I have been a fan of visual art, especially comics and illustration, for most of my life. Thankfully, this love led me to becoming a (book) designer and so for the past few years I can do what I have fun doing. That being said, I am now in the stage of my life where all that is changing.
Even though I enjoyed illustrations more than anything, I could not go pro with it due to lack of funding, which usually means lack of enough resources to buy some proper equipment (that I believe is essential if you’re going to convince people to pay you for doing professional work that fits tight deadlines). That is until last month, where I finally reached a point to have saved enough money to buy what I needed: a strong pc, a good big screen and -my favorite- Wacom Bamboo tablet. Now, the journey has started.
I had never tried to create fanarts but, because I believe they are great material for practicing one’s skills and creativity, I decided to start working on such projects. I could start with no one else but my favorite mangaka, Go Nagai, and his wonderful work. But I went on to try other stuff too like Yume Nikki or the currently popular Aku no Hana.
The works you see are presented in chronoligal order, oldest to most recent.
Aku no Hana
The joy of making these illustrations cannot be put into words. Yet, I feel and I know that I must go forward. That is something that cannot be forgotten, because everyday I see the works of talented people, many of them much younger than me. When one sees such amazing stuff done by professionals and students alike, then one knows that 24 is not too early to start working more on what you love.
Thank you for handling my ranting and I hope you like these fanarts. Wait for more to come.