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NYAF next week!!

Since I just realized that some people here don’t follow me anywhere else and therefore miss most of my announcements: I’ll be going to New York Anime Festival next weekend!! the Artist Alley is on the 4th floor,  please do make a trip there if you’re going :D I’ll be at table B22, at the far back LOL CRY Q___Q I am kind of looking forward to the con, somewhat worried because I’ve heard mixed things about the con and my circumstances forced me to ship a lot of stuff there (shipping any less would’ve cost me more money, even I don’t understand why or how) and I’m worried about not being able to carry all the leftovers back home if it turns out to be a bad convention. But mostly I’m just worried about NYC public transit because I’m staying at a place far away before and after the con and idk, ny never struck me as a friendly city so if I get lost or step in somewhere I’m not supposed to be, I’M DOOMED LMFAO ALDSFJLFshflkjkgh common sense please protect me

that aside, drawerings!!

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special request for Flow! ugh 3rd classes UGH LOL CANT LIE ABOUT MY FERVENT HATE FOR 3RD CLASSES… also he looks like my archbishop lmfao fml /sameface

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Got this shortly after posting that photo before. I was going for this mirror-like reflective floor like tiv and nardack but I very quickly cluttered the floor up with crap AS USUAL… I ran out of crap to fill at the top but now I think it’s ok to have some breathing room haha, I’ll have to get rid of some stuff at the bottom to balance it out so it doesn’t look like everything is falling into the bottom of the picture LOL. or leave it as is and put a title over the top for a book cover but this is obviously unacceptable as an official cover;;;;

I kinda really want to cg this picture but I just don’t have the time rn ): It’s gotten to the point where I don’t want to rush and ruin ideas so I write them down in words… maybe they’ll turn out nicer and more well thought out since all I can do about them is work on them in my head.

Book 2 plans

I have a relative who will be moving to Canada in January, and my dad suggested to me that if I have any books that I can print at that date, I can save a few hundred dollars on shipping by just shipping it with her cargo. Naturally I thought about my manga but in order to finish it JUST in time to be printed, I have to draw 4 pages a week starting now (excluding NYAF week) until mid dec. It’s something I was going to try in the summer but never had the time and urgency for, and now it’s being shoved in my face. I am going to do it just to see if I can keep up with this kind of schedule (well, I know for sure I can, it’s just whether I want to live by this or not HAHA… I’m really lax with my schedules and always make it so that I get minimum amount of stress from meeting deadlines because WHO LIKES DEADLINES) and if anything I would have a good buffer of unposted pages for various purposes? I already have the rest of the book thumbnailed back in May or June, so all the work left is drawing it out. If it works out in the end, I’ll have CP2 available for sale like 2-3 months before I finish posting all the pages. And if I don’t go insane from this I might keep doing it so that we all won’t be like 80 when CP finishes lmfao

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A sketch I forgot about that I did during fanexpo haha; I did some sketches that I was going to post after i fixed them up/coloured them but I didn’t find any time this week lol ;; I’ll try to remember that next week. This is a redesign of an old chara that I posted about ages and ages ago and never did anything for. He’s the archbishop named Syro but I’m probably changing his name later cus it’s lame LMAO. He was older but since there is obviously a lack of young characters in Carciphona that look alike I am making him younger. He’s amazingly traditional and conservative but only because he believes he has no choice except to be as responsible as possible, and that if he cares about his own concerns he’d be putting countless other people’s concerns in jeopardy. Guilt tripping works wonders on him.

I’m pretty sure no one can figure out wtf is going on in this sketch but this is a great example of what my design doodles look like; I kind of go out of control when I’m making designs for the first time because I’m too lazy to draw new figures for designs so I just draw lines on the same figure over and over again until it becomes uselessly incomprehensible LOL. I’ll totally go insane and frustrated about having waste time on neatness if I were a concept artist lol ]: Archbishop is just his title; he is a summoner and he uses his holy shit ceremonial staff for that. It’s supposed to be turn upside down and played like a doublebass (I just wanted an excuse to make more impractical musical weapons) He has a huge crush on veloce that will never play out because romance is not allowed in Carciphona LOLGOD

IN OTHER UNRELATED NEWS, Islamey gets mentioned a lot when I was in college because it was supposed to be the most difficult piece to play up to that era or something; a lot of people talk about it when I played Scarbo since they get compared a lot for virtuosity, but I never really liked Islamey as a song because it sounds really over the top and generic to me lmao ): But I was looking for good recordings of it and came across Berezovsky’s and holy crap does he make it sound good. I love how he plays Liszt and… I guess this is perfect for him LOL. The only thing I don’t like about it is he plays a lot of passages dry without pedaling just because he can. It’s pretty fucking amazing but in the end I always prefer the noisier performances XD

WIP & old portfolio

I’ve almost gotten all of my responsibilities out of the way, but more just keep coming and taking up all my time ): am sad

One of the three gifts I finished but have to withhold until Christmas!
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and a random octopus for Alex… I actually like how it turned out HAHAHA
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I was talking about a portfolio I made in portfolio class in grade 12 (2004) with a friend, and decided to dig it out to look at it again. My mom crammed a lot of other crap into the case but I looked mostly at the pages and pages of life drawing that we did for the class. It was a lot of fun but MAN I SUCKED SO HARD AT IT LOL. most of them looked like bad animu because that was the extent of my artistic abilities. It wasn’t a real art class, so I received very little instructions about how life drawing should be done or what one should look out for on these drawings. I had absolutely no idea what the fuck people meant when they talked about form, negative space, tones, and other fancy art terms and no one explained it to me so it almost was a huge waste of time. I also doodled a gay anime face next to like every single figure I drew HAHAHA THEY’RE AS EMBARRASSING AS THE FIGURE DRAWING THEMSELVES. In the end I was rejected by the school, and only 2 people got rejected out of the 22 in our class that applied. At the time I thought it was most likely because I was passing out on the table when my appointment at 8am was late by like 2.5 hours (this helper came over and told me to not do that and the interviewer was unimpressed), but now that I look at the pieces, they were just bad LMAO

Here are a bunch of pictures of the matted drawings and other stuff from the portfolio behind the cut.

Creepy ro art

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is she even a priest anymore HAHAH. While I drew the eyes I thought to myself “hey they totally look like a bunch of creepy vaginas” so I thought some BLOODY TEARS WOULD HELP CLEAR THAT UP <:

The cross wasn’t supposed to be evil but I wasn’t in the mood of drawing straight lines and just wanna scribble away, so it got destroyed… As I was drawing it I kinda grew on it and developed it some more. It shapes like many crosses and can change its shape to look like a sword, shield, bow etc. The crosses intertwine with each other and can look like a net from afar if they expand enough, so I decided to name it “tenroe”, the first 2 characters from this phrase (can’t type chinese on this blog ): ), which means a net that encompasses the sky and earth, or something you can’t escape!

I drew the sketch last week and then FORGOT ABOUT IT TIL YESTERDAY LOL… so I decided to take a break from manga drawing and finish this. Interestingly enough I’m still pretty into drawing manga even though I’ve basically been doing this mon-sun nonstop for 1-2 months. If I have to attribute it it’s probably because I’m juggling 2 mangas that I haven’t gotten sick of drawing either one yet. That and I’m learning a ton from drawing the super secret project since it is a new medium, and I have to work with subjects that I’m totally not familiar with drawing so every new page is fun. well ok aside from drawing buildings… i cann0t deal with spending 1 day per building

In other news, this happened:
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Chibi + WIP

Chibi for Jenny’s bishoppppppp I hate renewal designs ]:

And real progress on the crack sketch I posted last time! I am really fond of it even though it doesn’t look like much at this size ]: I think I’m better at doing big scenes than simple character portraits q_q