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Creatures!

24 Apr

I recently realized that I’ve been drawing lots of creatures over the last month or so. I never made a conscious decision to start a creature trend in my art, but when I lined up my recent drawings side by side one day, I just happened to realize that they all featured creatures of some sort. My bro calls me an animal-loving hippie so it’s no surprise that I love creature art and designs, but at the same time, I kinda love… everything… about art and designs… be it creatures or landscapes or characters or items…. I may want to make up my mind and focus on something someday, but for now, I think I’ll stay a sponge and try to absorb what I can. So for now, have some creatures:

Cursed Bokoblins

My most recent piece, Cursed Bokoblins, from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. I made this for the Link’s Blacklist II tribute on GameArt HQ.

Float Preview

A preview of a piece I submitted to a contest. I think this cropped version might look better than the full piece, haha! I’ll post the full piece on dA at a later time.

Symphonic Hue Preview

And then here’s another preview for yet another charity art book, Symphonic Hue. Preorders are currently open here. Be sure to give all of the options a glance, as they have bonus sets with bookmarks, as well as an option to pick up the book at AX. All profits will be donated to Deaf Child Worldwide.

So… that’s a lot in just a month for me, and I’m pretty happy I managed to make so much considering I’m usually such a slowpoke! :D I could probably stretch this creature trend even further back in time to include the Manta Ray and Headless Horseman pieces, and probably many many more (wow… now that I’m writing this all out, maybe creatures/monsters are my calling…), but that’s really stretching it and there were trend-breakers along the way like the Candy House piece and Valentine’s Day Eynord.

Video Testing 2

16 Mar

More recording/video testing. These are clips I recorded on Livestream and sped up x8. I stopped recording after this though, as I found this picture was more experimental than I would have liked it to be, and figured that this would take way too long to make a complete process video. I’ll continue testing, both recording and drawing, so that one day I can make more informative drawing videos someday.

As for the picture, it was made for another charity art book project, which is currently open for more submissions, so be sure to check out their site for more info if you’re interested in participating! :)

A preview of the finished piece:
Candy House Preview

Kingdom Carousel and Anime Expo 2012

2 Apr

Nothing new if you saw my dA/twitter. A preview of my contribution to the Kingdom Carousel charity art book! All profits made from this book will be donated to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital for pediatric cancer research. You can pre-order from their site here until May 10th!

Secondly, I’ll be attending Anime Expo’s artists alley this year! I got an email confirmation about table space, I finally bought plane tickets (ugh…), hotel rooms are being worked out with friends right now, so chances are looking better and better! :D Though this might be the last time I’ll be attending a west coast con for a while, mostly due to the expenses… I hear many artists say they sell enough during a con to break even or make a profit, but I’ve never had that experience before yet. And this is a bigger issue for me now than back in 2008 due to the costs of just about everything going up annually, so it’s going to be harder for me to close the gap. :( I don’t want to give up on attending AAs though, so maybe I’ll take this as a sign to look at more local cons (still train rides away, but better than the other side of the country I hope). Undeniably, the best case scenario would be that I’d actually sell enough this time around and I won’t have to give up on west coast cons! But that sounds too good to be true… ehh… let’s see how this works out.

Whale WIP

6 Feb

Work in progress for another charity artbook. Will post more about it once I receive more info.
Was strongly inspired by Levias from Skyward Sword! …except this isn’t Skyward Sword fanart and I’ll probably be adding flying jellyfish too…

Finishing projects!

20 Dec

The last few days have been pretty exciting on my end, as projects I’ve worked on throughout this year are finally in their final form and began distribution!


First off is the manga commission, which is now up on Graphicly for reading for $0.99! Written by Kenny Porter and illustrated by yours truly, crime/noir (my first time illustrating anything in that genre, so this was quite a ride for me)! This is my first time illustrating an indie comic that’s actually being distributed, so this is really exciting for me!

And then I found the Gaia:vim naturae charity artbook in the mail when I came home from my Tokyo trip two days ago! This is the first time I’ve participated in an art book project, so yet another first time accomplishment that I’m very excited about!

At the risk of coming off as a narcissist, a shot of my contribution in the book fffff. It was on page 12! :D You can still order the artbook from Lulu!

And pardon the crude snapshots, I just put the book on my lap haha…

And then a bit about something that just happened that’s not so hot but eventful nonetheless on my end. The server that my site is hosted on was down a few days ago, but got fixed within the day so I wasn’t too worried then. But then yesterday, as I was battling away my jet lag, I noticed it was down again. *insert annoyed moans and groans* A few hours later, it was up but the newest content was from November 18. Turns out it was moved to new hardware and the backups were about a month old, so that wasn’t really fun to deal with… :/ Though I guess I’m still fortunate compared to tons of other sites out there on the same server, I didn’t do any big updates so the fixes were pretty simple. I can’t imagine all the hassle bigger sites and businesses are facing right now. >.>

Pantsu

31 Aug

Grrr. Evil pantsu.

I accidentally ripped my pajama pants this morning. True story. D:

Reminder that pre-orders for the GAIA: vim naturae charity artbook that I’m participating in is going to end on September 10th! That will be the last chance to purchase the book at the discount price of $25 (I think I said 10% discount before but they changed it, so it should be lower now). More info -> link!

“GAIA” Artbook Open for Pre-orders!

5 Aug

BoKuRaC and Leaglem put together a wonderful charity artbook project entitled “GAIA: vim naturae” to help Colombia, and pre-ordering has just opened for this artbook with a 10% discount! All 60+ artists from around the world (including yours truly) have contributed with a piece (or multiple pieces) they haven’t shown to the public yet!

For more information and to make your orders, visit BoKuRaC’s journal or Leaglem’s journal!