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Okuha

Digital Artist

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I’m a digital artist who is passionate about anime and manga art. My true artist journey pretty much started with CTRL+Z. When I experienced that and the limitless color choices and the number of tools I could use with art software, I was sold. Drawing digital anime art is the thing that makes me happy among eating cheeseburgers in between veggie meals.

Who Is Okuha?

My Art Journey In Short

Hi There! I’m Okuha. I’m a digital artist, YouTuber, and I am genuinely passionate about anime and manga art; and this is my story in short.

I have always loved digital art, especially anime art. Drawing anime art, however, was a somewhat different experience. You see, I struggled a lot. How to draw eyes, mouth, and body (still a pain point), how to color, etc., I didn’t know where to start. Doing art traditionally was, how would I say, unforgiving. A mistake in line art or in color choices was irreversible. There is no CTRL+Z in traditional art. Unfortunately, that did affect my motivation to draw and eventually made me quit drawing for a while.

I wanted to draw, and I tried to be good at it. Feel confident with it. Seeing all those excellent artists and drawings online only pushed me forward. I mean, how could I not feel inspired? People are so awesome and the art these days. Damn!

I was missing some crucial parts, though, and it was the tools I had at my disposal at the time. You see. Traditional art didn’t give me the confidence to move forward, however, after a lot of research. I found that you could connect a drawing tablet to a PC. How could I have missed this before? Long story short, finding the correct drawing tablet finally put me on the right path. A path that I will never stray away from again.

Finally, I could sketch, draw line art, and pick the right colors. This fired up my enthusiasm for drawing again.

Never have I achieved complete wisdom in digital art, and most likely, I will never achieve it. But that is not the point. I see now that I only need to know that there is a way to bring the vision from my head to the canvas, which you can experience.

It's Never Too Late

To Become An Artist

It’s never too late to start drawing. Many think that there is a certain age or time when the right time to start drawing is. That is so far from the truth. You might feel like you are too old, or you might feel like you don’t have enough time. Are you sure about your thoughts there? Time can always be arranged; however, that might require extra energy from you.

Wouldn’t you like to live your life the way you have it in your head? It is possible. You can start your art career at any point. Who cares if you are 30 or 60? If you know how to draw, you always have clients. No one cares about age. It’s all about skills and personality. And skills can be learned. So, what you need is time and determination.

Nothing else.

I Ain't A "Professional"

Artist

I’m not a professional digital artist in a way people usually see and feel what a professional artist is. Having worked countless years in a game studio or being a freelancer for a hundred decades. I just have to admit that to you right now. I haven’t. I’m not sure I would even like to. I don’t even aim to be the best there is. That’s not me.

I accept that there are always better artists than me. It’s a cruel fact, but that’s how life is. I’m not even sure if I’m the best person to give you advice on art. I haven’t had any formal art training or education, nothing I would remember. I have self-taught everything, and the results can be seen on this site or on my Instagram account.

I want to help you in my own way. It could be hard to trust a stranger, but what I have experienced is that opening up to people will only bring people together. By writing and showing the stuff I know. I hope I can bring together like-minded individuals. Digital art is super awesome, and we should enjoy it together.

It's Not Easy

To Be Good At Drawing

Drawing is not easy. How could it be? There is so much to learn, so much to know. Sometimes it’s even hard to tell where to start really. I have experienced these feelings. Still, do. I have however progressed, and the struggles are more behind than ahead. I hope.

What I have noticed is that to improve your skills, you need to dedicate time to your craft. Time and energy mainly. Nothing in life comes easy, but when you get to a certain level with your art, a whole new world opens. That’s for sure.

Feel Awesome

When Drawing

Being able to draw awesome art is one thing I am thriving towards every day. Drawing gives so much good feeling inside me that it’s hard not to draw. Surely there are those days when we don’t feel like drawing. Like not at all. We all have them.

When we are at our best, the drawings bring big smiles to our faces and make us feel proud—like we have created something in the world that no one else has ever created. How cool is that? We made something entirely new, something no one else has been able to do. Be proud and feel fantastic. Draw to your hearts’ content. You are an artist. Be proud of it. I am. And you should be, too.

This Is For

You

It could be that you have tried many different paths before. The world has many masters. Many different ways to draw and create art. It could be that you didn’t get the results you were after. That kind of experience does not give a good feeling and definitely does not raise motivation towards art, creativity, and making an income from your art. I’ve felt it so many times in the past.

It would have been nice to know you before you had those experiences. I could have shown you a different path, maybe even a better path. The path I have taken. Luckily, you are now here, and I can now show you the path that gave me that confidence in drawing and making money with my art. Gave me the ability to show my work to the world. That feeling of confidence. You can achieve that same confidence. Trust me, You can.

Contact

Hi there!

If you have any questions, ask! I can be reached through e-mail: contact@okuha.com

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