Monday, May 15, 2006
Because this just amuses me beyond all reason (and pisses me off) All right. A couple of years ago i entered my University's anime contest and spent a whoooole lot of time drawing this. I mean, it ain't that bad looking is it? Completely original, i looked at no pictures to do this (except for the lamp because i needed to make sure i got the perspective correct). I thought i did a pretty decent job, especially since most of the other contestants entered pieces that (politely put) looked like a three-year-old scribbled it out with a pen and colored pencils. Not trying to be mean, that's just how a lot of the other competition was. Can you guess what i earned in the contest? Maybe second place? Maybe first? Ha, you better guess again. i didn't even rank, i think i ended up fifth. Well, all right i can admit it cut me pretty deep. i thought i had an awesome, beautiful picture (and now after a couple of years of introspection i realize that while it may appeal to me my taste is far different than the average anime lover and may put a lot of people off which is what happened with the contest.)
This year i entered another anime contest (i love pain, dont i?) and at first i was going to enter that cute rollar-skate girly but bailed at the last moment and drew up a really (in my opinion) CRAPPY, three minute drawing of a random anime girl complete with vapid, huge eyes. i mean, LOOK AT IT!! it's like the worse drawing i've done in years. it's OBVIOUS i put no effort into it. Guess what ranked in the contest? This is the part that blows me away with life's little ironies. SECOND PLACE. ahahahahaa! with that piece of CRAP!! I'm still trying to figure out what this means. i wonder if i conformed to what everyone else wanted. oh dear, that's a sad thought. i don't think i'm a conformist; especially with art. oh well. for a prize i got japanese candy and a DVD series called Gunslinger Girl (girl robot assassins! joy!) there has been much drawing recently now that school is out (except next week summer school begins for me, haha.) there will be more later in the week.