Popular YouTuber PewDiePie’s new anime-style illustrations after finishing his 100-day drawing challenge surprised fans, who were impressed by both his artistic style and his rate of progress.
PewDiePie attracted viral attention this week after releasing his latest video, “I drew every day for 100 DAYS!” The video below shows the YouTuber documenting his 100+ day journey, filling multiple books with anime and realism inspired artwork as he tries to discover his own style. While his artistic evolution in previous videos surprised fans, the reaction to this clip would overshadow that, as it trended on both X (formerly Twitter ) and is at number 18 on YouTube with over 1.3 million views in less than 24 hours.
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PewDiePie documents how he drew inspiration from the popular rhythm game inspired by the anime Chunithm Sun, as well as how he referenced real life to avoid getting bogged down in one style. Many commentators especially noted his maturity in his use of color, with splashes of green and yellow being notable highlights. Some people on social media also praised his ability to spot flaws in old drawings, such as asymmetrical faces and wrong proportions.
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Chainsaw Man fans also received a surprise co-sign, especially at a time when creator Tatsuki Fujimoto has been under fire for his work in recent weeks. PewDiePie revealed he loves the characters and their expressiveness, especially when it comes to famous characters Power and Kobeni. “If you know this scene, you know it,” PewDiePie said of some of his Chainsaw Man sketches. “I remember reading it and thinking, ‘I have to draw that.’”
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What attracts many viewers is consistency, with PewDiePie drawing pretty much every day. This continues to be emphasized by manga artists and animators as the most important thing for aspiring creators. Additionally, Dragon Ball director Yoshihiro Ueda recently emphasized that it is not enough to just be good at drawing, but also to “know the true nature of things and people. To do so, I think it is necessary to study life and experience in addition to studying painting.” He said this following allegations that an incredibly talented underage child was working on an ongoing anime series.
Source: PewDiePie via YouTube, X (formerly Twitter)