I tried doodling more stuff today since I finished one of my job applications. I only realized after all this time that I suck at making details haha. Since I don’t have proper foundation of drawing people and stuff, the more detailed I try to make something, the weirder it gets. So this time I tried to simplify everything and didn’t use any line arts.
This time, I used Japanese kanji to replace the face and ‘describe’ the contents of the bag. The character on the face is 鬱 (utsu) which means depression. The one on the bag is 悩 which symbolizes worries. I wanted the image to convey that each person is carrying their own problems and worries. As both depression and troubles can’t be materialized, I used the characters to express it.
The size of the ‘bag’ or ‘problems’ might seem small or light. But that’s something that other people perceive from the outside. The real weight of it is unknown to anyone else but the carrier.
Well, those stuff aside, I think it’s quite funny how I never intended for the art to end up like this. I guess your own drawings somehow reveals your inner state of mind.