I hate it when I draw a picture and then over time I can't stand it, or I find all these annoying things wrong with it...
This has been happening a lot recently, and theres a reason for it. No, its not (entirely) because I'm a really picky artist and nitpick everything I do. A lot of it is because of recent changes that I've been making to my style.
So when I see something that is an inbetweener, something that I've drawn while still trying to sort things out...I seriously can't stand the sight of it for the most part. Sure, I guess some would say that it should show your progress but...UGH.
I seriously can't stand some of these drawings anymore. *groans*
Well, okay. Maybe that's a little too harsh. A lot of it isn't necessarily that I can't stand the drawing anymore, I just hate certain things that I did that I thought worked really well at the time of drawing the picture. I guess that's a good way of seeing what you might want to change in your style, seeing older pictures and deciding what works and what doesn't, but I just look at my crappy things and just cringe.
Like this picture, here. I drew this a while ago, and at the time I thought it was pretty cute, and thought I would finish it.
I fail at thinking, apparently, because it's really not that cute, but...then again it's not that bad either. But it's still not really that good.
Really, theres nothing terribly exciting about this picture in the least. It's just one of those MEH pictures that I did and decided to finish. Theres a lot of anatomical issues with it, like, once again, I gave my character an itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny head, and her...HER THIGH. WhhhHHHHATTTTttTT???????? I mean the thighs up top are kinda...okay..but then the closer you get to her knees (or where her knees would be, theoretically), the...WORSE they get. I'm pretty positive that her legs look messed up because I fucked up when I was inking. That is seriously my only excuse. Either that or I was drunk when drawing this one. UGH. Terrible.
Anyway, because this is one of those transitional drawings, I just can't stand her face. It's always the faces of my characters that go through so many changes. I don't know if this is the same with everyone else when you are improving your style, or experimenting or whatever but...UGH. I just kinda hate her face. It wouldn't be so bad if her eyes weren't so close together. I fail. I fail pretty bad.
And, where, exactly, did her hand go?
Her neck, apparently, ate her hand, Or her head ate her hand or...Something. I think I intended it to be behind her hair or something but....
Anyway, the kinda sorta usual with the background...did that with watercolour pencils. I should have probably used maybe some more blues or something but I still like the colours in the background. I hadn't used my watercolour pencils very often lately so I thought I would use them for some of my backgrounds.
...Look, I'm just going to spare you the gory details about the scan because YOU ALREADY KNOW IT'S TERRIBLE.
My scanner had to take a big shit all over the scan once again. Of course, not as bad as some of the shit that comes out my scanners asshole, but it's still pretty bad.
On a positive note, I like the colour of her jeans!
Based them on a pair of jeans that I own myself, actually.
....Seriously tho, anatomy doesn't work like that.
So yeah, not a very good picture of Melanie, but...it's okay. Kinda old, kinda not, ITS JUST THERE.
*creepy music plays for no reason.....*
Anyhoo, just Melanie! Mels here is ©
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