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I specialize in the use of Copic Markers. Evident in all my works.
Cleaning up folders means unlocking the various velocities of horror from the past. Let's take a trip down memory lane shall we?




And I feel like I've made no progress at all haha.

So the oldest work I've found was from 2004. It's 2014. It has been 10 years. So I've decided to compile my journey of 10 years! 10 freaking years! Good God am I a fossil or what? I'll walk you guys through what I can remember from each year.

2004 - It's not really the start of my drawing days. I've been drawings since I was 2 according to my mom. Is that even logical? I thought babies only started to walk at 2. So as you can see. I suck. But this was the start of my marker obsession. 

2005 - I still suck really.

2006 - There were some major changes here I believe. This was my first year of art college and so that sort of helped with my proportions and color choices. I still sucked though.

2007 - I think many who have known me during this time might've agreed. This was one of my better years. In my old account, this was the peak of my manga days I think. 

2008 - The end of art college and moving into fashion design. Still at my peak but also the peak of different magnitudes of unnecessary dramas. I was so full of myself back here and I do wish if I could've change it... well, who am I kidding. I wouldn't change it. I need to take a big fall.

2009 - This was sort of my downfall. I didn't draw as much, I was too focused on fashion and most of my works were very distorted being linked to fashion illustrations. My old account of 30k followers was hacked and I had DA just delete it. I stopped drawing as much and kinda gave up manga for awhile. 

2010 - Started a new account because I needed and outlet to post some works. As you can see, I only drew one piece that entire year. But it represented everything I was feeling at that time.

2011 - Decided to practice drawing because I feared 2009 would relive itself. I took more time in creating pieces, it used to be 1-2 pieces a day depends on what I think I can do. (This excludes any paid works or commissions where I was constantly pressed for time). 4-5 days a piece.

2012 - The process of practicing and self-discovery in art goes on. The Poppy 10 series (viewable in my gallery) was a good form of experimenting different styles of coloring and drawing. It's sort of obvious since many have commented on the inconsistency of the art style in this series. But that's the point. I believe.

2013 - Complete the final Poppy 10 series and took about more than a year hiatus to focus on the fashion business part of my life. You guys can check out my brand based in Paris --> www.jonathan-liang.com

2014 - Back to practicing and posting more, also took up some extra jobs, drawing covers and illustrations for a Korean and Taiwanese novel (details to follow). This sort of got me to create pieces inspired by my whole.. 10 year long journey in using markers. I'll admit, this current progress and style I have is the most satisfying one I have among all. I hope to only improve better from here.

There you have it. I think one thing that hit me most was, I let DA define who I was so much as an artist. It's this whole social media popularity and acceptance snare. It's really unhealthy. I learned it the hard way. To be who you really are, to improve and to create something beautiful, get out of DA or the internet. Be inspired by this long journey you've been through and the one ahead of you. 

Which year was your favorite style of mine?

(`∇´ゞ /OSH!

  • Mood: Mortified
  • Listening to: Charli XCX - Boom Clap
  • Reading: Stuff Parisians like
  • Watching: Hard Candy
  • Playing: MTG
  • Eating: Anything my hands can reach
  • Drinking: Anything my hands can reach

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Rainbowmarshmallowz Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Your art is amazing <3 I had no choice but to favorite them! pewdiepie gasp <-- Yes, its that impressive!
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ChibikkoBluePencil Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is soooo impresive!
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DarkShade-JA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
your awesome!
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GregArchuleta Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
i really like your style, nice work!!!
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lillylongleg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
your skills are awesome!!! :la: admirable!

I started to draw with copics and I'm very glad that I found you...
hope I can learn a few things from you :smooch:

greetingz,
lilole
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puddlefisher Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Toosan!
Re-discovered you just today; lots of nostalgia and delight at seeing you active (especially on-site) since 2008.
I still have the original copic piece "Abscissa" or "Re-birth" that I received from you shortly before you left. I notice you're only across the pond now - I'm yet to find out what's new with your life/bio but I'm glad you're still creating.
Stay rockin' :eager:
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Toosan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
So that's where those pieces are now! I'm glad it's with you! And thank you always! I recently just got a little active again, cause it's the summer and I have a little break haha
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darrakitty Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your place is decorated sooo cute! <3 I love the accent pillow x_x I want one for my living room lol
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ADstudi0 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You like to join our group and share your work with us.
Take a look. :D:D:D:D
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BrookeKohaku21 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Your gallery is really pretty. At first I thought you used water colors, then when I read through your page and found copic makers I just felt silly thinking that water colors was what you used. Any who, just keep up the good work and I hope to see more of your fantastic works in the future. :3
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SDBZDB Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day!
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midori137 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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greensam Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Helsaabi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Happy birthday :)
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Pitsuca Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday! :)
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