Thursday, September 27, 2012

Crystal Shadows: First Leaf

Finally~! Today marks the soft launch of my new series, which I have lovingly entitled, “Crystal Shadows”! ヽ(*≧▽≦)ノ~♪

…ok, technically, the title was originally intended for another series which is a spin-off of Karma, but that’s not important! What’s important is that you guys can come back next Thursday for the first page of Crystal Shadows! ~(^з^)-☆

So what’s the title got to do with this series? Well, you’ll have to stick around to find out. See you all again very soon! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ ♥

***This manga is brought to you by the ever-lovable Misaki-chan, who has been constantly bullying me to get this drawn already! So give her lots of love too~ ♥

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gift: Cameo!

Lookie what I got~ ♥ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

Those would be my intrepid trio: Jeremy, Dylan, and Erin, making their first cameo appearance on Suoh12’s manga (the title of which I still do not know)! (*-`ω´- )人

See, the three of us, including our evil ever-loving editor Misakichan, have made a pact on Summer Komikon 2012 that we will release our new series in time for Winter Komikon 2012. So far, I’m behind schedule, and so is Suoh, so this pact is looking a little bleak. However! I’m not the kind of person who gives up until the very last second, so we’ll continue to work hard to release our independent manga on October 27! (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

…I say this and yet I am off to play games on the PC. ヾ(×× ) ツ Sorry, but I need a break from this hectic schedule! (゚´Д`゚)゚

Anyway, please support my dear friends’ endeavors too! And hopefully, we three will see you all in Winter Komikon 2012! (´ω`♥)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Preview: *wink~*

work in progress 2012.09.17 - wink

Dylan might think he’s seeing you guys soon, but I’m way behind schedule with this manga. Which makes me wonder why I’m wasting my time making a sneak preview of this rather than continuing with my toning. (¬、¬)

This guy’s beginning to grow on me though. (。・ω・。) I was worried about his hairstyle at first, but it does add to his charm~ (´ω`♥)

…and a lightning strike just made me jump. ヾ(×× ) ツ I’ll post this quickly and step away from my PC now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gift: BOYS LOVE... NOT!!!!! by Misakichan

Oh dear goodness gracious..! I think I just died a little. (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

It seems that after posting that preview of Jeremy and Dylan in one panel, it’s inspired even my own Editor to draw them… “together”. (*0*;)

The expression on Jeremy’s face on the first panel is killing me. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ I’m afraid of printing this out and posting it on my wall because my mom often hangs out here with my brother to talk about stuff… (◕‿◕✿)

This is really putting on the pressure to make this a great looking manga though. (=゚ω゚)ノ Guess I should stop writing and start drawing now. ヽ(・ω・ゞ)

Thank you again, Editor-san! (。♥‿♥。) Hope my mom doesn’t see this. ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gift: A.I. Rei by Android Rose

I’m feeling really spoiled with all this love. And how much Android Rose has improved is amazing! ヾ(≧∇≦)ノ Just look at that pretty smile!

For those who haven’t guessed yet, Android Rose used the name Marigold Sunset on Deviant Art before. She was one of the first few people who drew Rei when A.illusions premiered online. I still have her work here in case you’re curious.

Thank you again, Adi! This was such a nice thing to wake up to~ ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Gift: Bronies by Suoh12

One short day after posting that little preview, I received this from Suoh12:

Jeremy: "Surely, Fluttershy pales in comparison against Mr. Carrot Cake, puhleeease....Don't you agree with me Dylan?"

Dialogue by Suoh12 on Facebook

How did the boys end up watching “My Little Pony: Friendship” is Magic you ask?

I’m not completely sure myself, but I have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with this:

Suoh12: Bromance!!!bronies!!!!brohoof!!!!
Me: OTL;;; I'm not familiar with the last two terms, LOL!
Suoh12: Seek and you shall receive!(at google that is...xD)
Misakichan: Those are terms for guys who like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I actually picked them up from Shijirou, though I'm not sure if he goes *brohoof!* XD
Me: ‎*begins picturing Jeremy and Dylan watching My Little Pony* LMAO~

Via a certain Facebook conversation

I laughed when I saw this image. (*≧▽≦)ノシ)) It looks like I will need to work very hard to finish this new series in time for its debut! Thanks again, Suoh~ Now I’m all pumped up to draw! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Preview: Jeremy Chan and Dylan Reese

I’m not sure if my monitor is acting up or the ground beneath me is shaking, but I do know that I’m seeing doubles on my desktop at the moment. (¬д¬。) Too bad… I wanted to work on this a bit more before showing it.

work in progress 2012.09.06 - jeremu chan and dylan reese

You might recognize Jeremy from my previous post (although that’s colored and this is a manga page), but the new guy on the right will be debuting here today. ヾ(。・ω・。) His name is Dylan Reese, a varsity basketball player who tends to be a little girl crazy. He’s Jeremy’s friend who finds Dylan’s antics to be a little tiring sometimes, but they like each other’s company anyway. ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ

Dylan’s design literally came to me in a dream. (*´ω`)o I had already fallen asleep thinking about a character design for him when this guy showed up. I took my time remembering his face and woke up about an hour after I slept (which felt like 5 minutes) and sketched him right away. In fact, this panel drawing is literally my first drawing of him. (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

I think Dylan will turn into a strawberry-blond-haired, blue-eyed bishounen, but that’s just me wanting some eye-candy for myself. ~(^з^)-☆

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How I Draw: Basic Structure

There have been some requests on my “lessons” from the Oh No! Manga Cosplay Camp 2012. (*ノ・ω・) I think there’s a possibility that we’ll be using the slides and artworks featured for the next convention, but I’ll give you guys the very basics on how I draw. (◕‿◕✿)

  1. Stick Figure. Yes, for full body illustrations, I actually start by sketching a stick figure to make sure the character fits on the page. I don’t want to have to cut off any limbs just because I ran out of paper room. It’s a good way to get the pose right quickly or brainstorm something when I’m lacking inspiration.
  2. Anatomy Check. The average person is about 7 heads high, but what does that really mean? (」゚ペ)」Basically, you literally make an estimated measure of the character’s head, then double that measurement for the torso, upper leg, and lower leg. You don’t have to measure it with a ruler or anything crazy accurate like that! An estimate is all well and good.
  3. Figure Drawing. This is where I draw all the curves and muscles. No clothing yet (ecchi!!! ヽ(-`д´-)ノ) because that’s the only way I’ll know how the clothes would fall to the body’s shape.
  4. Inks. If I’m confident enough with how the whole thing looks, then I start inking. Nothing fancy with inking, just your basic black or brown lines.
  5. Colors. I usually do flat colors first before adding light and shadow. ~(^з^)-☆

And that’s about it! If you have any questions, feel free to comment or like and share from my Facebook Page!

Oh, and please do let me know if you find this post interesting and if you’d like to see more tutorials? ヾ(。・ω・。) I might do more if there are requests and such~ Thank you~!