Happy practice days
I'm sorry. I just can't leave my player sprite an ugly mess with no animation. But in order to do that I need to elevate my drawing skill to way beyond just "lmao I'm just an idiot with a drawing tablet".
Well, despite with that said, November was not as productive as I fantasized about. Family problems still haunted me and Covid19 is still yet to leave me. After I recovered from anosmia (no sense of smell) I developed parosmia (smell malfunction). Oh boy let me tell ya, I'd much rather not smell anything than constantly suffering from having everything smell terrible.
So I did a tracing practice. I took an art, turned it into black&white, drawn the lines tracing over it. Well you probably know what tracing means. And then I traced my first tracing all over again. This time with cleaner lines. And then after that I started shading it by not tracing but just looking at the source art and badly trying to recreate all the shadows. I'm not sure if you already know it but your hand just doesn't obey your eyes and/or brain at all until you train it a thousand times.
Me: Alright, my hand, let's do art "tracing". It's so easy. Just follow the lines that I see.
Hand: Trace my ass.
Thank you so much allowing me to live my best life. This was the best decision of my life. Art makes me happier than anything I've ever done. Art to me.... umm I think it's not the time for this kind of speech yet lol.
Link to the reference art in question: 伽藍幸🦐Garancō on Twitter: "華人小娘 https://t.co/2p34ymQ850" / Twitter