"All art is but dirtying the paper delicately." - John Huskin, The Elements of Drawing
Well... This wasn't really planned for today since I am actually working on something different currently. But while cleaning and unpacking some boxes I found a folder with some papers. Of course, I got confused and curious, so I unwrapped it. It turned out that my old sketches were in it. Some of them I already colored and posted here on dA but I totally forgot about a lot that I never finished.Top right
was my first idea for the contest
held last year. The thought behind it was to make an evolutionary ladder of Kaneki's changes throughout his life, starting with him realizing what happened after the organ transplantation. If you look a little closely, you can still see the bent knife in his hand, which he tried to stab himself with. The symbolism would have started with the position changing (from laying to standing up and slowly returning to laying back) while changing flowers. What you see on him are daisies - a common symbol of innocence.Top middle
was the second concept idea for the same contest since the first one would have taken me too much time unfortunately... It would have been a reference to Kaneki's tarot card: The Hanged Man. As you see, I tried to make him look very confident and dramatic yet frightening. There would have been a second piece to it with Haise as The Chariot. They would have stared each other in the eye. I stopped this one as well, since I wasn't at all happy with Kaneki's anatomy.Top left
was just a simple scribble. I was somewhat bored on a weekend and wanted to draw Kaneki in a towel. He just got out of the shower and is getting ready to get out. As you can see, I added also little comments.....
He just looked too much like a bishounen to me and yeah....Bottom right
was part of a huge project I started last year! The title was 'The Battle Suit' it basically told in a yonkoma (4-strip comic) about Tsukiyama designing Kaneki's battlesuit. As you can see, we are at the first part, in wich Tsukiyama is sketching his ideas. Of course, he needs unique and fashionable references.
Gottchen! Whenever I look at this pic it really gets me how much effort he must have put in the design of that suit...*fans herself*Bottom left
is the second part in the above mentioned project. Tsukiyama is taking Kaneki's measurements and Kaneki seems a bit uncomfortable. So what happens? Of course a little teasing which triggers some tension.
Careful with your words, Shuu-kun!
So, yeah, I hope you guys actually like this! Please share your thoughts which sketch you liked the most! Tsukiyama Shuu and Kaneki Ken - Tokyo Ghoul © Ishida Sui
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