Some people are having taking part in Sketchavember (or A Sketch a Day for All of November, as a kind of art version of National Novel Writing Month). I thought it seemed like a lot of fun, but then realized the likelihood of me doing a sketch a day and then uploading them online is probably very unlikely. I guess I could just not put the sketches online but ... eh. It's a little too much commitment for me. But good luck to everyone else who's taking part!
Anyway, I wanted to try something else, namely, a fanart a week. I've been enjoying doing fanarty things during my down time, and want to keep going with drawing them to get a break from my regular work. I also want to find a way to bring attention to the comics I enjoy without doing reviews, as whenever I sit down to try and talk about comics I like, I just end up using the word "awesome" a lot. Which is very lame.
So here's my little project. I'm going to try and go through the books on this shelf and draw fanarts for them:
I have many other shelves full of many other books, and I'm curious to see how far I get, but this is the shelf I've decided to start with because it is my favourite shelf. Yes, I order my books by how much I like them, I am THAT nerd. XD
So! Fanart numbah one!
Kenji and baby Kanna from 20th Century Boys. Of course, my fondness for Naoki Urasawa's work is common knowledge, but Kenji is really one of my favourite characters in comics. He's awfully real for a thriller comic, a failed musician who's given up on his dreams and settled for life as a convenience store clerk, but what I love about him is that he's not an asshole about his life. He regrets things, but I find the way that he moves on, accepting his responsibilities and basically being an adult very touching. ... and then all hell breaks loose and much to his surprise he has to save the world, which ends up being much more complicated than Hollywood would have you think.