Conquering Same Face Syndrome ft. BTS (K-pop)

Ah, yes, same face syndrome. The bane of any artist’s art life. It’s when all your characters end up looking the same regarding facial features and emotions. It’s annoying and really frustrating to work around in my opinion.

To combat this, I looked up how other artists deal with this and one tip I saw was to practice drawing different people within the same ethnicity. Makes sense because not all people, despite their shared race, look the same. Plus, it helps in breaking stereotypes when drawing people of a certain ethnicity as well (for example, as an asian myself, lemme tell you: not all asians look the same). It’s a win-win on multiple dimensions, isn’t it?

For my first round of practice, I chose the ever popular K-pop idol group, BTS! I chose them also because a lot of my friends follow them and I can play “Guess Who” with them to see if I can capture each singer’s features clearly and if I’m breaking the same face syndrome.

Here is the portraits I did below: (Can you tell who’s who?)

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Fan Art: Tomioka Giyuu from Kimetsu no Yaiba

Hello!

Today’s fan-art is of Tomioka Giyuu from Kimetsu no Yaiba (eng: Demon Slayer)!

I’ve caught up with both the anime and the manga, and let me tell you, this is not for the faint of heart or for people who love their characters a lot (the mangaka takes “kill your darlings” of story-writing to a *whole* new level). However, if you can handle some gore, this is a must-check out manga and anime! Story, characters, art….everything is on point!

One of my favorite characters has to be Giyuu!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

Hello!

I made this little project just for my close friends and family! They have been very supportive of me and my art and they’re just some of the most wonderful and lovely people I’m lucky to have in my life.

But, seeing how much they enjoyed it, I thought I might as well share it on the blog for others to see, too!

I love making people smile with the power of art and storytelling and I hope this little Halloween 2019 project makes your day just a little brighter as well!

(Note: See Part 1 and then Part 2 to get the full experience! — and as always, *please do not repost these images anywhere else!* Thank you!)

Enjoy!:

PART 1: (click thumbnails for full view)

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Fan Art Fridays — Kunikida-san from Bungou Stray Dogs

Hello! And Happy Friday!

Continuing on my little Bungou Stray Dogs (BSD) fan art indulgence… I decided to draw Doppo Kunikida-san! I love his extremely straight forward personality and his ideal of wanting to be able to save everyone. Let this poor child smile and relax, though! He deserves a break 🙂

Peace ^.^

Bust fanart of Kunikida from BSD

P.S. His former job before the ADA was a math teacher….As much as I’m not a fan of math (despite holding a minor degree in it) I think it would be fun to have him as a teacher!

Fan Art Friday — Bungou Stray Dog’s Fukuzawa-san

Yo! It’s been a while since I posted some fan art.

I have caught up with the manga and just finished watching season 3 of Bungou Stray Dogs – aka BSD (will do an Anime Fridays of this beautiful series soon!). Er my gahd, it was so awesome! It was really nice to see my favorite characters again on screen all gorgeously animated and I just had to draw some fan art for it!

There is this lovely moment where Yukichi Fukuzawa-san, a usually stoic and serious character, smiles….and ahhh! It was so cute and precious! I knew I had to do a fan art “study,” if you will, of that moment and this is the result down below:

BSD Fukuzawa Smiling Fan Art
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