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I haven't exactly been too productive as of late, so I have nothing to post, really. I am posting this because [livejournal.com profile] nenadi said if I don't, then she'll think I'm dead and give me a funeral, and as I am not emo I do not want a funeral.
So, there is progress on my Chie cosplay!

chie cosplay progress. Also life. )
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I'm graduating in exactly... 5 days, and it's all very exciting. I just got the printed boards for my grad show booth, and it sure costed a lot to get them done, but it looks really good!

Photos, and Templesmith-related photos from the ECCC )
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I drew Ivan in pchat, more or less to try to figure out his colours. He turned out to look a lot like Christmas, but I think I like it enough to keep the scheme.

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Anyway, I started to watch Merlin a while ago to see what all the fuss was about. It was only one season long, so I didn't really mind watching all of it (I don't like watching series that are too long, I get discouraged even before I start). And I have to say, it's pretty entertaining. It's got action, and guys saving each other's lives a lot, and a slash!dragon (it took me a while to figure this one out), and dudes being touchy feely and destiny and magic and stuff like that, and it's generally pretty fun. I like it in the same way I like shounen manga.

Anyway, I guess it's pretty natural of me to want to draw fanart. Not like there's anything else I can do... I really suck at trying to capture realistic likeness though, so I didn't even try. I tried to get the essence of the characters though, however vague that may be.

Arthur + Merlin )

A bird... and a pie. )

A friend told me to watch Pushing Daisies, because he said that I might like it. So I did. And I did like it. I actually like Olive more than Chuck though, because Chuck is just way too perfect. Olive is more human but still manages to be a really sweet girl, and she just tries so hard that I can't help but root for her. Poor girl.

I also really like Emerson; he is a funny dude. But I think he must be gay because he is constantly with two good-looking woman and he doesn't even care.

Also started to watch Carnivale. I only watched two episodes so far, but it's looking to be really good.

And that's about it with the shows I've been watching, I suppose. Ah, teevee on the internet. Better than teevee on teevee.


Feb. 24th, 2009 09:34 pm
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Haven't done much except for some schoolwork the past week or so. I started to re-read sunshine again, and even though I'm not usually a fan of vampire novels, I really like this one. And even though Sunshine almost never stops describing Con's hideous looks, in my mind he will always look like Adrian Brody.

Anyway, I worked on one of my assignments a bit, and I've decided that instead of trying to do every illustration style I can possibly manage, I'll try to channel my focus into two main styles. I won't go into detail about what those styles are, but this is one of them:

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Anyway, my sister's managed to find and download (how did she manage it? I couldn't when I tried) the really old Monkey Island games, and is having the time of her life.
Although, when she talks to me while she plays it, she sounds more than a little schizophrenic.

[livejournal.com profile] heart_mint says: ...I totally just asked a woodsmith HOW MUCH WOOD COULD A WOODCHUCK CHUCK IF A WOODCHUCK COULD CHUCK WOOD?
[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot says: ...
[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot says: That is so 1993. Seriously.
[livejournal.com profile] heart_mint says: shut up i'm lolling
[livejournal.com profile] heart_mint says: man, all the good games were back then

Anyway, I had a hankering for Smallville fics a while ago, so I pretty much read everything I came across and drew some fanart. Not really sure if I should post it because it's not great... but maybe if I ever get around to colouring it.
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Reading week! Yay!
Unfortunately, I have portfolio review during reading week, so I'll be working on that as opposed to doing anything very productive, such as sleeping and eating cookies.

work )

Opinions about Final Crisis )

In celebration of Countdown never happening, a pic of James Jesse! Because he didn't die during Countdown, nosiree.

Countdown? What Countdown? )
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Rachael Dukes of Poseur Ink has some unexpected monetary issues, so please help her out if you'd like to buy some cool arts!

I finished my painting for the art box show, and dropped off my painting, but I won't be able to make the show itself because some unforseen family issues had arisen, forcing me to put off my events of the day.

But, here's the painting anyway!

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I spent most of the day experimenting with painter. It was pretty frustrating, as the learning curve was not so much a curve, but a concrete wall. Most of my "experimenting" consisted of anger-induced scribbles on a blank canvas, as well as frantic switching of tools in hopes that one will cooperate with me.

Anyway, the results of all that anger is one Persona 4 fanart.

Spoilers for December!!

contains spoilers for the end of December )

But despite all the frustrations I have for colouring, Painter is fantastic to ink with. It's a lot better than Photoshop. I started to use custom brushes for this pic, but it just felt like... working with Opencanvas, really.

Outenkun fanart )
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I've been working on some paintings for the Vancouver Art Box Show for the past few days. I got 3 boxes, which was actually one more than I really should've gotten...

Anyway, I was trying my hand at acrylics. I could count the number of times I've really painted with acrylics on my hands, and it's the first on wood... so I guess it was more of a learning experience than much else.


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My sketchbook ran out a few days ago, and I've yet to get a new one. It's just a task I haven't gotten around to, and am now forced to draw in a half-sized book with inferior paper. I am sometimes charmed by small little books, so every so often I'd find myself with a small sketchbook in my hand a few dollars poorer. However, I don't actually like to draw in a small book. I think part of the reason is that I don't like to rest my wrist on the edge of the paper, and when the book is small, the edges are just that much closer.

But I digress...

Me and [livejournal.com profile] cloverx have been working on a one-shot for the rumored December release of Rush. I'm not so sure if it's actually coming out or not, but that is what I hear.

As we're not sure if it's coming out in the beginning or end of December, we decided to not take our chances and finish the story as quickly as possible. Which meant that I had to pencil 32 pages in around 5 days or so. I'm inking it now.

Here is one of the pages:

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Having a bit of trouble with my business card and self-promo package. I wanted to redo it with a military theme, but I wouldn't have time, not for marks at least. I'm hoping that when I do my portfolio site, it doesn't need to be consistent with the rest of my promotional package because redoing a site would take a lot longer.

Anyway, I ran down to Golden Ages yesterday with [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint and [livejournal.com profile] snowpanda_zero to see if they'd pick up the HS books. The owner didn't exactly seem very interested on the phone, so I didn't go in with very high hopes. Fortunately, he liked the book enough to pick up 3 copies, so it's now available there! Yay! The rest of the staff was super nice though, we kind of stood there for a really long time talking to them.

In any case, I came home a bit later to draw Jojo fanart with absolutely no reference. For any of it. So please excuse any mistakes on both parts.

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It's Thanksgiving today, here in the Great Soviet Canuckastan.
Or perhaps it's tomorrow. I can't really remember, but it should be within these two days, and the only reason I know that much is because I happen to have a day off from school tomorrow.

In any case, I haven't been doing much the past few days except for a whole lot of nothing. School has been catching up to me, but I'm glad that my Applied Design teacher finally approved my logo concept. That class has seriously been hell for me, because he always rejected every single idea I had.

It was probably also hell for my friends too, as I whined at them non-stop about it. Well, it's all over now! Until the next project.

But I digress.

Here's a poster that [livejournal.com profile] panda_ne commissioned me to do for a party she's in charge of, because who she originally wanted to ask wasn't available, and I can whip up a poster in two days.

Tongue Party, she told me it was, )

And some CG practice. I would give my left arm to draw like Jon Foster. I would give my right arm too, actually, provided I can draw like Jon Foster using my left arm. Or my foot, even.

Been revamping some (most) of the Megiddo characters, because I realized that in trying to be realistic, all the designs turned out rather (really) boring. It's not really just a problem of being boring, but that I doubt anyone aside from me will be able to tell one character from the other as they all look the same.

Wilst was one of the characters that got revamped, and I was just practicing CG with him.

Read more... )
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Someone... stole my garbage, what the hell? I swear I put garbage in it yesterday, and now it's just... gone. Oh well.

Spent the better part of last night doodling when I promised to design my sister's resume for her. Which really reminds me, I need to write my resume too. I didn't realize that I'd need it for class.

Gonna head to the VAG to see Krazy tomorrow. I've already seen it, but this is a field trip. For some reason I have to bring my resume. Go figure.

Roooflcopter )


Aug. 27th, 2008 05:48 pm
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Man, I don't like posting about my life. It's so boring.

BUT. I went to AE with all my lameass friends, and THAT'S not boring. I'm posting piktuars, only of ones that have me + lameass friends in it or something I have something to say about (hot jesse is hot hur hur), because I'm sure everything else is available on 4chan or something.


Yeah, that's about all I have. Well, I do have other pics, maybe I'll post them later, but I honestly don't think anyone really wants to see them.


Aug. 10th, 2008 02:22 am
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1. [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint keeps telling me to stop looking at the pw kink meme. Coming from someone who lives on 4chan, that request(?) holds absolutely zero water.

2. My photoshop seems to be acting up, for some reason. I thought that my monitor was strange because the colours were completely off, but then it turned out it's only that way when anything is viewed in photoshop. What the hell? Is there some sort of preference thing I can poke around with?

3. There was supposed to be a point to that... I think the point was that I was drawing Futomimi to test it out, and it looked completely different. In any case...

Nice lipstick. )

4. I was randomly sketching out characters of one of our original stories, and these are two characters, both are girls. I've got a name for one of them, but not the other. I'm really bad with coming up with names.

Read more... )

5. I watched the opening ceremony.

6. [livejournal.com profile] sarahofcroydon was asking for ideas on what sport Klavier would fit into, and I rambled incoherently about this and that, suggesting some sport that wasn't swimming.

Not swimming because I don't like speedos, unfortunately. Just personal preference.

Afterwards, I sat down in front of the telly and watched the olympics. They don't wear speedos anymore. Instead they wear these legskin (or bodyskin) things that all of a sudden made all the swimmers ten times hotter in my book, and this goes for all the girls as well.

So I rambled incoherently some more... and long story short, Klavier in a swimsuit. Speedo.

Go for the gold, Klavier. Go for the gold. )

7. Watermarked cause I'm paranoid. It's a bit late to be posting, sorry if I'm not making any sense. Umbrella.

8. I don't want to paint. I don't like painting because it makes a mess and it's a hassle to clean up. I like CG because there's no mess and if I screw up I can undo. Why can't I CG for school instead?
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Why is it raining? It's supposed to be summer right now. :C

So, I'm almost done with shipping of preorders, as basically I just need to buy (a lot) more stamps and mail them out.

As for anyone who received it, were the books okay? They weren't damaged in the mail or anything, were they? Wrapping them in newsprint seemed like the best idea... or the only idea, really. I didn't really like doing that at first, because it didn't look very good... but eventually (and after much experimenting) I found a solution that finally satisfied my own desire for nice packaging. And the answer lies in... stickers.


Anyway, I've forcefully drafted Schumie into the war helping me do a really long Ace Attorney doujin. What the hell am I talking about, you ask? Well, I'll give you a hint. A really big hint.
Mafia AU.

In all honesty, I don't expect very many people to be all that interested in this, so this is to satisfy my inner fangirl test a book printer that's near by and seems pretty good. But hey. It has Phoenix. And Miles. And pinstripes. And they also smoke a lot. And pinstripes automatically makes everything 108.4% better.

So I was working on one of the pages yesterday, (and I promised Schumie that I wouldn't take a screenshot of this, but broken promises are the only real ones, right?) and I asked Schumie how I should lay out the words, and she drew me a few sketches on msn that let me know exactly how I should lay it out.

Here is the page in question )

But, that's been life for me. Oh, I also got two new pairs of glasses. I was gonna get just one pair, but my dad liked another pair better, so he told me to get them both. I have no idea how I'm gonna wear two pairs of glasses, but hey, he offered.

Also: my demon Chiaki cosplay is 90% complete.

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I LOVE THIS FIC. (it is epic Apollo/Klavier)

I guess Apollo is a little ooc, but I still like it.


ANYWAY that was my Canada Day. Not too bad, kinda eventful, got my exercise for the day, now I'm a little sore. I wonder if those suiciders died or not. I know the person who got hit by a train was completely fine.
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I am very addicted to this song:

Here's the mp3 if anyone wants it: Headlights - TV.

I also uploaded a few of their other songs which I enjoyed. Aw man, they're so awesome, and cute, and charming.

Headlights - Lullabies
Headlights - Cherry Tulips

Anyway, still working on that one-shot with Schumie, and hopefully I won't take too long with it.

And now for something completely unrelated )


May. 7th, 2008 05:24 pm
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I passed my class 5 road test.


In celebration, I bought myself a sketchbook, a tub thing of varnish and 4 magazines. Came to... more money that I should've spent (plus the money I spent on the lisence) but hey! I was happy!

Then I spent most of the day yesterday drawing Johnny.
A bit of today too, although I would've finished earlier if I hadn't gotten lost trying to get home from Staples.

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Yeah okay... It was gonna be a lot more Epicâ„¢ than this, but I'm not really sure if it'd get off the ground so I might as well put this up.

So yeah, this was for a kink at the kink meme: steampunk!Phoenix.


So I finally watched Children of Men today! I've been waiting forever to watch that movie, so now I'm in a good mood. And I can't stop thinking about it.
I thought it was pretty good, but I generally like movies about bleak dystopias. I have genres that I like for specific mediums, and for movies, dystopia is the one. And I also like dramas.

I tried reading the book too, a while back. Couldn't get past chapter 3.

For books, I generally like epic fantasies with lots of action. I haven't read a good one in a while, actually. I pretty much hate reading anything else.

For manga, I like shounen manga with lots of fighting and action cause they're so exciting. 8D Damn, I love cheesy fight scenes. And I guess I also like suspense titles like Monster and 20th Century Boy.

And for pretty much any medium, I hate vampires. I don't even know why I hate them so much, it just feels like they're all the same and everything has been done before. The only vampire book I really thought was different was Sunshine by Robin McKinley. That was a really good book.

Edit: My site overhaul is done! PLEASE TAKE A LOOK!

Also: [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint got P3: FES and started to play it. Turns out some of the dungeon BGM's were remixes from Persona 2 (and maybe Persona: Revelations?). I thought she was going to CRY.
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Remember the sketchbook I was talking about a bit ago?
Well, they've been printed and are up for sale! 8D
There are 4 covers for you to choose from:
1. Sober (uh, sold out)
2. This hobo
3. Ironman
4. Super Special Awesome Cover

I don't really have sample pages except for the ones I've already posted in this journal before...

Anyway, they're $7.00 CAD, plus $4.00 CAD shipping everywhere. I think they have around 50 pages.

Pleeeaase support us! It's for a good cause!
And I'll put up pics of the other covers if I can get ahold of them.

So to buy one, please clickity click:

Please leave a comment or email me (with the email you paid with) with which cover you want, because if you don't I will just choose a random one.



Apr. 24th, 2008 03:39 pm
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I'm not usually one for memes (I'm way too lazy) but I thought this one was cute.

1. Pick a fictional character that you like
2. Draw him/her in what you wore today.

The only reason I got changed today was to get a refund on a bag of weed-killer.


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