Friday, February 27, 2015

Meme: 5 Day Art Challenge (Day 5)

Since it’s the last day of that art meme, I decided to post some of the stuff that I’ve been working on… As far as I know, these books are not yet available for purchase, so these would be exclusive sneak peeks!

KARMA: Chapter 3 – Epilogue is going to be published under Oh No! Manga. This panel is probably one of the highlights of the chapter, but it’s not the main plot..? So I guess it’s something to look forward to without giving too much away.

WISH*GRANTED is published in GOLD Manga #3 under PSICOM. It debuted last February 14 at the “Love at First Write” event, but I haven’t seen the book in stores yet. Hopefully it will be out very soon. I think I might be in love with King.

My FBBF (Manga) #2 will be published in GOLD Best #2 under PSICOM. We’re still working on the pages, but I thought Luke looked so adorable in this panel even though it’s not yet finished… also something to look forward to, I hope?

And this marks the end of my 5 Day Art Challenge! Sorry the last one is a bunch of panels from my manga works, but I hope you enjoyed them nonetheless! Until next time!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meme: 5 Day Art Challenge (Day 4)

Most of you are probably aware of my near-obsession over wings with my recent artworks of Rei Kuassary: Wings and Belated Happy Hearts… I was going to add them for Day 4 too, but I suppose I should feature something a little older (aka: stuff that hasn’t been uploaded on my FB page yet).

Reunion is my first commission on Deviant Art. My commissioner pretty much let me do whatever I wanted with her characters, Adiv and Altair. Despite being battle worn, they still have amazing hair, haha!

Ryo is Eclipse’s character. She won my 25k kiriban on Deviant Art, and she asked me to draw her character, who also has wings! I need to re-draw that cake though, it looks so weird.

Knite is a webcomic by Yuumei and Lee Mei Hua is my character entry for her contest some time ago. I didn’t win, but she was a lot of fun to draw, and I managed to think of a background story for her too! Those aren’t her wings, by the way, they’re the wings on her kite, but I thought the illusion looked great.

Last day of the meme tomorrow! I hope I don’t forget! Woot!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Meme: 5 Day Art Challenge (Day 3)

For the third day, I decided to choose a bunch of my OTPs (One True Pairs) from various fandoms. I apologize in advance if the pairings are strange and weird, but yeah, I guess I’m a little weird…

Kurama / Minamino Shuichi x Kitajima Maya (Yu Yu Hakusho) – Back in high school, I was upset how many people called Kurama “gay” and they weren’t even anime fans. I was happy to find out that canonically, Kurama once had a girl he liked! I’m forever defending that Kurama is straight despite having long hair and getting a girl’s voice in his Tagalog dubbing by mistake!

Hiiragi Keiichi x Kurumi Nui (Onegai My Melody) – After working for Sanrio, I got into “Onegai My Melody” for a time, and started shipping these two to the point of obsession. They were the reason I got into role-playing for a few years, and I got to meet a bunch of fantabulous people! Mallory will forever be my Hiiragi, that much I’m certain of.

Kuran Kaname x Kuran Yuuki (Vampire Knight) – I get it, I get it, they are practically grandfather x granddaughter, but heck, Kaname deserves some happiness after all the sacrifice he’s made. And Zero is too emotional for my tastes, so yeah… But I’m not getting into the VK fandom ever again since the fans are way too crazy in bashing one another.

Zero x Iris (Megaman X4) – Probably the first Megaman series I ever got into thanks to the anime cut scenes. It was the first time I ever saw a female robot in the franchise, and I loved using Zero and his close combat techniques better than Megaman. You have no idea how much my heart broke when I had to kill Iris…

Kurumi Nui x Agatsuma Soubi (Onegai My Melody x Loveless) – Ok, this is probably the weirdest pairing yet, seeing how Soubi is a pedo, but… pairing him with Kurumi seemed better than Ritsuka and, since Kurumi looks a lot like Ritsuka, I thought he’d consider it..?

Now I’m going to bury myself in paperwork so that I won’t feel too embarrassed, ok? See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Meme: 5 Day Art Challenge (Day 2)

For the second day of this art challenge meme, I thought I’d feature my first webcomic, A.illusions. I never got to finish the series, because I never knew the world of hacking is so complicated! I basically ran with the idea, and found there were a ton of loopholes in the original script, so… I’m stuck! Unless someone is willing to help work out the technical details?

Eri-hime is an illustration I did for my characters page. There were so many characters that I had to think of poses for that I decided to draw the Durara Meme instead.

I Am Alice was a contest entry for when Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” film came out. I didn’t get to finish on time, but I thought it looked great anyway and decided to finish it.

Feline Sisters features automatons Eri and Naru, who are owned by brothers Shijirou and Soujiro. I thought it would be appropriate to give Eri cat ears, and this was also a contest entry in Deviant Art.

Act Two – Fourth Stage is the cover for the webcomic chapter of A.illusions. It was the beginning of the main plot, but again, technical issues made the script unrealistic.

I think Eri was unknowingly my most favorite character from the series. Hopefully, I can work on this again one day soon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meme: 5 Day Art Challenge (Day 1)

There’s a meme going around Facebook lately, and since I’m busy drawing manga pages, I thought this would make a great update here.

Nominated by: Jaden Kaiba and Bokimkatje Komiks
RULE: If an artist nominated you, you have to post at least 3 artworks per day for 5 consecutive days & nominate an artist each day.

Ok then, let’s start with some of the first uploads I ever made on the internet (aka the times when I had no knowledge of photoshop or wacom tablets):

Rurouni Culture Crash is my first illustration that was ever published in the local books. I drew this as a thank you to the people in Culture Crash for putting up with my questions for my thesis. They helped me out a lot as well in terms of illustrating manga. I still remember how Sir James told me to “play with the camera” when I draw my panels.

One Day, Isang Diwa was drawn for CFAD - Red Cross Youth’s activity where we invited CC’s artists to talk about manga in UST. There was a bit of a crowd, but our marketing was all screwed up at the time, and most of their fans found out too late. (We couldn’t help it… there was a lot of massive red tape to go through.)

Peace of Silence is my fan art contest entry at Canada’s Anime Evolution 2004. I won first prize at the traditional arts section, and they let me keep the original illustration too! They gave me a Sailor Moon pin as a prize, hehe!

More embarrassing illustrations coming up tomorrow! Watch out for it..? Maybe?