, as seen here:
Style Development Updated 2016 by Chibi-Sugar
- This is probably because like… being able to draw photo-realism is probably one of the ultimate goals for an artist right…
Well okay I still wanna be able to draw at the very least very good semi-realism, I would love to be able to draw like people like: :iconsakimichan: and :iconayyasap:
- And also many tutorials and how to draw books will tell you should be able to draw realism before drawing manga/comic style… I absolutely get how important knowing realism is to improve your cartoon/manga art…

But the problem with my semi-realism is that I’m not confident enough in my drawing-skills to deviate enough from the standard face I know when it comes to varying faces and expressions… ( for example, I only really know how to draw lips well either neutral or with a soft smile… so that’s the whole range of mouths I have for my portraits for now. ^^; )
I mean would you just look at how absolutely different, unique and expressive all these faces are…
SMV - Princess Oceanea by Chibi-Sugar SMV - Princess Alexandria by Chibi-Sugar SMV - Princess Aletheia by Chibi-Sugar Sailor Polaris Miss SMV Pageant Prize by Chibi-Sugar Sailor Kasai by Chibi-Sugar Nina repaint by Chibi-Sugar Sailor Marin version 2 by Chibi-Sugar Halloween Headshot Exchange Pupu by Chibi-Sugar CS Raffle Prize Lynx by Chibi-Sugar Sailor Sculptor AKA Charlotte Portrait by Chibi-Sugar Queen Sasha ArtTrade by Chibi-Sugar Portrait Princess SilverSnow by Chibi-Sugar Victoria wearing a hat by Chibi-Sugar Nourbese by Chibi-Sugar 


I know what the average art-teacher would say now: “The solution is studying realism! Go draw real people!”


Yes… yes I know but… you know what advice I probably hear as much or perhaps even more next to “realism is important”? … “Draw EVERY day!”

I think I used to draw about every day as kid and as a teen, probably for a big part because back than drawing didn’t come with an imaginary list of demands: “a great pose, anatomy, realism, a good composition, etc.”
Back then I just drew… because it was one of the most fun things to do. :D

The thing is that forcing myself to study realism is probably now gonna help me have fun and be productive again. ^^;


- So I think my goal for now will be to stream-line my art a bit by drawing less realistic more cartoony.

- I also wanna play around drawing more expressive characters and I think drawing less realistic will help me play around with expressions more.

- But mostly I wanna have more fun drawing and hopefully also just draw more! :D



PS: I have also been looking at art from Pixiv lately... there's so much beautiful and or cute art there! So amazing!  
For a while now I’ve been planning to start drawing some original work, no characters of others, no fanart, perhaps not even my own characters but totally made up girls/women ( because they’re more fun to draw then guys. :P )

So preferably stuff like this, where I can just play around with all sorts of ideas:
Another Throwback Thursday by Chibi-Sugar  January        - Teal Turquoise by Chibi-Sugar
Suga Senshi by Chibi-Sugar  Some SuperHero by Chibi-Sugar



The thing is, I appear to have a selective artblock… I have ideas for:
- Themes
- Colourschemes
- Outfits
- Hairdo’s

But not for poses!!!

Which makes things hard, if the problem was for example coming up with clothing, I could still atleast start with drawing and draw naked figures with hair and a colourscheme ready…
But where can you start when you don’t know what to do with the body???


Of course what I could do, I stick with my standard poses…
But then I’ll be stuck with about these poses:
Normal Colours by Chibi-Sugar
Not very interesting. ^^;


Off course there’s resources for poses, but I get somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of choices. ^^;


Hopefully I figure this out soon, because I really wanna draw. :)



BTW, anywone recognize this?
Wanting to draw but having problems with one specific part of the process of making art?


PS: How do you come up with your poses?


I either use one of my "standard poses" or spend A LONG TIME looking through my How-To-Draw-Manga books and SenshiStock to find a pose. 
This morning I saw an email from DeviantArt telling me todaty is my deviantart-birhday. 
( I tend to forget that's on 20th of January. )

So I went to check how many years it is now... 10 years! :D

Last year I had plans to do something special for my 10th DA birthday, like a redraw of my very first drawing on DA... but I guess I forgot. ^^;

Oh well, maybe I'll buy myself a subscription to celebrate or something. ( They should give you one for free on the milestone years. )


Anyway, 10 years...
I'm still enjoying DA and have no plans to go anywhere else, I still love this place, and all the wonderful people I've met. :heart: 


PS:
You know what, this would probably be a good time to FINALLY make a new DA id.
So now I have to figure out what style I'll go with... portrait? full figure? semi-realism, manga?
So, a few years back all together, I came across LittleKuriboh's let's play of Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines ( he's playing it as Marik... and sadly still hasn't finished it. )  

Anyway, I got curious about the game and figured I would find a Let's Play on youtube by someone who has finished the game... so I searched ( I was looking for someone with a pleasant voice, and personality and such... anyway I ended up watching the Let's Play of Vampire the Masquarade Bloodlines by Gopher: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

And it looks like so much fun, I would like to play the game myself.
It's old though, so I'll probably buy it somewhere second hand... I'm not paying Steam 20 euro for an old game that needs patches to work well. ^^; 

Anyway, I then also watched Gopher and Chay's let's plat of Portal 2 Co-Op, which was also a lot of fun. 
BTW Portal and Portal 2 are so far pretty much the only like first-person-whatever game I've ever played on PC.

Then I also watched the let's plays of Don't Starve and Don't Starve Together... guess what, those look like a lot of fun too. :D


And then there is The Forest with Chay and Gopher, that one I actually try to watch live on Tuesdays ( they're British so they play it at times where I can actually watch it live. :) 
And The Forest is described on Steam as:  
As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator.

I'm telling you... NOTHING in there should have my interest... I don't like cannibals, I don't like mutants ( it's the gross and scary kind ), and then there's "terrifying" and "horror"... I really don't like scary stuff, and being scared...
And yet... Chay and Gopher make it look like so much fun. :D


So I've now find myself with considering buying three games:

- Vampire the Masquarade Bloodlines
( If I can find it cheap enough, but it looks like so much fun! I really want it :D )

- Don't Starve
( It looks like a lot of fun, and I love the whole gothic, Tim-Burton-esque style. )

- The Forest.
( I could always play it peaceful mode... the surviving and base building and stuff looks like the most fun to me. :) )


 
So yesterday I was thinking about how haven’t posted as much art as I would like to my personal facebook. ( It’s private, al Dutch and only for family and friends I’ve met in real life. )
I mostly just post completely original work there, so no fanart, fan-characters or other people’s oc’s.

Anyway, that got me thinking that I should perhaps try to do a project with completely original artworks again.
Stuff that doesn’t need a big explanation as to who the character is I’ve drawn, and the context etc.
And also art where I can experiment more because I’m not working with a specific design, I can just make stuff up as I go.

Not to mention that it would also be nice and good to make art just for me.
Don’t get me wrong, I love making art for others. ( I guess partly because it comes with the guarantee that at least someone will like it… though also because… I’m not very good with people… so having a way where I can make people happy using my strong points is always great. )
But I think it would also be good to practice making art where the most important thing is ( and probably mostly should be ) that I like it, without caring too much if others like it too.

So I’m considering a project/ series of drawings with the theme: magical girls.
Though I’m not sure yet, maybe I’ll skip the “magical” part for some designs…


Anyway, so my first idea was to base the designs around colours… but then I thought of something else…

How about I base the designs around gemstones. :D
Gemstones I own off course so I can happily stare at them while trying to come up with something to draw. :)

I’m not sure yet how much I’ll base the design on each gemstone BTW, like… do I play around with the meaning of gemstone ( could be fun. :) ) Do I only use the colours of the stone… stuff like that…


So that’s what I’ve been thinking about. :aww:

I once again have made ambitious plans for a project… ( honestly my life is filled with unfinished projects… ) but I hope to have fun with this one. ;)