Aian-sama! I randomly scrolling through Jingna and Tobias' "Motherland Chronicles" and I saw an art by you, somehow looks familiar; I finally found a long lost fave illustrator on my dA heydays! I want to ask something: were you attending art school or just doing self-taught? Because I have passion in visual arts (drawing) but I took Public Administration major since art school rejected me, is that fine? P. S. - You REALLY look like Luna Sea's Sugizo tho ;3
Hello~! I’m so happy to hear that you like my illustrations!!! I’m also very happy to hear that you went through The Motherland Chronicles project <3
Nope I didn’t attend any art schools. I also didn’t attend any formal art lessons. Mostly self taught, and a few things I learned while working in the field. My College courses were Engineering and Computer Science, but I wasn’t able to finish both lol.
I’m very flattered to be compared to Sugizo-san but I am million million lightyearssssss away to look that intense! I can’t even. And I also suck at guitar so haha OTL
Hai! I've talked to you on some chat box from DA back then. around almost ten years ago. I thought I'd just bump your ask box and let you know that I really love your art, and I love seeing it evolve throughout the years. Thank you for being what you are right now, your works are one of my major inspirations to never stop drawing. uwu <3
Thank you so much!!! I am really grateful to hear this!!! <3 <3 <3 And I’m very glad to hear that you will never stop drawing!!!
Hi aian. I want to ask where you purchase your artbooks? Do you pay postal tax fee for it when you get it? I was planning to buy some artbook but postal office are quite greedy when it comes to tax.
Hello! I bought some of my artbooks from Fully Booked, some from Kinokuniya [Kuala Lumpur], and some from Japan [through friend].
If you live in PH then yes, the postal/customs office is a fucking shithole of fucking corrupt fucktards. Honestly they will charge you a HUUGE amount for books. Even though we’ve already confirmed that books are non-taxable, be it artbooks or magazines.
Hello! I recently stopped drawing due to a lot of thing happening in my life, I've been drawing since I was really young, but found that as I grew older I developed a certain style and I really liked it. Now that I've finally worked up the courage to pick up my pencil again I've found I lost that style? I'm not sure why and everything I draw feels stiff and I end up scrunching it into a little ball. Advice please Aian-sama? (P.s love your work! ^.^ )
Hello dear~ I’m very happy to know that you love my illustrations! Thank you very much!
Yes sometimes things can be really tough. There are times when we have no choice but to do things that will rob us from our time doing the things we love.
Illustrating, in my opinion, is a journey where we continuously try our best to improve our craft. As we continue drawing, we learn a lot of things and we develop style, speed, quality, and work attitude. If you stop midway or if you are stopped at any point in your journey, then of course things might get a little rusty. But it’s not a race and you can always start over again, and practice, and draw more, and improve. You can always do your best as long as you are patient and as long as you love what you do!
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