Friday, March 31, 2017

The Art of Pom: Webtoon 04

It's been a super busy week... add to that a stupid wisdom tooth that's decided to stay laying down at the back of my lower right jaw, and you got yourself a very, very irritated manga artist. (。>﹏<。)ノ゙

On the bright side, that last panel turned out ok thanks to my mood. I've forgotten how fun shonen-style manga could be... not that I'd consider this series shonen, since it's still pretty shoujo-ish, but I'm rambling, so!

Azel here is the black wolf found in page 2, at the last panel's lower right corner. I had previously colored all background wolves with blue hues to focus on the guy with the glasses and Artemio, but since Azel has decided to take action, I used his "true" colors. It's a bit of a risk to go from all pastel to richer hues, but I wanted to emphasize that last panel.

Hope you guys are still enjoying these so far! Time for me to try and get some proper sleep! ( *д*)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gift: Karma Coloring Book - Boys Side

For this week, let's feature the 3 boys from KARMA! (*≧∀≦*)

Dominic Hunter is a fire angel like Rei. The two of them are the few fire angels Heaven has, and for the both of them to be on Earth is very rare and unprecedented. Rei is actually older than Dominic, but he can be very overprotective of his older sister.

Shijirou is an overseer of angels, meaning he keeps all angels in check. If anyone goes over the line of what they could and should do, he will be the one to guide them back. I haven't given him much of a role in KARMA yet, but his element is water.

Finally, we have Tori. He's the youngest among the angels, but that doesn't mean he is naive. In chapter two, he couldn't hear the conversation that Shijirou had with Rei, but he suspected that there was something more to the case they had just resolved. His element is earth, which possibly makes him more powerful than Rei or Dominic.

In case you want to order this coloring book, feel free to contact Honey on Facebook~!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Art of Pom: Webtoon 03

I actually finished this last night/early this morning. But I was so sleepy that I wanted to have a second look at it before I posted it. In the end, I'm so ridiculously happy with how Artemio looks in the 2nd panel~ He looks like a strong man from the village protecting his little girl~! (♥ω♥ ) ~♪

A little description of Artemio's attire:
The Barong Tagalog, more commonly known as simply Barong (and occasionally called Baro), is an embroidered formal shirt which is considered the national dress of the Philippines. It is lightweight and worn untucked over an undershirt.

The sheer fabric of the barong is surprisingly durable. Artemio's barong is longer than usual though, and I added a belt to it, just because I wanted to stylize it.

The next page will challenge all my shonen knowledge. I haven't drawn action scenes in a while, let's hope I can pull it off. σ(≧ε≦o)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Art of Pom: Webtoon 02

Hm... honestly speaking, I'm not entirely sure where all this is going..! (」°ロ°)」 Who's driving this train wreck?! Nobody knows!!! щ(ಥдಥщ)

That being said, I need to think about what to do with the next page, so that update will probably take a while? It was fun to paint all that blood though... Artemio's blood stained barong turned out really well!

This side of Artemio... (;*△*;) I've explored it several times in the past, and yes, he really can be that violent if the need arises. Aside from protecting Lumawig, anything that involves cruelty against women and children will literally make him snap!

Alright, time for bed! Hope you guys like this page too!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gift: Karma Coloring Book - Rei Kuassary

This week, we'll be featuring my favorite angel, Rei Kuassary! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ She has two solo portraits in Honey's Coloring Book, so I guess Rei is one of Honey's favorites too!

Rei is a fire angel, and a she's is the only female angel featured in KARMA so far. Unfortunately, I can't really write about her much because I'm planning to continue KARMA in the near future, and writing about her powers or her background would be a huge spoiler for the main plot.

I can tell you that her sword is definitely not her primary weapon of choice. *(*´∀`*)☆

In any case, Honey used a coloring application on one of her illustrations... this is the result:

Doesn't Rei look so cool in a white coat?! (*≧▽≦) I did an illustration of Rei in a white coat years ago, but now I want to try it again because of this!

I really should start writing that main plot... Then I can start drawing this series again!

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Art of Pom: Webtoon(?)

Ok, don't panic! o(^∀^*)o I'm not starting another webcomic! I just needed a palette cleanser from my recent failure, so I tried making more from this series- which really needs a better title!

A bit of a spoiler for those who read Celestia: Artemio is a demigod, meaning his father is an engkanto or "god" while his mother is human. Technically, he should be a prince, being his father's first born son, but since he's not of pure blood, he's considered "unclean". The human world would not accept him either because he didn't know how to hide his ears and tail when he was a child. Prince Lumawig took pity on him and allowed Artemio to live in his palace. When he came of age, Artemio became Prince Lumawig's servant and protector.

As for PomPom... ( ≧Д≦) YumYum made this really horrible back story for her, which is what inspired this webtoon! Please note that this is mostly eye candy for me, and not an official timeline for either of our series.

This page took me 3 days to finish... I don't know how webtoon artists manage to release their episodes on a weekly basis! They must be a different species altogether!

And now, back to your regular scheduled programming! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ*:・゚✧

Friday, March 3, 2017

Gift: Karma Coloring Book - Ylagan

Next character featured: Mel Ylagan! One of the demons / fallen angels introduced in chapter 3, who was supposed to be a male character, but at the insistence of my assistant Suoh, "he" began a "she"! ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━

I created this character and named her "Ylagan" because this Filipino surname means "to dodge". Although she loves to steal souls, she's also a really big scared-y cat! (∗´꒳`) Actually, she'd rather avoid confrontation altogether, even though she's not particularly weak! I wonder why that is?

Anyway~ please show Honey your support by visiting her on Facebook and Deviant Art, ok? You can view her entire album of KARMA Fan Arts here~ o(≧∇≦o)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Art of Pom: Rescue

"Dear one, there is no need to fear... shall we play a game? How about... 'hide and seek'? These Black Wolves shall 'hide' and in the count of ten, the two of us shall go 'seek' them.

"Remember, as a seeker, you must not open your eyes until you finish counting, no matter what. Will you promise me this?

"Good girl... now hold on tight, and close your eyes...

"Your nightmare will be over soon...

"I promise."

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mystic Messenger Fan Art: Zen x MC3

The manga / black and white version actually came out on Facebook first... I drew this on my laptop when my desktop decided to die on me in the middle of drawing ILUP! (((( ;°Д°)))) I've been pretty obsessed with this game for a while, and even though I've played through Jumin's and Saeyoung's routes, Zen is still my true end~ ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

I always use MC3's avatar when I play the game, and the default heroine with long brown hair is usually paired with 707, so I thought this would be more appropriate eye candy for myself! Plus, this MC is really pretty, don't you agree? (*^▽^*)

I made some changes to the original piece before I submitted this to my pixiv account. Just a few minor changes, but it made me wonder if I made the piece worse by tinkering with it a little too much?

Which version do you like better? The colored or the black and white one? (*≧▽≦)

Friday, February 24, 2017

Gift: Karma Coloring Book by Darky

I've been a bad author. 、ヽ`(~д~*)、ヽ`

2 years ago, I received the most amazing gift! Honey, my number 1 fan, created a coloring book featuring the characters of KARMA. However, because of my incredibly hectic schedule, there was no time for me to download all of the beautiful photos she uploaded in Facebook. (;*△*;)

And I'm a control freak, so I had to date each and every photo so I can put them in the gallery in proper order. (´∇ノ`*)ノ So! I'll be posting photos every Friday from now on to make it up to Honey~ (*´・v・)

Let's start off with Lily! She's so pretty here, and a little sad. Maybe she's thinking about Jeremy, or her family... But she'll be ok. She'll be with them again very soon~ (´ω`★)

And it looks like I'm somewhat done with updating! (*´・v・) How do you guys like it? It's not a major overhaul, but I've been wanting to change the color theme to purple for a while now. If you guys find something that's not really working, please do let me know? I'll be sure to try and fix it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New Manga: I Love You P're

I apologize for the lack of updates lately... Google's new image host / uploader annoyed me so much that I couldn't bear to look at my ruined blogs for a long time. But I'm paying for my site name annually, so I might as well use it, no matter how pissed off I am. (; ̄Д ̄)

If you guys have been following me on Facebook, you've probably heard about my collaboration with Raykosen. "I Love You, P're" is a gender-bent, romantic comedy about the daughter of a chief butler, who's decided to take over her father's position. One reader pointed out that there are female butlers nowadays, so she doesn't understand why Precious Toledo had to pretend to be Preston Toledo, but well, if we did that, then there wouldn't be a story now, would there? o(*>ω<*)o

So far, the series is really fun to draw! Mainly because I get to draw so many handsome butlers, and a spunky, headstrong girl who is not as annoying as most reverse-harem heroines are! o(*≧□≦)o I'm currently in love with the butler in charge of food and kitchen, Belvedere Fernandez, but we don't really see much of him in the first half... I've also been writing "fan fiction" about him and Avery de Leon whilst annoying Raykosen to no end, but oh well, at least we got the second half done and ready for the next Komikon!

Lastly, a word of warning, I'll be updating in the next few days, so expect some site changes and falling debris. ヾ(。・ω・)シ Thanks everyone for continuing to support me! I'll continue to do my best for this year too!