Hey Luna - i always love to read what you write - i am simultaneously confused and inspired by your words.
on that note, unless you are referring to the word "mine" as opposed to someone "else's" you would usually say "the departure of my (.... insert plane, train, etc)" rather than the word "mine". "mine" is a word that means possession of an object without referring to what it is that you posses (have you seen "Finding Nemo"? - the seagulls say 'mine' without saying what they mean that is 'theirs') - but when you say 'my' you have to say what you are referring to i.e. 'my plane', 'my place", "my art", "my self", and that is more commonly said, because it is more clear. but if you were to say "(and) that is the departure of mine'" in response to someone saying 'that is the departure of my plane' that would be okay. you're doing great with your vocabulary i am sorry that english is so confusing i get it wrong myself a lot.
so usually when english speakers say 'mine' - they are saying something like 'that's mine.' and it usually has semi-strong ownership attributed to it - 'this land is MINE' but you could also say 'this is my land' - which English speakers like to say a lot (this is a reference to colonialism - which is very relevant in my country - Australia)
Your figures are looking really nice and full - like real people - but i think maybe the influence of anime might be flattening some of your faces- i want you to think more of the face as part of the head which is three dimensional - i found a good hint lately where you draw diagonal lines (relevant to the main directional line of the face) from the edges of the eyes downward to make the chin. These directional lines (which i highlighted in red) are good for working out the front plane of the face (between the lines) and the side planes (outside the two lines), but they are not perfect. Another good thing about this system is that you can draw the 'line between the lips' from these two lines and then draw your mouth around that. Also something that i have trouble with - make sure that the line you draw between the start of the eyes is parallel to the lines which dictate (hard english word, sorry) the slope of the nose and mouth - this will result in a more harmonious drawing of the face.
you're doing fantastic, your recent illustrations are so lovely and warm and they make me happy - please when you have time keep doing them so that i can see them.
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