30 DAYS OF YU YU

12. Favourite member of the Sensui Seven

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Mitarai Kiyoshi

-Seaman-

Mitarai is the only one of the Sensui Seven to come around and side with our heroes. Also, he’s the one who (inadvertently) triggers the reawakening of Kuwabara’s psychic powers (one of my other favourite Kuwabara fights, by the way!). His territory is pretty cool (I love seeing illustrated elemental effects!), and I also like his character design and sympathize with his story.

Just one thing I don’t understand - why doesn’t he ever spill a single drop of blood to help out in the battle to rescue Kuwabara?? There was a small lake right in the middle of the cavern!! (Yusuke even goes for a swim in it later) Seems like it was a missed opportunity …??

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The above is something I have wondered about for a long time lol. I mean, I understand if he wouldn’t have accomplished anything anyways, since we need to advance the story, but it seemed kinda odd that he didn’t do anything haha

finalgale said: Numbers 7, 9 and 12 if that's okay to ask so many ><

Of course it’s okay! Thanks so much for taking the time to send me asks finalgale~! ^^

(I thought I would do this all in brush pen to practice control but it ended up being hard to read at the size I was drawing at D:)

Artist Asks

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7. How often do you use references?
Almost all the time unless I’m just doodling randomly/it’s just a face. Usually the reference is just my own body
(oh that’s what a fist looks like)
(Even if it’s not the right angle, it helps me envision)

By reference, I’m thinking of anything you would draw upon that isn’t 100% mental.

To expand on this - if Google, mirrors, cameras, models (aka. friends) aren’t available, I’ll still often try to create the pose I’m trying to draw. Even if I can’t actually see it, it helps me mentally picture in my head where things are positioned in relationship to each other - basically spatial awareness. I think the more you observe and do draw from life, the more your acuity for this will be developed as well, and I find my own body is a convenient quick check even if it’s something I’m used to drawing.

Also, I will often roughly sketch an image, but the more I want to refine/polish it up, the more I will use a reference of some sort (again, even if it’s just myself) at various points to help me fine tune and make it more natural. It really is amazing how much a quick look at some sort of  reference, even if it’s feeling yourself pose, or looking down at, say, your own shoes, can help remind you of so many little details that enhance the image.

9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
*surfing tumblr, looking up Yu Yu stuff*
Nowhere near as much as I should. Maybe 1-2 hours tops, usually less, more on weekends. Maybe (I have a bad sense of time and I’m really impatient)
Art is a hobby for me and I have a different full time job.
That said, my recent Yu Yu nostalgia kersplosion has helped motivate me to draw more and I’m trying to take advantage of that momentum.

Most of my drawing time is in the evenings, after dinner. In retrospect, maybe 1 hour tops is generous; it’s frequently interrupted by other activities. For example, I’ll draw for like 5 minutes, then surf for at least that amount of time, then continue drawing again.

12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
Yes! Please ask away! ^^

Not sure if my process description will actually be helpful to anyone, but I’m happy to share what I do! ^^

Rest of questions are here~

Waah thanks! I noticed while painting this that my watercolour kit is really gross lol

Waah thanks! I noticed while painting this that my watercolour kit is really gross lol

kara-tails:

maiji:

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30 DAYS OF YU YU

11. Best Kuwabara Fight

Kuwabara VS Byakko

Poor Kuwabara tends to get shafted, often incapacitated or otherwise unable to participate, and his solo battles are frequently reduced to punchlines. This fight, his longest one-on-one match, is actually my favourite Saint Beast confrontation.

While not as visually finessed/impressive as Togashi’s later efforts and advanced skill in art and rendering fight sequences, it’s still well done, packed with diverse action, elemental effects, environment changes, and humour. Most of all, it’s classic Kuwabara!

Also that is a pretty amazing Byakko. 

Aww, thank you! ToT

pickingbones said: #18!

Artist Asks

18. What are you currently trying to improve on?

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I was too lazy to wait for the painting to dry XD; so have a photo instead of a scan

Thanks @pickingbones for asking~

(rest of questions are here in case anyone else wants to submit an ask, or do the meme themselves~)

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30 DAYS OF YU YU

11. Best Kuwabara Fight

Kuwabara VS Byakko

Poor Kuwabara tends to get shafted, often incapacitated or otherwise unable to participate, and his solo battles are frequently reduced to punchlines. This fight, his longest one-on-one match, is actually my favourite Saint Beast confrontation.

While not as visually finessed/impressive as Togashi’s later efforts and advanced skill in art and rendering fight sequences, it’s still well done, packed with diverse action, elemental effects, environment changes, and humour. Most of all, it’s classic Kuwabara!

Artist Asks!

dollyriot:

  1. Do you prefer traditional drawing, or digital?
  2. How long have you been drawing?
  3. How many classes have you taken?
  4. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
  5. What’s your favorite thing to draw?
  6. What’s your least favorite thing to draw?
  7. How often do you use references?
  8. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
  9. How much time do you spend drawing on an average day?
  10. Are you confident about your art?
  11. How many art-related blogs do you follow?
  12. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
  13. Do you prefer to keep your art personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
  14. Do you ever collaborate with others?
  15. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
  16. Do you draw more today than you did in the past, or do you draw less?
  17. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people art advice?
  18. What are you currently trying to improve on?
  19. What is the most difficult thing for you to draw?
  20. What is the easiest thing for you to draw?
  21. Do you like to challenge yourself?
  22. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
  23. Do you draw more fanart, or more original art?
  24. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s art, or inspired? (Be honest!)
  25. Do you like to draw in silence, or with music?
  26. For digital artists: what program(s) do you use?
  27. For digital artists: how many layers does a typical piece require?
  28. For traditional artists: what medium do you like most? (Pencil, charcoals, etc)
  29. For traditional artists: How do you usually start on a big piece? (Light sketch, colored lead, sketchpaper, etc)
  30. What inspires you to not just make art, but to be a better artist?

:3!

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maiji:

Excitement! Today is the first day of my box display at KaKaFaFa Ideas. For the next month (August 27 till Sept 27, 2014) you can buy my art and books through this lovely shop in downtown Toronto, inside the Village By The Grange right across from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCADU.

KaKaFaFa Ideas

275 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3K1

Monday to Friday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday:               12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sunday:                  Closed

What will be there:

Please come and check it out~! It’s a beautiful little place, full of really neat gift items as well as jewelry, arts and crafts by other creators! The owner’s name is Jessica and she’s super nice.

(For artists interested in renting a space, I posted about the opportunity here on aatoast! :3)

Just a reminder - last 2 weeks of my cube at KaKaFaFa Ideas :3 Please come check it out if you happen to be in the area~!

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30 DAYS OF YU YU

10. Best Kurama Fight

Kurama VS Gourmet (Toguro Ani)

I agree with Hiei; Kurama has a bad habit of dragging out his battles and trying to figure out his enemy instead of dispatching them quickly. This pick is an exception to the character’s usual strategy - he’s beyond seriously pissed.

In particular, it’s the first 3-4 pages of this brutally efficient encounter that makes it rank as my personal top Kurama fight. His expressions are frighteningly cold and the kinetic energy and slicing power of the rose whip are rendered so well, both things I find difficult to execute (pardon the pun). Plus it’s the last we see of Toguro Ani (our heroes can only hope). Yes!

isthistakenalready:

Aoi Honoo is Too Real

My coworker sent me this. She really understands my pain rofls

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