Friday, December 27, 2013

I HAN IT… for Eunice!

I wanted to draw something for Suoh for being my awesome assistant and for that art trade from so long ago..! _:(´□`」 ∠):_ This is my third(?) attempt to draw Eunice, because… Well, I don’t know why, but I guess the previous attempts felt “lacking” somehow? (シ_ _)シ

I’ve been meaning to add a little something to my angel coat design for KARMA. The angels will be needing a hood for future chapters, and Eunice was the perfect model for the new design. ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ I’m a little iffy with how it looks when the hood is up, so there will surely be more changes to the final design once it premiers in the manga!

Anyhow, since this has an evil a holiday feel to it, belated Merry Christmas, everyone! ヾ(^ ^ゞ

Friday, December 20, 2013

Kurohiko’s Art Summary 2013

I wanted to do this meme every year, and at the same time, I also wanted to make a new Facebook banner for my artist’s page. I somehow came up with this design, but I’m pretty sure I saw it somewhere before…

Anyway, from the look of things, some months were more productive than others. Some were also so busy with manga work that I was not able to color any illustrations at all! Which is a good thing in my book! I really hope I will have even more manga projects in 2014! Not so much that I won’t be sleeping anymore, but at least enough to make me want to do this full time!

Has anyone else here made an Art Summary yet? ☆* o(≧▽≦)o *☆

Oh No! Manga at Comic Fiesta 2013!

If you’re in Malaysia for the holidays, you might want to check us out at Comic Fiesta taking place at the KL Convention Center on December 21-22! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crystal Shadows: Heartache

I need to know that, if we made each other complete, then why am I alone?

I want to know why you made me fly and touch the sky?
I want to know if the angels wept the day we met
I want to know if I can’t live without you then how am I going to get through?

I don’t know why we said goodbye, but I want to know…

Song Lyrics from “I Wanna Know” by Darren Hayes

After I heard the song on my playlist, I felt like drawing Erin resting her head on Jeremy’s back. This isn’t really part of the storyline, but then again, I suppose it might be? (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・

I hope you all will have a very, Merry Christmas~! 。*:★(´・ω・人・ω・`)。:゜★。

Sunday, December 15, 2013

FBBF: Mokong in Black and White

If you weren’t able to get that Mokong print from our beloved Manager, never fear! o(-`д´- 。)

Purchase the 2nd book in the series and you’ll get…

…the black and white version? ( ̄□ ̄;)

Ok, ok, maybe that isn’t really any consolation, but I had to think of a way to show this off right? Right?! (oT-T)尸

Maybe this should be entitled “black and white pandesal” instead. (¬‿¬)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

GOLD Manga – A Short Review

First of all, congratulations to my friends and fellow artists, Enjelicious, Jeff Nice, and their authors, Alyloony, Aril Diane, HaveYouSeenThisGirl, and A.B. Castueras! The manga looks very good, and I also found the stories to be quite interesting! I’ll definitely look forward to the second volume!

I promised them that I’d write a review, so… here goes!

Nine Stars | written by: Alyloony | illustrated by: Enjelicious

This might be my favorite story in the anthology. I found Claire to be very cute both in the way she looks and her overall personality. I might actually start counting nine stars for nine straight nights… maybe I will have my wish granted too.

I’m hoping there will be a continuation, since I want to know more about Claire, but the story ended nicely anyway. Alyloony is easily becoming one of my favorite authors.

Superstar | written by: Aril Diane | illustrated by: Jeff Nice

This definitely had a Korean drama / Kpop feel to it (and knowing Aril, it’s no wonder). This story is also short and sweet, and had a good enough ending to give me a bit of closure. I’m not too fond of Chris, who I admit, had all the right intentions, but… argh! He’s just so frustrating! But he did make a great comeback in the very end. I have to commend Jeff for that last page’s illustration because that was really effective!

Waiting for the Train | written by: HaveYouSeenThisGirl | illustrated by: Enjelicious

I’m a bit biased since I’m a fan of HYSTGS and Enjelicious but… REALLY?! DID IT HAVE TO END THAT WAY??? REALLY???!?! I wanted to throw the book for making me feel all these EMOTIONAL KNOTS but… argh…

Putting that aside, this was another good, one-shot story that has unexpected twists. Just one thing: I’m not really sure why Train Girl had to narrate the three things the train did to her before it was shown in the manga itself. It felt a bit redundant, but it’s completely minor, since it did set up the story very nicely.

Once Upon a Time | written by: A.B. Castueras | illustrated by: Jeff Nice

This is the only one that had a “to be continued” at the very end. Looking good so far! I love Skye very much, because if I wasn’t an artist, I’d be a police officer.

No, seriously.

I’m a little confused, though. Why take away the guy’s bed? That’s an absolute no-no in my book! (Unless I’m running after a deadline, well…) He went on a date like his sister asked, so why punish the guy? Also, that trip feels like it came out of no where.

Then again, there was this:

And that really disrupted the pacing.

Overall, the manga was a good buy, and I’ll be eagerly waiting for the second volume.

However, on a side note, the event I went to just to get the first release of this book was… not such a good experience.

I had arrived early (around 10:30 am), but the line for book purchasing was near horrifying by the time. With my ticket number as my queue, I had to wait nearly 5 hours just to buy the books.

Given the popularity of the authors under PSICOM, I don’t understand why they didn’t set up more counters to accommodate more people, quickly as easily. I’m pretty sure there were many who just wanted to buy the books, since the autograph event started much later, but I guess this was a marketing strategy (or they really didn’t think there’d be such a huge turnout).

Plus, the venue was uncomfortably hot.

I think I may be getting old… conventions like these are just too much for me to handle now. Next time? I’m waiting for the store release… Sorry guys… I love you and all, but I’m getting way too old for this. m(_ _)m

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gift: Artists’ Sketch Card from HollowPoint Studios

I’ve had these for a while now, but I haven’t had the chance to scan them properly until tonight. ヾ(*>n<)ノ

These are tiny, gold, cards about 2.5 by 3.5 inch in size. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ I was somehow lucky to get two of these from two very talented artists of HollowPoint Studios! Thank you guys! I’m getting hard plastic cases for these to keep them safe!

I think I mentioned to Sir Bernce that I’ll be featuring these in Oh No! Manga Book 2, but unfortunately, we were running around like headless chickens at the time and thus, ran out of time to sneak them into a fanart section for KARMA! No worries though, I’ll catch up by the time it’s book 3. (I hope!)

Thank you once again! These are such lovely gifts~! (ノ* >ω<)ノ*:・゚✧

Friday, December 6, 2013

My FBBF Doujinshi (Fanart Manga)

I gave him the box and he just looked at it. I wasn’t sure if he was angry? Annoyed? I had no idea what was going through his mind.

Then, he smiled quietly while looking at the box in his hands.

“It hurts.”

Translated version of an excerpt from
My Facebook Boyfriend for Real 2
by A.B. Castueras

My heart is broken. Please let me move on. ((´﹏`*))゚

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Angels’ Conversation

I could actually imagine this title having a crossover story with Mark 9 Verse 47, since they have the same mood.

Excerpt from Miss Joanah’s “Indie Thang: Komikon 2011 (part 3)

That got me interested. I’ve always loved stories that involved angels, may it be fiction or non-fiction. So I hunted around Komikon, and after a couple of hasty passes, I finally gathered up the courage to approach Miss Tepai and buy her books.

Miss Joanah was right. I can easily imagine Visdei being visited by one of KARMA’s angels… I’d bet Rei would be very protective of him, even if Visdei doesn’t want anyone to “mother hen” him. (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

I was thinking about drawing a very annoyed Visdei with Rei, but then I saw Michael, and another idea came to me: If Dominic were to listen to anyone aside from God, it would be Michael. And then, I found this, and inspiration took over.

I wonder what they could be talking about? ヾ(^ω^★)ノ

I’m still worried about Michael’s colors, but oh well, c’est la vie! I just hope I didn’t ruin him! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ