Monday, December 28, 2009





Some smaller and quicker sketches I've been doing recently. Kirby installed Sai on our little netbook so I can actually sketch on it :D I think I prefer Sai over Photoshop when it comes to my linework but I also know I'm pretty lazy when it comes to using multiple programs. I like Photoshop since I can practically use that for almost everything so...I dunno.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Prints









Testing out this print stuff. I'm not sure what the quality is like over there but Kirby and I did order a print for one of our walls. I haven't used that account in a long while so some of the other things are embarrassingly outdated :P

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Alice in Moriland







Started a new sketch. I normally avoid drawing Alice in Wonderland type stuff; mostly because I feel that almost everyone at one point uses this as inspiration. But over on egl_comm_art it's one of the current contest themes and I felt inclined to try it out. I was going to ditch drawing Alice and go off on the loli bunny but I decided to give it another go and this second attempt at drawing her feels better to me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hime Looooo















Kind of a massive image post; mostly due to being lazy in keeping track of my progress.

Inspiration to color this hit me the other day when I was hanging out with Justin, Andre, and Tong and everyone was doing a bit of show-and-tell. Since I've been drawing mostly to decompress after a day of work I've been sticking to areas I'm familiar with so I haven't been challenging myself. But after we hung out it kind of gave me this newfound sense of inspiration and motivation to try and color this. I feel incredibly rusty doing this, BTW.

One last big update before vacation~!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Irene











Continuing on my sketch for looooo (man, remembering how many O's are in her name is hard!). I almost lost it on the details; it almost was a pain in the ass to do since there's a lot of stuff happening in that border print. Also there's the pressure on wanting to do a good job since this is her dream dress and all.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009





I keep losing steam with my previous WIPs and so I start doodling at a new one while in the middle of it. The second one I didn't bother to save at a higher resolution since it's just a bunch of my sketch lines; this way you can kind of see the general picture rather than the details (lack thereof). On the first one there's a lot of contrast with the black and white which doesn't give off a nice whipped cream feel, but when I lighten it up it feels pretty good. Still debating whether or not to add the drippy stuff; on one hand it creates some interest up at the top in where I feel I left too much white space but on the other I dunno if it just makes it look too cluttered and/or messy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Disneyland~!


I'm having fun drawing all the chibi people :D I initially wanted to create multiple pieces of everyone but the thought of that left me burnt out so I decided to create a collage-type thing instead. Lolita dresses take up so much space that I didn't want to have to fight for real estate which was why I went for the chibi route.

Trying to stay true to form with the dresses and the prints; it's not something I do very often.

Man, I hate drawing glasses T_T.

Lolita really skews with my proportions...still trying to figure that out. I tend to draw dresses with really high waists which kind of throw off where the legs should go and stuff. I find if I look at this for too long the limbs start feeling weird or off to me.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Couple New Sketches Tonight





Had some ideas I wanted to draw out instead of continuing with my other stuff. I dunno what direction to take yet.

They Have Arms!!








Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Meta Amalolis





At first glance the two images look similar but I was actually stumped on how to solve the problem with the print on their dresses. The first one I lowered the opacity on the print pattern so it wasn't as strong of a focal point than the second image. It started to feel kind of jumbled and messy.








It probably doesn't look like there were any changes but I went and warped the horizontal pattern a little bit so it flows a little better. It doesn't bother me as much and I didn't feel like I destroyed all the work I put into the pattern. I also went and made another one for their socks and I think that also helps in balancing it all out. It sits better overall and I've got opacity for everything at 100%.

Finished the last of the hair so I can quit feeling uneasy about it :P

Starting to work on arms; something I find both fun and frustrating to do.

Ctrl+J has been my favorite shortcut to use on this so far (Copy layer).

Saturday, September 26, 2009

B.L.E.E













Making slow and steady progress on this one :D Nothing too challenging (yet) so it's pretty therapeutic to work on.