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end of year and ice storm

so busy but almost done everything I need to do ;_; the books are at the printer, I’ve painted a few pieces that I wanted to finish, the Tango tutorial is almost done, MY HOME IS RELATIVELY CLEAN AND I AM RDY FOR 2014 what a productive and satisfying way to end 2013 I am pleased!! I have to dive into writing book 5 though because I’m already having trouble HAHA… and I have until the end of Feb to get started on drawing book 5 pages ):. I also kind of want to revamp my site a little for more obvious and straightforward navigation, but that would involve drawing a new picture and a ton of work that I will happily waste all of my time on, and I don’t have that kind of time LMAO….

I also really want to make a new art book in 2014 because I’ve delayed it for long enough. I’ve accumulated a good number of new drawings and I think I can push out a lot more to have enough for the book. I’ve been saving some pieces from the internet in order to have print exclusive pieces for the past year or two, but when I think about it now, I don’t really think that’s necessary or even beneficial @_@? While exclusive art gives incentive for people to buy the book, I think it wouldn’t be a make or break quality for those who are on the line about obtaining a book. For myself, having the printed art of the artists I love is the worth itself, whether or not I have already seen it in high resolution online. Since it’s giving me so much trouble to keep actively posting online while keeping certain pieces behind the veil, I think it’d probably make everyone a bit happier if I had just… posted everything LOL ):…

I finished 2 paintings between the last time I posted and now, and here’s the preview for one!!
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In other news, this December’s weather’s been total ass, every weekend was either a snow storm or ice storm, ESPECIALLY THE ICE STORM OMG like 2/3 of the huge trees on my parents’ street are down because they are so thick with branches and accumulated way too much ice. Whoever that managed the gardening aspect of their area should be FIRED because these trees already kept getting infested with bugs and getting sick. We had ours chopped down along with 2 of our neighbours’ already earlier this year when all of our trees got sick. And now all the surviving trees that grew big enough are destroyed because they weren’t suited for this kind of extreme weather, so I anticipate a lot of them will have to chop theirs down too and have dinky new ones planted ):

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RIP all fo these poor trees

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the rode side trees all basically snapped at the base of their branching and now they look like little triangle dresses

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OUR CLOTHING LINE (the cyan line only) HAS SUCHA THICK LAYER OF ICE ON IT HOLY SHIT

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I guess in the sun it’s really pretty but damn it was dangerous for a few days

cp4 cover and scraps `▽`

I got to draw a lot of stuff this week IM SO HAPPY ;V;

I finished both the outside and inside cover!! I am relatively happy about how the cover turned out, it’s so pretty this time as opposed to the usual ~*dRaMa*~ and contrast of previous tryhard covers HAHA…. I wasn’t too enthusiastic about having to draw the inside cover though, because I wanted it done as fast as possible so I can get the book printed as soon as possible, so I filled an entire canvas with meron’s hair because I can’t go wrong with hair… or fabric. I’m not happy with it but at least it’s done, so I’m just not gonna think about it LOL;;; I wonder if I should just use an existing illustration I did that year as the inside cover from now on, because why not right

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I also started playing league with my girlfriend kristen since she plays it regularly. needless to say I AM CURRENTLY VERY BAD at anything from getting last hit to being useful in fights. I drew these for her to commemorate our (accurate) experiences
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and for some reason I had a huge urge to draw riven as a thug LOL. I felt really guilty about it because colour themed designs are abused everywhere and the design is so generic too, but it was so enjoyable to draw ): I want to make thug versions of other champs too cus colour coordinated designs like this is just asking for it but so far I don’t feel any other champ’s vibe strongly enough to be able to naturally shit out another one like this one. I was gonna do sona but SHE’D JUST LOOK EXACTLY LIKE MIKU HAHAHA

lastly a NSFW pic that I think I’m gonna try and finish!! I hope I don’t get bored of it when I’m done with printing books ;_;

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BOOK 4 PAGES DOOONE

ALL OF BOOK 4′S PAGES ARE DONE ;_____________; MAKES CONFETTI WITH PAGES

HERE ARE SOME SNAPSHOTS OF NOT REALLY WIP PAGES SINCE THEY’RE ALREADY DONE

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AND HERE IS A PAGE FROM THE BONUS STORY OF BOOK 4!! This bonus story turned out to be really long for some reason (16 pages instead of just 10) while the main story only goes up to 138 pages this volume ):
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I have SOOO MANY PICTURES that I want to work on.. but I still have to do a cover, an inside cover, and preflight book 4, then do the tutorial that I promised to make back in like may (ha ha ha;;;) and finish a gift I started for my gf before I can do anything else CRYYYYY… I don’t even know what to do for this year’s christmas sale either, christmas is such a big opportunity to let by, but what can I do I only have so much time ;_; BUT HOPEFULLY THIS UPCOMING WEEK WOULD FEATURE LOTS AND LOTS OF DRAWING

in non work news Noa and Jay brought me to Go For Tea for the first time to play games and get fat
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And for Black Friday sales I got myself a new video card, ssd and a power supply because my case is so old and I had no idea that I actually have to care about wattage for a power supply LOL…………………..
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I’ve been being cheap about my video card during my past computer upgrades, because I wasn’t going to just toss away a perfectly functioning card that costed A HUNDRED DORRAS. But I’ve finally reached the point where I see the model of my card as the minimum requirement for some games ”’orz I’ve also been lagging while multitasking photoshop/games/streams and other things, so I guess my card was finally dragging down the rest of the money I put into my comp ): I was just gonna spend another $100 to just buy a decent one, but after asking friends about how to even decipher between them, I decided to go for a more expensive card to see what it’s like.

I always buy parts for my computer but I never put them together myself LOL, because I’d always be scared about destroying stuff I paid hundreds of dollars for in the name of learning. But the day I bought the new parts, my family all went to some outlet mall to shop, and I was really eager to see how these expensive parts are like, I decided to try to do it myself. PERFECT LOGIC RIGHT, SCARED TO DO IT WITH $120 PARTS BUT DECIDES TO GO FOR IT WITH $600 PARTS… I took so long and at one point my comp was in pieces, and I realized I had no screwdriver LOL. so I had to go on an impromptu shopping trip to walmart while my comp laid with its guts spilled all over the ground. I was soooooo scared that I would fry something or it wouldn’t turn back on, but I managed to MAKE IT WORK!! I WAS SO PUMPED TO REINSTALL MY STUFF ON THE SSD AND EXPERIENCE ITS POWER but I couldn’t find my windows 7 install disk anywhere, and thus anticlimatically ends my computer upgrade adventure :I

And here are some more pics of the sky like always, I am beginning to feel a bit sad about how my camera turns everything into magma in dim lighting ]:

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progress

I’m down to 15 more pages to ink!! except I need to rewrite the next scene completely lol…… I CAN’T WAIT TO FINALLY BE DONE WITH THIS. Having a proper pace is so damaging sometimes cus I’m sure I can come up with a much better story flow if I didn’t have to write a part of the story that I have absolutely no inspiration for. I am all for hard work and overcoming obstacles, but this is the one place where I know I will regret it in the future, because this story is so precious to me and I want for every part of it to be natural and effortless, not calculated and contrived ]:

no spoilers means boring snapshots ;;

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Going to cons is pretty bad for my work momentum, which I’ve pretty much completely lost since returning from NYCC and recovering from September. I don’t know if it’s because the pages are tricky to draw (lots of crowd scenes and unfamiliar perspectives) or I just lost my grip of my pencil but so far I’ve been painfully crawling at about a page a day, versus like 3 a day in August LOL… I should reschedule my releases so that page grinding starts after October or when all my cons are over, instead of starting when all my cons happen right now. The only positive thing that’s coming out of this is I get to stop from time to time to look back, and see if I still like where the story is going, before moving on to do permanent damage I guess…

The last few months have been stressful, sometimes physically and sometimes mentally. On top of some family emergencies, there was a convergence of a ton of other events. I’m not used to having to take great care with people, but my situation this year has forced me to, and enough time has passed since my initial crisis for some things to build up and burst while other things require action and change. I handled some of those things poorly and though in the end they could be considered solved for the time being, I can feel what remains of the stress in my need for distraction and lack of focus to create.

It’s fortunate that I don’t need to be writing important parts of my story right now and I could just spend all day churning out planned pages while listening to documentaries and think of nothing. But ever since I’ve finished scripting book 4 in the beginning of this year, I haven’t done any story writing or world building. In the past, I think about–aka daydream–CP whenever I feel like throughout the day, an act of introversion that I enjoy that fulfills my mental needs. The world slowly builds itself and I would have bursts of progress in the form of writing these things down over the year, every few weeks or every few months. I liked that CP grew like that, but I haven’t done anything like that this year because my mind is often with my significant other now. This is probably the best proof that I was pretty much married to my art and my work. It’s not a loss or a bad thing really, it’s just a shift in my life that is a little alarming at first–right now–because I don’t know what this will do to my story yet. Maybe it would become a better story because I have to methodically and efficiently write the story from now on, who knows!

lastly an exit sketch of me carrying the corpses of my blog followers into the horizon
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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