Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cammy and Rei

Christmas has come so early for me this year~! This time, I got a crossover fanart from Evangeline Louise; Twilight’s Calling’s Cammy Gomez and A.illusions’ Rei Kuassary!

Rei’s so tiny and cute! And wow, Cammy… I haven’t seen fanart from Twilight’s Calling in a long time. Perhaps I need to draw illustrations from that series again.

Thanks so much, Evangeline! December will definitely be a busy month for me!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Angel in the Snow

My second fanart for my Christmas event! And this time, I have Dominic from Karma!

I never thought I’d get fanart from this one shot… this marks as the first ever fanart for Karma! I’m so happy! Thank you so much, Crimson Vendetta!

I’m also getting worried… How many artworks can I finish by Christmas, I wonder?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Snow Flakes Fallin’

I’m so excited to have received my first fanart for my Christmas Event! Check out this cute illustration by Erikate!

Renka-chan’s first fanart! And her panda’s got a little purple Christmas hat to go with it! I love how Erikate gave Renka a manicure too! I think that’s a little white flower on her middle fingernail.

Of course, now I will work on her request! I hope I finish it in time for Christmas~

If you’d like to join too, the event is still open until December 16! Thank you so much~ Have a Happy Christmas~

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Christmas Art Trade Event

For those of you who don’t have a deviant art account and/or are not watching me there, I have news~

kurohiko's christmas art trade contest in deviant art 2010

From now until December 16, draw me a fanart, fanfiction, or fanwork of any of my original works with the theme “SNOW” and you will get something from me in return. The basic idea is a Christmas exchange gift event; make my Christmas wish come true by give me fanworks, and I will match it by giving you an artwork!

You can gather more information in my deviant art journal. Oh, and in case you’re not a deviant art member but still want to participate, then you can email me your entries in kurohiko at gmail dot com!

Have fun guys! Happy Christmas! ^_^

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Princess, an Angel, and a Demon…

Just a few things that are keeping me busy at the moment.

The one on the left is Kara from Phantasy Star III drawn in my style, specifically A.illusions style. I’m already inking her since Amy’s approved her already. I’m probably going to do some minor changes with the skirt and add a bit of background to the final piece. I really like how her dress came out… I just hope I can color this with just the right hues!

The ones on the right are Kilo’s original characters, Kazimier and Regalus; a demon comforting an angel who is of royal blood. I have to admit, the concept is unique, and the pose was challenging because Kazimier is supposed to be comforting Regalus while smirking at the sight of war outside the window (which I will draw later on). What I ended up with made me think it’s Sebastian Michaelis carrying a much younger Hiiragi Keiichi. Go figure… This is Kilo’s second commission from me, so I’m hoping this will get approved without much of a hitch.

Back to work for this starving artist… but who’s complaining? At least I have a bit of money for Christmas. ^_^

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Never Let Me Fall

Just when I started to work on my webcomic, I get word from Richard that there might be a Comic Bazaar on December 4 by the same organizers of Komikon. Bitter sweet news, as I should have enough time to put together A.illusions: Karma; however, I will have to put A.illusions: Act Two: Fourth Stage on hold yet again.

C'est la vie~ For now, please accept this humble cover art from yours truly:

a.illusions - eri and shijirou

I have to admit, I didn't think making this underwater effect would be so easy. Alex’s tutorial is precise and easy to follow, although I modified his process a bit to better fit the illustration’s needs.

Let’s hope I can have enough free time to finalize the site and add new pages. Until then~!

I am aware that Josh Groban has a song "Never Let Go". Where do you suppose the inspiration for this piece came from? ♥

Happy Birthday, Nephew~ ;p You know who you are!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Father’s Love

When =Kilo112205 had a contest involving her commissioning another artist to draw my character with hers, you could say I totally jumped the bandwagon.

Lo and behold, I won second place, and this is what I received:

Please click the thumbnail to view the whole image!

I suggested that Alaistair, who is Kilo’s character, be a father figure to Rei, who is also an angel of sorts. Both of them have pet phoenixes, and Rei is a girl who doesn’t really have a father in A.illusions.

You can imagine how overjoyed Rei is to have a Dominion Angel teach her proper archery.

Thank you so much to =Kilo112205 for her lovely contest and the artist, ~basotahuikan for such gorgeous work!

In other news, the Manga and Gifts sections are complete! Please let me know what you think of the new site’s navigations and I will do my best to keep improving them! Now to work on some actual webcomic updates after some sleep~

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Unfinished Business

As most have probably guessed, Komikon has come and gone with no independent manga released from me.

All I can show in my defense is a messy drawing table with all of my pages properly inked:

a.illusions presents: karma; the second chapter - random inked pages

It was the tones and script that left the work undone.

I’m pretty disappointed since I was planning this since August. Unfortunately, September was very hard on me and my family… the only thing I’d like to share from that month is that I learned how to properly time IV drips, inject medicine through those drips, and adjust them if there’s a backflow. All of this and yet I’ve never studied medicine.

But as they say, “excuses, excuses!”

I’m still thinking about selling the indie in another convention… or perhaps submit it to local publishers.

For now though? I will be reviewing the pages again and see if I can improve on anything. Maybe stretch it to 24 pages this time…

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aly's New Look

a.illusions presents: karma; the second chapter - aly potato
And here's the star of the show..! :3~

I love how Aly turned out in this project… She’s a lot cuter and she’s grown up a little. The designs of the uniforms came out pretty well too! But I keep forgetting how the bow looks. Sometimes the ends come out completely different, and I don’t know how that even happens! Haha…

I’m so pressed for time right now that I fear I’m not going to make it for Komikon. Worse, life is happening right before me, so my focus is a little off. Let’s hope I can get my concentration back so I can finish strong..!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reality Bites…

The highlight in the midst of my panic to finish before Komikon on November 13, 2010 lies with this right here:

a.illusions presents: karma; the second chapter - chibi tori avalon

I almost feel bad about making Tori the unofficial punching bag of A.illusions. If it’s any comfort to Tori, I feel exactly the same way he does… after I found out from a poll that not a lot of people are willing to buy my indie. It’s too late to back out now though? Or, to be more precise, the only way I’m backing out is if I don’t finish in time.