Thursday, December 30, 2010

It’s a Promise

This lovely fanart of Sean and Twilight (whom I hereby dub “Twean”!) by ~SweetIris reminded me that I should draw more artworks from this series. The story ended rather abruptly, and believe me, it was surprising to me too that I was already drawing the last chapter on issue 13!

I’m more of an EnLight (Enzo x Twilight) fan though. I should draw those and see what gets thrown at me.

And don’t worry! Just as Twean made a promise to each other, I promise to work hard on the art trades I promised! ^_^

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Looks like Dio’s finally got around to doing our “deal”… just in time for my Christmas event too!

Do you recognize the pose? It’s from the character card I did some time ago, but there are several details here that are not on the original.

I do apologize for not updating in a while… as I mentioned before, my parents have gone to Canada for the holidays, so I’m stuck taking care of the house. I forgot how big a job it is, especially when it’s me against 7 people. xD;;;

My sister’s leaving for Taiwan tomorrow as well… looks like a very lonely Christmas for this wannabe Mangaka. ^^;;;

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Commission: Hold Me

regulus and kazimier commission drawn by kurohiko

Commission for =Kilo112205 (*uvu)♡(^^ *)

My eyes hurt now. (#><) Too much details for this commission... haha~ Thank you for commissioning me again, Kilo! (*^^)♡

Please join my Christmas Event and get free commissions!

Series: Original by =Kilo112205
Characters: Regulus and Kazimier
Materials: Inks, Photoshop
Texture: =saiyagina
Time: 72++ hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Feline Sisters

I think I may have died of cuteness…

This is Japanise Sakuras’ interpretation of Eri and Naru from my illustration “Feline Sisters”. I love the expressions on their faces, it’s so in character!

Poor girls though… they might be freezing out in the cold like that. Won’t someone take them in?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Rei?

This actually reminds me of an old illustration I did at the launch of A.illusions. And it also reminds me that I should stop being lazy and fix the gallery sections in the new site!

Thank you so much to Yuuki Hanabusa for this fanart! I will do my best with the trade I will do for you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Commission: Kara Kay Eshyr

phantasy star 3 kara kay eshyr fan art by kurohikoCommission for *Vicious-PinkS-so much bright greens. o(>< )o

Please join my Christmas Event and get free commissions!

Series: Phantasy Star III
Character: Kara Kay Eshyr
Materials: Inks, Photoshop
Time: 48 hours over the span of a week? More?

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

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~

Friday, November 19, 2010

Faux SS 04: Sebastian

kuroshitsuji / black butler fan art sebastian michaelis by kurohiko

...I wanted to try my semi-realism skills one more time.

Ah, Sebby, I have murdered you. (´-ω-`)

Series: Kuroshitsuji
Character: Sebastian Michaelis
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 18 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

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…

Monday, November 15, 2010

Faux SS 03: Amanda

amanda fan art by kurohiko

...somehow, this won't come out the way I want it to. ( ̄  ̄|||)

I will need to re-draw this again sometime. (#><)

Commissioned by *taichichan with reference: [link] I changed her guitar from 4 strings to 6. (* ^ ω ^)

Series: Original
Character: Amanda
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 10 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

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.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Picca 2010 Festival

picca 2010 festival - freedom wall - sm north edsa the block

Picca 2010 Festival is currently being held at SM North Edsa’s The Block. It just so happened that my family and I passed by and the number of people present in the gathering really surprised us… Not really all that surprising when I found out that famous local artists are drawing caricatures for a cause. Exactly what, I didn’t get to find out, because my parents were in a hurry.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Restarting Systems in 3, 2, 1…

You may have noticed that everything on site has been wiped clean. Not to worry though! I didn’t delete anything… In fact, 黑火子 is getting an upgrade to a much more sophisticated(?) site. Browsing manga and artwork will be much easier once I’m done with modifications…

I’ll also be adding work in progress shots like this one:

a.illusions presents: karma; the second chapter - rei kuassary and shijirou

This is a photo of my PC screen showing a portion of a manga page I’m working on. I got the original idea from Shilin's Blog. Anyway, I’m not going to say much about this project for now so that I don’t jinx it, but hopefully, Philippine readers will get to buy this very soon.

I hope you guys like the new layout so far… stay tuned for more updates! And please mind the falling debris. :3

Friday, September 3, 2010

Faux SS 02: Rima

Special Faux Screenshot Commissions SALE for the month of September!

Please view my journal for more info: [link]

One of my favorite characters from Vampire Knight!

Is she shouting at Rido or at Kaname? ^^;

Series: Vampire Knight
Character: Touya Rima
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 8 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Faux SS 01: Kurama

The Faux SS Project!

A special commissions sale for the month of September!

Please view my journal for more info: [link]

Series: Yu Yu Hakusho
Character: Youko Kurama
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 8-10 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Commission: Blood Elf

world of warcraft fan art female blood elf by kurohiko

...this took forever to finish! I couldn't find a proper reference picture so I had to make the armor up along as I went. It's probably not as accurate as it should be, but I hope *Theshizirl is happy with it nonetheless.

Some fail!progress shots:

Colored version by *Theshizirl

Series: World of Warcraft
Character: Female Blood Elf (Tier 6 Raid Modified Armor)
Materials: Inks
Time: 25+ hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Knite: Lee Mei Hua

knite fan character lee mei hua

Taking a quick break from commissions to enter the Knite Fliers' Contest!

Name: Mei-Hua Lee (李 美花)
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Nationality: Chinese
Kite: Dragonfly
Light's Color: Pink
Knite's Symbol: "音" meaning "sound"

Appearance: Mei-Hua wears a white, knee-length, pleated skirt with her Knite "uniform", and black flat shoes like Sen's and the other Knites. She has wavy brown hair with a peony flower pinned on her right ear. Her hazel eyes are slowly changing to gray because of her illness, but this doesn't stop her from going out at night. She also wears gloves to protect her hands from the string of the kite.

Her Story: As her sight is continually being damaged by the pollution in the air, Mei-Hua can only stay outside for a limited amount of time. She sets up one kite every night, and plays her violin as she watches the different colored stars. She hopes that one day, Sen will hear her song and that will allow her a chance to see (and thank) him before her sight is lost forever.

Series: Original (hoping to be part of Knite)
Character: Lee Mei-Hua
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 12-15 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A.illusions Gallery: Grief

Many of us have witnessed in yesterday’s news, 9 people were killed yesterday in a hostage situation gone wrong. I can not help my anger, but my grief towards the lives that were lost outweigh any other feelings that continue to linger in my mind.

Could the situation been handled better?

Without a doubt.

As Hong Kong mourns for the families of the departed, so will the Philippines carry the burden of judgment, but no amount of words will ever suffice.

May God bless the departed souls and the families who were left behind.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Commission: A Reunion

adiv and altair (alaistair) by kurohiko

My very first commission! ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

This is a reunion Adiv and Altair (Alaistair), characters created by ~Stine22 aka =Kilo112205 Such a joy to work with~ I just hope she likes the finished work as much as I enjoyed drawing/painting it!

...they are father and son, by the way. Adiv (silver hair) is Altair's (darker hair) son. ☆o(><;)○ No yaoi/shonen ai here!

Series: Original by ~Stine22 aka =Kilo112205
Characters: Adiv and Altair (Alaistair)
Materials: Sketch Pad, Inks, and Photoshop
Time: est. 50+ hours over the span of 10-14 days.
Blog: [link]

Commission info: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shota Fella

shota deviant art fella by kurohiko

"Would you care to join me?"

******* my ideal Fella comes in 2 forms. Fancy Fella, and... well, Shota Fella.


He's a 10-year-old. A 10-year-old boy who grew up to be one of the most well-known curators of fine art on the internet.

Happy 10th Birthday, Fella~

Series: DeviantArt
Character: Fella
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 13+ hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fancy Fella

fancy fella by kurohiko

Thank you for awarding me second place! ♡
I eagerly await my fella plushie~~ (˘∀˘)/(μ‿μ) ❤

I wanted a simple illustration of my simple question:

We have fancy llamas, why don't we have a fancy fella? (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

I want a fella that looks like he's the curator of an art museum... because he is!

Happy 10th Birthday, Fella~

Series: DeviantArt
Character: Fella
Materials: Photoshop
Time: 8 hours

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A.illusions Character: Eri-hime

a.illusions character profile - eri-hime

Name: Eri-hime
Lineage: Automaton
Master: Shijirou
Symbol: Water
Hair: Blue-Violet
Eyes: Cyan
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 107 lbs
Date of Birth: June 6

First Appearance: A.illusions: Act One; Page 15

The number one automaton in A.illusions, Eri-hime was hand-crafted by Shijirou with the best and fastest technology available at the time of her creation. Although she does not speak very often, Eri is aware of any and all events that occur in the forums. She is able to perform system checks on her own and is also programmed to automatically quarantine any files and programs she regards suspicious.

As an automaton, she considers Shijirou’s word as law and keeps her silence even if she disagrees with his decisions.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Karma: Dominic Hunter

karma character profile - dominic hunter

Name: Dominic Hunter
Lineage: Guardian Angels
Status: Right-hand to the Angel of Death
Symbol: Fire

Hair: Reddish Brown
Eyes: Golden Brown
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 145 lbs
Date of Birth: unknown

First Appearance: Karma: Chapter 1; Page 4

Analytical, serious, and careful, Dominic Hunter is among the highest-ranking Guardian Angels in Heaven. He is the younger brother of Archangel Julian Hunter and followed him everywhere, hoping one day to become just as powerful as he was.

Like fire, Dominic can be very unpredictable when angered. As such, he was later assigned to work with Reign in order to keep both of them in balance. Even though he does not openly admit it, he finds Reign difficult to work with but does not really mind his company.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

6 of 10 - Akira Tomosuke

akira tomosuke fan art by kurohikoBecause this is so long overdue, I decided to paint this than upload the sketch.

My version of ~AkiraTomosuke's character. I'm sorry for the delay, and I hope it was worth the wait.

EDIT: ...kinda looks like Kira Yamato, doesn't it?

Series: Fanart of Original Character
Characters: Akira Tomosuke
Materials: Photoshop
EST: 8 hours (straight)
Blog: [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A.illusions Gallery: Feline Sisters

Even though this was originally drawn for a contest, win or lose, I really love how it turned out. *^_^*
I must apologize for the lack of updates here, but life has not been kind to me, so I have nearly zero time to draw these days. This is very frustrating to me because I want to take advantage of Blogger's new Design application to create a new layout for this site.

I wish I had more time for drawing and painting instead of being a responsible daughter... Haha~ But I guess you can't have everything you want!

Featuring Eri-hime and Naru, who are sisters as their owners are brothers. ^_^ Hope you like them!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A.illusions Gallery: Fate

Something to relieve some stress. Real life has been unforgiving as of late, which explains why I haven't had time to draw for some time.

A portrait of Khyle that I drew on a Post-it note. The original sketch is only 3.5 inches square. I loved hoe Khyle's expression came out, so I decided to color it.

Khyle-sama is such a trap. >.>;;; Hope you like him!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

CrossOver: Special Act: KARMA

"And if I die before I wake, I pray my soul for You to keep."

I've always wondered about this prayer, and as it turns out, it was first created during the time where war and disease were so common, children were not expected to live for very long. It's kind of sad, but it was the truth of the time.

This was supposed to be the cover of a special act created for local publication. Sadly, the story left a lot of "unanswered questions" and was denied. So I guess I can just post it here instead, as I've stayed up late for the past two weeks trying to make the deadline. =_=;;; Well, we'll have to wait and see!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

CrossOver: cell*phone

When she realized she still had his number, and that it somehow connected despite being in different worlds, her heart skipped a beat. What could she tell him? What would he say to her?

Well, I don't really know. But I think Kuromi misses Soubi, and the same with him. ^^;

I'm sorry if the pairing is weird! But I really like how these two react to one another. Please don't mind my fangirliness... This is just eyecandy for myself. *^_^*

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei, Lei and Shijirou" by Mondaytrain

I got a free sketch from ~mondaytrain and I'm so happy she chose the main characters of A.illlusions! If you visit her Deviant Art page, you would also see some sketches she made even before A.illusions was turned into a manga! I will be posting those here too, but I'm a little busy at the moment!

You see, I will be going to Taiwan for a few days for a much needed vacation and anime/manga shopping~! I am also finalizing some plans to publish all of my webmangas into a book! I'm so excited that I can't think straight! x3

I will be sure to post more details on the book as soon as I can! For now, please take a moment and scroll down to answer the poll I have set up regarding the site! Thanks a lot for your feedback! See you guys soon!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A.illusions Fanart: "Rei Kuassary" by Taichichan

When Taichi-chan asked for a sketch of Sailor V, I didn't realize I was going to get such an awesome fanart in return. x3

Rei looks so peaceful here! And the details~ I am now a very happy and inspired mangaka~ ♥

You might remember a similar image I had done in the opening of the Second Stage. But heck... I love this so much! Thanks, Taichi-chan! I think I might have to color that sketch I did for you now. x3;;;

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A.illusions Gallery: Guardians

Several months of procrastination later, the Guardians of A.illusions have risen from the grave. :D

I'm so happy with how this came out! I thought I'd never finish it!

There is a spoiler to this image, but I am not about to discuss it, haha~ xD But I am continuing A.illusions, right after the doujin is finished. :3

You can check out the Deviant Art post by clicking the image~ It's slightly larger there so you can see the pretty details. ^^

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I said I'd do 4, but I didn't get a request from the 4th one so. ( ; ω ; )

As per this: [link]

taichichan | Ranagol | Hobbes918

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Monday, March 22, 2010

CrossOver: Durarara Parody

Ahaha... it took me 7 days to finish this parody, and I don't even know Durarara!

It's become a trend in YouTube and DeviantArt that I thought I'd give it a shot. I thought it was easy to do since I only had to copy poses, but I was so wrong! Some of the characters are taller and others are shorter, so I had to adjust it as best as I could.

...and I had to make sure no one was looking up anyone's skirt. Tori will have a beating from Danaan later, I'm sure, and Nanase seems pretty upset with Azorite. Heh~

You can view all the details in my Deviant Art account. Hope you guys like it! And I hope my nephew can figure out how to turn this into a video! Haha~

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ciel Phantomhive

Move over, Earl Cain. This is how you wear a pimped hat. ☆*:.。.o(≧▽≦)o.。.:*☆

~ishin021's prize for winning #Vampire-Knight-Club's Valentine's Contest! All she asked for was Ciel wearing blue. After I finished it though, it reminded me of Cain a lot.

Hope you like it! (*^_^)♡(^v^*)

Series: Kuroshitsuji
Character: Ciel Phantomhive
Materials: Bond Paper, Unipin 0.2, Photoshop, Stock Photo
Time: 6-7 hours over the span of a few days
Image details

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sweetest Dreams

trinity blood fan art abel nightroad by kurohiko

Being a chibi has its good points... especially when there's a cake as big as you are! ♡(。- ω -)

...whoops, Abel, you still have blueberries and syrup all over your face! You can't fall asleep like that! The ants will eat you! Ah, you're totally hopeless! (*^_^)♡(^v^*)

~Laura28182's prize for winning #Vampire-Knight-Club's Valentines Contest..! I hope you like it. (´。• ω •。`)

Character: Abel Nightroad
Series: Trinity Blood
Materials: Bond Paper, Unipin 0.2, Photoshop
Time: Minus procrastination... 3 hours?

- kurohiko (dA 2010)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kurohiko's Art Journal

kurohiko's art journal 2003-2009 you think I improved? ^^; I am not so sure...

Template: [link]

All manga, except Twilight's Calling, can be read for free online. My website/blog is still a mess so feel free to look through here:

  • A.illusions (on hiatus for doujin): [link]
  • Karma (one shot, finished?): [link]
  • Mote-Mote (on going): [link]

- kurohiko (dA 2009)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Mad Hatter

"Twinkle, twinkle, little bat,
How I wonder what you're at
Up above the world so high
Like a tea tray in the sky..."
- Mad Hatter

For Nyanko-chan's Contest~ ( ´ ▽ ` ) View the original here!

I wanted to use the original Mad Hatter colors from Disney's Alice in Wonderland, but that might lack originality... So I colored it with something that still looks insanely crazy.

Pattern on his collar hand-drawn by me. (//▽//) Thanks to Trellia Stock, Falln-Stock, and Debi-chiru for brushes and stock photos!

Happy New Year! Let us all have a great year ahead and continue to learn and improve our skills!
♡\( ̄▽ ̄)/♡

- kurohiko (dA 2010)