Monday, May 22, 2017

Gijinka #3: Kentucky Fried Chicken "Kei"

I gave Kei a bit of an update from his original design. He looks bored with my shenanigans though, and I feel a little, teeny bit sorry for him! But he seems to have a lot of fans, so I thought I should draw him again while I think of designs for the other cafes!

Here are some facts about Kei:

  • snobby, but responsible rich kid
  • idolized his great-grandfather, Colonel Sanders
  • really hates socializing, despite his popularity
  • is so, completely, done with Ron and Joey's rivalry
  • makes the weirdest chicken menus on the planet
  • does not care if you think cheese-top burgers and chicken sisig are weird
  • actually, he doesn't care what you think, period
I think that's it for now! Hope you guys still love him! (^^*)

Friday, May 19, 2017

ILUP: A Quiet Morning

I don't know about you guys, but I like the feeling of having my hair brushed. My sisters and I used to do that, and we get to talk about anything under the sun. (^^*)

That's the main reason why Hoy Ikaw is smiling in this illustration... It may seem off character for him, but even he would relax if his hair was being brushed~

It makes me wonder what they are talking about though..! Preston does not looks happy! (>—<;;*)

I had thought about drawing my characters this way after I saw a screenshot from Yuri On Ice's ending theme... But I couldn't decide who to use until I remember Misaki-taichou mentioning that she wanted to comb Hoy Ikaw's hair. (=v=✩)

Anyway, hope you guys like it! Time for sleep! (^^*)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gijinka #2: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf "Teal"

Ok, this is getting addicting, haha! And since I'm drawing on a small canvas, it's very easy to finish!

For Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, I named him Teal!

  • the creator of the original ice blended coffee
  • has to wear a sweater because of all the ice blended drinks he consumes
  • super friendly towards his customers
  • doesn't judge you if you order non-coffee drinks in his cafe
  • gives the best hugs
  • loves the color purple
  • has simplified membership cards and offers free wifi
  • calls Starbucks "Hoshi-senpai"
  • tries his best to keep Hoshi from going into berserker mode
I may be slightly biased since CBTL is my favorite coffee shop. Also, I really love the color purple, so it's hard for me not to love Teal~!

I wonder who I should draw next?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gijinka #1: Starbucks "Hoshi"

It seems people are really getting into making gijinka (personification) of restaurants, cafes, and even drugstores lately. I thought I might as well give it a try while I still have a bit of time in my hands~ I also needed an excuse to draw more bishounen in suits so there..!

Meet Hoshi, my version of Starbucks!

  • his name means "star" in Japanese
  • pronounced slightly differently, his name sounds like the term for "want" in Japanese
  • always up to date with what the kids are into despite his age
  • people think he has trendy white hair, but actually, he's so stressed out because his customers always asking for bizarre, personalized drinks
  • very good at memorizing those bizarre, personalized drinks
  • quietly spites you by spelling your name wrong
  • always smiling despite feeling the absolute need to throw your coffee to your face

I was a bit torn with his hair color... The wavy patterns on the logo can be interpreted as either green or white hair, but I wanted him to look trendy, so I gave him white hair.

After drawing this, however, I realized he kinda looks like Shinomiya Natsuki from Uta no Prince-sama, AHAHA!

Anyway, are gijinka supposed to be original characters, or fan arts? Or both? Hm...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Crystal Shadows: Sakura

This was supposed to be a warm-up sketch but it somehow ended up finished. (o – o。*)?

The background is actually Miss Harlow's photo which I edited to look like a painted background from an anime. I had been wanting to make an "instagram" series where, instead of me taking selfies and the like, I'd have my characters do it for me!

I guess you could call this a stolen/paparazzi shot? Jeremy was supposed to be taking a quiet stroll under the cherry blossoms, but I somehow ended up with this emotional scene. (*・∧・*)? I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but he seems a bit sad about it.

Maybe I'm also feeling sad about something... Mm...