104 hours later... I finally finished Persona 5 Thursday night!! It is easily in my top 3 favorite games (if not top 1 or 2).
In celebration of beating it, I decided to draw all of the characters! Well all of the ones I started a social link with at least. I put my favorite characters and characters that I maxed out closer towards the middle, and kind of arranged them outwards from there. Futaba is overall my favorite I think, but I really love Sojiro, Ryuji, and Makoto a lot too. The only ones I did NOT finish were Yusuke, Chihaya, Kawakami, Iwai, Shinaya, and Haru (though Haru was at rank 9). I'll have to play New Game+ at some point to finish those up.
And here's a drawing that I did for my friend Laura since it was her birthday earlier this week!
When I'm not busy with things, I've had time to do some little extra doodles every now and then.
Ranking up with Akechi and learning more about him.
Sketching while talking with friends. I got a little carried away with the lines, but this was relaxing to do while I was talking.Sketching while talking with friends. I got a little carried away with the lines, but this was relaxing to do while I was talking.
Continuing along with these Eventure Doodles, I'm getting closer and closer to the recent times. These Eventures were ones I made up in high school, so that's at least a little closer to present day (in comparison to ones made up during my childhood).
When Cipo finds out about all of the experiments his father has done on him and his family, his father is full of regret.
The Nays help Tonic (an old acquaintance that they met in Tag World) manage the spirits of the dead that enter his manor.
I've been trying to sketch some of my characters recently since it's helpful for getting me out of art slumps.
Since Murou's birthday is next week... I decided to draw him and Zandra.
I'm trying to figure out a new color scheme for Yaguzi and it's been hard. I'm trying to change his hair color so it isn't black like Zandra's, but none of the color tests I've tried have felt as fitting with his design, so we'll see.
Over the weekend, I went to Coventry and got bubble tea and Panda Express! While I was waiting for my food, I did some life drawings. The lady at Panda Express even asked if I could see my sketches since she saw me drawing while I was waiting in line.
So I've been in an art slump recently... but how am I gonna cure it? Keep drawing! I realized it might have been because I haven't worked on my story or really drawn my characters doing anything related to the story in forever. It's honestly been a few months since I really did. So it only makes sense.
So I have this massive folder with hundreds of documents related to my story. One of which is future plans with spoilers and things that haven't happened yet. I decided to compile those into one image file. I took one quote or made up one on the spot that correlates to each major story point that I have planned to take place next. I really need to start writing again so I can get my inspiration back. Just listening to music and reading stuff already helped a lot today.
(Also I got a bit of inspiration from P5's cellphone menu for the format of this)
So as you may have noticed I haven't been posting blog posts every day. I'm going to focus more on posting one drawing a day on my Instagram, deviantART, Twitter, and Facebook. Since I'm kind of busy and can't knock out two drawings a day, I'll be posting blog posts every other day unless I have a day that I am able to draw more. This way my Facebook account won't get cluttered with two of the same drawing posted every day.
My cintiq is back and working again!! So now I'm able to do digital art. There's still some getting used to since it's been awhile, but I'm looking forward to drawing more again. I'll probably try to get back in the habit of doing more starting this weekend, once I have a bit more free time.
Oh yeah and I've been playing P5 whenever I can, so I did some P5 doodles to test out my pen pressure and make sure everything was working.
Currently most of my free time has gone to playing Persona 5 since I've been waiting for that game for years, so I've been super excited to finally try it out. In the meantime I did some sketchbook drawings.
I named the main character of Persona 5 after my character Scott, so sometimes I like to imagine he's saying some of these choices. It's funny because we're nothing alike, and a few of the choices I've chosen just because I thought it would sound funny with Scott saying them. But yeah this is Scott saying one of the first choices I made in the game.
And then these are some P5 character doodles that I did like 2 minutes before dinner the other day.
Getting back into the routine of non-camp life is always difficult, but this time specifically because I only had a day off in between camp and work. So I'm doing what I can to get back into things. Also, a couple of days ago my desktop computer decided to give me some problems and decide to not turn on. So I'm in the process of trying to get that fixed and upgraded. So since I haven't been able to do real digital art on my cintiq, I've been doing these doodles on my phone using my finger.
Throughout the past two weeks I've been trying to sketch at least one page a day, but I also did a lot more on the plane during my flight home. It's been so long since I sat down and did a finished drawing or since I've looked at drawings of my characters that I kind of forgot how to draw some of them, haha. But now that I'm back, I'm gonna get back into the groove.