Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Art Raffle!

Finally have some free time to do another art raffle! Please visit my Facebook Page to join! *~\(^^')

Monday, May 29, 2017

Celebrating Otoya's Birthday from Maji Love Legend Star!

UtaPri's 6th Live performance ended yesterday, and I was feeling sad about not being able to go... Not that I eould be able to enjoy a Japanese concert without understanding Japanese in the first place, haha! But my love for Otoya is getting borderline obsessive!

Some of you have probably already seen this sketch on my Facebook or Instagram, but I decided to try and color it on my PC. It turned out really well, considering I didn't ink it digitally~! (^^*) I like how the pencil sketches and shading is still visible underneath the colors! I shpuld make these more often!

By the way, I'll be hosting a sketch giveaway event soon on Facebook, so please watch out for it!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Gijinka #4: McDonald's "Ron"

I think Ron might just be my best gijinka yet. This came out better that I thought it could, even though I had to stop myself from continuously adjusting all the small things..!

You might notice that this one is slightly more than a half body portrait, because I wanted to show off his tummy (or lack thereof) a tiny bit... mm-hm~ I'm lovin' it~ (*q*;;')

Some facts about Ron:

  • also named "Ronald" but prefers to be called "Ron"
  • can eat all the burgers and fries he wants but never gains a pound
  • actually enjoys running a lot, which accounts for his strong metabolism
  • doesn't like his unruly hair, thus keeping it long enough to be tied into a half pony
  • wishes Kei would lighten up
  • thinks Joey is like an annoying little brother who won't stop following him
  • sometimes looks up to said annoying little brother
I was thinking about keeping his shirt white with red stripes like in my original design, but when I accidentally inverted the color of the white layer, I realized how good black looks when compared to white. It made the white version look like pajamas worn under an inexpensive suit!

Do you prefer the older version or this one? (^^*)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gijinka #3: Kentucky Fried Chicken "Kei"

I gave Kei a bit of an update from his original design. He looks bored with my shenanigans though, and I feel a little, teeny bit sorry for him! But he seems to have a lot of fans, so I thought I should draw him again while I think of designs for the other cafes!

Here are some facts about Kei:

  • snobby, but responsible rich kid
  • idolized his great-grandfather, Colonel Sanders
  • really hates socializing, despite his popularity
  • is so, completely, done with Ron and Joey's rivalry
  • makes the weirdest chicken menus on the planet
  • does not care if you think cheese-top burgers and chicken sisig are weird
  • actually, he doesn't care what you think, period
I think that's it for now! Hope you guys still love him! (^^*)

Friday, May 19, 2017

ILUP: A Quiet Morning

I don't know about you guys, but I like the feeling of having my hair brushed. My sisters and I used to do that, and we get to talk about anything under the sun. (^^*)

That's the main reason why Hoy Ikaw is smiling in this illustration... It may seem off character for him, but even he would relax if his hair was being brushed~

It makes me wonder what they are talking about though..! Preston does not looks happy! (>—<;;*)

I had thought about drawing my characters this way after I saw a screenshot from Yuri On Ice's ending theme... But I couldn't decide who to use until I remember Misaki-taichou mentioning that she wanted to comb Hoy Ikaw's hair. (=v=✩)

Anyway, hope you guys like it! Time for sleep! (^^*)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gijinka #2: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf "Teal"

Ok, this is getting addicting, haha! And since I'm drawing on a small canvas, it's very easy to finish!

For Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, I named him Teal!

  • the creator of the original ice blended coffee
  • has to wear a sweater because of all the ice blended drinks he consumes
  • super friendly towards his customers
  • doesn't judge you if you order non-coffee drinks in his cafe
  • gives the best hugs
  • loves the color purple
  • has simplified membership cards and offers free wifi
  • calls Starbucks "Hoshi-senpai"
  • tries his best to keep Hoshi from going into berserker mode
I may be slightly biased since CBTL is my favorite coffee shop. Also, I really love the color purple, so it's hard for me not to love Teal~!

I wonder who I should draw next?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gijinka #1: Starbucks "Hoshi"

It seems people are really getting into making gijinka (personification) of restaurants, cafes, and even drugstores lately. I thought I might as well give it a try while I still have a bit of time in my hands~ I also needed an excuse to draw more bishounen in suits so there..!

Meet Hoshi, my version of Starbucks!

  • his name means "star" in Japanese
  • pronounced slightly differently, his name sounds like the term for "want" in Japanese
  • always up to date with what the kids are into despite his age
  • people think he has trendy white hair, but actually, he's so stressed out because his customers always asking for bizarre, personalized drinks
  • very good at memorizing those bizarre, personalized drinks
  • quietly spites you by spelling your name wrong
  • always smiling despite feeling the absolute need to throw your coffee to your face

I was a bit torn with his hair color... The wavy patterns on the logo can be interpreted as either green or white hair, but I wanted him to look trendy, so I gave him white hair.

After drawing this, however, I realized he kinda looks like Shinomiya Natsuki from Uta no Prince-sama, AHAHA!

Anyway, are gijinka supposed to be original characters, or fan arts? Or both? Hm...

Friday, May 5, 2017

Crystal Shadows: Sakura

This was supposed to be a warm-up sketch but it somehow ended up finished. (o – o。*)?

The background is actually Miss Harlow's photo which I edited to look like a painted background from an anime. I had been wanting to make an "instagram" series where, instead of me taking selfies and the like, I'd have my characters do it for me!

I guess you could call this a stolen/paparazzi shot? Jeremy was supposed to be taking a quiet stroll under the cherry blossoms, but I somehow ended up with this emotional scene. (*・∧・*)? I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but he seems a bit sad about it.

Maybe I'm also feeling sad about something... Mm...