November 2007


When I could finally understand what was a layer and a filter, I made several attempts with the Gimp.

I’ve tried first with virtual creatures, animals and landscapes. That was not as easy as I thought it’d be.


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When I first discovered that my computer could actually draw better than me, I felt betrayed. *laugh*

In fact, I wanted very much to create illustrations like the cool digital art I could see everywhere. I like drawing… but only faces. I suck at drawing bodies—hands make me feel like gouging my eyes out.

But sketching with a pencil is okay and kinda relaxing. Painting is a real pain in my butt. Many times I’ve ruined a not-so-bad sketch by painting it with watercolors. You’ve already seen the results in my resolution post.
I’m a disaster as a painter.

The first graphic art software I bought was Corel something. Took me ages to understand how to use it. But since then, I’ve quit painting with traditional brushes.
I was just so glad I didn’t have to touch them again.

And when I finally learned how to manipulate photos, the real fun started for me.


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I’m tired tired tired!
Well, I said I wanted to draw one Feilong illustration.
That’s done. Uh, I should say partly done.

I’ve spent the day trying to draw Feilong. It’s not so bad when I look at my very first draft of him. It’s also the first time I’m drawing a Viewfinder character—or a Yamane’s character.

Still, it’s not the final draft. I’ve just sketched him here to have some idea of what I want in the end. So obviously, I think the final composition will look like this. But cleaner, with some little changes and in color.

WARNING
Kids, go away!
There’s a half-naked guy here.
If the concept offends you, don’t click on the link.

ATTENTION
Les enfants, allez-vous en !
Y a un type à moitié nu ici.
Si le concept vous offense, ne cliquez pas sur le lien.

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I want to draw a Viewfinder doujin but don’t feel skillful enough. Another tricky point is that I want to write the story in English yet I’m not really fluent in English. But in my mind, because I’ve read all Yamane-sensei mangas in English, so English is the natural language for reading and writing Viewfinder.

Still English is not my language so the plot I’m ending up with is totally PWP. I can only visualize smex and smex and smex… Bad bad bad fiendish fangirl meh! I need a plot!!!

I wanted to draw it for Christmas, but I think I won’t be able to make it in time. Perhaps would I be able to draw something for Valentine.

There’s also this contest running at Fei Love. I wanted also to draw a picture of Fei Long.
Problem is I’m not a Fei Long fan.
Joining the Fei community makes me a bit uneasy because of this. That’s why I haven’t started drawing anything about him.

Well, I still want to draw a Fei illustration. Even though he pisses me off, he’s one hot long-haired beautiful bishie I can drool on.
Argh, if I can kick myself to do it, I’ll try drawing one just for my journal and my comrades—the Yamane Ayano’s fans.