It seems I've been abandoning this account more often than not. For anyone just tuning in, hello, I am Shadows0111, alternatively known as ShadowBionics or ArdrethShadow. This was meant to be my literature account, and it was until I kinda grew unsatisfied with my writing, and put almost all of it into storage. Then I started adding some of my non-Bionicle and non-Transformers stuff to this account, as to not clutter my main DA profile with it for anyone who didn't like it. And believe me, a lot of people didn't like it.
After a while, though, I got discouraged from some negativity thrown my way and I fell back into depression, thereby losing a lot of my motivation for drawing and I left this account to wither again. I briefly posted new drawings to ShadowBionics, but with comments disabled since I was tired of getting negative comments, but at that point I stopped drawing altogether.
So here we are today. About 2 months ago, I was introduced to this drawing app on iOS called ibisPaint X, and after seeing one of my favorite artists use it and even encourage me, I got it and tested it with Toon Natalie, who was at one time a mascot character of mine until I grew to dislike the woman she's based off. So for anyone wondering who she is, you won't really be seeing much of her, unless it's just me updating old drawings of her, which probably won't be too often. Anyways, so after that, I started practicing with it and learning some of the stuff I can do with it, and I'm actually liking how my artwork looks now. It's even easier since I don't have to redraw the same drawing over and over by hand, I can duplicate and change out whatever I want with outfits and posing. It also means I can sort of complete drawings a little quicker now when given the time to.
That being said, I'm still not the greatest, but I still want to try. Plus, I only realized how much I missed drawing after getting that app, so I'm going to give this another shot. So since I'm ditching Toon Natalie, I'm going to use some of my favorite RPG maker horror game characters as my test subjects, that way I'm not just drawing the same thing over and over, and it gives me some room to experiment. Likewise, I am very tempted to get into writing again, but not the fan-fiction I write as ShadowBionics. In my younger years, I used to create some of my own characters for my writing. Some of which used to exist as drawings on here. Some of which never made it onto paper and are somewhere lost in time. So I might try to do some of that as well. It won't be crazy stuff like with my ShadowBionics writing. If anything, it'll probably be what some literature groups here call "young adult" writing, centered around characters who are... well, young adults, and whatever they get into. Sort of like a slice of life anime, but probably not as funny like Daily Lives of Highschool Boys or as out there and crazy funny as the Haruhi Suzumiya series. We'll see in time, as I'm not exactly in a hurry to do that.
So for those following my account for the first time and haven't un-watched since I was gone for like 3 years, thank you. And if you like my artwork and even favorite it, I also thank you from the bottom of my heart, as it really makes me glad to know people like it compared to the days when I used to get teased and harassed for my art. I can't give a "schedule" as to when I'll put up anything, I mostly just go with whatever I can when time allows me.
Plus, since I'm still trying to get back into the groove of things, you're going to be seeing quite a few test drawings using whatever characters from the Charon games I like. As long as Charon herself doesn't get all angry at me and tells me to quit it, but then I doubt she knows I exist. And compared to what I've seen other artists do with some of these characters, my stuff is relatively harmless as it is meant to consist of cuteness and anime goodness. Which reminds me, I will make a follow-up journal in the future in regards to any requests anyone makes. I recently got one... well, I got one a year ago and I'm so super sorry I am barely getting to it. I am going to honor it and get to it when I feel I'm ready to. With that in mind, if anyone else wants to, then I'm going to have to just say what I will be able to draw. Anything too NSFW I won't do since not only would I be terrible at it, but I feel SUPER awkward even thinking about that stuff. I'd just rather not do it, if at all costs. I felt kinda weird reworking the proportions with Honoka and Hinata... especially around the chest and lower waist area.
So just know that maybe I'm not super good, but I'm going to be working on it. One of my favorite artists on here goes by the name of ninpeachlover, and I've always loved her style, whether traditional of when she switched to digital. Maybe someday I can get to her level, but for now I'm gonna go at my own pace.