Some asked me how do I draw human figure perfectly? Actually I didn't. Not as perfect as other professionals. But drawing female's, still I can sigh happily for it compare to figuring male's on my sketch papers.
I usually pick inspiring 'uncovered' photos to trace back their poses and skeletons of figures. That is why I love these photos. I'm not a pervert, I'm an artisan.
By picking up sexy poses of photos, I do tried to draw male figures with six packs but I always fail. They always looks like a gayor an ugly K-Pop gays. Tried a lot but God's creations of six packs are so perfect and there is no way for me to trace them back with my pencil.
When it comes to draw females, I feel like a fluffy white clouds. I don't know. I've been practicing drawing female figures since I'm into Sailor Moon when I was 11 years old. The manga taught me a lot! Maybe because I'm a female and familiar with female's curves (of course) so it makes me a lot more easier.
Then, as soon I masteredcompletely done with the manga styles. I tried to stop (tracing Nippon's comic styles) and convert to matured content styles as inspired by Dave Stevens and Adam Huges.
It was in a year of 2000s when I was completely into these serious figure's curves. But the manga style still on it a bit which sometime makes me really annoy with it. With the combination of my inspirations mentioned above, I tried and tried until I satisfy enough. Yet, still until today!
One day, my sister and some of my fans request me to draw more into Islamic style such as those in Ana Muslimlocal comic/magazine for example and lots more outside which are into Islamic perspective. So I went out do some research. Oh no! I found that most of comic style today were colonized by the Nippons too as others as well! Seems like they are so good in colonizing since WWII which is I don't really agree with.
This is too much. I decided not to complete it. Sorry
With two influences in me which are quite hard for me to get rid off, I won't stop try and try to mix them out without having to show any evidence of Nippon's manga style as what we can see everywhere today. In addition with sexy poses that Stevens and Huges influenced me a lot, I'm stuck in the middle of this scary situation for being a new Islamic illustrator when some of my artworks being rejected by some parties who wanted it to be in a proper way as a shy Muslimah. I know, but it's not as easy as drawing with eyes closed.
I'm still in a middle of converting my style to be more acceptable especially for Muslimah. Then I found Hana Tajimah with her covered fashion styles and her daring poses. I don't know. Certain parts are so amazing but certain parts seems like unfair for me (like why she can pose like that but my 'girls' cant?). I adore her a lot, of course.
So here I am trying to be balance between American and Nippon manga styles, daring and proper poses and universal and Islamic styles.
I did this perfectly. Took about 4 hours to finish. Compare to some I did before, which only took about half an hour to complete, this is totally detail. I used Cath Kidston's patterns as well as some few patterns found at google image.
It's not that I don't have anything to do at work, but as soon as we're turn down offline, I'll pick my pencil and paper and start drawing. So, what else I can say?
Let us صدقة (sedekah) the الفاتحة (al-fatiha) to him and his friend who died in the accident last November. Although we don't know him, but as a Muslim, we are brothers and sisters. May Allah swt put him and his friend among good peoples.
I don't know him too but he's a friend of my friend's friend. Read the news here.
This is his 2nd last facebook wall and it's really touching.
Ps: Insaflah. Taubatlah. Ajal sentiasa bersiap sedia tanpa menunggu persiapkan kita.
It's December now and commonly for wet and cold weather. It wont be snowy here in Borneo but unexpected heavy rain will fall at anytime. Flood will happen at anywhere but still, I love this rainy and cloudy day because I can wear any long and heavy clothes without having to worry about being sweat.