Daily Monday

Experimenting with more art style

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.

Author

Rin

A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

1 comment

  1. Well, there’s a lot of stuff going on, so yes, I can see it reflecting in your art work. Although, it’s not a bad thing. It’s just like writing about how you feel in a journal or blog. (Something I haven’t done in quite a long time is being truthful about how I feel. Instead I blog about shows, gifts, etc). Anyways, I think your art is amazing, even if it’s not detailed. I love the simplicity of it. It’s one of my favorite styles. It’s always clean-looking and easier to absorb the information being presented. The most impressive about this, is that you’re able to draw from what you imagine in your head to paper (or drawing pad, etc). I’m not able to do that. I feel like I’m cursed. I’m great at mimicking other art, even down to details, but it’s never my own art which is why I mostly post things that I draw on my private blog. I don’t want to be accused of stealing. But, pixeling comes natural to me, and I can imagine it. It’s weird. Don’t ever be your own critic. You’re too harsh on yourself! It’s great, and I love it! Express yourself more! It’ll help too! (Sorry for blabbing so much. It just feels good to “talk”).

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