**note, all this is me trying to control my way of thinking. This was not meant to influence anyone else.
Short and Sweet: I'll be making another account shortly. Reason?
In art school I can't draw anything even RELATING to anime. Even if it's proportionate. Even if the eyes are correct. Even if the hair is "gelled back" and make little points or "spikes". It's considered anime in art school. Soo I must "move away" from my old style and create a new one.
As sad as it is, I need to forget that an anime-style even existed. I know my teachers will hate my style as it is, so I am going to change. That also means I have to throw away that "Hey I'm gay" potential that all my characters have. (I don't even try ugh I promise it just happens) and I have to draw some really unattractive manly men. (<sorry I don't find muscles very attractive ;w; )
I'm also going to make my characters wear sharp casual and formal clothing. Suits, ties, slacks etc. All that is good. Punk clothing shall be forever erased from my mind. (I tend to dress more formal these days as well, so I'm more into the sweaters, button-ups and plain skinny jeans.... not that that's formal, it's just toned down from punk/ whatever hip style kids these days wear.)
And most importantly, I can't make Asian characters anymore. It saddens me because 98% of my inspiration comes from Asians one way or another. *sigh*
No more bootylicious blondes either. Unless they're female.
As for females, sex appeal. I need to stare at women's bodies more *closes eyes* because my women are too masculine or too cute (<asian) so I need to go find myself
a decent hooker with a porn-star body and burn her figure into my skull.
a reference site and start drawing some chicks. Heterosexually attractive chicks, that is.
No more me style SOBS.
And writing-- NO MORE SKINSHIP THATS AN ASIAN THING AND AMERICANS DONT UNDERSTAND. Skinship is bad. *tears* I need to resort to other ways to make my characters understand each other. Gowsh imagine all the secret hand shakes and slaps to the shoulder and all those american ways to portray trust and acquaintanceship. UGH.
Thats it. My characters will never touch, make eye contact, or even be in the same room. Wait...that's a little extreme. But I feel like I need to take those precautions. Maybe I should just make sure every character has a 4ft impenetrable wall around them...
Anyhow, I will be making a new Deviant art account for my "NON-Asian art" (This will be my 3rd DA account...) and I will be limiting my content a.k.a censorship. No nudes, cussing etc. just very professional serious character setting and plot development art. I will also be inviting my family to that page. If you have something...inappropriate to say just do it here. I dont even care about this account anymore. I haven't updated or anything so it might as well be deleted but I'm not going to because this is basically a sanctuary I will resort to when I feel the need to draw asian-styled again. I guess I'm going to say that this will be my hobbyist account and the new one will be my professional/student account. So please take that into consideration. (If any of you are wondering--not that anyone is actually going to read this-- my other DA account is for my Photography...I have a back up plan in case if a degree in animation is a blow-out. Generally, I dont want anyone to find out that this account is related to that one, but if you're interested: nikonikoninja.deviantart.com/
) I will update with a link to my new new account soon.
Thank you for reading.