Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Depart

I've been ignoring both my manga and my deviantart lately... Not to mentiion ignoring all the works that have been requested to be done... It kinda makes me sad I'm too busy to draw the things that mean more to me... (´-ω-`)

So I decided, I better do something that I want before I go crazy. (*≧ω≦) So here are Shijirou and Rei Kuassary, the main characters of A.illusions.

Whether this is a sad or happy portrait is up to you to decide. (o^ ^o) I hope minna likes it...

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

I don't really know what inspired me to draw this in the first place... But it looks so peaceful nonetheless. And it's one of the rare moments Shijirou actually smiles. ^_^

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Love Conquers All

It's just one of those drawing you can't seem to get yourself to finish... ( ̄  ̄|||)

When I saw ~FinalFlash0's request to do a collab with me doing the lineart and him doing the coloring, I thought I might as well upload this... It *has* been rotting in my files for a year now... (´-ω-`)

Remember my lovelies, Jazz and Miguel are copyrighted characters. :D Please do add a comment if you want to color this as well... I'd truly want to fave it and all. (´▽`*)

Coloring Notes:
Jazz (the girl on the left) has dark purple hair, and violet eyes. She's Chinese.
Miguel (the guy on the right) has brown hair and blue eyes. He's Filipino.
You can see a sample here.

CoKho7's Note: Added a link to a colored sample of Jazz and Miguel (along with the red-head Twilight)... My recent drawing of Miguel looks different, haha... (≧◡≦) Enjoy coloring guys!

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Thursday, November 9, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: You Are Loved

I think my entitling of this piece has something to do with listening to Josh Groban's new CD. ヽ(*・ω・)ノ But oh well...

This was made for Aly's blog. She's one of my biggest fans ever since I started A.illusions and Mango Jam's Twilight's Calling. So I made her a blog banner with her favorite bishies from Twilight's Calling. That's Enzo on the left, and AJ on the right (and the icon). The middle ish my character design for Aly-chan herself... I thought blonde hair and red eyes suits her. ⊂(・ω・*⊂)

I drew this with my tablet... Haha... Trying to master inking on a tablet. (´ ∀ ` *) It's hard I say!

Cheers all~ ♡(。- ω -)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

People who are familiar with my work in Mango Jam's "Twilight's Calling" would probably recognize the guys from the Gr8 K8's band, Enzo and AJ. Potato-chan asked me to make a blog banner of her with these two guys, as they were her favorites... I'm glad they had fans since they had very little screen time.

Friday, November 3, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Lei Suigintou

Lei Miko cosplaying Suigintou by kurohiko

Lei Miko is one of my characters from my webmanga. I made this for her blog just because... I bugged her to let me. (つ≧▽≦)つ

Basically, my character design, then made her cosplay Suigintou from Rozen Maiden... Oh, that's Cinna-chan, her cabbit. \(≧▽≦)/ Go read my webmanga so that it'll make sense.

Hope you all like it. (´ ∀ ` *)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

I drew this for Lei's blog some time ago. I was really into Rozen Maiden at that time, and Lei loved Suigintou the most... so I thought I'd draw her cosplaying Suigintou~

Thursday, November 2, 2006

Mango Jam Issue 9

Mango Jam Issue 9: Twlight's Calling cover by Kurohiko and Alex

Oh~ I found the other cover! (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

This one I didn't color... Alex colored this for me since I was off to Hong Kong for a business trip... Didn't have time to clean up and color everything before I left. (ノД`) But I have to admit, this might be my best cover to date. o(≧▽≦)o Thanks Alex!

Please visit Alex's gallery!

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Mango Jam Issue 7

Oh~ My first cover page on print! ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

So this was released a year ago... o(>ω<)o Why are my deviant art stuff always a year late? Lol? (´ ▽ `;)

Oh... I'm not too happy with what happened to this, haha. o(>ω<)o I had no idea there'd be so many texts on the cover! Lol... If you're interested, the picture without text is found here.

I was playing around with the colored outlines for this... :D I was following my colorist's coloring style (to little/no success XD). Check out Caroline's Deviant Art and samples of her colored pages of my work over here and here.

Cheers! (´ ∀ ` *)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "Plushies" by Renka

I received this beautiful fan art from Renka-chan, and wow, it just makes me want to improve my own work even more! I really hope I can catch up to her one day!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "A.Illusion Fan art" by Pawmarks

It's a request of a friend of mine which is based on her online comic you should check it out at kurohiko.com its a good read.

A.Illusion Characters copyright by: Columbia Kho (check out her gallery at kurohiko.deviantart.com)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Sailor Mercury

Another one of those things I do for my job... (´ ∀ ` *)

Well, they were asking for fanarts of Sailor Moon, but I ended up drawing Sailor Mercury. (´ ▽ `;) Prolly because I've gotten over my obsession for Sailor Moon. Hehe~

Done in Photoshop with my ♡ tablet. ( ˙꒳ ˙ ) Hope you guys like it. (*≧ω≦)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Monday, October 9, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei Kuassary" by Mogsa

Thanks, Mogsa! Your anatomy and painting style are amazing! Even when we were in college, you were one of my classmates that I really looked up to! I'll definitely catch up to you one day~ o(*^▽^*)o

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei x Tifa x Lei" by Yukee

Ok, so this might be a little NSFW, just a little.

And oh look! Cutie FF characters! σ(≧ε≦o) Thank you, Yukee-hime!

Sunday, October 8, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei 05" by Lei Miko


Lei is my definitely my number one fan. Thank you Lei-Lei!

A.illusions Fanart: "Wei Wei" by Lei Miko

I think this is Lei's drawing of me, but... Since Rei Kuassary is a representation of me, then this is how she'll look with short hair and while she's wearing contact lenses? Probably? ゚+。:.゚ヽ(*´∀`)ノ゚.:。+゚

A.illusions Fanart: "Tifa 01" by Lei Miko

A.illusions Fanart: "Wei Wei 2" by Lei Miko

A.illusions Fanart: "Wei Wei 3" by Lei Miko

Looking at this fan art makes me realize that I don't really draw Rei in dresses... at all... the closest thing to a dress was a knee-length skirt she wore as a doctor in KARMA. Maybe I should try drawing her in formal attire too.

Friday, October 6, 2006

Sailormoon - Hino Rei

sailormoon rei hino fan art by kurohiko

The first time I ever outlined something in Photoshop with my tablet... (´ ▽ `;) Be ye kind. (≧◡≦)

I made this for work... We needed some fanart of Sailormoon for the sites. This was done by request... (≧▽≦)

I just realized, Rei's full name actually means "Fire's Spirit"... Cool~

Little things amuse me so there... (⌒_⌒;)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Thursday, October 5, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Summer Walk

Summer kimonos are known as "yukata". I wanted see how Tiffy and Souji would look if they were in Shijirou's blog in the summer. They're so cute like that... Haha~

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Yu Yu Hakusho: Kitajima Maya

yu yu hakusho fanart - maya kitajima by kurohiko

Well, you've all seen my previous desktop

This one was made for a Yu Yu Hakusho Roleplaying Game in my forum :3 Of course I play Maya over there, haha. XD Kurama is mine. :3

I changed Maya's hair which is very long compared to her original version. (* ^ ω ^) She's all grown up now, and I love the skirt pattern on this uniform. :3

Hope you guy like it! ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

- kurohiko (da 2006)

Sunday, September 3, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "Naka-iPod." by Tori Avalon

"Naka-iPod. Kaso hanggang picture lang.

Since I don't own an iPod (not even a Shuffle!).

But hey, there are other great gadgets out there that's even better yet cheaper than an iPod! ^^;

A.illusions Fanart: "iTori" by Tori Avalon

Now.. It's my turn to have a wallie~ lol

Original drawing again by Rei-nee~ :D

A.illusions Fanart: "iLei" by Tori Avalon

Here's a wallie that I made for Lei-sempai. I used Rei-nee's a.Illusions manga drawing of lei-sempai, and then Adobe's effing Pen Tool to vectorize.

Check out Rei-nee's manga at kurohiko.com

My first deviation btw~ :D

A.illusions Gallery: Komikon 2005: Rei Kuassary

a.illusions rei kuassary by kurohiko

My contest entry for Komikon 2005! It was a character contest, but I wasn't able to take home any prizes at all. ^^;;;

I miss my old domain, but there are some things in life are just not meant to be. Good thing I was able to get the Blogspot version, right? xD

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Something different from my usual anime artwork... (´ ∀ ` *) It's been a while since I last drew something semi-realistic.

I made this for work. They needed some "fan art" of cats for the cat lovers' site... I went through the net looking for a few reference pictures then painted this with my trusty tablet in Photoshop CS for a little over 2 hours... (All the while looking at a little stuffed tiger on my desk) ♡( ◡‿◡ )

His name is "Haku" which means "white" in Japanese. (^▽^;) Hope you guys like it. (o_ _)ノ彡☆

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei Out" by Shijirou

A.illusions Gallery: Shijirou

a.illusions shijirou by kurohiko

I had just received my Wacom and was so excited that I decided to test it out with this image. I don't think I even knew layers existed at the time, and lots of trial and error came about~

I like how this turned out nonetheless. I can see so many errors now, but mistakes are what experiences truly are! I'll just have to keep painting and never give up~

Friday, August 25, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: I Miss You

Anime Illusions sends their Condolences to Tiffy and her family.

May each of you be blessed... forever.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Being Myself

In the "Lovers' Lane" section of forums, Tifa was paired with Souji, so I made them a couple in the manga as well. They have a weird relationship though, because I have no idea how to make two completely opposite people like each other, haha!

In any case, I made Tifa this banner for her blog. It's just a bunch of artwork from the manga that I put together in a collage banner.

I'm glad Tiffy got to use this for a while. ヽ(=^・ω・^=)丿

Monday, August 21, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Tori and Danaan

Quite an old piece... I've been ignoring my Deviant Art account for so long I figured I had to but something up before everyone began to speculate I was dead. (´▽`*)

You could call this a commission, I guess. The real Tori Avalon needed an art piece for his website project in school. Since he was the center of the website, he figured he might as well star as his anime character. (*≧ω≦) I glady drew this for him. He was lucky that I wasn't as busy as I am now at the time of his request. (´ ∀ ` *)

The little pattern on the left side is created by feanne. Go visit her please~

Hope you guiys like it. Please do visit my manga. ( ´ ω ` )

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

When Tori was working on his school project, he asked for my help regarding some illustrations. I think he needed to make his own website at the time, but he never did get to show the end result to me. ^^;;;

I still hope you were able to get a good grade, Towee~ *o*

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

CrossOver: Colored Lei and Haro

And this is the colored version of Lei and Haro! Since Lei's uniform is blue-violet, I decided to give her an orange haro.

I think I colored this in the office, so it was done very quickly. I still love how it turned out though... it looks as if it had been airbrushed~ :3

A.illusions Gallery: And So She Returns


When I was still working for a Hong Kong company, updates became so erratic that I had to hold long term hiatuses. Working too hard ruins creative endeavors, honestly... but that's just how it is sometimes. ^^;;;

Just as long as you live a life with no regrets, because we only have one life to live.

Friday, June 9, 2006

CrossOver: Mizu no Arrow

This is the spell card I used in our forums. I wanted to make a bunch of these, but I only had one chance to make my move before the thread was shut down...

Maybe I'll still make there "fake cards" when I get the time. ^_^;;;

CrossOver: Lei-Lei Explains

When our forums had the Yu-Gi-Oh! fever, we decided to make our own cards to make things more interesting. I decided that I should use my own webmanga, A.illusions, for my cards.

This trap card forces the opponent to reveal each new card he draws. It was quite effective when I was dueling against Machie-nii~ :3

CrossOver: Kanririn Shijirou

My very own "monster" card for our forum game! I made him both water and spellcaster because that's what he's like in the manga.

You can still see the manga panels peeking from the card's photo. I need to find my old template of this so I can make one for each character.

...hm, now there's an idea.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Megane wa Doko?

I had actually drawn this while I was at work one day... I was an hour early, so I turned on the AC, lights, and made coffee for everyone. Even though I had my cup of coffee, I was still feeling a little sleepy. That prompted me to draw this on scrap paper.

I then sneaked it into the office scanner and colored it... I finished long before boss came and caught me, haha~

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Kurama in a Bottle

kurama clay sculpture by kurohiko

I know my sculpting isn't exactly even at the mediocre stage, but I think this is cute.
(´ ∀ ` *)

I had some fun with colored molding clay, and since I couldn't find the heart to squish it, I kept it in a bottle. Hence the title, Kurama in a Bottle, lol.

The idea was originally made by Eric Chan, my college mate in UST (University of Santo Tomas). I gave him poring concepts in exchange for my own poring in a bottle. The inspiration never left me I guess, but it's been years since I did this... I believe back in 2004 or something...

The pencil and mechanical eraser is there only to show the scale of the little cutie. ( ̄ω ̄)

Hope you all like it. 。゚( ゚^∀^゚)゚。

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Kurama in Love

Ah~~ First Love, ain't it grand? (´ ∀ ` *)

I made this wallpaper last year for Valentine's Day, and I still like it for some reason. :D That girl beside him is Kitajima Maya, the controversial "girlfriend" during his younger years. Kurama erased her memories including her love for him back in their junior high days because of a certain incident, and I thought it was about time they got back together, don't you? (´ ∀ ` *)

The coloring was way too rushed on this one, but I like the effects that came from it though. Hope you guys like it too. (* ^ ω ^)

EDIT: For those who want the wallpaper, it's listed among [link] You will find it here: [link] But please visit the website also. (* ^ ω ^)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Agedashi Menu

agedashi japanese restaurant menu cover by kurohiko

Probably the last of the Agedashi Characters... (╥_╥) So sad...

This is the cover for the new Menu Agedashi made when they decided to have Korean dishes served along with the Japanese ones. I kinda like the way this is composed. (* ^ ω ^) But I think the guy looks more like a baker than a chef, ne? Not that it matters much... (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡

Hope you guys like it. (´ ▽ `;)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Friday, April 21, 2006

The Agedashi Signboard ver.02

agedashi signboard ver 2 by kurohiko


This signboard was never made. I preferred this design over the first one, but I guess the lack of funds made the owners decide to cancel the project. It's such a shame though, I think this one's pretty cute with the chibis and all...

Hope you guys like it. (@^◡^)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Agedashi Signboard ver.01


You can't design a restaurant without a signboard now can you? (* ^ ω ^)

It's not much to look at, but I still love the simplicity... even if it is only a signboard.

Hope you guys like it anyway... (*´▽`*)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Agedashi - 7 of 7

The last of the Seven Scrolls for Agedashi Japanese Restaurant. (≧▽≦)o

Here's the female mascot again, this time with the restaurant's logo. No, that is not a chocolate cake, contrary to popular demand. (´ ▿ `;) That's actually an Agedashi Tofu (a Japanese dish of fried tofu with a thick sweet sauce, quite tasty and unique).

Well, I have nothing more to say about thhis project except that it was a lot of fun. I have other materials from this restaurant to show you guys, but that will have to wait till I find them from the CDs. (*¯︶¯*)

Hope you all like it. (´ ∀ ` *)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Agedashi - 5 of 7

Ah... The 5th scroll of 7 series. What happened to 2-4 you ask? Well, they're more on photography rather than paintings, so I decided to skip them (aside from the fact of course, that my photography skills are still not up to par). (´ ▽ `;)

So, here's the guy mascot for Agedashi Japanese Restaurant. It was actually a funny thing that led me to create a guy mascot. The initial plan was to have only one mascot, then one logo. But one of the requests recieved from the restaurant, went something like this:

"Ok, so you got a bishoujo for the guys to drool on, a kawaii tofu of some sort for the kiddies, but now bishounen for the girls?! That's insane!!!"

So, after everyone finished being "o.o!!!" over the suggestion, we decided to have 2 mascots. I like the way this bishounen turned out. Even his expression is not half-bad.

Hope you guys like it... er... him!

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

A.illusions Gallery: Act One - Second Stage

This represents the moment when Rei goes from one forum to another. I wanted it to look like she was going through a matrix with hexagonal controls to choose her destination.

Of course, not everyone can go through forums this way... this is just her. ^_^

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Agedashi - 1 of 7

Hm... Let's see...

This is a Wall Scroll of some sort for a Japanese Restaurant called Agedashi. Too bad that it closed down back in December... *sigh*

This was the first drawing I made for them to be their mascot... Maple leaves and autumn colors were the theme, so there are lots of reds and oranges here. Me thinks the blue sky is a good compliment in this scroll.

Oh yes, that Haiku (a form of Japanese Poetry) is also written by me. :D

Hope you guys like it! (´ ∀ ` *)

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Temaki Feast

A croped version of the original 5ftx4ft painting in Temaki Japanese Resto, done to fit a 1024x768 screen resolution. ^^

The characters featured in this painting are all original, except of course for Maki-chan, the resto's mascot. The other characters are mine, and featured in an on going webmanga called "A.illusions". You may find the webmanga over here: [link] or click on my website on my profile. :D

The characters' names are as follows: (clockwise, starting with the mascot)
Maki-chan, Shijirou, Azorite, Tori Avalon, Feanne, Syun Ukiya, Tifa, Rei Kuassary, Jemma aka "Aya-kun is Mine", and Lain.

Of course, there's the three waitresses in blue... They're random so I haven't named them yet. ^^

So why is this so flat? No shadding? Nothing? Well... That was the order of the Resto's Owner. He wanted it to look more cartoony instead of anime like... Go figure... ^^;

Hope you all like it anyway. :D

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the characters are cosplaying their favorite anime characters... ^^;

Maki-chan as herself
Shijirou as Hiko Seijuro from Rurouni Kenshin
Azorite as Kurapika from Hunter x Hunter
Tori Avalon as Kinomoto Touya from Card Captor Sakura
Feanne as Freya from Chobits
Syun Ukiya as Squall Leonheart from FF8
Tifa as Li Mei-Ling from Card Captor Sakura
Rei Kuassary as Ray Yozora from Shin Hakenden and Maria Tachibana from Sakura Wars
Jemma aka "Aya-kun is Mine" as Aya's biggest fan from Weiss Kreuz
Lain as Marik Ishtar from Yu-Gi-Oh

I love drawing cosplaying characters. ♥

- kurohiko (dA 2006)

Thursday, March 9, 2006

A.illusions Gallery: Don't Mess with Us...

When Tori gets a little carried away with his jokes, he brings out the "very scary" side of me... ^^;;;

I remember we use to have these "100 hit combo" moments in the chatroom. Those were very carefree days I miss... Everyone grew up and went on with their lives. It's a sad, painful truth.

Perhaps one day we will meet again~