Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift: Dylan and Erin by Reylee

I was going to schedule this for Friday, but I keep forgetting because I’m still running after a few more deadline before the end of the year! But now that my hand needs a break, I thought that I might as well post this here. (。´∀`)ノ

crystal shadows fan art - dylan and erin by reylee

Heartbeat Komiks is having a free sketch game and I manage to snag a prize during their second week! o(≧▽≦)o I was surprised, because my request for the first week was included too! And now I have a Dylan x Erin fan art..! σ(≧ε≦o) This is one of the pairings I never thought I’d ever consider in Crystal Shadows, but the way things are going in the manga right now, it certainly looks possible!

Thank you very much, Miss Reylee! We’ll definitely feature this in our next issue of Studio 4 Eyes, hopefully coming soon in Summer Komikon 2015! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦o)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Clash of Clans: Wizard and R.A.B.B.I.T.

My sister and nephew from Canada came to visit us last October. I had heard from my other sister that our nephew was currently addicted to playing Clash of Clans, but I was too busy chasing deadlines to try the game out myself. When I finally did get a break, I was disappointed to realize that my phone was too old to play Clash of Clans.

Nevertheless, my adorable nephew figured out a way to convince me into buying a new phone. Everyday, he would come up to me and ask when I’d buy a new one so that I could play with him. ( ̄■ ̄;)!? I caved, and we shopped for a phone for 3 days until we finally found an ASUS Zenphone 5… and it’s purple too!

Despite my currently very busy schedule, I take the time to upgrade my village every so often and participate in his weekly Clan War. Most of my family are playing this game too, so my nephew decided to give us CoC nicknames… I got “Wizard” simply because he saw how my hair looks in the morning..! (oT-T)尸~~

My nephew also loves to draw, so I bought him a sketchbook and drew on the first page. He requested a wizard with afro hair and his R.A.B.B.I.T. which apparently means “Real Atomic Bomb But It’s Tiny”! щ(゜ロ゜щ)!!!

I tried to draw it as similar to the original as possible, but I was never really good at 3D. Hope you guys like this little sketch anyway! See you in Clan Wars!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WISH*GRANTED – Coming Soon!

I did say I’d show you guys what I was working on, but since the release date has not been set, you’ll just have to settle for this colored panel for now. (。´∀`)ノ This is one of my favorite scenes, but it was definitely hard for me to choose one for my FB cover.

I really love how this story is written! Kkabyulism was so generous to let me do whatever I wanted for the artwork, and I think it turned out pretty well! (o*≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ This is definitely one of my best works yet, but I still think shoujo style is much harder than shonen, haha~!

Watch out for Louise, King, and Harry in WISH*GRANTED via PSICOM, coming soon to bookstores near you! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FLIPGEEKS asks: What is Komikon for You?

Flipgeeks asked a bunch of artists what Komikon was for them… and my answer was featured along with a bunch of amazing comic writers and artists! (* >ω<)

Source: Flipgeeks – KOMIKON X: What is Komikon for You?

I… feel a little silly writing about this, haha! But this makes me really happy! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ I’ve also just finished another one shot for PSICOM, so I can work on KARMA again in the next week or two!

I’ll post a sneak peek of the new manga soon! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ Thank you so much for your patience and support, guys!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gold Best and FBBF4 in SM Megamall

I had some errands to do yesterday, and got to walk around SM Megamall for a bit. I’m happy to confirm that Gold Best and FBBF4 is available there! (。´∀`)ノ Powerbooks carried copies of FBBF4 while Filbars and National Bookstore carried Gold Best! It made me a little giddy to see it for myself~ (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜 But I hope I didn’t scare the salespeople in the stores.

I bought a copy for myself since I can’t wait to see FBBFmanga in print. (>y<) I want to see if I need to fix anything for the next chapter too. Yay for more reading material! ☆*・゜゚・*(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gold Best Now Available Nationwide!

Nads: “What?! #GOLDBEST is now available nationwide?!”
Nads: “Why didn’t you say so?! This is something that my fans should know-”
Liz: “Assumer! You’re the only one who has fans? For Real?!”

I’ll probably run around bookstores later to see if this bit of news is really true, and I’m really excited to see this in actual book form! I’m not sure if going with the “no shadows” style is actually a good idea so…

Ah..! I can’t wait!!! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Saturday, September 27, 2014

FBBF Manga Fan Photo by Manager

Source: STOP! In the name of LOVE! AMEN! (Anne Bernadette Castueras)'s Photos

I confess, I may have enjoyed designing the girls a little more than the boys for this manga. However, reality began to set in once I began drawing them for the manga since drawing long hair can be such a pain!!! ヽ( ̄д ̄;)ノ I had to draw most of Nadine’s hair freehand since it was so time consuming.

I think I need to adjust the art and text a bit for the book’s spine next time. I thought it would be ok, but from these photos, it’s still not perfect. (シ_ _)シ Argh~! I wanna see the book already!!! (o≧Д≦)o

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FBBF Manga Fan Photo by Kristine

I don’t have my own copy of Gold Pinoy Manga Best yet, so I’m relying on fan photos to see how our book turned out… Leave it to Taichou to be one of the first few people to post pages from the FBBF Manga~ ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

From the photos, it looks ok. The tones look clean, and choosing to skip the shadows made the pages look brighter than my usual works. Yes, not putting shadows on every single panel was actually intentional, and not due to time constraint. Since this was a fairly text heavy manga, I wanted the art to be “lighter” but still full of detail. This style is experimentally more shoujo than my other works, but I hope it’s still “me” anyway! (*≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Did anyone else get their copies? If you did, take a photo of your favorite FBBF manga page! I’d love to feature you here too! (*´∀`*)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GOLD Pinoy Manga BEST!: #FBBFmanga Sneak Peek

Jumping on the bandwagon! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ*・゜゚・*☆ Here’s your first look into My Facebook Boyfriend… for REAL?! Manga!

Please support our anthology premiering at 35th Manila International Book Fair from September 17-21, 2014 taking place in the SMX Convention Center Mall of Asia!


written by HaveYouSeenThisGirL Stories
illustrated by Enjelia Villanueva

written by Hannalove
illustrated by Power-J

written by Anne Bernadette Castueras (berna3gurl)
illustrated by Kurohiko

And a one-shot feature story:
written by Loveorhatethisgurl
illustrated by RAYKOSEN

Main cover illustration by Enjelicious

Have fun guys! Let us know what you think, please! Thank you in advance! O(≧▽≦)O

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Look: FBBF Volume 4 Cover

When I first read “My Facebook Boyfriend… for Real?!”, I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, even though my Tagalog is limited at best. (o≧^≦)o I can speak conversational Tagalog with a mixture of English (and sometimes, even Chinese), but use uncommon words like lapastangan and pukol and you’ll see me reaching for my pocket dictionary.

I thought my contributions to the fandom would only be limited to fan arts… who would have thought the author would let me draw the cover for her 4th book? o(^^o)

“My Facebook Boyfriend… for Real?!” Volume 4 will be available at the Manila International Book Fair tomorrow in PSICOM’s booth! I won’t be able to attend due to some personal business, but please support the author! Here is a list of her scheduled appearances: September 19 – 21.

‘Til next time! *(*´∀`*)☆

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 032

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! ₍₍ ◝(・ω・)◟ ⁾⁾

And that, my friends, is the end of Crystal Shadows… for now anyway! We’ll be working on Studio 4 Eyes Volume 4 for the next installment, so please be patient! I have a new series coming out soon too, and since that’s a paying job, I gotta focus on that first!

I’m really tired though… I think I’m at my breaking point. Maybe I need more sleep… (。-ω-)zzz

Friday, August 15, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 031

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! ₍₍ ◝(・ω・)◟ ⁾⁾

I forgot it was Thursday!!! I’m so busy running after my deadlines that I really thought today was Thursday! (o;TдT)o

This is the second to the last page before I take a little break from Crystal Shadows. I have a lot of work that needs to be finished before I can focus on CS again, but don’t worry! The script is all written out for the next chapter, so hopefully, we can get things ready by the next Komikon! Please look forward to it! o(≧∇≦o)

I’m now beginning to wonder if it’s possible for someone so tsun-tsun to become the complete opposite in just a few years. Then again, Erin has a pretty good reason… I think? ( ̄□ ̄;)!!

Anyway, hope you guys are enjoying Crystal Shadows! Now it’s back to work for me! For those in the Philippines, I hope you’ll like my latest work, coming in stores (hopefully) this September! о(ж>▽<)y ☆

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 030

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! ₍₍ ◝(・ω・)◟ ⁾⁾

Flashback time! More of Erin’s fluffy hair and Jeremy’s messy one! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ~♪♬

I’m actually similar to Erin when it comes to writing… I write in print too but that’s only because writing in script makes me so obsessive-compulsive about the curves and spaces that it takes me forever to write a sentence. (;*´Д`)ノ Writing in print gives me the assurance that other people can read my handwriting.

Do you write in print of script? ヾ(。・ω・。)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

I am Rurouni Kenshin’s #1 Fan!!! (…maybe?)

With Warner Bros Philippines hosting a contest for a chance to win red carpet tickets to Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, I’m about to throw all of my pride out the window and show you some of my fan arts of RuroKen from as early as 1999… but first, some merchandise!

Top: Rurouni Kenshin complete manga, Taiwanese edition
Lower-Left: Additional manga released for the live-action movie adaptation,
including the Free Comic Book Day edition from Viz in 2013
Lower-Right: Rurouni Kenshin #16 manga cover

Many of you already know how big of an influence Nobuhiro Watsuki is when it comes to my manga works. When I was still a (starving) high school student, I couldn’t afford to buy a lot of anime merchandise, but RuroKen manga was something that I had to have. Watsuki-sensei’s artwork was absolutely stunning, but the only ones available at the time were in Chinese! You have no idea how many hours I spent reading these books with a Chinese-English dictionary beside me! There was hardly any scanlations back then, and so, I guess you could say that my Chinese was quite good a few years ago!

Left: watercolor on illustration board of manga #3’s book cover (1999)
Top-Right: pencil art of manga #21’s book cover (1999)
Bottom-Right: line art of manga #16’s book cover (1999?)

My summer vacations were often spent with my uncle teaching me how to draw. 1999 was the summer of Rurouni Kenshin for me as I began exploring proper anatomy and watercoloring. My artworks hung in my room as posters since I would rather save money for the next edition of the manga. The watercolor painting took me several weeks to finish, but I was really happy with the results!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 029

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Finally, we have electricity! _:(´□`」 ∠):_ I thought I wasn’t going to be able to update Crystal Shadows again because of the weather!

You guys may have heard about Typhoon Glenda hitting Philippines pretty hard, and I have to say, we’re pretty lucky that the strong winds were not accompanied by heavy rain! I watched the storm on the morning it came here… the wind was exceptionally strong, I’ve never seen anything quite like it! I honestly thought it was going to turn in tornado right in the middle of the city! A lot of corrugated sheets were flying around too, but thankfully, we’re ok. ヾ(*д*)ノ

Anyway, on to this update! This marks the end of 4th Leaf, but I’ll be posting some flashback pages next Thursday. They were suppose to occur before the 4th chapter, but I kinda messed up the time line and posted these pages first! (╬ Ò ‸ Ó) Hopefully, everything will still make sense in the end!

Hope you guys are doing well too! Σ(゚д゚lll)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 028

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

For my readers who don’t know Tagalog, “nga-nga” in the third panel means leaving your mouth hanging wide open. Usually happens unconsciously when you can’t believe what you’re hearing or seeing~ (*≧▽≦)ノシ))

Oh, Dylan, you player~ I don’t know how you turned out this way, but your fans love you anyway~ (^v^)

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy 4th Anniversary, UTA☆PRI!

I didn’t know about the event until a few hours ago, so I decided to do a portrait shot of Terashima Takuma Ittoki Otoya, because he’s my husbando darn it, I love this character so very much and I needed to draw a proper fan art of him, ok? (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

Happy 4th Anniversary, UTA☆PRI! Thank you for your beautiful songs that never fail to inspire me when I’m feeling down~ I can’t wait to hear more from you~ (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・

EDIT: YES! I got featured in the official Uta no Prince-sama website!!!

Congratulations to everyone who got featured, yey~! ☆* o(≧▽≦)o *☆

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

REACH Knowledge Magazine + Kurohiko’s Sweepstakes!

P2000 Gift Certificates will be mailed to twelve lucky winners! Please visit my Facebook Page for details~ ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 027

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

“Hi, Honey!” he says… Hahaha, someone’s definitely enjoying himself! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

This random-extra-character certainly said a mouthful! o(-`д´- 。) He actually has a name in the script I sent to Misaki-taichou, but that was more of a place holder since the name was pretty much as annoying as this character, haha!

In other news, I think I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Σ(゚д゚lll)Maybe I should get another assistant. Hm…

Sunday, June 15, 2014

FBBF: Volume 3 Featuring Luke!

I finally got my hands on Volume 3! I thought this series was going to end with the third book but noooo~! Berna decided that she’ll be releasing never before seen chapters in a 4th and final(?) book coming who knows when! (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻

I’m hesitating with whether or not I want to read this, since it’s probably going to end in another cliffhanger, and my heart just… can’t… take anymore heartbreaks. (; T.T))

Thank you so much, Berna, for adding my artwork to your book~! (*´ω`)o A surprise artwork from Power-J is featured as well! Please pick up this series and… someone tell me if this volume will break my heart like this scene in volume 2 or if I can take it! o(´^`)o

Saturday, June 14, 2014

She Died: What Really Happened After…

So actually, after Eron got a kiss from Eris, he became super nice and her necklace filled up to 100% and Eris became human and they lived happily ever after. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♫・*:.。. .。.:*・

Ok, haha, this is just a little congratulatory gift for Enjelia and Denny for releasing She Died Book 2! It’s even better than the first book, and I can’t wait for the next volume! (*^▽^*)

I don’t know how Enjelia manages her time as a student and draw all this manga, but maybe one day I can keep up with her. ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ

I may have messed up Eros’ hair color a bit. I’ll scan this next time~

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 026

You can read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Ok, I admit it, I was a little giddy when I drew this page. I mean, just look at Dylan’s expression! ♥~(‘▽^人) Ah, what I would give to be in Erin’s shoes at this point. (❤´3`)

I’m so busy this week and I noticed how I laugh at the smallest things. I used to say I’m easily amused, but now I’m wondering if I’m losing what little mind I have left. (((( ;°Д°))))

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Gift: Crystal Shadows Fan Arts by Rose Polly

Heartbeat Komiks recently had a free sketch day and I somehow managed to snag a slot from Rose Polly! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

This… this should happen in the manga I think. ヽ(;▽;)ノ I’m not sure why I like this illustration so much but I want to draw this as an official poster or something~! Maybe it’s Jeremy’s expression? I really don’t know! But it might also help that I was having a particularly bad day when I received this, and it really brightened my mood! ☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

Oh, and not only that, I got a second fan art too!

W-why… why does Jeremy look so seme- I MEAN! *SLAPPED* ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━

No really… he looks… really handsome here. A few people have told me that they liked to pair Jeremy with Dylan, but I never really thought about who should be seme, but-

…ok, what the heck, I think my brain refuses to leave the gutter so I will go… now.

Thank you, Rose~ You’ve made me so happy! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 025

Please read the entire series in the Manga Section, thank you! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

I wonder if most high schools have this rule in the Philippines? (・・。)ゞ I studied at a private school, and there was a rule against having a girlfriend or boyfriend. I don’t really remember what the punishment was for breaking it, but I do recall that many of my classmates didn’t really care and dated anyway. ( ゚Д゚)<!!

Do you guys have this rule in school too? o(´^`)o

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

M-my Heart…


I… I think I need to be extra careful with what I post in Twitter and Facebook now. (♥ω♥*)

N-now… How am I supposed to concentrate?! WAH! ♥(ノ´∀`)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Series - I Refuse Rue!

Kimberly Anne XilinHong is a senior student at St. Katarina High School who does not believe in love. She thinks it is just a distraction and that aiming to be the Valedictorian of her batch is far more important than falling in love. But why in the world is the class president, Rutherford “Rue” Lim, following her around school? Why is he so persistent in making her join extra curricular activities when she needs to focus on her studies? Will Kimmy finally open her heart to the hottest guy in school, or will she forever shut the doors of love and refuse Rue?

From the creators of KARMA and Crystal Shadows comes another exciting series that will tug at your heartstrings!

iRue on Imaginarium

You know, after “Twilight’s Calling”, I didn’t think I would make colored manga again, because coloring each and every panel can be very tiring sometimes, but then, here we are! (,,#゚Д゚)

I’m really happy I get to work with Studio 4 Eyes’ most beloved taichou on this series. For one thing, I’m not really all that great when it comes to writing romance manga! And it’s kinda fun to be able to draw something that I couldn’t come up with on my own. Σ(・ω・`|||)

I hope you will also support my work in Imaginarium! Please do leave comments on the page so that we can continue to improve our craft! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ And check out the other stories too!

aDitLoM: Name Game 2!

The first time I met Jeff Nice, he laughed and told me that he was expecting the creator of KARMA to be a guy. I was so shocked that I wasn’t able to say anything and I probably stared at him like an idiot for a while. (;¬_¬) He probably thought I was a weirdo then, but we’re friends now, so I guess it turned out ok? ɿ(。・ɜ・)ɾ?

Enjelia looks adorable with long hair. (* >ω<) I hope she keeps it that way~

Please also view the Tagalog version in PJ+MA! ヾ(゚∀゚ゞ)

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 024

I-I forgot to post this on Thursday. Lol! щ(ºДºщ) I guess that’s the thing about chasing deadlines… You tend to forget what day it is and just keep thinking of how to finish a page as soon as possible! (⊙﹏⊙★)

Anyhow, I think I’ll be keeping Erin’s springy ahoge whenever she’s flustered or confused. Also, Sandy can be scary when she wants to, but Dylan doesn’t really seem affected. Hm… ( ≧Д≦)

On a side note: Hayashi-san favorited my tweet! (ノ≧∀≦)ノ*:・゚✧ Hehe!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Last February, I received this comment in my blog:

I wonder if you take requests? Because I am a fan of Karma and Kei, could you consider drawing Kei as angel from Karma? It is only idea however! Please do not feel pressured! I love your angels very much!

- Yumiya

Well… Since my Facebook page has now received 1250+ likes, I thought a little fan appreciation was long overdue, wouldn’t you agree? (。´∀`)ノ

And so here you go, Yumiya! A fan art of NO LEAF CLOVER’s Hayashi Kei as an angel from my manga, “KARMA”! I decided to change the color of his coat from the official red to green since it suits him better~ ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

I hope you like it! Now I have this need to listen to all the songs in Hayashi-san’s youtube channel all over again. ヾ(^ ^ゞ

I’m amazed that my colored sketch of NO LEAF CLOVER from last July is still very popular in this blog. I wonder if the members of NLC know how popular they are among my readers? о(ж>▽<)y ☆ Haha!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Page 023

Pi Pi Pi~! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

With the approval of our beloved taichou, I can now update Crystal Shadows’ webmanga version! ☆* o(≧▽≦)o *☆ And don’t worry, we’re already working on what will happen in the 4th volume of Studio 4 Eyes.

Please enjoy this latest update, and I hope you will continue to support Crystal Shadows!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crystal Shadows Cosplay at GTMACCON 3 by Eleniel Mist and Novanjon Ignacio Novo

When I messaged Eleniel Mist asking if she wanted to cosplay Erin from Crystal Shadows at GTMACCON 3, I never imagined I’d be getting a second cosplayer, Novanjon Ignacio Novo to cosplay Jeremy.

You have absolutely no idea how happy this photo shoot made me! Not only did Novo make a wonderful Jeremy, but Fisher Mall had great location for us to do our shoot!

There was actually an unfortunate incident that happened that day, which was the reason why we didn’t stay at the con. Instead, we got to roam around Fisher Mall and take as many shots as we wanted.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Cosplay Sneak Peek for GTMACCON 3

Crescent Academy’s “Cross” tie is impossible to come by. Believe me, I know, because I went to many malls and even in 168 just to see if there were any striped ties available. So I decided to buy a red-violet tie and use some double sided tape on a white-silk ribbon to make it myself.

It was a long process, but someone had to do it. (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

I won’t be the cosplayer this time around, but Jeremy and Erin will be in GTMACCON 3 tomorrow at Fisher Mall some time in the afternoon. I’ll be their “official” photographer, so I hope to see everyone there! (* >ω<)

Unfortunately, Studio 4 Eyes volume 3 will not be available at the event, but if anyone wants copies of issue 1 and 2, let me know so I can bring some. 〜(^∇^〜)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Eyes – Help Me Decide?

coloring eyes

Recently, I’ve been studying how people draw and color eyes since I’ve received a comment saying the way I draw mine lack life. (* ̄m ̄)

So here are two options: #1 has a gradient shading in the white part of the eye, while #2 is more solid and defined. I know it doesn’t look very different, but I still can’t decide among the two. (◎_◎;)

If you could help me out, please comment your votes here or in my facebook page so I can tally them up at the end of the month. Thank you! 。(*^▽^*)ゞ

Friday, April 25, 2014

aDitLoM: When I Grow Up...

In case you’re wondering, yes, my brother is actually like that. (* ̄m ̄)

View the Tagalog version here!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fast Food Wars – M

I’ve been planning to draw this for so long that I thought it would be the perfect way to get over my art slump. And since I don’t know when Enjelia’s birthday is, Happy Birthday, Enj! I hope you like it! o((*^▽^*))o

Genderbent version of Enjelia’s Fast Food Wars Manga – Ron McD. Jr., Joey Bee, and Colonel Harland Sanders III! σ(≧ε≦o)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's Just Business

Since we were working on Crystal Shadows until the very last minute, I had to squeeze drawing panels in between personal and business matters. (;*△*;) Even though I’ve already switched to digital in order to save on paper, some of the pages featured in Studio 4 Eyes Volume 3 had to be sketched on paper so that I can ink them later on my PC.

I sometimes write the dialogues on the panels during sketches to make sure they fit where they should. This particular panel of Dylan came out pretty nicely, but I think I was feeling a little hostile that day. ( ≧Д≦) Dylan is a nice guy, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t swear. I don’t really remember why I wrote that there, oh well, I thought you guys would appreciate this anyway. (シ_ _)シ

Alrighty then, time to hibernate for a bit. (。-ω-)zzz

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crystal Shadows: Jeremy and Erin – Lego Version

When my nephew gave me a lego set of My Melody for Christmas, I got addicted to making this little figures out of tiny, plastic blocks. (* ̄m ̄) I later found out that there was a My Little Twin Star set and thought they looked really similar to Jeremy and Erin, except that Lala had longer hair.

So this is an unofficial Crystal Shadows Lego Figure. (* >ω<) They now sit in front of my monitor to remind me that I should continue working on this series even when there is no Komikon to cram for.

I should really get back to work, and yet I keep posting this random things in my site. Ahaha! (*≧▽≦)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer Komikon 2014 Aftermath

Another Komikon has come and gone and I’m happy to report that Studio 4 Eyes has successfully released its third issue at the Summer Komikon 2014 Indie Tiangge! Book 3 is officially sold out, and we didn’t even get to keep our own personal copies! Good job everyone! But please, let’s not do this cramming thing again, ok? It’s like we’re getting worse with each passing issue! Oh the horror of more sleepless nights!!!

I’m a little sad that the Indie Tiangge scene is getting smaller with each passing event. I suppose getting separated from the main event hall played a big part in this, since foot traffic was also pretty small in comparison. But hey, we’re getting free tables at a major event, so how can we really complain? We’ll just have to work harder in earning enough funds for the next even so that we can grab ourselves a table – right, guys?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shiraishi Brothers Contest Entry

“Kyoto, plz…”
”NUU! Dun wanna!”

Drawn for pindanglicious contest!

When I was stressed out over family matters a few weeks ago, I found out about this contest about two perverted brothers. I wasn't sure if I could even finish this because of that super detailed shirt... but drawing the pattern calmed me down when I was ready about ready to give up on... well, everything.

Now it's finally finished. I don't want to draw patterns manually ever again, hahaha!

Good luck everyone!

Characters: Kyoto and Kaito Shiraishi by pindanglicious

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Counting Stars…

I wish I can finish all my deadlines. o(TヘTo)

I actually found this star while walking around a park (or was it a sight-seeing area?) in Canada. It was just the pendant, so I guess the chain broke? I asked around if someone had lost it, but no one claimed it from me. I wonder if I scared them off? (;*△*;)

I had forgotten that I had this until recently… then I remembered Aly and Enjelia’s manga, “Nine Stars”. It’s in Tagalog, but I thought I’d translate it anyway.

May all your wishes come true. ヾ(。・ω・。)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

W.I.P.: Here Comes a New Challenger!

One who is so frustrated that she’s willing to use Comic Sans on you! “ヽ(´▽`)ノ”

I don’t know why people call me that, lol! (・_・ヾ I mean, I feel like I can’t consider myself to be a professional so long as my time management skills are not up to my standards.

I’m so tired… I just want to sleep. Can I just sleep? _(:3 」∠ )_

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gift: 100

You guys have absolutely no idea how happy this makes me, even if my character is such a tiny little thing in this illustration! (*≧▽≦)

You see, back in 2007, I joined a contest hosted by Apricot8585’s fan club. All participant will get to have their character drawn by the artist, but the top three will be drawn much larger than the rest. I’m very happy to say that Eri caught Apricot’s eye, and she added Eri to her top 10 picks! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ Sadly, I didn’t get enough votes, and I only ranked 6th or 7th at the end of the contest, but I’m still happy Eri is in here! (。´∀`)ノ

I had lost my copy of this art until recently, so I guess we can say this is a Throwback Thursday? Goth Eri is one of the most viewed illustrations in my Deviant Art, and you can find the original illustration here. In Apricot’s work, you will find her sitting on a cloud on the upper right corner. 。◕‿◕。

If anyone here happens to know where Apricot has gone off to on the internet, please let me know, thank you! ヾ(^ ^ゞ

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

KARMA: An Angel Watches Over You

A series of unfortunate events have been coming my way lately… So much so that I’ve hardly been able to draw much, if at all.

Now that I finally have a bit of spare time, I decided to practice on some coloring before I get back to work.

In the 2nd part of KARMA: Chapter 3, Dominic looked on as Jeremy prayed quietly for Lily as he sat in the waiting area. This is the close up panel of Dominic from that scene. I wanted to show how angels would look out for each other’s “assignments” whenever they’re close by. Dominic didn’t know that Jeremy was praying about his charge, Lily, but that didn’t matter, he still checked up on him anyway.

I’d like to say Dominic hesitated in leaving the distraught Jeremy alone, but I don’t think this no-nonsense angel cold really be bothered to hesitate on anything. Hehehe~!

It makes me wonder though… Can angels hear our conversations with God? Does God let them “listen in” whenever it’s important? I’d like to think they’re private conversations, but I can’t really say for sure. Maybe God relays the message on a need-to-know basis? Hm…

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gift: Peace

More cute fan art from Honey Den aka DarkMotives! 〜(^∇^〜)

I really love this piece very much. This is actually the second version, because the first one Honey drew met with a little accident! (;*△*;) It made me so sad, but at the same time, this one made me so happy! ヾ(*´∇`)ノ

As an exchange, Honey asked me, Enjelicious, and Jeff Nice to pose the same way she drew our characters. We were happy to oblige, although I could have sworn Jeff was a little confused as to why Honey asked us to pose this way. (*≧▽≦)ノシ)) I don’t think he saw this fan art until after we took a photo together.

Here is our photo if you’re curious. Don’t mind our tired faces, we didn’t get much sleep the night before the event. o(TωT;o)

Thanks again, Honey! ☆ミ(o*・ω・)ノ