The point of doing this, obviously was to do this every day, but obviously, that didn't happen, so it'll get posted whenever I can get it all typed out and shit. A lot of these "in great detail" things, are in seriously great detail.[30 Days]: In Great Detail
Day 01 - Introduce yourself, in great detail Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail
Day 05 – Your definition of love, in great detail
Day 06 – Your day, in great detail
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail
Day 08 – A moment, in great detail
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail
Day 12 – What’s in your bag, in great detail
Day 13 – This week, in great detail
Day 14 – What you wore today, in great detail
Day 15 – Your dreams, in great detail
Day 16 – Your first kiss, in great detail
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail
Day 20 – This month, in great detail
Day 21 – Another moment, in great detail
Day 22 – Something that upsets you, in great detail
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel better, in great detail
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail
Day 25 – A first, in great detail
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail
Day 30 – One last moment, in great detailDay 2: Your first love, in great detail
Since there isn't really a person that can take that title, I figure I'll take about my art, since that's my first love.
It all started when I was just a little mini Spoony. I can't tell when exactly I started drawing, but I do remember hiding behind the recliner, peeling crayons and doodling on random pieces of construction paper. After a while, I was given scissors and tape, and the doodling soon turned into twelve-foot rainbow dinosaur tails and three-dimentional horses and dinosaurs (I had a fascination with dinosaurs).
As I grew, my drawings grew with me; most of my art involved animals and dinosaurs and as I started middle school, I discovered anime.
I have always watched anime, ever since I was a wee little Spoony Monster, but it was before the word "anime" ever made its way into my vocabulary. My favorite shows, that I absolutely could not
miss, were Speed Racer
, and Voltron
, but as I went through sixth grade, Cartoon Network started playing Sailor Moon
and Dragonball Z
and Tenchi Muyo
and that's when I started to incorporate the anime style into my artwork.
I got into Pokemon in the seventh grade, and that's when my art turned into exclusively anime. Or maybe I should say exclusively Pokemon -sweatdrop- Until this point, I had mostly drawn animals, and I even drew anthro for a while (this was before the word "furry" was in my dictionary, and I'm not particularly fond of furry right now at the moment), but at this point, I started drawing people a lot more (after all, all the Pokemon I drew had to have trainers, right?).
There's not much more to say about that time p[eriod, so I'll skip forward a few years.
In high school, I got into the whole "goth" thing (naively, and completely cluelessly), and like any self respected "goth" I found Jhonen Vasquez.
By this point, I had created my very first original character that stayed with me (and he still has), and though the first style I drew Bradley in was very simple, by the time I had re-vamped him the first time, he had gained a very JTHM appearance, and that's how he was drawn for a while; as a JTHM copycat.
But when I moved back to Ohio after graduating, I lost any and all access to the internet which is where I got most of my reference images, and due to the lack of money needed to obtain the internet (or a decent computer that could connect) and comic books, I spent most of my time doodling and drawing. many more oc's came into existence (such as Penny Zombie) and my art style started to go into its own direction. Charaters became less skin and bone and more fleshed out, and my poses started to become less flat.
After a while, I started to revert back to anime, I think right around the time that I got obsessive over video games. Money was becoming less of an issue, so I was able to buy more comics, manga and magazines so I had more reference images to work with, and again, I began copying styles when I doodled random fan art in random sketchbooks and notebooks. It all started to blend together again into my own manga style.
Then I went without drawing for a while. I don't know why, I just knew I stopped drawing. Art block maybe? I don't know.
But I picked up my pencil again, I think it was AkuRoku Day last year (2009) when I drew this picture.Click for bigger size.
And the rest of the story can be told under the cut (but mostly because it took me two days to write this stupid thing and to upload the images into my scrapbook so I could finish this stupid meme, and I don't feel like writing anymore).( Click for yaoi, crossdressing and other NSFW images. Click image for larger size )