So, Pixiv is hosting an event as a joint colab with some other people to promote Black Rock shooter. Non-professional members of Pixiv (that is, one that isn’t working for a company, doujin circles don’t count) are invited to make Black Rock shooter in hopes of being published in (yet another) BRS book, along with other prizes like figurines and books, etc etc.
Having obtained a Pixiv account some time ago, I thought that I should enter the contest too, for fun and the prizes. That is, until I realized I do not have time to actually finish what I want to draw. I literally have 2 days where I can actually draw for an extended period of time, one of which is today. It’s times like this that I realize how much of a pain it is to be an overachieving Asian with parents who place too much emphasis on “family time”. Another thing is that I’m not sure if I can actually get anywhere. I mean, I like the top image, but the whole mirror thing is so cliched. As for the hug one, I have no idea what to do for the background…
Anyway, no matter how I end up doing, I am glad that there is such a contest, because it is encouraging the creation of a tone of BRS art. Most of them are, well, pretty awful, and a lot of them just aren’t interesting due to the sheer volume of BRS art out there. BUT, there are some that just stand out like nothing else. My favorite entry happens to be the above image, by 恨み, who is an incredibly talented Chinese artist (I seem to have a knack for finding good Chinese artists lately). If he ends up not winning anything, I’m flying over to Japan and punching the judges in the face.
Edit: Ah, screw it, I’m drawing!