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I wonder where my rationale went.
So school's winding down, and what that really means is that I'm up to my ears in schoolwork.
Usually if I sit down and actually work, it actually takes less time than I originally anticipate, but that doesn't really help my stress level.

In any case, I'm not too happy since my painting still hasn't sold yet. But that's life I guess, I better get used to rejections.

So my class is putting together a sketchbook sorta thing, and we were gonna decide on the cover, so I scribbled something that could possibly be used for the cover.

Sober )

Whether or not that's the cover, the sketchbook will for sure have some of my sketches in it, as well as some of my awesome classmate's stuff. And I originally thought it'd cost $10.00, but it turned out it'd cost $7.00, which is good, right?

Right now it's around 50 pages, so give me a holler if you're interested. It's for a good cause.

On a different note, my copy of process Recess 2 finally arrived.

I don't even want to go into detail about all the pains I had to go through to secure a copy of it. Mostly anger, on my part.


Anyway, yeah.
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I haven't done any homework all weekend. Go me.
I decided to be a complete procrastinator for the last two weeks. I'll just take things as they come.

Anyway, my class has this sort of sketchbook thing going on that we're selling to raise money for our class, and I'm putting 3 sketches in. I was going to put my previous Godspeed sketch in, but when I looked at it again I thought it didn't feel up to par, so I re-sketched him.

Commissioner Godspeed again )

The sketchbook won't only have my stuff in, it'll have lots of awesome stuff from my classmates (they're really awesome). I'm not sure how many pages it'll be but I think they're gonna sell for $10.00 CAD each. Give me a hollah if you're interested. 8D

So, I think I sketch a lot better on paper, as opposed to on computer. It just feels more natural, and I'm also not staring at a screen.
It's better to ink with tablet though. I actually like inking on paper more, but with the tablet I don't have to clean the scans, which I hate doing.

I sketched this pic of young!Jade on paper and inked it in photoshop. To practice inking and toning and all the good stuff.

Howl, is that you? )

So a few days ago, the goggles I ordered arrived! Jubilations!

My parents have gotten completely used to seeing shit from "Army Surplus" show up at my house. I don't think anything can shock them after the gas mask.

Goggles! )
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Finally finished colouring the goddamn lineart.


I've finished putting the copy on too, so I have to start my other illustration that's due on Friday. Hopefully I can manage to simplify it enough that it won't take SO long.

Edit: Oh yes, in case you were wondering, this is the Chinese creation myth.

Edit2: Oh yes, remember The Shipyard painting?
It's for sale ($950, frame and matte included) so if you're interested give me a hollah.


Mar. 3rd, 2008 12:37 pm
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Wow, so much to do for this week.

1. Finish lineart and colouring (and text) for diagrammatic graphics class. For tomorrow.
2. Finish illustration (due on Friday). Actually it'd help if I started this.
3. Finish magazine spread (due on Monday). I should start this too.
4. 28 Page Grid assignment. (I'll mark this as done.)
5. Site for calendar project (God-DAMN-it I don't wanna work on this)

On the bright side, I don't think I have any homework for web design or branding.

Anyway, I pretty much spent all day working on the first part of the lineart for this:

Still Nuwa )

And I wanted to play Apollo Justice all week too. v___v

Edit: In AP, I get all happy whenever I get to talk to Phoenix. It's... kinda pathetic, actually.
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She emailed us on our honey_syn hotmail account.

"im sorry to say this but hon if you have time to do a comic every week you really need a life
sorry love but its the truth"


I'm just. Confuzzled. Like... wow, so confused.
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I finally got around printing the posters!
It was funny when I had to phone in to pay for them.

Me: Uhh, I'd like to pay for an order I placed?
Him: Are you [Nuu]?
Me: Yes?
Him: Did you design these?
Me: NO. I mean yes. I mean... *squeak*
Him: They're really nice.
Me: Uh, thanks. Uh.. *squeak*

But I eventually managed to tell him my credit card info, and in the "delivery instructions" I had written "PUT INTO OPAQUE BAG".

I got them delivered to a friend, who said the delivery person gave her a weird look. Then she told me there were puppies inside the bag.


Oh, right. If you'd like to buy a poster, please head on over to the STORE

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Spoilers for Blue Beetle.

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Here's the oil painting I did for my school's fund raising class:

The Shipyard )

Nu-Wa )
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Those three things are entirely independent, so I'm not making random observations about sketches or Valentine's Day, because my random observations aren't very observant anyway.

Michi wanted to see Charles x Metis as well.
Well, okay.

Not exactly NSFW, but I wouldn't look at it if I were at work )

Hm... And Valentine's Day.
I drew this pic for some Valentine's Day Cards being sold over at Iris Print. A bit late to advertise it now, I s'pose, but better late than never.

Valentine's )

And finally, the Random Observation.
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I would organize my tags, but I don't really think that anyone looks through them anyway.

So, I've been planning on revamping character profiles on my web comic site, since the ones up are rather outdated and I'll have to add some new ones pretty soon.
With that in mind, I drew a few new mugshots, and was pretty amazed by how different everyone looks.

Thumbnail is unrelated. )

On a completely different note, my doujins finally arrived!!
I'm so sorry to everyone who pre-ordered. I was rather frustrated too, because mostly I was sitting around waiting for the printers to get their act together.

Original Doujin )

Anyway, if you've forgotten, the doujin is this one:

Doujin Sample )

The doujin has now SOLD OUT! Thanks everyone who got a copy! <3



Feb. 7th, 2008 01:40 pm
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I'm pretty cranky right now, and I'm not even sure why.
I thought it was gonna snow last night, but it eventually turned into rain and melted everything away. That's probably why.

Anyway, last night was Chinese New Year's Eve (Happy Chinese New Year) so I went to grampa's house to have dinner.
Where I drew this, since I was just sitting around watching stupid Chinese soaps.

Death of the Prognosticator )

Anything else?
Oh yeah, I also drew Filit when he found Sober.

The Second Seal )


Feb. 5th, 2008 01:48 pm
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It's lunch, and since I ate like an hour ago, I guess that means I just sit around waiting for the teacher to arrive again (since she still need to go over with me about what needs to be revised for my homework.)

Anyway, I decided to try my hand at CGing again yesterday since I (finally) finished Devil Summoner (Belial is hot) and didn't feel like doing homework or working on projects or anything productive like that.

For the longest time I was using a photoshop brush at whatever opacity I happened to use it at (usually flex between 30 - 60% or so) but I finally turned on opacity jitter for pen pressure.
And wow, what a difference it made.

Read more... )

Edit: I took a photo of the painting that's due at the end of the week to show my mom cause she really wanted to see it.
It's... I dunno, it seems pretty incomplete to me but I don't know what to do with it.
I guess I'll post it around to ask for some advice.

Landscape painting )
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I'm generally annoyed, because I have a painting due by the end of the week that I need to finish.
If it really is due at the end of the week, that wouldn't be so bad, but I need to glaze it by then, which means allowing at least 5 days or so for it to dry, meaning I really need to finish it TODAY.
And the last thing I want to do, is work on it.

In any case, on Saturday I basiccally sat down and CGed this.

Godspeed again )
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Lunch is almost over, I think.
So the other day I was looking at [livejournal.com profile] scans_daily and came upon this, Greg land drawing Pixie.
Well, I don't really keep up with X-Men, nor the New X-Men, so I wasn't sure who pixie was, but after looking up a few scans, I decided that she's kinda cute and I like her.

Anyway, point is, I drew her as practice for cging.

Pixie )


Jan. 14th, 2008 02:28 pm
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In class right now, and waiting for the teacher to get around to looking at my assignment. In the mean time I don't want to do anything productive, really, so I'm sitting around , surfing, and typing up an entry.

Honestly, the thing I like most about macs are the dashboard. They're just so awesome. Too bad my dictionary widget broke, or it'll be even moar awesome. And that's M-O-A-R.

A CG I finished a few days ago, it's also up on my site.

Honeysyn Comish )

I find that I'm also pretty hesitant to go to print shops in general, unless the specialize in making... say... manga prints for cons or something. It feels like I'm getting in their way. They have all these companies making thousands of copies of brochures and posters, and here I am, demanding that they make 25 copies of some crappy animu pic for me. My sis tells me I need to be more thick-skinned, but if I were I wouldn't really be thinking about this.

...Uh, yeah. Apparantly I fail at html.


Jan. 11th, 2008 07:09 pm
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Today is my burfday! Wau!

Anyway, not a lot happened. For an assignment, I have to paint part of my city, and because there's this abandoned shipyard down by where I live, I decided to paint that area.
I had to go in to take photo-references, and it seemed like the whole place was being teared down to make way for hotels, skyscrapers, or something decidedly unimportant. The area was fenced off, and photos that I had taken from the outside weren't so much useless, per say, as not as useful as they can be.

So I dragged a friend along with me and we snuck in.
It was pathetically easy, actually. I originally thought that we'd have to climb over the gate, or across the water, but it turned out that where the fence attached to the railing, there was a gaping hole where we could shimmy around the gate. At one point when we were in there, a construction guy showed up and yelled "it's dangerous here", but then he left without really making sure that we left too.

Here are a few photos I took. Mind you, they're not the best, compositionally, as I was mainly thinking of using them as reference for my painting rather than trying to take a cool photo.

I really like this place, it's totally fawesome to the utmost degree.

Anyway, after that we went to a comic book shop that was like a block away, and my friend got me the first volume of Elephantmen for my birthday:

Seriously, I love the paper it's printed on! So smooooth... and thiiick... But it did make the volume seem a lot thicker than it was. I already own the first three issues, and honestly I still have no idea where the story is going. It's an interesting read though, although I wish the story would pick up a bit quicker.

And lastly, a random photo of my room:

Abe keychain!!!


Oct. 2nd, 2007 01:30 pm
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I'm at school right now, and... working tres, tres hard, of course.

....Yeah, I'm slacking off. I kinda wanna go home, since it's 1:30 and the teacher already left and I have a painting I should finish at home, although I'm a little worried about my current assignment as well (a CD jewel case cover).

In any case, a CG I did because I thought maybe I'd hand it in for one of my previous assignments, although I ended up handing in another CG.

Oliver Brooks, plus some other pictures )
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I usually don't post quiz results, but this amused me too much not to post.

sexuality quiz )
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Today I shall write a review on masking tape.

Read more... )

And thus ends my review. I hope this has educated you in your consumer decisions when it comes to masking tape. Namely, do not buy masking tape from dollar stores, because they don't fucking work.
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A list so I won't keep missing them:

The list! )

*looks back at list*

Wow, I'm a geek.


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