Friday, October 19, 2018

Gift: ALAS by Jayjay

I thought I lost these files after I had submitted them to PSICOM for book 2. It was in my thumb drive all along~!


Jayjay Lopez drew these for ALAS several years ago, and book 2 was sadly never printed. (⋟﹏⋞) It makes me very sad when I think about it... I mean, he even drew each of our titles' logos! That take a lot of patience~


Maybe one day we'll be able to re-explore the possibilities ALAS has to offer, but for now... we'll have to leave them in the back burner until we get another chance! Thank you Jayjay! We love this very much~ ♡( ^▽^♡)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Tales of Vesperia: Flynn Scifo


Incoming rant - please enjoy this lovely man with his lovely flowers instead of reading what comes after. (^^*)

I... feel sad.

I didn't think it would be easy, but I thought I had a chance.

I lost the webtoon contest. I'm not even part of the honorable mentions and I didn't think it would make me this sad. I should feel accomplished about beating an impossible deadline, but I gained weight and an eye infection for it, and now it feels like I wasted my time... again.

I feel sad. And maybe also a little frustrated.

So I decided to draw someone who could cheer me up. I couldn't draw Otoya, because he's been ignoring me in Shining Live for a while now, haha!

So I drew Flynn instead. With a bouquet of flowers... so I can imagine him telling me that I did my best and accomplished more than I ever thought I could. And that I shouldn't give up on my dreams just yet, and just keep going.

And I will keep going, but right now... I just feel sad.

And maybe that's okay. Tomorrow will be another day, and I will be better.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Apteral: Episode 4


I didn't think I'd make it..! This is probably the first time I'd ever been able to beat a deadline with one day to spare! And it feels amazing!

...that's the good news. The bad news is, my eyes feel weird. I feel tired all the time, and it might just be fatigue, but my eyes are really scaring me right now.

I may need to see a doctor about this. Hopefully I can get some answers before the next deadline comes up. For now, I should probably rest and stay away from the computer for a while.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Apteral: Episode 3


Oh, well... someone's pretty pissed off! He's not even using attack spells yet... Shuei just wanted to make a huge distraction so that he and his siblings could get away safely!

I really miss drawing action scenes... These are not exactly easier than drawing shoujo, but I just think it looks cool! I need to find a ton of reference material for the next few episodes though, I'm really rusty!

A friend of mine is getting me into Tales of Vesperia lately, and it has a lot of flashy sword fights. I should watch some of the play throughs available on YouTube. Maybe that will get me some ideas.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Gift: Shuei by Yume Neko


How lucky can one get? Yume wanted to practice and asked for sketch requests~ And I got my first ever fan art of Apteral~

Shuei is probably one of my favorite angels so far. He's actually a sweetheart compared to the others, but he's so powerful... mainly because the earth is mostly made out of water, so you get the picture~

Anyway, thank you Yume! Please visit her Facebook for more of her works~

Friday, August 24, 2018

Apteral: Episode 2

I love this panel from Episode 2. It probably works better as a manga panel than a webtoon panel, but I didn't have the heart to change it. TwT;;;

I think I'm slowly getting the hang of drawing webtoons, but I really wish I can draw much faster. There are times that I catch myself just staring at the panels in disbelief, when I know I should just suck it up and draw the darn thing... Sigh.

Also, I find it strange that no one is asking what the human's name is. Everyone else has been named so far, except that one human in this supernatural series. Why is that? It makes me a little bit sad that no one is curious about him. ;;w;;

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Apteral: Episode 1


Episode 1 re-introduces Shuei, whom we've already seen in KARMA: Chapter 1. In the first installment, we knew him as "Reign Shuei", but I decided to use his last name for the webtoon so as not to confuse him with Rei.

I got to showcase his powers a bit more in this webtoon episode~ And it's actually pretty fun that I got to re-draw all my characters, with the exception of Caliso, a new demon I created especially for this spin-off. She is actually the same demon in Chapter 2, but we never got to see her real form until now.

Also, I have the utmost respect for all the webtoon artists and creators who can somehow manage to draw one episode every week! When do you guys manage to sleep and eat?!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Welcome to Apteral


Hello my poor neglected blog~ It has been a busy past few weeks. (^^*)

After much thought and a lot of encouragement, I've decided to release KARMA's spin-off series, Apteral on LINE Webtoon. And so far, I'm really happy with how it's turning out! I feel like I bit off more than I could chew, but I'm still gnawing away at each panel~

And it's working! I've never drawn so much before, and I'm kinda regretting at how it's affecting my diet, but I'm really proud of what I've accomplished so far!

So please, if you have time, give it a read here~ And if you like it, leave a comment, or a heart, or maybe even a rating! And then... well, maybe I'll have the chance to actually win this thing~ (^^*)

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gift Arts from Jayron and Pocholo


My friends are currently doing the "Draw Your Friends' OC in Your Own Style" challenge, and I manage to score two very lovely fan arts of Erin from Crystal Shadows~

She looks so different, yet very similar~ I love these so much, thanks Jayron and Cholo! You can see the rest of Jayron's meme here and Cholo's meme here.

And a bit of a trivia for you all, Erin can actually sing pretty well in the original script. I'm not sure if I'm going to add that bit of information in the rebooted webtoon, but wait and see? (^^*)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mystic Messenger 2nd Anniversary Contest


It's getting hot in here~ ♬ So take off- ♪♫ //SLAPPED

Cheritz is having a contest to celebrate their 2nd Year Anniversary! I'm going to try my luck with this illustration~ Because honestly, I'll use any excuse to draw half-naked Zenny~

Please visit my twitter and send me a thumbs-up? (^^*) Good luck to everyone who's participating! Oh, and I used several references in making this piece, because it's really hard to draw abs, ok? Ok.

Now to take care of my massive nosebleed...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Strawberry Mocha~


Because Anko-chan is going to Ainana's first live, I also wanted to give something to Tenn's seiyuu, Saitou Souma. I wanted to draw something new for him, but I'm working on another secret project, so I have no time! TAT;;; I hope Cloudy and Yuri don't mind sharing this piece with Saitou-san, since the original sketch was for them... ;;3;;

Friday, June 29, 2018

Crystal Shadows - Episode 4: I Know...


New Episode: "I Know..." is up! Hooray for making it before June ends! But now I'm wondering if I should delete and re-upload everything for the contest!

Hm... For now, I don't think Crystal Shadows will meet the criteria as it is... Would it be better to start from scratch? There's not a lot of time left though, so I'll have to decide quickly...

Decisions, decisions... I think I'd rather sleep! (´;ω;`)

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Art Trade: Syn


More art trades coming up... I'm almost done with Crystal Shadows but my motivation is no where to be found! Sketching relieves some of the pressure, so I drew Syn for YumYum...

Dear goodness gracious, his smirk is killing me, I swear... Also... those ears... hngh...

Saturday, June 16, 2018

After a Rainy Date


I've been itching to draw this for a while now... Ever since I was lucky enough to get Otoya's Rainy Day card in Shining Live, I've been feeling a little guilty that I chose to let him wear his wet clothes in my default menu. I even had a whole discussion about this in a Facebook group!

I honestly believe Otoya would love to be fussed over by Nanami... to the point that he would purposefully keep his wet clothes on just so that Nanami-chan would have to dry him off with her towel and a hair dryer~ because he's cute like that~! (^^*) But please, Otoya, don't catch a cold or fever please... ;;w;;

Time for sleep~ Goodnight, world~!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Crystal Shadows - Episode 3: Honey?!


Managed to finish an update for this month! Things have been ridiculously hectic at home, you have no idea... but I digress! I have come to share some easter eggs!

Do the artworks on the PC screens look familiar? The one on Sandy's screen is my fan art of Otoya that I drew in celebration of UtaPri's 4th Year Anniversary! I was pretty happy to be featured in the official website~ but wow, this was way back in 2014!

The one on the laptop might be a little difficult to see, but that's actually my fan art of Kirito in 2013! Time flies by so fast... I didn't think that that illustration was already 5 years old!

In any case, this episode means I'm all caught up with the original manga! The next episode will be a new chapter for all readers, old and new alike! I'm pretty nervous now, since the art style has changed so much, but I will continue to do my best!

Please visit my webtoon and send in your likes and comments! I'd really appreciate it! Thank you for your continued support!

Gift: Jeremy and Dylan by Tres


Technically, this is an art trade with Tres, but still~ I love how it turned out! It's always interesting to see my characters drawn in another style~

She managed to capture each of their personalities too~ Jeremy is the brooding type while Dylan is the happy-go-lucky, anything goes type~ I especially like how Dylan is smirking in this piece, teehee~!

I better get to work with my part of the trade..! Ah, so much to draw, and always so little time!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Goodnight~


I've been suffering from a massive art block lately... And I mean massive! I have no energy to draw, or even color my own webtoon! So I decided to open a sketch request on my Twitter and Facebook...

I didn't expect the huge amount of response though! Hooboy...

Idolish7 has been buzzing in my timeline for a while, and Arina-sensei's work is amazing as usual~ I wanted to imitate her style a bit with this sketch, but hopefully my own style is still there! I also accidentally made Tenn left-handed... Let's just say he didn't want to wake Riku up so he's keeping his right shoulder's movements as minimal as possible, ok~? (^^*)

For Yuri Aoki and XCloudy Curiosityx~ I hope they'll like it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A Little Hug~


Kim posted a photo of Miyano Mamoru and Terashima Takuma hugging each other at the Uta no Prince-sama Fan Meeting event in Japan. She then requested (to the world) if it was possible for someone to draw a fan art of them as Ichinose Tokiya and Ittoki Otoya.

I happily obliged. ~(^^*)

Although a lot of other fan arts of the same photo began popping up soon after Axlone tweeted it, I'm still pretty happy with how this turned out. I wish I could spend more time drawing fan arts though, but I don't think that's going to be possible any time soon...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Gift: Erin from Crystal Shadows


I've received my first fan art for Crystal Shadows webtoon! I'm so very happy! Erin looks girlier than usual in this piece~

I'm just not sure why the artist insisted on remaining anonymous..? I don't understand the person's reasons, but they made me a piece like this, so I am very grateful! Thank you, anon, and good luck!!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Frustrations



"Don't imply that my struggles are invalid, just because you had it worse."

I'm so pissed off, you have no idea. I am also very sad... Just what am I supposed to do?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Crystal Shadows REBOOT

Hello~! A lot of exciting things have been happening lately... aside from the current renovations currently ongoing in kurohiko.com, I have an announcement to make!


Crystal Shadows is getting a webtoon makeover! I've been thinking long and hard about continuing this series for a while now, and Enjelia introduced me to the world of webtoons. I have to admit, it's not easy to think of color combinations, but at the same time, it's a lot of fun seeing how much my art style has changed over the years...


The 5 year difference is astonishing, to say the least!

Anyway, I hope you guys will continue to support Crystal Shadows on webtoon! Subscribe, comment, and give me a heart or two~ I'd love to hear what you guys think!

Monday, February 26, 2018

A Certain Remake...


A new version of my manga has arrived.

Please visit Crystal Shadows on LINE Webtoon for future installments of this series. (^^*) Thank you once again for your continued support! See you there!