Thursday, December 27, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 013

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And we begin chapter 3 with a colored manga page! o(^^o) I miss making these!

Now you guys know where that “100+ Likes” panel is from! And also, Dylan’s hair color is officially green! ヾ(o・ω・)ノ I wonder if revealing that will make him lose some of his bishie points? (‘◇’)? Uh oh…

I should tell you guys though, that I’m taking a little break from webcomic making after this update! (;*´Д`)ノ I’m really sorry, but my sister is here for the holidays, so I haven’t been able to focus of drawing for the past 2 weeks! ヽ(゚ー゚*ヽ) I already have the next few pages penciled out, but it’s going to take some time to ink and tone them! I’m about ready to collapse from physical exhaustion. ヾ(×× ) ツ

Hope your holidays were all well spent! For me, I’m missing my bed, and I will take a long sleep after the New Year is over… Σ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ Zzzz…

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Many "Yukee"s of Honey

Santa knows I’ve been good this year which is probably why I received my Christmas presents early! (≧▼≦;)

~Originally from here and here~

Honey Den seems to have taken a liking to Yukee! (⌒▽⌒ゞ Just look at these gorgeous portraits! And the priestess one is colored traditionally too! How awesome is that?! ヽ(≧∇≦)ノ

Ayiii~ Thank you so much once again! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・ I will add these to the gallery page once I’m done with the Christmas celebrations! I’m already so sleepy as it is, but hey! Christmas only comes once a year right? I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday even much more than me! (*´・v・) Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 012 (Holiday Contest!)

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And now, ladies and gentlemen, the final page for the second chapter! ☆*:.。.ヽ(^。^)丿

Hm… I seem to have forgotten to add the “To be continued” text for the web version, but nevermind that! What’s important now is that I have a little game for you to play! (*~▽~)

There are seven background characters in this page. (Actually, there are 8, but you can hardly see him in this tiny version!) (≧▼≦;) And since I’m feeling the holiday spirit, the first one to correctly guess all 7 characters (or the one with the most correct guesses) by December 24, 12mn +8 GMT will receive a portrait art of the character of their choice! ヽ(*≧▽≦)ノ~♪

Only those who comment on this blog are eligible to win. Facebook, Smackjeeves, and Reddit comments will not be accepted. Remember, you must include your name and email address in your comment.

And of course, I will give you a few clues:

  • Panel 2 contains the first three characters, who are all related in one series.
  • Pane 6 contains 2 originals and 2 fan arts.
  • Technically, the 2nd original in panel 6 can also be considered as an original character.

That’s all the clues you’re going to get, so good luck and start commenting! (=゚ω゚)ノ

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Afterlives Symphony

afterlives symphony

I don’t know why I did it, but I’m doing it anyway. o(^^o)

I’m not a huge fan of a voting-based art competition on Facebook mainly because I’m not popular, ヘ( ̄  ̄;ヘ) but I decided to try it out anyway!

So if you like thise piece and happen to have Facebook, please help!

Oh, and check out the Art Competition Album and give a like to the pieces that you-… well, like! It’ll make someone’s day brighter! (*´・v・) Thank you~

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Karma: Chapter 2: The Complete Collection

It’s finally here! ヽ(;▽;)ノ And it’s so shiny! I didn’t even use flash for this photo and the second books looks like it’s actually glowing! O(≧∇≦)O

Don’t be fooled though, the “third” cover on the right is actually the back cover of the 2nd book. But I worked really hard in drawing that tarpaulin that I figured I ought to immortalize it in print, no? ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

And I have a teeny surprise for the fans~

We’ve included a fanart gallery for this page, which features all of the artwork I’ve received from this series! *(*´∀`*)☆ I hope no one minds! I added each of the artists’ website there too, so I hope you guys will also get a lot of publicity for your work! ~(^з^)-☆

I should add a “Previously on Karma” page next time. It looks as if we just jumped the gun with this for those who only purchased book 2. (>‸<)

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy! And feel free to contact me if you have any questions and stuff~ ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

Friday, December 14, 2012

WIP: A Firey Christmas

kurohiko work in progress 2012.12.14 - christmas art

So who in the what and the where is this?

It’s for my secret santa (or secret baby?)! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・ We’re not suppose to show our works before Christmas, but I think this screenshot doesn’t really reveal anything. I gave him some different clothes too, so there’s no way anyone can tell who this is.(⌒▽⌒ゞ

But for something that I will post on Christmas day, s/he looks so gloomy. (,,#゚Д゚)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 011

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(;*△*;) I was kinda hoping she wouldn’t do that but…

Anyway, this chapter’s almost done! And I seriously need to work on new pages, because I’m way behind schedule! But with Christmas coming up, and a few more orders on my desk, I’m just about ready to cry!

But no, no, no… I must keep my head up! (ノД`)・゜・。This sort of busy-ness doesn’t happen everyday! I just need to finish them one at a time!

Oh, and I’m getting some feedback that some of the readers actually like Dylan better than Jeremy. (´・ω・)ノ That makes me happy, because at first, Dylan was only going to appear in the first few chapters, then fade away into the background. With this kind of feedback though, I’m beginning to think that I should make him one of the main characters of Crystal Shadows. (*~▽~)

I should write the next installment and have Taichou look through it. ≖‿≖

In any case, please enjoy and advance happy holidays! ☆*:.。.ヽ(^。^)丿

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thank You!!! ♥

crystal shadows - jeremy chan - 100 likes on facebook

This was supposed to be for the 100th like on my Facebook page, but I couldn’t really decide what to draw! (*≧m≦*) I ended up cropping one of the panels for future pages and changing the dialogue for the commemoration. (≧▼≦;)

Something to look forward to, maybe? And thank you once again~ m(_ _)m Here’s hoping there will be another 100! Or more! (⌒▽⌒ゞ

Friday, December 7, 2012

Karma - the Concluding Paragraph on Sale December 9!

I’ve got the official announcement that Karma’s 2nd book will premier at the ANIMAX Carnival in Robinsons Place Manila! (ノ,,#゚Д゚)ノ Woohoo~! Once you buy this book, the Second Chapter should make some kind of sense, but then again, even my own editor decided to make her own conclusions after reading it. Ehehe~ (。・ω・。)

I don’t think I’ll be able to go the event, but I will try to pass by… It’s my sister’s birthday on the 9th, and the family will get cranky if I’m not there for the festivities. ヾ(・ω・*)ノ

Anyway! I hope you will support this starving artist and buy yourself a copy! It will make my Christmas all better~ (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・

EDIT: As according to Raykosen, 50 lucky attendees will get a chance to get this manga for FREE! And the convention itself is free admission so make sure to pass by! ♥ヽ(≧∇≦)ノ♥

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Crystal Shadows: Page 010

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I wallow in misery as the rest of the Philippine Rurouni Kenshin fans are rejoicing over the epicness of the latest live action movie! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ︵ ┻━┻ What kind of RK fan misses the first day screening?!

Probably one like me who is neck deep in reports among many other things. Le sigh… ┬──┬◡ノ(° -°ノ)

Anyway, enough of my fail and on to the latest manga! I think I may have drawn Dylan to tall… or maybe Erin’s just short?
ヘ( ̄  ̄;ヘ) Dylan is a basketball player after all, so it’s natural that he’s taller than most of his classmates I guess. It’s a stereotype, I know, but you need the height to be exceptional in that sport!

Yes I speak from experience because I am short and I had to take basketball for physical ed in college. (シ_ _)シ My team lost every. Single. Game. (¬▂¬)

Oh! Those four panels in the bottom of the page is actually just my excuse of wanting to draw the characters’ head shots… a lot. (*´・v・) I enjoy drawing close ups very much~

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh No! Manga at Iloilo Comic Con ♥

I don’t usually post photo of my manga by other people in this blog, but I really had to share this one in particular~ ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

This was taken by Comeec at the Iloilo Comic Con a few days ago. And look at the perfect timing! Someone was checking out my book! ♪(┌・。・)┌ Who are you, stranger with a beautiful hand? o(^^o)

And it gets me wondering, did they like it enough to buy the book? Or did they think it wasn’t worth their well-earned moonies? Or maybe they were just passing by and really bored and…

Ok, I’m over thinking this, but yey~ Thanks for taking the photo! ~(^з^)-☆ And if you want to see other fans’ photos of my books, check out the album on Facebook!