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Superhero Salad Spacewars by mirinrenshuu Superhero Salad Spacewars :iconmirinrenshuu:mirinrenshuu 4 0 Painting Progress GIF: Superhero Salad Spacewars by mirinrenshuu Painting Progress GIF: Superhero Salad Spacewars :iconmirinrenshuu:mirinrenshuu 0 0 Chicken Karaage Ramen by mirinrenshuu Chicken Karaage Ramen :iconmirinrenshuu:mirinrenshuu 0 0 Hatsuyuki by mirinrenshuu Hatsuyuki :iconmirinrenshuu:mirinrenshuu 0 0 Souryuu by mirinrenshuu
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On January 7, I purchased my very first graphics tablet, a Wacom Intuos Draw, for 80 USD. After unpacking the tablet, reading the user manual, and installing the driver on my laptop, I downloaded Krita, fired up some Youtube tutorials and quickly got to work. It was my first time ever using a graphics tablet. Prior to this, my experience with digital art was limited to making memes and funny pictures using GIMP and a mouse. I also haven't drawn anything seriously (not counting the technical diagrams I made in engineering classes back in college) with traditional media for nearly 15 years -- almost half of my life.

So, how did I fare? Here are my first few completed paintings. Despite all of the glaring flaws, I am quite happy with how they turned out. I learned that I was decent at copying from reference photos, but had trouble painting hair and making backgrounds:

Astolfo by mirinrenshuu  Fubuki by mirinrenshuu  Pop Team Epic Witcher Cosplay by mirinrenshuu

I decided to experiment some more, trying out different themes and techniques, and moving away from just copying from reference photos, but was disappointed with the next few paintings. They eventually ended up in the scraps.

Popuko and Pipimi by mirinrenshuu  Ise by mirinrenshuu  Meaty and Creamy Valentine's by mirinrenshuu 

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Power of Science by mirinrenshuu
 

These two paintings did not have the technical quality that I wanted them to have, but, for some reason, they seemed to possess mood and emotion. I decided to keep them in my main gallery.

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Souryuu by mirinrenshuu
  Hatsuyuki by mirinrenshuu

I tried painting food. These ended up in the scraps as well.

Bowl of Rice by mirinrenshuu  Kushiyaki by mirinrenshuu

Finally, after 2 months of effort, I created a painting that I was proud of, in terms of both technical quality and visual appeal, without having to resort to merely copying from reference photos. This painting is of a bowl of chicken karaage ramen.

Chicken Karaage Ramen by mirinrenshuu

I was also very happy with the quality of the next two paintings, especially with the backgrounds, and felt that I was finally making progress. I also liked how the hair, something that I've had trouble with from the start, turned out in both pieces. However, I think the linework could use some improvement. So, I decided to improve on my lineart.

Superhero Salad Spacewars by mirinrenshuu 

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Intrepid Kai A by mirinrenshuu


And improve I did! Here's my first work for Q2:

emerge - illomo 2018 apr 01 by mirinrenshuu

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:iconmike-the-dabbler:
Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Welcome to Deviantart! :wave:
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:iconmirinrenshuu:
mirinrenshuu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Thanks for everything!   
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