Hello, it's been a while since I've last posted a journal.
I haven't been really active in a long time, with something like 3 deviations posted at the beginning of 2018. I am currently trying to be more active in order to try and improve my art, because I find my older art very disappointing when it comes to actual quality.
Since I haven't always had much time on my hands, I kinda stopped drawing as of 2017, and I only got motivated to draw again in late 2017 and early 2018 (while remaining busy due to my university course). What really killed my motivation was that making traditional art always ended up with either an uncoloured drawing, or with some bad and/or dirty colouring (be it either crappy marker pens or those godawful BIC Evolution plastic coloured pencils, used in pieces such as this one : Char Leclerc - French beast) and making digital art was a long and complicated process : drawing a sketch, scanning it, drawing the lineart and colouring it using only my mouse. I was too lazy to even try shading at that point, which resulted in flat colours.
My sister recently offered herself the luxury of having true Caran D'ache colour pencils, so I kinda got jealous and decided I wanted to avoid having to use those plastic pencils ever again (especially after one of my university Art professor pointed out that works made with them looked terrible and that true drawing tools were a good investment), so I ended up finding true coloured pencils that weren't too awful and decided to get drawing again. I've seen many people make great art with coloured pencils, so I think it isn't too stupid. I might try to get a graphic tablet too in the future.
Now that I've got that off the way, let's talk about what to expect from my art now. As I said, I'm trying to improve my art, but I also wanna try new things. I will still post car related drawings, but expect way less Sonic-related stuff. I realised that since Sonic material is copyrighted, it might become problematic at some point to have an universe based on it, even if that universe wasn't based solely on it. Also, I feel like Sonic fan-characters can be really limiting. Sure, some of them look cool, but I haven't been able to create characters that I found that memorable (Jeff and Speed aside, due to them being my absolute first FCs). So I've kinda gone next-level by switching to anthro characters in general. I won't totally abandon my Sonic art because I'm really attached to those characters and FCs, but furries will probably become a way more common sight in my gallery. Expect to see a ton of new characters, and probably better art as well .
Have a nice day
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