A R T
Okay, okay! A very busy month for my iPad. I did a ton of drawing this month, partly because I was procrastinating and putting off re-apply to jobs again. Cannot believe I have three months left on my contract. I am not looking forward to the process again…. 😢 But I did a lot of fun art this month, practising new styles and more (as always..) Genshin Impact fanart!
Heizou is an upcoming Genshin character who I am obsessed with. I adore the way Genshin drops hints in the story about new characters and I knew a detective Anemo user would be my style. I rarely colour my lineart so this was a new experience that I hope to practise more with.
The second picture was inspired by @lgbtanime on twitter! They posted a picture of Namjoon and Loid and I was just inspired to try my own take on the idea, and do something that wasn’t Genshin related for once in my life.
This final picture is probably my favourite work I’ve done so far. Last year, my friend, Sheila, streamed and instead of a no-cam stream, she used a png artwork of herself and I loved the idea so I made my own. This one was a process that started back in December 2021. This is the third version of my PNG self-insert. You can see the design process on twitter! The first two versions were definitely not my best work, but I like that they showed my improvement because this version was a lot better. I designed four outfits, two from Genshin, one from Demon Slayer and the final one is based on a salwar kameez that I wear all the time. I’ve also animated mouth movements so I hope to use these in my own streams one day. (That is if I ever get the courage to start…🤫)
This one below was based off a template from @pun_rii where you draw according to your favourite in Genshin in each category. I had a lot of fun as it was a challenge to keep consistent while also making them look like the character I was drawing.
B O O K S
I see a pattern that every month I draw a lot, I tend to not read as much, but once I sort through my Netgalley list and post the reviews that have been sitting in my drafts waiting to be edited, I think I’ll finally be able to have a regular posting schedule.
You Will Get Through This Night | The King is Dead | Hazel Hill is Gonna Win this One
I have reviews for all of these coming soon! Sadly, I was disappointed by the first two, but Hazel Hill was adorable!
P O S T S
A feature section to highlight my favourite posts from my fellow bloggers that were posted this month.
- Books with main f/f relationships – Fadwa’s TBR expansion lists are always amazing and this one is no different!
- Queer Recommendations from Queer Authors – C.L. Clarke could tell me to read her shopping list and I would do it in an instant. A great list from Jayati!!!
- Interview with Cynthia So, author of If You Still Recognise Me! – Gauri’s interviews are always so great! Definitely need to check out If You Still Recognise Me
That’s it for this month! Tell me what went on in YOUR life this month! What sort of things was important for you this month? New obsessions? New TV shows? Or book? Any new song recs (I’m always open to new music!)? Best books you read this month?