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365 sketches - do the timewarp by daughter-thursday 365 sketches - do the timewarp by daughter-thursday
365 Sketches Project
No. 198
"Do The Timewarp!"


This meme is ancient. orz For those of you who're curious about my artistic roots, well, here's where I came from!

Note: I'm Asian. I draw myself like a generic Caucasianesque cartoon character because oh my god what is facial variety. OTL


- TLD;R UP AHEAD -


12-15yo:
12-year-old me was introduced to art and the world wide web by her fellow 6th-graders. As the pic implies, we (and our Mary Sues, oh childhood) were weaboo before 'weaboo' was even a term. orz

I couldn't draw at all, but I enjoyed scribbling my classmates' fan-characters with my ancient 90's mouse. I knew not this 'shame' you speak of.

In my 14th year, I came out as a big fat queer and drew nothing but Rumiko Takahashi-esque femslash in my notebooks. Manslash grew on me around here too, though I only dabbled in it textually. Ah, teenage self-discovery.

/fond headshake


16-19:
After a well-deserved beatdown regarding Mary Sues, 16-year-old me swapped her old crew for some more sophisticated pals. I spent these years aping styles that didn't fit me in hopes of impressing my new crowd. Bad idea. It didn't help me grow as a cartoonist or as a human being. Don't give into peer pressure, kiddos!


The missing 19th year:
Despairing of my age, I barrelled headlong into a 'creative competence crisis'. I went from CGing a few pictures per week to producing a doodle once every few months. I'd even contemplated throwing in the towel. Quite a waste of time!


20 and onwards:
Finally decided to make the jump from 'casual artist' to 'full-blown hobbyist'. I'm a different person now than I was in my teens! If I regret anything, it's that I wasted good time letting others dictate my creative path for me.

I'm glad y'all figured to join me on my quest to make up for lost time!

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:iconotaku2damax:
otaku2damax Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is so cute! I love your style!
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:icondaughter-thursday:
daughter-thursday Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlompster-monster:
Lompster-Monster Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I love your art style and haha
Your descriptions of your artistic roots.
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:icondaughter-thursday:
daughter-thursday Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I'm glad.
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:iconry-nee:
Ry-nee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Very cute c: It shows change in character in a nice cute way!
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:icondaughter-thursday:
daughter-thursday Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, thanks!
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your hair magically changes color!!
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:icondaughter-thursday:
daughter-thursday Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The power of hair dye!
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thursday you are so cute :hug:
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FragmentAngelus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
ugh, this is just so. Your style is always so...ohmygodIt'slikeavisualorgasm... <3
But yes, weeaboo...hahah...thosedarkdays...
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