I’d admit that what I’ve posted here is basically all my drawing ability. I tried using my sister’s pencil crayons a while back (Almost two years ago? Holy crud…) for some of my drawings and… well, I couldn’t shade very well with them and overall it kind of all looked like it was done by an elementary schooler (I’m 18 and in university now, FYI.) Then again, I think those were pencil crayons, and I don’t know what more experienced artists use to colour their paper drawings (other than paint, which is a different medium.) Also, I really only draw people and their weapons (my characters, or characters from my favourite works of fiction), hence why the fire in the Maria x Mamoru pic was so hastily doodled. I just didn’t really care. I’m mainly only interested in drawing people though, or maybe landscapes (but I haven’t done landscapes in a long time.)
I don’t know how to colour anything digitally, either. I’ve tried a few times, but there’s a lot of things that I don’t get and I can’t quite get how to do them. (I only managed to draw the Saki mug you see above because I took the colours and shades of the actual GBA FE mugs. I used references (official and fan art) for her, but otherwise she’s full custom.) I don’t know how to pick shades so that one would accurately be a darker version of the other. I can’t paint things without having those ugly white areas between the colours and the outline. (I don’t have any digital painting to show since I won’t let myself make anything I’d see as bad.) Also I don’t have any of those high-end painting programs… I just don’t really have any experience, I guess, and I don’t know where to start.
Also I think I take waaay too long to draw things, since i do so much erasing and I’m inexperienced so I take a lone time to get the right lines done. Like, I think my most recent image took me at least ten hours total for both poses, maybe more. The Saki mug at the top took me at least eight hours - I hear that mugs do take a while, though. I really should be studying (I’m a math major, actually - I don’t like math that much but I don’t think majoring in art or writing would be a good idea since people don’t really go to uni for those subjects and expect to get a good job but I can’t really stand anything else so it’s just math or CS for me… also despite CS being one of the things I can sort of do I’ve never really thought of trying to learn FE hacking), and I’d like to get better, but I just spend all my time drawing… I mean, not that there’s a need to do things fast, but that my slow speed is indicative of inexperience and whatnot.
Eh, I have a lot to learn. But learning’s part of the fun
Also, do you recognize any of the works other than FE that have come up in this thread? If so, great And if you somehow recognize SSY, @Crazycolorz5 will be very happy.
(I had a less anime-ish face style until about two months ago where i just suddenly decided to switch to anime style faces because I felt like it. I kind of want to develop both an anime and a less-anime style though, but I’m not sure if that’s a good idea.)