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I'm still alive, I swear >___>; I just haven't really drawn anything lately that I'd consider "upload-worthy" since I've been doing nothing but sketches for the past month or so just to keep myself from getting rusty during my dry spell. I'll probably start slowly uploading my no-so-flattering sketches and lineart bit by bit as I work up the nerve/courage to do so. I just want to stop falling silent for 1-3 months every time I upload something. So yeah, I need to start swallowing my whatever's stopping me from uploading scribbles and just do it, so - incoming pencil scratches~.

My goal for a while now is to just make drawing fun and relaxing for me. I tend to always think something like "If you start drawing this, you better plan out 23942098420984 different things to make sure it comes out right", which of course takes some of the fun and relaxation out of it. So yeah, I kinda need to chill out and just let it happen, and stop worrying about possibly having it come out badly.  

Oh, and to that person who made a request (you know who you are :) ) - I haven't forgotten about you or blown you off. I just need to build up the nerve to actually take my time and work slowly before I do it ;)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: CROW'SCLAW - Loudness War
  • Watching: Accel World and Nagi no Asukara
  • Playing: Riviera: The Promised Land
  • Drinking: Water

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Suzumiya by Altguard
Suzumiya
I've wanted to do some drawings of some of Ito Noizi's characters since I was in middle school and my friends and I were pretty into the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, so I figured I'd start with Haruhi. If I continue, then Shana is likely to be next. Shakugan no Shana was the first series I watched fansubbed, so it has a special place in my heart ;).

What was supposed to be done quickly ended up taking way longer than expected (that's nothing new though >__>). I had the sketch and inked lineart done in roughly 2 hours or so and figured "Since this is just a really simple portrait-type drawing and it didn't take me that long, I might as well color it for good measure", not realizing that just because it was simple to sketch doesn't mean that it'll be quick to color >___>;. Although this doesn't really look that much like Haruhi to me, I still enjoyed doing this, and I'm content with the result. I'm not sure why it doesn't look like her to me, but.... it just doesn't xD. My brain is telling me that it looks like her just drawn in a kinda different style, but my gut says it just doesn't look like her.

btw, if anyone who actually reads my ranting happens to use colored pencils - what colors do you guys use for skin tones? I'm clearly still trying to figure out what colors to use for that >___>;
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Kantoku by Altguard
Kantoku
I actually didn't intend for this to be fanart when I was working on it but, after I finished, I thought that this guy looked a lot like Kantoku from Denki gai, and I liked that show, so I just went with it :). I didn't really have a plan of any kind when I doodled this - I just started by making up a pose and just dropped in everything else as I went along.

There's more doodles sitting around my room to come~. If you haven't noticed, I'm spacing out each upload by a few days so that I don't just flood them all in at once and then fall inactive again :p. Plus, it seems like I have another doodle ready to upload every few days if I actually try hard to keep up. So, hopefully I won't just fall silent with this strategy I am a dummy! 
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Misaka by Altguard
Misaka
Edit: I have no idea wth is going on with the right side of the image here. It didn't look so dark and messy before I uploaded it >__<. 

Just the first of a few pencil scratches I have scattered around my room. I really need to clean up in here >___>;. If somebody saw what it looks like in here, they'd think that I don't care about my drawings since they're all over the place, lol.

Since I like to Aru Kagaku no Railgun quite a bit, I'll probably end up drawing more Misaka. Or maybe Kuroko.
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I'm still alive, I swear >___>; I just haven't really drawn anything lately that I'd consider "upload-worthy" since I've been doing nothing but sketches for the past month or so just to keep myself from getting rusty during my dry spell. I'll probably start slowly uploading my no-so-flattering sketches and lineart bit by bit as I work up the nerve/courage to do so. I just want to stop falling silent for 1-3 months every time I upload something. So yeah, I need to start swallowing my whatever's stopping me from uploading scribbles and just do it, so - incoming pencil scratches~.

My goal for a while now is to just make drawing fun and relaxing for me. I tend to always think something like "If you start drawing this, you better plan out 23942098420984 different things to make sure it comes out right", which of course takes some of the fun and relaxation out of it. So yeah, I kinda need to chill out and just let it happen, and stop worrying about possibly having it come out badly.  

Oh, and to that person who made a request (you know who you are :) ) - I haven't forgotten about you or blown you off. I just need to build up the nerve to actually take my time and work slowly before I do it ;)
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: CROW'SCLAW - Loudness War
  • Watching: Accel World and Nagi no Asukara
  • Playing: Riviera: The Promised Land
  • Drinking: Water
Somber Knight by Altguard
Somber Knight
Basking in the somber embrace of the silent night, the knight and his companion gaze upon the town that they've been ordered to destroy in mere hours. The Knight mellows in thoughts and doubts and cannot help but to question the purpose of his orders, and to question his purpose as a knight. Were the knights not meant to maintain peace and prosperity? What could possibly justify the leveling of this community during times of peace?

As the knight grapples with his conscience, his companion makes no attempt to hide his heartache; over the centuries, he has seen such scenes spark wars and genocides far too many times to recount - none of which were for a just or noble cause. Though he is sure that this scheduled scene is yet another retelling of the same bloodstained past, he lacks the power to prevent it, as he is bound to the Knight's will. However, over the years of genocide he has partaken in, this is the first instance in which the Knight he has been bound to showed any doubt...

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Ok, so I indulged myself with some pretty bad and cheesy writing - I couldn't help it >___>;. That was more or less the scene that was running through my mind as I sketched this. I didn't intend to do more than a simple sketch and I never intended to even upload this, so there are some aspects of this that weren't really planned out too well (besides the bad writing, but hey - I haven't done any writing outside of dry opinion pieces and book reports for english class since I was like, 10 or something. So cut me some slack xD), but I'm still fairly content with the result. Actually, I'm a bit more content with the fact that I finally finished a drawing that has a wee bit of backstory to it - I could call this more of an unplanned illustration. And seeing as I want to make stories in the future, it's pretty exciting for me ;).
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Brian
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm Brian, an introverted guy who's discovered a fondness of drawing. Any any time I'm not spending on classwork I generally spend on drawing or playing video games (mostly drawing now, though). I hope to learn and grow as an artist with everyone :)

I̶ ̶a̶l̶s̶o̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶y̶ ̶N̶A̶ ̶M̶a̶b̶i̶n̶o̶g̶i̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶M̶a̶r̶i̶ ̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶r̶.̶ ̶M̶y̶ ̶I̶G̶N̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶K̶i̶h̶a̶r̶a̶.̶ I haven't been playing Mabi much anymore - it's more important that I draw with what little free time I have than play Mabi.
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kaotic-cass Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hello and welcome to the Mangas-R-Us group! I hope you enjoy your time with us and I look forward to getting to know you and your work~ :)

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Altguard Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks - I'm looking forward to participating :).
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kaotic-cass Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome. :) 
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Black-Feather Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey!!!   Neshad from Mari here.  I left a while back too.  Real life took precedent!

Anyway, thank you for the fav on my needle felted alpaca!
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Altguard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heyas Neshad - you're welcome for the fav :). And Merry Christmas to you~
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Kenjisama Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday sir~
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Altguard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Ken-kun :iconohyoublushplz: 
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Akainai Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Hey, happy birthday :3
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Altguard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Akai~ Inekoitplz 
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Chapx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
ty for fav \o/
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