I’ve been looking back at my own artwork again, and since I haven’t painted in a long time, decided to try some exercises. I want to move more towards realism, in whatever way I can, and try to create things that are unique in both anime and realism – a hybrid as you may have heard me talk about it before. One thing that I did want to improve upon was understanding light and shadow more. So I did a couple of exercise studies and painted a few things that I saw on my desk. It wasn’t very fun until I decided to give Miku a try.