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BUT FIRST A BDAY PRESENT FROM MY GF ONLY SHE WOULD’VE BOUGHT ME THIS
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every 12 year old boy’s dream is within my grasps, I can just hear their cries of hysterical envy yes

ok carrying on, pages

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I’m soooooooo stressed out right now not even about pages anymore, just from all the SHIT that keeps happening to good people fuck ugh ): I just want to draw pages and forget everything q_q

fanexpo and otakuthon

The convention months are finally over, unfortunately I’m just bombarded with more and more complications in life and I’m so stressed out and exhausted everyday q_q I can only say as long as in the end everyone is safe and healthy, I’ll be happy, but it doesn’t make things any easier to handle. I’m glad I kinda gave up making book4 for christmas already because I would’ve stressed out even more trying my best to keep up the schedule, and it will all be in vain since there is no way I’ll make it now. I hope this delay will at least allow me to really make sure the book is as good as I can make it, and a bit better than its current frustrating state.

it took me a while to take care of everything after the cons and also to get my hands on these photos from my cousin BUT ALMOST 1 MONTH LATER HERE ARE SOME PIX AND STORIES.

 

OTAKUTHON

So I decided to drive to montreal cus I have so much shit to bring and there are two of us; I’ve driven there before, but my bad luck is just phenomenal because our 5 hour drive TURNED INTO 9 HOURS CUS WE RAN INTO 2 SERIOUS ACCIDENTS THAT BLOCKED ALL THE LANES OF THE ONLY HIGHWAY THAT WE COULD TAKE AND COULD NOT GET OFF. the second crash was like within our visual range too, and we were there before the cops even arrived so that meant if we hadn’t taken our pee break like half an hour before, we could’ve passed it LOL……………. ):…………..

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We couldn’t pass it and there was no detour or anything because of how close we were so everyone just got off onto the highway to watch. I’m glad it wasn’t us I guess and it was kind of a unique experience, but man being stuck behind that for 2 hours was not cool

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obligatory chinese tourist photo

My table there! nothing new!
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After we set up on Friday we had a ton of time to kill, so we walked around the area cus the last time I’ve walked around montreal was like 8 years ago or something

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yep

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This church was cool but after what I’ve seen in Europe, everything kind of just don’t compare sob

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and we ate chinese food for like3 out of 4 days cus we stayed right next to chinatown HAHA. This hongkong style cafe/restaurant totally caters to my tastes ;-;

Fanexpo was, like every other year, exhausting and long and boring, all at the same time I’m not sure how. I still go every year because I’m not rich enough to turn away free money, and it’s right here in my city, but nothing really happens at this con ): There are some cool people who come back to find me every year and talk to me, but this nice experience is just followed by a huge dropoff into the rest of the uneventful con Q_Q People also solicit a lot at fanexpo; every year I get talked to by people who just goes through the artist alley like mailboxes to give me their business cards and tell me things I don’t really want to hear about. I guess for the majority, this is actually a plus because of the career opportunities presented, but for me they are 99.9% of the time something I have no interest in and gets me very frustrated in an already long and tiring convention.

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Everyone at fanexpo has stands that reach into the stratosphere and it makes me wish I could make mine bigger, but it’s already like impossible for me to set it up myself at this height orz”

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I met kitsurie and yume at otakuthon, where they spent a while looking through my bbxvel pieces wanting to cosplay them. At the time they weren’t cosplaying , so I was like my designs are too annoying complicated and probably would take too much money and effort to cosplay anyway (and usually I say this to everyone who tell me they want to cosplay my chars). I WAS PROVEN WRONG WHEN KITSURIE RETURNED TO MY TABLE AT FANEXPO AS KATARINA AND TOLD ME SHE MADE ALL THE PROPS AND STUFF AND I FELT SO BAD DOUBTING THEIR ABILITIES NOT KNOWING THAT THEY MAKE AMAZING COSPLAYS LOL Q_____Q I’m so excited to see what their cosplays would look like if they do end up going there omg LOOK AT THIS KATARINA

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and I got 2 fanarts from the very kind yutaan and neiva! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DRAWING MY BABY I miss drawing her ;;

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fml.jpg 2 and 3!! all 100 remaining pages of cp4 sketched and all that’s left is inking and toning until the end of time :D

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As of right now I am at page 89!! I remember last summer when I was marathoning book 3, I was able to up my page ink rate from 1 to 2 per day. These days I’ve been doing 3 pages a day and it’s a little surprising to me that there was still room for improvement. I’m not sure if it’s because I separated the sketch process or if it’s because recent pages are easy to ink or if it’s because I’ve been watching documentaries that kept me focused, but whatever it is I NEED IT TO KEEP WORKING OUT so I can finish book 4 in time :c

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Finding non spoiler panels to take pictures of is so hard ):

and here’s to show everyone what bonus story they’ll be missing out on for not buying book 4 D:<
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some clouds

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And tiny updates to the list of signs with juby’s help (: I’m left with 2 rather uncomfortable  signs for the last 2 characters that don’t really fit them HAHA… I kind of see virgos as picky hard to work with folk, and sagittariuses as a bit too almost absent minded in the way they easily move on from things, maybe I can balance them out with sun/moons? idk

♈ – Iriel
♉ – Weirin, ♈ asc ♍  moon
♊ – Rae
♋ – Desair
♌ – Auresque, mr villain
♍ –
♎ – Meron
♏ – Blackbird, ♒ asc

♑ – Veloce, ♏ asc ♉ moon
♒ – Vocruen
♓ – Keritzel, ♎ asc ♋ moon?

clouds

a departing evening storm from last week
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what are these bubbly looking formations bulging from under a storm called? I swear they had a name but I can’t remember ): oh they’re called mammatus clouds

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and a pile of 50 pages that I have sketched out so far ha ha ha ha ha…….. 50+ more pages to sketch and then to INK THEM ALL AND TONE THEM ALL LOL SHIT

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I’ve never done pages in such an enormous batch before, usually I sketch out in 2s and ink in like 10s or 20s at the most before toning, but getting used to each process again and again every time feels like a waste of time so… here i am…… this pile is going to double in size before I start AUGH FUCK. how do I finish this before october ugh

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Up to page 58 inked and 47 toned!! progress is slow but hopefully will speed up ;-;

including cameos of characters who are DEAD
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and the birth of background by ruler
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