Everywhere I travel, I bring Plushy with me.
3 years ago we went to Japan and feel in love with it.
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Please note that this is an illustration, we did not climb the Miyajima's floating torii, lol.
We arrived by ferry using the JR Pass, and the Itsukushima Shrine gate was floating. After a while the water retired and we could walk under the torii.
Definitely an iconic place in Japan.
Few days ago I've received feedback from people telling me they enjoyed more my traditional illustrations.
I started drawing digitally in September, and always treated new ways/style/brushes/colors etc in order to decide what works best for me.
During October I joined the inktober challenge, and even though I didn't draw all 31 illustrations, I still did my best to draw one per day. It just happened to not have the time/mood to draw in some days.
During inktober I recorded my illustration process, and from 3h I managed to get the illustration done even in 45 minutes. The more complex ones had an average time of 1h05-1h20, so even so it's still less than half the time of the first illustration of Inktober.
I've come a long way and I'm still learning a lot, so if you don't appreciate what I'm publishing these days, feel free to go away, you're not obliged to look at my illustrations or criticize my skills if you're not an artist yourself.
Also, I haven't invited you to criticize my work. But don't get me wrong, I love constructive feedback that offers a solution ("this color doesn't work well with the background, you could try with this hue instead" kind of feedback is much appreciated). But you telling me you prefer my old work, well, just go away, I'm not republishing my old work. Now I'm trying to learn a new skill, I'm not here to please you.
Anyway, now I'm doing my illustrations in a more painting way.
Meaning that instead of filling in a block of color, then adding a band a shadow and a touch of highlight and that's it, now I'm painting color variations on the objects in drawing.
The process takes waaay longer (at least 5h) but the result is pretty.