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!