hey jazzie560 remember when i told you ages ago i’d draw your oc’s??? i’m so so sorry it took me this long, tbh i was very intimidated by your characters so naturally i drew them threatening someone off-page lol.
September ID! Floating under the autumn trees with koi fish!
Long read ahead:
I did a whole year of ID’s and it really surprises me that I stuck with it consecutively without breaks! I learned so much through experimentation and challenging myself in making each ID unique through design. To see my growth from when I started as a student to now working artist has be super cool to see! That was the main reason for the project…so CONGRATS TO ME!
The other reason which I never told anyone is to just appreciate myself a bit more. Growing up I rarely thought of myself as pretty or appealing, and had been bullied and picked on to my late teens. That and being constantly reminded what a certain standard of beauty is impacts self-esteem which is sadly what a lot of social media does. Due to that, I avoided drawing my face like the plague and rather do others…
This challenge got me to love how I look and embrace that fact - no matter how dark my skin is, toothy my smile is, or broad my nose might look. I have great features that define who I am and also my personality. Doing this project really made me appreciate how many ways I can characterize myself, but still be identified as me and I think that’s what made it fun along the process. I am not sure if I can manage a whole year of IDs again but this has been a cool milestone to finally accomplish :)
I posted a prompt on Twitter yesterday to also do an ID for yourself! If you wanna join click here! You can do it on tumblr also! Thanks to everyone that supported me along the way and looked forward to these!
PS: in the chart, the first one is a general summer ID (July- Sept) before I actually started this project ahaha