2016 End of The Year Comeback

 

.     It’s been long overdue for an update on the creative side of things. I checked my Facebook page, and the last time I posted something was back in January of this year. 11 months ago!
.     It’s been almost a year and it hasn’t been the easiest financially, so it has taken a toll on my emotional health. But I decided enough is enough. I was supposed to have time for my studies and drawings, and both which I eventually had a lack of motivation, but it is a good time to get things back on track. No more excuses. I have to make my reality one that I am proud of and can look back at with joy.

.     Here is a before and after. I have found inspiration in all places but sometimes it’s simply thrilling to look back at previous pieces of work and trying to recreate them and see how one has progressed.

.     Originally this was an ID I had made for myself back in 2010, and now 6 years later you can see a major difference.

BEFORE (2010)
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AFTER (2016 November 7th)
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.     I have learned that when it comes to proportions and composition I have been stubborn in erasing what I already have. Because I think, “I already drew something. I should work with what I have”. But IT’S OK to start over or completely change what the original idea was. Actually this was my third attempt at making it look like I wanted it to. Or atleast till I was satisfied with it. Here was the second attempt;

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.     This one I made the day before on November 6th 2016. I wanted her to look like a diva and have to focus in the center but I don’t like the pose I chose for her. It seems quite stiff and not as lively as the third attempt. Yes she’s in the center and I mainly fell in love with her hair and face but somehow I’m just not happy with it.

.     In any case this was originally a DA ID for myself because even before I liked fantasy and fairies, but wanted to mix it with fashion. This time as I started over again, she started looking more and more like my mother so I have changed its purpose to be a fun portrait of my lovely mom with some daisies in the back.

You can go see it at my DA page here : DeviantArt Image

 

*Update : 
.     The sketch has now been colored. I sent it to my mom as a mother’s day gift and she loved it. I hope someday I can give out my work and make them into cups, canvases, puzzles, etc.. 2010_ID
Don’t forget to check out my work in Deviantart —> here!
You can also see my work on Facebook.

PJ1D1: There is, There are

PJ1D1 : There is and There are with countable nouns 数えられる名詞

There is a/an + adjective + 1 countable noun + at place / in location / on street.
There is an upscale hotel across the street.
There is a Hello Kitty store in Ikebukuro.

There are + adjective + 2 or more countable nouns + place
There are lots of stationery stores in Japan.
There are many Sekai no Yamachans in Tokyo.

There isn’t/aren’t any + adjective + noun + place
Are there any + adjective + noun + place ?

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
Where are Belle and Katie today? the Big Apple
What kind of shops does Belle like?
What kind of shops and restaurants do you like?

TOOLS
There is … … in Tokyo.
There are … … near my house.
There aren’t any … … in my hometown.

DIALOGUE
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YOUR TURN
Tell what there is in the following places: Japan, Tokyo, your neighbourhood, on the table, your bag.

★ Introduce a city or other area to your partner. What is there? What can you do? How much does it cost (expensive or cheap)? Please connect sentences with transitions (for example, actually, also, so, because, and, etc..)
For example; There is a new karaoke place in Shibuya in the Modi building. There are other shopping stores in Modi also. Actually, there is also a Starbucks and a pancake shop in the Modi building, so you can buy a Starbucks coffee and go to karaoke. It isn’t too expensive, and it’s very fun!

Introduce interesting shops and restaurants special to Japan. Then introduce shops/restaurants in other countries.
Ex: There are many gellato stands in Italy.

Crazy Thoughts Survey

“Funny Thoughts To Ponder”

This is something that I found in this website. I figured I would answer some questions since there is no particular thing I want to write about at the moment. (>_<)

Why doesn’t McDonald’s sell hot dogs?
Hmmmm…I’m not sure although I do know their main meat product since creation has been burgers. But it wouldn’t hurt to try I guess. 🙂Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.21.51 PM

Are eyebrows considered facial hair?
I think so? Well thinking about the word itself I would say it’s called facial hair. It just has a specific, designated label. 🙂

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January

Already January has passed and I have nothing to prove it with. Well maybe except that I passed the N3. YAAAAYYY!!!!
Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 7.16.47 PMギリギリで合格したけどまた一生懸命に勉強します!
I was basically close to not passing but I passed. Now I just need to continue to review all the things I had forgotten so that I can continue to the level that I left off; which is high intermediate/low advanced. So where to start? That’s the biggest step really.

In my case I studied in uni and had a great team of teachers and a good curriculum to help me out in every level that I had been. As a beginner you use more of your own language to make sense of the material and as you keep leveling up you use less of your own language. Continue reading

Inspiration

One of my favorite artists (which literally I don’t have many. I can count them all in one hand) is Pascal. His emotions really come out and you can feel like you are part of his illustrations. You can connect to them in some way. Many times I’ve used his illustrations for my own desktop just to give me motivation for that period of time.

Recently I found this  video about him,

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/13387502″>Inspirational Artists: Pascal Campion</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/onyxcinema”>Onyx Cinema, Inc.</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

so if you have time please watch it. A lot of the things he says I believe is true.

Your drawing isn’t done when you finish drawing it. It’s done when other people see it.

I better finish all my crap that’s just sitting in my HD. XD I’m so excited to finally have a good hard drive so that I can go and finish a lot of things I had pending as well as sketch out new ideas I had.

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With that in mind, you don’t have to be skilled in techniques of drawing. I think as long as you can connect with people and show them what you feel or think and they get it, then that’s all that matters. Whether that is through illustrations or web comics or even music videos. People will connect to your pieces. I have never been good with words, but I do know that you don’t always need to be. ^_^
For more pascal, go HERE.