ponthion asked: Now that I've watched this Castlevania video I want to know everything about it because I'm Castlevania-uneducated, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME ALL THE TIME I'm laughing and cryiinnng
I could try to count the stuff that I’ve gotten you into but it’s a very long list at this point hahahahahaha
True story, the artwork for the Castlevania series was what first inspired me to want to learn how to draw.
look at this shit:
(especially this first painting, I can almost pinpoint my yearning to learn how to draw began the moment I saw this for the first time)
It was only quite recently that I learned that the main artist for that series is a woman named Ayami Kojima. She apparently actually PAINTED IMPASTO onto her drawings, and these are photographs of the drawings showing light catching on the edges of the paint, which explains why it has that beautiful texture that I could never ever figure out.