Art Dump (2/5/17)

The struggle is real.

And by the struggle, I mean I’ve already started slacking on my ‘drawing of the day’ ha…..

School’s been out for a while, so I’m out of the habit of working (it’s hard for me to get back into the rhythm sometimes). It just got back this last week, so I’ve been trying to figure that out, plus draw for practice. Unfortunately, drawing ends up falling to the wayside.. I didn’t turn out as many as last week, but I’m still trying to put stuff out..

[Even if I don’t draw personal characters or w/e I’ll probably include the doodles I do in my art class, heads up]

Anywho, here’s the drawings I did this week:

~Kai

Art Dump (1/29/17)

Hey guys! I’m back again this week with another art dump.

The fact that school is almost back is already hitting me and I kinda slowed down with the art I’ve been doing.. (classes start tomorrow hnng) But I’ll make sure to draw at least something once a day. Even if it’s just a little doodle of an OC or chibi character or whatev, practice helps..

Without further adieu, here’s my work for this week:

~Kai

Art Dump (1/22/17)

I’ve heard sayings that when you want to change something in your life, it takes a lot of discipline. Right now, I understand what is meant by that.

I’ve made an effort to do a “drawing of the day”, currently that means I’m doing a lot of Pokemon drawings in palettes I’ve found on tumblr. The first couple of days went well, but afterward there was a lull where I didn’t really feel motivated because I had less time to spend on my art. Regardless, I ended up drawing and turning out at least one thing each day.

Originally I planned to stick to the pokemon in palettes I’ve found, but now realize it would be better to branch out and practice drawing a variety of items. The majority so far have been pokemon related, but I’ve also done some character drawings- which includes some of my own. Though I will have less time to work on these sort of things coming up (what with school starting soon and I’ll be getting a job as well), I’ll still make sure to manage my time and work on at least one drawing per day.

I can tell it’s going to be difficult, but I really want to improve my skill sets in this area. Drawing is something I love doing, so I’ll work hard to keep up the chain I’ve started and post once a day (not here, but on DeviantArt and Tumblr at least)

Like I said last time, I’ll be posting art dumps once a week (I think I’ll stick with Sunday as the day I’ll post). Here’s what I’ve been working on so far:

If you have any suggestions of what I should draw next, want to ask questions about my personal chacaters/stories, or just want to say hi, feel free to leave a comment below! Otherwise, hope you guys have a nice day and see you next week.

~Kai

Art Dump (1/16/17)

Like I said in the previous post, I’ve been drawing a lot more recently. Specifically, I’ve been drawing with color palettes and Pokemon. Thought some people here might be interested in seeing my progress, so I’ll come on once a week (some time over the weekend?) and do an art dump.

If you want to check out my work daily, or send me suggestions of what to do next, you can check out my DeviantArt here, my main tumblr blog here, or my art tumblr blog here.

Thanks for stopping by~

~Kai

1/16/17 Update

This is a little longer break than I anticipated, but here I am again, ready to update with what I’ve been up to.

(In reality, not much has really happened)

Um I guess I could start with Christmas and New Years, and say how those went. Christmas was nice, I got to spend the morning with my family, then the afternoon with my boyfriend and his family. I got really lucky, because even though my family was really in the Christmas spirit this year, my boyfriend still came over and gave us presents. Plus I got to do some Christmas-y stuff with his family later. I got him RWBY on blu-ray and he got me the galaxy 3DS that I’ve been watching for a while now (plus Pokemon Moon aha).

Seriously, I am so friggen lucky to have this guy.

Soon after my parents went off on a trip with my sis, so I held down the fort here and watched our cats. We’ve got three big ones and a kitten. The kitten was the handful, I’ll say that much.

Since I had to watch the cats, I mostly ended up doing stuff around the house. This meant a lot of messing on the computer, watching TV, or playing games. Don’t get me wrong, I got out every once in a while, but for the most part I just hung out at home, making sure the little one had plenty of time to run around and do his thing.

New Years Eve I was lucky and got invited over by my neighbor for dinner with her and her friend. I ended up staying there until like 3am haha.. (Honestly, I stayed that late ’cause we were watching music performances on TV and I wanted to see the one for p!atd, but I didn’t get to catch it. Guess it was on another show or something..) Crashed as soon as I got home. Next morning I went out and spent some time with my boyfriend and his family, plus some friends. Good times.

More recently than that I got sick.. I had the stomach bug for nearly two weeks and I’m just now getting over it. I’m at the point where I still have to watch what I eat, but I can slowly reintroduce foods to get my body used to it again. (I swear, over the course of this sickness I lost like 15 lbs, it’s been weird)

Another recent thing is I’ve been drawing a lot more the past few days. I wanted to feel productive even though I’m still stuck in the house (my family is back but they’re sick too, so we’ve just been staying home..) I started following this color palette blog on tumblr as inspiration for me to draw more frequently, and so far so good. I pick a few palettes I think look cool and try to match it with a Pokemon I like, then draw it. The process is still a little weird since I’m not used to drawing just with the tablet yet, so I end up drawing a pencil sketch first, take a picture of that, then trace the picture with my tablet on Photoshop. Again, it’s weird, but for now it works. I’m getting a little more used to my tablet, and I like doing the variety of colors and Pokemon. hopefully I can keep this up ahaha….

Anyway, I think that’s enough for this update. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to leave me a comment below. Hope you guys have a nice day.

~Kai

11/26/16 Update

Welp it’s that, time again. It’s been about a month so I figure it would be a good idea to post another update. (Plus if I don’t do this now, I won’t be able to until after Finals in a couple of weeks..)

Have to say it’s been an interesting month. School has been fairly busy (cough math cough) with a bunch of stuff. Like I said, I’m gearing up for finals over these next coming weeks. Breaking it down it isn’t really a lot, I guess, but math has a test this week and the final next, on top of other stuff I have to do (write a research essay and draw a portrait of myself) it’s a bit much. (Math is my main focus so I have to do a lot of studying hhhh).

On a side note, I’ve been working on other projects as well. More personal than school orientated, though. I’m trying to get back into the habit of writing chapters for my ongoing Undertale fanfiction and so far it’s… sort of working? I read over the last few chapters I recently wrote and have an idea of what I want to do next, but what bothered me was how skewed the schedule of events was, and other small, weird details. It got to me enough that now I’m in the process of editing the chapters I currently have so that they’re laid out more coherently. Originally I planned to just edit small parts and replace it on the current fanfiction I have, but at this rate, I’ll have to make a new section for it all together. The storyline is pretty much the same, but the way I present the information is different enough I can’t just copy/paste what I have. (Plus I’ve been adding details that make the edit longer so I’ve broken up the chapters further. For example, the prologue was originally one chapter, but now there are four.) I won’t do anything on ao3 until I get closer to editing my more current chapters, but I have started posting preemptively on wattpad to keep track of things.

Another thing, more recently was how this past week went. I spent the week by myself, watching the cats at home, and ended up going to my boyfriend’s family Thanksgiving functions for lunch and dinner. It was cool, I guess. At least it was nice to have some quiet around the house (other than the occasional cat fight). Overall found it pretty tiring to be doing most of the chores by myself (I say most because I had my bf come and neighbor over at one point and they helped me out), especially running back and forth between school and home to make sure I was meeting the cats’ needs by feeding them and cleaning the litter boxes three times a day…I was really looking forward to Thanksgiving because nowadays I don’t get to do many family functions with my family (we used to, but we’ve gotten out of the habit of it recently). I thought it was pretty fun, to be honest. I’m still not used to spending time with that many people at once, but I think I could, given some time. Plus on top of that we had a lot (seriously, a lot) of awesome food. There was a mix of classic Thanksgiving dishes and filipino dishes, which was pretty cool. I think his relatives liked me, they ended up inviting me to their Christmas function already, heh. (Keeping my fingers crossed that my parents will let me go).

There’s other stuff that has been going on but it’s not as noteworthy. The only other thing I could think about mentioning is my adventures in Pokemon hunting, but that’s repetitive and some people aren’t as interested in Pokemon GO now? If there is anyone who wants me to make a specific post for that and go in depth with my findings/what I’ve read I can, but otherwise I will leave a link to my facebook page, where I usually post/comment on updates from the app.

Otherwise, that’s all I have to say at this moment. I’ll try and post another update after I finish with finals (and the end of the semester). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me. Thanks for reading!

~Kai

10/9/16 Update

Hello again guys, just thought I’d check in.

To be honest I had an idea of a rant I could expand upon today but after talking with my friend, I decided against it. We were talking in the morning about the new FNAF Sister Location (well I was talking about it, mostly) because I have been watching play through and theory videos for it the past couple of days.

Ironic how this is my way of calming down after a stressful week.

So yeah, I basically came on this morning with all this information swirling around my head and needed someone to rant to. And I did, spoilers and all. But since this is a more public forum and people might get mad at me for posting spoilers or controversial ideas or whatnot, I’ll refrain from that for now. On top of that, the game literally just came out two days ago so it wouldn’t be fair to those who want to go into the game green.

Still think that this is a big step up from the other games though and would incite an interesting conversation though.

I guess from the gameplay I’ve seen some youtubers do I can make general comments on the game though? As in gameplay/ general story wise… [Personally, so far, I’ve watched the playthroughs of Markiplier (scroll down to the bottom for the videos) and Razzbowski, and afterward went to MattPat’s channel to check out his theories and whatnot.]

From the gameplay itself I like how it’s more interactive with the environment. A step up from the original games, where the player as the security guard was stationed in one spot for the night, the player has more mobility, especially in the galleries where the animatronics lie. Similarly, the quality of the graphics has gotten better too. (Which of course, comes with new technologies as well as experience of the game maker over time). In regards to the atmosphere, the sound effects and music compliment the environment well, causing tension and suspense in just the right moments. (The jumpscares are pretty cool too).

In regards to the story, I liked how the information was presented, with voice acting that allows the characters to develop the story, as well as give us a chance to understand who they are. It also adds to the mentality of the game franchise’s overall story, as now that the player can become attached to the character, which deepens their connections within the game. (I want to go into more detail, but that would become spoiler territory, sorry)

Think that should be enough about it for now. This update wasn’t as long as I had hoped it would be (I honestly thought I would have had more to say about things in general, but I guess because it’s getting late and it’s been a long week I’ve run out of ideas I can talk about). So I will bid you guys farewell and pick this up again whenever.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment for me below!