I’m 30 now. Let’s do something fun and go through the art of my life!
I got my first tablet when I was either 12 or 13. Before then I just used a mouse.
Observe 2004, me drawing a friend’s assassin from Ragnarok Online:
Then a year later I got into this weird phase where I drew eyelids semi-realistic and it looked like everyone was a crackhead.
Btw, 2005 was when I got into Guro, I was 14 then.
And I started playing a really bad korean MMO called FlyFF at this time. This is my character (a psykeeper) and a friend’s character (a billposter). I don’t know why they are called billposters. They’re monks, I don’t know where the fuck they got “billposter” from. a translation error? lol.
This was for a contest on my Ragnarok Online server, me (a high priest) with a friend (a stalker) that I’d met on the server and who I hung out with to farm stuff. We are farming a Phen card, a very useful thing that allowed you to cast spells uninterrupted. I think I’m salty about this pic because the friend complained about the eye colour of their stalker not actually being blue? I guess because chars in RO don’t have eye colours so I was kind of annoyed by the nitpick.
A year later I played a ROSE Online private server and met a friend there. This is my Cleric with his Champion. We farmed yetis…a lot of yetis.
Then a year after that I started my fantasy project Sorrowsong. It was going to be a series in Flash. Of course like most things I never finished it.
In 2009 I became OBSESSED with a parody of a comic called Asscastle (VERY nsfw) I saw on Team Fortress 2 chan and started to emulate it (poorly).
I used this style for a long time…
In 2011 or 2012 I started playing Vindictus, here’s my friend’s spear Lann character.
Around 2011 I started Wingless (or at least, its prototype). Here’s the first time I pretty much ever tried using the perspective tool lel.
Then in 2012 I switched from Photoshop to Paint Tool SAI as my main program.
Around 2014-2015 I tried to draw more fanart for clout on deviantArt. It’s all pretty bland and soulless. I did some stuff on Twitch Plays Pokemon too… I was really desperate. This is Librom from Soul Sacrifice.
Here’s a cursed image that I accidentally downsized while trying to export as a draft. When I realized it I rushed to the end cause I felt awful.
Also in 2014 I really got into Gaia Online waifu dressup and did commissions for gold on the forums of people’s avatars… but I ALSO had a topic where people would ask me to draw their avatars for free (and also poorly) and then I would make fun of them. It was a big hit for some reason.
Nothing particularly interesting happened between 2016-2017 other than I switched to Clip Studio Paint from Paint Tool SAI. Here’s one of the first things I drew in CSP, my Psychokino from Tree of Saviour.
In 2018 I very briefly , for a few months, tried to get into watercolour painting…it was hard so I gave up haha. This is fanart of a webcomic that inspired me to make my own, Solstoria.
By the way, you might’ve noticed I only recently changed my handle/signature to SHIROASA (I thought it was longer, but… apparently not). That was in March of 2018. Before then for a long time I was known as S.A. or Essuei. And before THAT I was known as Anni Korzeniowski. Then before THAT I was Sarionel. Then BEFORE THAT I was Vhayl Kroe. Even after I stopped using Vhayl Kroe as my handle, I used it as my signature for 14 years. (There is obviously more to this chart but I stopped caring/collecting them in 2012.)
Umm… lastly here we are at the end of 2019. Have this style I never used again!
Ok, I hope you liked my journey!