My very first electronic painting in the life. My very first Japanese anime style painting in the life.
Year 2012, senior year of my highschool, it was my first time to meet with a tablet when I was doing college application with my friend Maria. Within a few seconds, she drew a nice little lovely figure with her tablet. I was amazed about the electronic painting technology as well as Maria's skill. Then I asked her if I could give it a shoot though I had zero painting experience and expertise. It would be so firetrucking cool if I could draw the characters I like from animes. So I chose a seemingly simple screenshot from Angel Beats and start the painting. Maria helped me to fix the face shape, color the eyes, and add some simple shade to the hair. I couldn't believe this was painted by me (though with Maria's help)! I posted it on a Chinese forum called KeyFansClub where other artists also post their painting. (It wasn't a forum intentionally for posting paintings, but rather it has a sub-block for posting paintings for members.) I got tons of replies and comments. (This is what's cool about that forum because people comment and encourage you a lot no matter what level you are.) This gave me tremendous motivation to keep drawing.