Monthly Rewind: June 2022

Monthly Rewind: June 2022

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…🤫)

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Monthly Rewind: May 2022

Monthly Rewind: May 2022

L I F E

No art post this month. (mainly because I’ve been hitting an art block as I try to practise poses in my fanart these days) But I did go to MCM Comic-Con this year! The last ever con I visited was back in college when I went to Eurogamer with my 2D Game Design class. This is my first ever time at Comic-Con as well! I wasn’t confident enough to go all out in cosplay so I opted for a more inspired-by outfit. My outfit is inspired by Tanjiro from Demon Slayer. I bought his jacket from Amazon and I wore my hijab to be the colour of his hair. I thought it was basic and comfortable but I was surprised by how many people complimented it! Being surrounded by so many in cosplay has really inspired me to go all out for the next comic con in October. I loooved seeing so many Genshin Impact cosplayers that I really want to go as one of my favourites, Kazuha, next time!

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Monthly Rewind: April 2022

Monthly Rewind: April 2022

It feels so nice to be writing a Monthly Rewind post and actually having stuff to talk about. So hey, a little life update, I finally left my current job after almost six years of waitressing. While my new job is temporary, I’m enjoying it a lot. I’ll be honest, it feels great to not be a waitress anymore. My co-workers were great, but it was a very demanding role where I felt I was going nowhere in my life being there. I initially got this job during my gap year and only planned to stay for as long as my degree but 2020 obviously said otherwise. I ended up being stuck there for much longer and my job search was… very frustrating to say the least. My temp job is less demanding and I’ve really settled in well after only two weeks! At least I have a break from job-searching after two years though I am not looking forward to doing it all over again in August. OTL

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Monthly Rewind: January 2022

Monthly Rewind: January 2022

A R T

Oh, hello! I’m introducing a new segment to the monthly rewind where I showcase any art + sketches I’ve made in the month. I find myself drawing a lot before my shift at work while having my coffee. (I basically rinse that £20 monthly sub from Pret) So there’s a lot of art. Some good, most bad. But I want to share the ones I liked the most.

B O O K S

I read 2 books this month! I’m still slowly making my way out of that reading slump that was caused by pandemic blues and general dissatisfaction with my life. I’ve slowly begun to make more time now to read and hopefully, I can stick to a routine that won’t cause me to burn out again.

Sisters of the Snake – I requested this arc last year and I’m glad I finally got to read it! It was a fun pick-me-up to get me back to reading. A great fun start to a fantasy series. Very quick to read as well. Read my review here!

Our Violent Ends – Another ARC that I sadly reglected. It was fun to see the conclusion of the duology. My thoughts on this are the same as it was with TVD. I was never really compelled to finished this story for Juliette or Roma because I actually found them rather boring. The side characters and background plot really carry the story. Chloe Gong writes in a way that makes the story digestable and quick to read. I’m actually very excited to read the spin-off because it follows one of the better (in my opinion) characters.

M U S I C

SURFACE PRESSURE | NUMB LITTLE BUG | SMILEY | DEVASTATION AND REDEMPTION | AKUMA NO KO

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?

Monthly Rewind: April 2021

Monthly Rewind: April 2021

B O O K S

I managed to read 7 books this month! I’m slowly getting out of my reading slump and finally pushing through my TBR and ARC list! This month was so-so but looking at my upcoming TBR has me so excited!

I was not a fan of Jaigirdar’s debut, The Henna Wars, so I wasn’t expecting too much when I went into Hani and Ishu. But I was thoroughly surprised. Adiba Jaigirdar has improved a lot in her writing and story-telling! It was so sweet and fun! I even drew some fanart of Hani and Ishu!

June Hur’s newest book was released in April! I’ve been following her on twitter for quite some time now so I decided to finally get down and read her debut book! Korean period dramas have always been fascinating to me because the history is really interesting, and Bones was really thrilling! It reminded me of a K-drama I watched a few years back because of Cha Eunwoo. (Rookie Historian Goo Haeryung) The drama was rooted more in fantasy, but the plot elements were similar which I really enjoyed.

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Monthly Rewind: March 2021

Monthly Rewind: March 2021

B O O K S

I managed to read 5 books this month! But this might be my most disappointing reading month yet. March is always a weird month for me. Celebrating another birthday in lockdown doesn’t help either, but my sister and brother-in-law bought me an iPad so I’ve started drawing again! I’m really excited to practise and improve so I can draw all the head canons my heart desires. My current loves right now are Jujutsu Kaisen and SK8 the infinity so they were my obvious first drawings. (Sorry, Miwa but I want a selfie with gojo too…) I’ll be posting more art stuff on twitter to show progress!

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