Grimmer is hard to draw and because of that, I’ve been working on this for almost a month. ;;;
Anonymous asked: Hello I have a strange question here ^^ I've finished watching Monster couple of days ago and while watching it I've never NEVER thought about bl even though I generally enjoy it. So, what brought the idea of Tenma and Grimmer to you? I'm really curious ;) and your art is super amazing, I feel the need to reblog every picture you drew ;D
Actually, bl didn’t really cross my mind all the much at the time. Gosh pairing Tenma with anybody (except maybe Eva - even wanted to get back together for a while) wasn’t something I gave too much thought to as I was watching through the first time. Though I did kind of play around with Johan/Tenma and those were among the first things I read/looked at as soon as I finished.
I approached the small amount of Grimmer/Tenma with curiosity but, at the time, it wasn’t anything beyond that.
What made it click for me though was this short (nsfw) fan-translated comic by a Japanese artist named Miya called im strömenden Regen (In Pouring Rain) and it just made a lot of sense. After clicking around and using some google-fu, I found her site and found out she actually loveddd Grimmer/Tenma and made some really cute art.
Shortly afterwards, I met a friend who also really loved the pairing and found the small fandom on Tumblr and over time I’ve really fallen for them. ^^
edit - ahh, also thank you!
"No, he’ll be fine."
Monster screencap redraw! This is from episode 20 - Journey to Freiham.
buboplague asked: whoa! Thank you for such an in depth description of your wacom/monoprice experience -- that's exactly what I was looking for in answers. It really helps a lot. I mentioned monoprice because I was leaning towards it, but wasn't sure if it would be sensitive enough (I rely a lot on contour line when I draw). Awesome! ps your art is awesome
Thank you very much! ^^
One more good thing about it is that problem where the pen suddenly loses its sensitivity is a lottt easier to deal with. Before with wacom, I had to go into msconfig and disable Tablet PC Input Service (I think?) but now I just close my drawing program and disconnect and reconnect. This doesn’t happen randomly either. It’s only when I disconnect while I’m running the drawing program. A lot easier to deal with. ^^