Wander 12/16/22 (Fri) 15:26:55 No. 368
A little context, 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and dissociative identity disorder, and because it's been difficult to get my medicine recently due to homelessness and hunger, I haven't been doing a lot of drawing lately, but I hope that sharing these maybe generates some positive feedback that will encourage me to stay diligent as an artist. After all, it's what's kept me alive all this time, and has been an excellent tool in expressing my different identities' feelings, thoughts, appearances, and dreams.
Anonymous 12/16/22 (Fri) 20:01:40 No. 372
hey op some of these drawings are really cool
especially the black image in
and the white outline image in
you should post more :)
also, long time uboachanner and you didn't know we had /cc/? lol
Anonymous 12/16/22 (Fri) 23:50:13 No. 373
Hello op. I like your idea with the crayons. The color palette in
is pleasing especially when multiple with it are displayed next to each other like that.
Some of my favourites are:
I especially like the scissor doorway
I wouldn't mind if you posted more of your work in the future.
I read your posts on /hikki/ and I pray you can manage.
Wander 12/16/22 (Fri) 23:59:35 No. 374 >>372
Thank you for the support! I was mostly a namefag on /hikki/, /yume/, and the fangame boards back in like 2013. So maybe I didn't notice. ^^;
Thank you! I'm so so happy you understand the aesthetic choice of wax crayons as a medium! People don't often look at my art twice to figure it out, they just see unremarkable fridge drawings made by an 8-year-old (albeit an 8-year-old that might be a little disturbed lmao). At any rate, if you liked Shizako then you might like the first three here. The Teeth and Death Of A Soldier are both acrylic paintings, like Shizako's, and the Figure In The Fog is a collage made from parts of photographs from one of Time Magazine's "Most Haunted Locations" editions. 0u0
Very Cute stuff Lulu 12/18/22 (Sun) 07:24:57 No. 375
Just discovered this site, glad its still alive and well. I'm loving all the art on this board.
Anonymous 12/28/22 (Wed) 00:16:47 No. 378
Kitty looks like a good boy
Wander 12/28/22 (Wed) 03:27:12 No. 379 >>378
You're right to like him. He is a benevolent force in Yoona's life. He is her hallucination of an old imaginary friend, twisted by psychosis, but despite his appearance, he wants nothing more than to protect and advise Yoona at her most vulnerable moments. 0u0
Anyway, here's a new drawing I did today of Alek, a contractor who works for the Daemon of Music, Sonya, affording him an arsenal of spells in the form of otherworldly melodies that have the power to maim, kill, create, and heal in exchange for vanishing some of Alek's blood. The more blood given, the stronger Sonya's spells will be. 0u0
Anonymous 12/29/22 (Thu) 01:06:35 No. 380
I like your drawings. There's something soothing about them, at least for me. Thank you for posting them.
Anonymous 12/30/22 (Fri) 07:19:15 No. 381
I love these drawings so much, they all have their own feels to them. Please make more
Wander 12/31/22 (Sat) 10:14:05 No. 382
Thank you both so much. This is the most shining praise anyone has ever given my drawings. No one has ever told me something like "make more".. No one ever encouraged me that much. Seeing these comments made me blush…
Anonymous 01/09/23 (Mon) 19:09:40 No. 386
Hey, just wanted to say, I really like your drawings here. I am going to save because I find them really beautiful in a sense.
Wander 01/10/23 (Tue) 10:06:02 No. 387 >>386
Thank you so much! Feel free to use them for pfps or something, just credit me in a bio if you do. 0u0
(My @ on Twitter is wanderersn3xus, and my name is Leslie)
I finished this one today and I'm very happy with how it turned out.
Anonymous 01/14/23 (Sat) 21:18:46 No. 390
Tell Nate his work is cool as fuck
Wander 01/16/23 (Mon) 20:33:03 No. 391 >>390
He is very happy you think so ^w^
Here's a doodle I did of an NPC named Hiko-chan from my abandoned Yume Nikki fangame project, Dandelion Complex. uwu
Wander 01/20/23 (Fri) 06:43:50 No. 397
You mean as in it's relatable, or just that you like doing it for no particular reason?
I think as a coping mechanism it's not very good, because it positively reinforces self-destructive behavior, not just that of self-injury. It makes you associate doing something to harm yourself with the emotional relief that comes afterward, so it can easily get out of control if you're doing it to escape from trauma or suffering.
Either way, I hope you're okay.
Anonymous 01/22/23 (Sun) 17:38:49 No. 398
I really love all your drawings creepy cute anon! They're certainly cc uwu
Wander 01/23/23 (Mon) 01:58:13 No. 399 >>398
Thank you, I'm really excited that they fit in here! >w<
This is Nazono 0u0
He has childhood onset schizophrenia and here he has accidentally killed his family in a fit of paranoia and rage. (The cries for help are getting really heavy-handed now, aren't they?? Idk, at least my family won't see because they don't care about me now, haha ^^;;)
Anonymous 01/23/23 (Mon) 20:17:21 No. 400
I guess the 2nd edge to the sword of having found your audience is that they're all mental too (it makes sense that art speaks to people similar to the artist), so they don't have the energy to spend worrying about you. In my opinion that's good though, being able to sap an aesthetic sympathy from people has only made me weaker while being unable to has let me reshape myself into someone who wants to be strong. The planes when you dig up to the surface look barren at first, until you realise up here there's unlimited potential. That's my experience of life anyway. T. madman who likes your art, especially the less human ones like agony district.
PS. How did you make money off the art if not commissions?
PPS. Any tips for working in crayon?
Wander 01/25/23 (Wed) 02:48:56 No. 401 >>400
Reaching mentally ill people was one of the primary goals of doing my art, actually. As for how I made money before commissions (which have actually started rolling in finally these last two weeks 0u0), I was selling prints for cheap because I was dating a man who worked at a print shop and could produce them at no cost to me. I no longer have that resource, so I'm just doing commissions now for a base rate of 12 dollars, 15 if the design is complex or has a detailed background.
As far as tips go, the primary thing most people struggle with is the dullness of wax pastels and crayons. A good way to avoid this is to buy a lot of crayons, and sharpen them frequently whenever you need a crisp, dark line. The sharper the point of the wax, the darker and thinner the mark will be. Going over lines more than once can help with this as well, but may thicken them if your crayon is dull. To sharpen crayons, I use a pencil-sharpener that has a wide-angle opening like the larger aperture in this pic, which will fit a standard size crayon or wax pastel.
The second thing people struggle with is what to buy. I use professional wax pastels for important colors that need to be high quality, like black and white, or any that don't appear in a standard crayola lineup, like blood red or deep indigo, while using Crayola colors for any other pigments I might need, just to save money. Neocolor's white is very good at smearing crayon wax to create the effect like in this commission I just finished (the bridge over the canal). Finally, if you desperately need to cover a large area with a dark color like black, the giant art crayon is your friend. The wax is much softer and thus goes on much darker, much quicker. Be careful about smudges though, because the higher quality pastels are meant to be blendable, unlike the Crayola ones. (They are VERY greasy 0u0;;;)
Correcting mistakes is also a common complaint with the medium, as it isn't easy. Provided you use thick toothy paper like you should, if you make a mark you don't want, the best thing you can do is scrape a little of the paper fibers away with a very sharp knife to reveal the clean ones underneath, and then make your mark again properly. This isn't useful for scraping away large mistakes, and will never yield a completely blank surface, as it grinds some of the pigment in. So make sure you've sketched everything in pencil before you start using the crayons!
Finally, this tip isn't so much about drawing itself as it is presentation, but whenever I scan my work, I make sure to color-correct it and darken all the blacks and midtones, maybe raise contrast and deplete saturation too, if the mood calls for it. (Crayola colors are almost all very saturated and not too versatile, so often this final step is needed for a presentable final product as a work of art.) I hope this helps you, and again, I am deeply grateful that my art has inspired you and is welcome here.
Anonymous 01/25/23 (Wed) 17:32:55 No. 403
the facial structure and style of the eyes are super cool on this, feels like a cg straight out of ib. i love the cartoony horror type of art that comes out of indie rpg maker games and this feels so much like it
Wander 01/25/23 (Wed) 20:38:15 No. 404 >>403
I'm so happy you like it and noticed the similarities! 0u00u0 0u0 0u0
RPGmaker games, especially Yume Nikki and its fan-made offshoots, were my biggest inspiration as a beginner artist. Now that I'm somewhere in the intermediate realm (in what I do particularly at least), I'm still happily churning out monsters and creepy cute menhera characters to project my emotional turmoil onto! 0u0
Anonymous 01/27/23 (Fri) 01:58:31 No. 406
Looks like the "girl" from the "yes, and?" meme
Wander 01/27/23 (Fri) 22:58:53 No. 407 >>406
You're right, he does!! That comic is really cute for some reason 0u0
This is a redesign of a very old OC I only drew once or twice. His name is Nyx and he's a forest spirit from Petrichor who died and was transformed into the Moth Demon by Satan's hellhounds, Notus and Borea. There in hell, he meets his boyfriend, the Moon Demon, Oberon. He is attracted to Oberon for his moonlight, which moths use to navigate with at night uwu