I finally got volume 8 after waiting years for the manga to be available to buy second on Amazon.
Dears is my one favourite manga and my first ever manga book I brought. It has been abroad with me to Jamaica.
This manga is very sentimental to me and Ho,d a lot of memories with going through my teenager learning how to draw, going through education.
I love the drawings, very distinct feminine and beautifully drawn. The hairstyle are really cool. the characters quirky and fun. Hot Aliens, come down to earth to help server thire new master. It can be alittle naughty but not Ecchi.
Dears was the main inspiration for my characters.
Theses books are over 11 years old, still in good condition. They were hard to find since TokyoPop discontinued publishing the manga. I had to search in comic books store and second hand market places but I managed to find them in good condition. It wasn’t expensive, very cheap. You can buy a Dears volume for 0.99p on Amazon Market place.
I would recommend reading Dears, if you can. They may have the manga in Libraries or seconds hand shops. I not sure if the manga artist Peach Pit still continue publish her manga.
At first it felt awkward as I haven’t done this level of drawing in my sketchbook for a while. I started off drawing and writing then gradually drawing more my characters (often Yaoi drawings) with ink and marker pens.
I used anime screenshots as references. They looks like panel in comics. I thinking maybe that what I can work with just simple box panels of imagery. The images already tell the story.
The quote I created worked, “drawing is playtime” it has made me look at drawing relaxing and fun. I have been reading ‘Street Sketchbooks‘ and it has inspired me to draw and be creative. I’m going with the flow with my drawing to see what Ideas and drawing I create.
The often I draw, is the more often I get into drawings and feeling the organic process.
It great keeping a sketchbook because It can be very personal and a safe place to explore ideas and fantasy.
This year I’m not going to do the inktober challenge. But I’ll still use ink. In fact i want to use up my ink.