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Man I'm sleepy!

Since HoneySyn is coming to a close soon (I don't know exactly how soon), I thought about starting another unambitious webcomic about an ex-private-eye. Unambitious being the key word.

Some sketches of the characters:

Blahblahblahblahblah )
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I've been a big fan of Akimi Yoshida lately. I can't really say that her comics are the best I've ever read, but the stories she draws are always pretty engrossing, the storytelling is good, the characters are more or less likable. Although I must say: the lady isn't capable of drawing any story where less than 75% of the cast doesn't die.

As for the art, I actually liked the style in the beginning of Banana Fish the most. It was tighter and more detailed, and the flow was clearer, if that makes any sense. Schumie says I'm partial to the old-school style, but I really thought that the artwork had aged better than say, Yasha, which was drawn a few years afterwards. By the time Yasha rolled around, it seemed to have gone back to the style of Lover's Kiss, and her artwork had gotten looser, although not necessarily in a good way. The paneling had also become a bit more typical shoujo, being a bit less structured, more freeform and to a certain degree, more expressive. However, I liked the artwork in BF right from the get-go, and Yasha... well, I wouldn't have picked it up if it wasn't drawn by Akimi Yoshida.

I'm glad I did though, because the story's pretty good (the project was being scanlated by Shoujo Magic, but unfortunately they've dropped it due to "lack of interest"). But the scans that I'm reading lets me experience in full the woes of the language barrier (I can understand the 50% of the plot that's not in Simplified Chinese) and horrible typesetting (the page on the left: how the fuck did that sentence miss its intended target by 2 inches?).

After finishing Banana Fish and Kisso Tenyo, I had more or less stopped expecting any real slash in the stories, so imagine my surprise when there were prominent characters who were a canon gay couple! The story itself also hits pretty much every fetish in the book (except for the naked apron), including but not limited to:

  1. Twincest. They have a love/hate/love/hate?/love/hate/love/?/are-you-me-or-am-I-you relationship.
  2. Subservience. Twice. One's a bodyguard, one's a servant/best friend/lover.
  3. Bromance. The bodyguards.
  4. Childhood friends. The type who can tell if the protagonist is thinking about sacrificing himself and tell him to "snap out of it".

Overall it's pretty fun to read, but as it's written by Akimi Yoshida, I'm expecting at least one of the twins, one of the bodyguards, and two of the three childhood friends to die before the series is over.

*shakes fist, Colbert-style* YOSHIIIIDDAAAAAAA..!!

I conclude my rant with Rin/Takeru fanart, because I liked them the most.

The first time I saw you, you were, like, sittin around. )


Jan. 11th, 2009 02:19 am
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I didn't really get much of a chance to draw in the past week or so, but I finally drew something today!
I feel pretty rusty...


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Oh yeah, it's my birthday today! I'm officially legal in the states! Woo! (Why couldn't this have happened 2 days ago?)
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A pic of Kakyoin:

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I've been feeling a bit uninspired lately. I'm not sure if it's the stress of school weighing down on me, or if it's just the weather. If it's the weather, I hope the weather goddamn changes soon.

The other day, I was watching my sister play Innocent Sin, and she got to that one bit in the Sky Museum where Tatsuya has to catch Maya, and his Persona comes out for a few moments. I thought it was Apollo's hand, so I thought it strange since the persona he had wasn't Apollo.
So I said this:

"Is his stand Apollo?"

My sister stared at me.
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I probably should've posted this before the other one, since the scene is technically before it. Well... Oh well. :/

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I really despise flash, with the burning intensity of a thousand firey suns.
It's unfortunate, because I'm required to spend at least one afternoon a week learning how to use the despicable program. Today I gave up half-way through the lesson (my button wouldn't make a sound that went "whoop".) and spent the rest of the time doodling instead.


This was not what I drew, but it's close.

I started out drawing a group pic of All The Characters in Jojo who have Half a Brain, but it eventually turned into Orgy of All My Favorite Characters. So I went along with that.

The Mother of all scribbles. )
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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... )

Jojo Meme

Oct. 7th, 2008 12:59 am
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This is the first time I've ever filled out an art meme. I usually don't try to approach them as I figured that I'd be way too lazy to actually finish filling them. Or that there are certain questions that I don't feel like doing. This meme was pretty fun all the way though though, although I was somewhat surprised that I managed to finish it... seeing how lazy I am.

Jojo art meme )
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Nothing exactly original here, once again. Drawn for [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint so that she won't strangle me for... not drawing this.

Giorno/Mista. Photo reference was used (for the pose, not for the characters), but I can't for the life of me remember the source. I'm almost certain that Michi sent me the photo.

Fascinatingly unoriginal )

I also spent a riveting afternoon learning how to program forms in Dreamweaver; my heart quickens with the mention of such an exciting day. So of course, I spent all the time in between paying attention randomly clicking the screen in a futile effort to escape the (bath) room. It didn't work out too well, I got stuck pretty quickly.

Other news, I love the song Academia by Sia.
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I finally got pchat to work! Wanna pchat, [livejournal.com profile] metanomaly???

It was [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint's birthday today, so I went on pchat. (Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint.)

I asked [livejournal.com profile] cloverx who I should draw, and she said Johan, so.

Few Johan pics )

And I drew Giorno. I like Giorno.



Sep. 27th, 2008 11:37 pm
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Some random Johnny/Gyro I drew to practice inking. Although in the end I had to ink half of it on photoshop anyway. :C

Prolly not nsfw, but you prolly don't wanna be looking at it at work )


Sep. 26th, 2008 03:48 pm
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Giorno, ala Godfather. The Godfather III poster.

flehwa;fwe )

Caeser. )
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I thought Anasui was a woman.

Rohan )


jdsklaf;ejwafew )

ETA: I finished reading Stone Ocean. Wow, most depressing ending in the world. Also, FF wasn't in that last scene. WTF?


Sep. 18th, 2008 11:12 pm
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I feel kind of dead. As in, the type where you just feel no energy all day long, and want to sleep the entire day away, but you drag yourself out of bed to go to school, act like a zombie through the entire day, and come home to pass out on the floor. Not to mention unmotivated. Just a little.

I think I could really use a coffee.

Anyway, I did sit around to draw Giorno yesterday, if only for lack of energy to do any real thinking on my assignments.


By the way, anyone write jojo fics? Anyone wanna do a trade (or collab) with me? Anyone... anyone...
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I have so much homework I should be doing right now.

random sketches: Jotaro, Kakyoin, Giorno/Mista )

CG practice )

A conversation I had with [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint and [livejournal.com profile] hiphopelephant about a part in Golden Wind.

[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot: Y'know, when they were on the train, why couldn't they just stick their heads into the fridge or something?

[livejournal.com profile] heart_mint: Beats me.

[livejournal.com profile] hiphopelephant: There was a fridge on the train?

[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot: No, they were inside a turtle.

[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot: On a train.

[livejournal.com profile] heart_mint: The fridge was inside the turtle.

[livejournal.com profile] hiphopelephant: ....Oh.

[livejournal.com profile] steam_pilot: I love how it makes less sense once we've explained it.
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School made me sad. Nothing else to report.

I drew some gay. Some Bucciarati/Giorno and some Mista/Giorno. I know, I'm a whore, but I don't really have an otp for Part 5. Although I think Giorno is my favorite JoJo as of now.

Giorno/Bruno )

Giorno/Mista )
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Man, Golden Wind (part 5) is made of so much win. Giorno was a lot differenter than I thought he'd be. I wasn't sure what I was expecting, but certainly not the calm, logical strategist of the team.

I like reading his fights the most too, cause his ability is so defensive that he always has to fight very creatively to win.


Read more... )

And, I re-read a bit of SBR, and I realize that I'm actually really really really fond of Diosuar. Hur hur hur. He's so cute.

Read more... )
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...Kakyoin dump, basically.

Finished reading Stardust Crusaders today, actually. It helped that I was at school for 2 hours with nothing to do.

So, I drew Kakyoin an awful lot. A little Jotaro. Like, once. Overall, a bunch of chicken scratches with some stuff on top to make boring drawings not as boring. All are watermarked because I am a crazy lady with 13 cats and a shot gun.

Sketches, Jotaro/Kakyoin )

Sunglasses at night )

The Eyescars make everything better )

I think I've almost gotten the hang of drawing him.


Sep. 7th, 2008 12:15 am
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I started to read part 3 of Jojo the other day, because it was on [livejournal.com profile] heart_mint's computer. Aside from Araki's style being a little less "pretty", I thought overall it felt pretty similar to SBR.

But. I love Kakyoin. So much. I may love him more than Johnny.
And I do know what will happen to him, but I STILL LOVE HIM. I'm already bawwing.

A-anyway, I guess the logical next step is that I ended up drawing him. I dunno, is anyone surprised? :/

felw;ahfiewafhkdslajvf;e )

ETA: So psyched for this.
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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 )


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