浪漫菖蒲 / Roman shobu

An online sketch journal for the person who runs saicoink.

2002 - Sarah Follows the Leader (1)



I have a lot more free time lately so I started to look at some of the old things that I drew. This panel here is from the comic I drew for the anthology Doujisoup back in the day. The title was "Sarah Follows the Leader," though now that I think about it the title doesn't make much sense when you read the story. Re-reading the story now, six years after I have written it is a rather strange feeling. It is as if I am looking back at myself from six years ago. Looking at the art I used to draw I feel that many things have changed and it makes me kind of sad. :-(

Anyway, I decided to take the time to scan some of my old comics and feature in this blog some of my favorite panels from these stories I drew. I don't have the computer files on hand with all of the editing so here you will get the images in their raw form.

To describe this image here... Borgia had accidentally knocked down a door to a closed off room, hence her position on the ground like this. I really like this kind of contrast between black and white. The comic I drew before this one in 2001 called Shashinshuu had a lot of play between bodies of black just like this. During this time I was drawing a lot of oekaki as well and was at my height of competence in this area (using the mouse- I did not own a tablet). I really like this. I don't think I could draw something like this today.

This comic and the ones I drew for Doujisoup had really haphazard panel layouts as I tried to be "creative" but only ended up putting too much information on to one page. This is a problem that I still face today with my comics- that I end up with crunched layouts and too many details that don't show up in the reproduction.

Today I found Lareine doujinshi I drew from the same period in 2001 and it is kind of embarrassing to look at since the line work is not that great. But there were some really good panels so I think I will try to scan these another day.

 
 
 
 

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Masako said...

Why don't you think you could draw this now? You've really improved since then, especially when it comes to the facial expressions.

May 14, 2008 at 5:35 PM

saicoink said...

Ah- I think I meant that though I could draw this now it probably wouldn't have the same feeling- speaking to a state of mind rather than drawing skills.

Just looking at my old works made be feel a bit nostalgic and has made me wonder whether anything really changed or improved essentially? Reading your words gave me a bit more confidence- I guess I have somehow improved a bit over the years especially in terms of facial expressions. Everything else from anatomy to layout still needs more work. orz But recently I've gotten a bit more used to drawing action things and different poses (though needs more work!).

May 15, 2008 at 12:55 AM

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