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Welp, I started attending artschool 3 weeks ago. I think my teachers are going to kill us with work lol. Yep, this is heavy training. But I can't complain. This is supposed to make me improve my art as much as possible so I can eventually pass animation schools' entrance exams next year (I expect to fail at most of them but if I work hard enough... who knows).

Honestly, I'm a bit frustrated that I'm forced to learn to draw from the very beginning. And most of my classmates don't have the same level. They think my drawings are amazing while a few years ago, my former classmates were close to my level or even above. I'm not even sure most of them are serious about engaging in an artistic career. But hey, I don't judge people for this. It's difficult to find out what you want to do in life, and sometimes, I doubt myself as well. It's just that this formative year was so very expensive for my family and it frustrates me that some people aren't willing to work seriously. I guess it's because they're rich and don't value money the way less wealthy people do.

ANYWAY, I think it's always helpful to go back to the basics. I really need to train my eye more and more to draw REALLY accurate life drawings for example. And I'm learning to master other stuff I always struggled with, like traditional painting and perspective. Perspective is fairly fun and easy actually... but you need to understand how it works first. It's crazy how just a couple of lessons made me better at it... and I actually ENJOY it now. Holy crap ! A couple of months ago, I would have moaned and groaned at the thought of drawing backgrounds. I bought a book about perspective a few years ago (and I had a teacher for a short time a few years ago)... but it's only now that I really feel like I'm slowly beginning to fully understand and enjoy this stuff.

I just wish I wasn't so tired all the time. I need to find a way to get rid of my anxiety disorder, like really. I got sick last week (a bad cold) and coupled with the disorder, it was a nightmare (insomnia gets worse at night and I feel all of my tiredness in my chest, back and throat during the day ugh... plus my eyes of course). While I first didn't want this, I guess I'm going to try what my psy gave me. It's not the ultimate solution to my disorder but if it makes me feel better during my studies, I'm willing to take it. And I know girls in my class who have similar problems and who take medication too. I'm not alone.

I also hope I will be able to finish my project for the Xenogears doujinshi. I don't think I will be able to produce a comic, sigh... but I will finish the posters at least. I have one week of vacations right now, so let's use it wisely.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: various musicals


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~~ Yo !
Artist | Student | Varied
Current Residence: Paris, France
Favourite genre of music: I like a bit of everything to be honest... I'm just not too fond of rap music.
Favourite style of art: I'm not picky... I loved manga for a while... always liked realistic... and now I like cartoons
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Too many to fit in here...
Personal Quote: More like... those stupid words I tend to use often : "Miaou" or "Blah"

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KatimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
Dokudel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Thanks for the fav!
absolutejackass Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
a.j. :iconwasplz::iconhereplz: and said ' thanks for the fav! '
MarioGrant Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fave!
KatimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :>
ErikaVoyager Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you :hug:!!
I'm 24 now. I'm getting old, ahah.
KatimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well, old or young, hope you enjoy~! :3
raqsonu Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for fav, my lady! I see you like xenogears, this's my best game too.
ErikaVoyager Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome ! By the way, I don't know if you heard about the Xenogears fanzine project but if you're interested, maybe you could join. The website is here : [link]
raqsonu Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll do for sure :D
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