Look, I’m going to be honest with you…. sure the site headers says “gottyj art” and all, but I’m not really sure I consider myself an artist or even an amateur artist at that. When I was younger, about 11 or so, I got really into anime and always wanted to draw the characters I watched on my tiny laptop screen. But for whatever reason I was never able to do it– I quickly gave up, as kids do when dejected, and chalked it up to a skill that I was unsuited for. I had moved on– I still loved anime, just never considered drawing anymore.
It wasn’t until my wife purchased an iPad Pro for me with the Apple Pencil that I ever considered trying to learn to draw. It was May of 2016 when I started up again. I, still learning lots, but I feel as though I’ve improved in a short time and want to share and sell my work on here. I plan on attending the 2017 anime Milwaukee convention, as I do every year, with one alteration… I will have a booth in Artist Alley. I’m nervous and excited!! Wish me luck. I will post some pics from when I first started until present below.
Here are some ones that I drew just before I got my iPad:
And here are a few recent ones: