Who says an art blog can’t have music!? Oh, nobody said that? Okay. Good. Because they would be WRONG! 😉
All jokes aside, my followers may be aware that I occasionally make music in addition to art. A while ago, I had a song called Now or Never from Splatoon stuck in my head. I was also playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Leaf at the time, and I found its soundtrack so peaceful and charming. Then I thought, why not combine the two? I worked on and off for a couple of months to create this remix using Noteflight so I could put it on YouTube for others to enjoy. I also drew a cute picture of Cece and Viché (cosplayers of Callie and Marie from Splatoon that appear as unlockable characters in Animal Crossing: New Leaf) to go along with my new song.
First of all, the question no one asked, but I’m about to answer: Where have I been? School! I have by no means given up on art, but I have been very busy getting adjusted to a new school and keeping up with a college-level class. I have been drawing in my personal sketchbook and have been creating for my art class, but (as my followers can tell) I haven’t been as active on my blog.
I have been in the planning phase for a webcomic that I hope to be able to create, although that may be in the far future. I am also participating in a couple of stories on Storium, so I can connect with other writers and hopefully improve my writing style. I’ve been working on improving my art and getting inspiration from other artists like Kasey Golden. I’m not dead! However, I’ve started focusing more on developing my artwork on my own instead of trying to maintain a regular blogging schedule.
Second question: Who is this girl? Like I said, I have started using Storium, which a friend from my school recently introduced me to. I haven’t begun any games yet, but preparing for them has given me a reason to get back into character design. I wanted to participate in a friend’s science-fiction story, so that gave me a prompt to design a new character! I started thinking about things that weren’t done often in modern sci-fi stories, and then remembered a Kasey Golden video I watched with an alien who worked at a fast food restaurant. With this inspiration, I started designing my own character, and that’s how I came up with this cutie right here!
This is Sourelise, or Sou. She belongs to a rat-like species of alien, and she worked in various fast food joints throughout the Milky Way before being hired on a starship. She doesn’t make friends easily, but she’ll have to learn to cooperate with her fellow crew members if she doesn’t want to go back to working at a burger restaurant on Pluto.
I’m experimenting with different ways of coloring, and it’s really fun to use digital programs to fill in my traditional lineart! It takes some getting used to, but I really like the way this piece turned out. I guess you could count this towards my series of animal girls? You know, since she’s based on a rat. Just kidding! I had a great time just designing a character for fun, and I hope to share more art with my followers when I find the time. I may use this character for my own projects in the future, but for now, I’ll just be playing as her on Storium.
Anyway, thanks for following me, even though I don’t post much. It means a lot to have people supporting me on my artistic journey! Until next time (whenever that may be), PenPrin out.
As Pencil Princess, I present to you “Cooler With Sunglasses,” a short slice-of-life comic strip starring myself, PenPrin.
My last comic, Silent Characters, was partially colored, but I thought I’d try going back to black-and-white for my comics. I really like how the final panel turned out with the gradient background. Everything is drawn in pen, but the text and the gradient background in the last panel were added in digitally.
There’s a reason why I keep my sunglasses on at the end of the school day. It’s usually because I’ve been inside for too long and when I see the sunlight it makes my eyes hurt. Or, in this case, because I’m having an existential crisis? The last panel is my face when I think about how much homework I have to do…
By the way, the tank top I’m wearing in this comic is based on a zigzag-patterned tank I already own. I bought it from my RedBubble store! If you want to see me actually wearing it, here’s a link to the post where I do. It’s also technically my face-reveal for this blog, if that counts for anything!
Have any ideas for what I should draw next? Let me know in the comments! I always love seeing feedback from my Citizens. Thanks so much for reading my blog!
Salut, mon citoyens! (That’s “Hello, my citizens!” in French.) This year, I have the privilege of taking French 2 at my school! But that’s a little off-topic. I recently ordered two items from my RedBubble store for back-to-school, and today, my second item was delivered! It’s really exciting to have my artwork on actual, useful objects. It makes me feel a little proud of myself, if that makes any sense!
Wait… does this count as my face-reveal post?? Not really, because my mom’s blog has pictures of me that show my face… Either way, here’s what I look like.
My RedBubble store has a lot of my artwork on it, and I would love to take suggestions in the comments if you would like to see me create a certain design or drawing! (I really like The Matrix. Ask me to draw something from The Matrix. LOL JK) I’m really happy with the way these designs turned out, and I hope to order more from RedBubble soon. Until my next post… au revoir, mon citoyens! (“Goodbye, my citizens!”)