It’s never a surprise to find my hands more so stained than my eyesight strained... is what I would've said last year, regarding my preference of traditional art to digital. Nowadays, both my back and eyes are strained from the billion digital art programs I have experimented with and tried to master. Instead of just relying on Photoshop, I can now use Illustrator, Krita and FireAlpaca quite adeptly.
That's not to say I have completely neglected my traditional art, though. On the contrary, I've rekindled my love for clay via sculpting and 3D modeling. I have also properly begun learning anatomy and watercolors. Acquiring a second minor in anthropology, to go along with my creative writing minor and animation major, has also kept me busy.
With all these skills, I hope to one day produce my own shows and studio, based on quality, diversity and spirituality. Until then, I'm bettering my line work, speeding up the production process and consuming loads of tea to keep myself awake. Trying to read and invest in an art book or... five has also become a habit, at the cost of sleep (to my mother's chagrin, who wishes I'd sleep like a "normal" person).
While this is fanart for the latest rendition of the show, Voltron—and for a positivity event within the community, at that—this was really the first time I used Illustrator and Photoshop in conjunction. I used the former for its stabilizer, the latter for its colors. This was made in 2017.
This was the first quick doodle I did in Krita. I made this on July 7, 2017, under an hour. At the time, I was still unfamiliar with the program and was trying to get the hang of it. The subject's name is Nana and he's one of my characters.