call me Sayuri, your friendly neighborhood MangaWitch artist (￣▽￣)ノ. I’ve been drawing since toddler age*, with many pauses in between for even years until today.
During my school years, it was kinda my secret to draw whenever possible instead of learning. This is when it started to feel like having a double life – daytime school and nighttime art. Yep, I felt like a superhero back then, just I was not really rescuing anybody (￣▽￣*)ゞ. I’ve never pursued any art-related education, as the unstable income always scared me away from it. Biotechnological University times were the very first long pause. I hated it, but I could not manage to draw and study as I did previously. The comeback was very frustrating when I noticed I lost a lot of my skills. My hand was aching after just half an hour of sketching, the sketches were off and not what I imagined in my mind at all, however painful it was, I pushed through it. There were tons of stories and images in my head, that wanted to run free. In the end, it was so worth it! An opportunity arose and I started to showcase my art at conventions locally in Germany, later Europe-wide. These were the best years, full of creative adventure not only on paper. Then life got busier again and my second long-lasting pause began. My role expanded to being a wife, worker, and mother, so again squeezing in art time was not possible (╥﹏╥). I could rant here about how it nerved me not to find the strength to pick up at least a pencil when I had a spare moment, but I won’t. Motherhood is awesome and is topping any art or work-related career for me.
Here we are now. I finally kinda sorted out my mind, built up the stamina and strength to really pick up the brush/pencil this time, even after a horribly sleepless night. Wish me luck and follow my life episode called “Return of the
Jedi Artist” on social media (･ω<)☆.
PS. I’m always happy about fan mail ~
*My proud first artwork I remember, was done using a blue ballpoint pen on the back of my parent’s brand-new green genuine leather couch.
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