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scraps and NYCC

BUT FIRST here are some scraps I drew between the last time I posted and now, I haven’t drawn them much this year at all ):

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This was drawn listening to this snk ost of eren’s mom’s death LOL. WHENEVER THAT SONG PLAYED SOMETHING BEYOND HORRIBLE HAPPENS IN THE ANIME and therefore naturally it catered to my preferences very much ahuheaueuhaeuh

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This was drawn like the day before I left for NYCC. I’m not sure where it came from, but after I drew everything, I decided to look for classical paintings of kings to get some ideas about what to throw in the background, and inadvertently realized that I had drawn the Pieta into something totally inappropriate OOPS

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And a WIP of a gift for kristen :D

SO ANYWAY NYCC

This is undoubtedly my favourite con of the year now because of its location. NYC has a special place in my heart, it’s close by, and it’s a con that is actually not stressful (at least during the con) because it’s well run, it operates on reasonable hours, and so many helpful friends are there as well. I was surprised I wasn’t that tired even though it’s a 4 day con with dinner socializing obligations everyday (unlike AN LOL WHERE I TURN INTO AN ANTISOCIAL HERMIT AFTER CON EVERYDAY) Maybe it was cus my adrenaline was always up whenever I get to do stuff around the city; I was just excited to be back. My friends brought me to amazing food places everyday, took care of me by bringing me lunch and helping me with my ridiculous amount of luggage, and also HOOKED ME UP WITH FREE HOTEL ROOMS THAT THEY HAVE OBTAINED WITH THEIR WITCHCRAFT making my stay dirt cheap WTF. This is a con I will definitely try to go back to every year as long as they accept me in the alley, and hopefully in the future I will be able to bring kristen with me as well ;-;

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The only shot I took at the AA because my table looks eternally the same every con anyway

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The fancy new javits front door that was under construction the last time I went!

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Everyone else bought pokemon over the weekend as part of their loot, but I don’t play ): I did find adam hughes there by accident and bought one of my favourite pieces of his! I will buy a frame for it later, but honestly I am worried about actually hanging it up because for some reason my parents like to show my condo to their friends, and they probably wouldn’t want me to hang this up anyway LOL… I guess I will take it down whenever I have visitors or something idk

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A commission Jay was doing and I wanted to take a pic of it cus it was SO BEAUTIFUL……………. but he trolled last minute and turned this pic into like an anime action frame or something

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This is the view of a hotel in brooklyn we stayed at during one of the nights HAHA. the hotel itself was fine but wow this view

And now please brace for the foods
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In which Finni paid like $80 in 1s HAHAHAH

And some pics from my plane!! I wish I had a better camera to capture these pictures because I just loooove flying ;; so far in my 3 flights to NYC though I’ve always be seated on the wrong side for arrival and never got a chance to look at Manhattan during the fly around. THE WINDS DON’T LIKE ME ]:

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Ending with more pics out of my window
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pages

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

fight

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promise to give me your all

from listening to the everybody dies theme

I don’t look for music to draw to, but when I do come across a song that gets to me I will have this unstoppable NEED to puke my heart onto a canvas and it feels sooooo good to do :I It’s interesting how there is really only one part of the song that hit me and the rest is kind of not very good, but man is that melody well done and hard hitting it almost feels like a waste to be preceded and followed by the rest of the piece. It’s pretty much true for most songs and drawings and stories; it doesn’t have to be made of gold and diamond all the way through, but you better make sure there is one thing that claws right into your viewers’ kokoro and make them remember

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?