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One Piece vol.78: Usopp Gallery

10 Jul

I believe this blog is long overdue for an update! Many things have happened since the last post, and still are happening: happy and sad things, encouraging and disheartening things, hopeful and heartbreaking things… But let’s save those for a reflective post in the future. Making a new post after the previous one is something that I’ve been having great difficulty doing, but this is happy news that I do wish to share with both Kosuke and Sakura in their loving memory:

Earlier this year, I decided to muster my courage, take a step forward, and take advantage of one of the opportunities that I now have from living in Japan – submitting to the One Piece Usopp Gallery. I didn’t see my piece in the volume that was released after my submission (volume 77), so I concluded that it is highly competitive and that I’ll give it another try at a later time. Lots of things and busy-ness happened so that I never got around to preparing another submission, and volume 78 was released…

Madam Sharley in OP Volume 78And there was my submission. Words cannot do justice to how psyched I was when I saw this. But I will say this: one step forward! :)

Happy Holidays~!

24 Dec

Secret Santa: Rigel

Secret Santa piece for Penguin-Pinpin. Her character Rigel! This is the first time I participated in a Secret Santa art exchange (though it was a small private group), and I don’t think I’ve drawn full CG fanarts for artists in AGES, so it was great~ :)


I opened a Society6 account a few weeks back and made pillows, among other things. I took advantage of their limited time free shipping to get a pillow to gift to my mother for Christmas, and it arrived just in time! :) The printing quality is nice (or so I believe, as I don’t have other printed pillows to compare qualities), and they even include a pillow insert if you choose that option, so I’m pleased so far. I can’t personally say what the quality of the other merchandise are like, but I would hope that they’re just as great.


I was commissioned to draw a book cover a few months back, and the writer was kind enough to send me a free copy. While I personally had a hiccup when I saw that the cover lost some details in print, it was still a strange feeling to hold a tangible book with a cover I drew on it… I honestly DO NOT know what this book is about (I was simply given details for the cover and drew it out), so please direct all questions about the story to Johnathan Kelly. For those who would like to purchase a copy of this book, it is available on Lulu.

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Christmas tree decorations from the hotel I stayed at in Kyoto a few weeks back. I’ll upload more photos to my tumblr in time.

2012 has been a fulfilling year for me full of opportunities and illustration busy-ness, and I hope 2013 will be just as great! Hope you all had an overall good year too, and I wish you all Happy Holidays! :)

Continued – One Piece – Earthquake

14 Mar

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More of that cg from a few posts ago. BG is almost done!
I wish I could say I know exactly what I’m doing, but sadly I don’t. But am I making it count as a good learning experience? I most definitely try.

I’ve been really into One Piece the last few months.
I initially started watching it to distract myself after losing Kosuke.
I have no idea if it worked. I still miss Kosuke. But I am able to do things now instead of doing nothing but cry for days straight and get a headache.

One of my favorite OPs:

I would think that most people know about the 9.0 (I know they started at 8.8, then 8.9, but now they’re saying 9.0) earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.
If you are able to lend a helping hand, please consider donating to any of the following to help Japan and other countries in the Pacific that were affected by this disaster:

-Donate to the American Red Cross through their website, or text REDCROSS to 90999 (or 30333 in Canada) to donate $10!

-Donate to Global Giving through their site, or text JAPAN to 50555 to donate $10!

Order a commission from space coyote/Nina Matsumoto. She will also send all profit made to disaster relief!

-Yasunori Mitsuda (the composer of Chrono Trigger/Cross, Xenogears/saga, Shadow Hearts) will send profit made from his Procyon Store to disaster relief as of March 14th!

-There is a Help Japan auction event going on at Livejournal!

-Donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross through Google’s Crisis Response site!
This page also has lots of useful information and links, as well as a person finder!

I’ll update this list with more alternatives as I find more.