Chapter 1: The End, the start, the beginning.
When I was still a small kid, I loved to imagine a lot of things from fantasy weapons (specially swords) to Knights with a mix of techno. I always wonder what I want to base my art from because I was thinking of being able to do Manga characters but then I thought that it wasn't the one that made my motivation burning with passion so I searched for something else. For some time later, I stopped to sketch and draw and thought of just watching anime on TV, reading manga and playing online games on the computer but I soon realize that, looking at the real world, "What's my talent?". I thought about it over and over and I stopped to think again. I just continued to go along with my life as time passes by and it has been more than 3 years since I stopped to draw something on clear paper until one day my cousin came to my house and asked if I can draw a scenery for him about "Pollution", it was his upcoming project to be submitted on the FOLLOWING DAY
. I asked him why he's just saying this now? He explained that he was working on it but the images are as bad as the Scribbles fro the cartoon series "Foster home for imaginary friends". That made me laugh but I'm not going to show a single smirk on my face
; hold it in Vex, HOLD IT! So after that I took his offer and drew what I can about pollution. I started with panels, just like in mangas, and then started off with egg heads (lmao)
with bubble dialogues and a simple background to fill in some effects. I was able to finish it on time and I never thought that making such a simple project with characters could be so much fun to do and then something really fuzzy started to wiggle in my heart like something I want to do often and improve it and then my mom came next to me while I'm holding my cousin's project and said "Your father was once an architect, he loved to draw buildings and also art projects. I see that you got his talent". I realized that drawing/sketching was part of who I am and what I'm very passionate about.
On the next following day, I grabbed my laptop and chatted with my artistic friend Mori
(This is her name when she's being addressed as an artist) to ask some recommendations on what to buy for noob-artist kit (lol). So she told me to buy Faber Castell pencils, a set of 48 colors
, and also Faber Castell led pencils, eraser, sharpener and and a 0.5 or 0.7 UniPin ink pen (for outlining). Last thing that she recommended me is "what kind of art would you like to base your work on?" and again I'm stuck at square one
. I have no idea what I should draw! Mori recommended me to search for an artist in deviantart.com and so I did
. I have searched everywhere from Emo, Gothic, Knights, Cyborgs and other futuristic stuff but no luck. I kept on searching still until I found TysonTan
's work and instantly fell in love with every art he made
! I've never been fired up for such a long time and its going to be a tough road for me from here but I'm going to do my best to improve