Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Kids

I wanted to try my hand at the french cartoon aesthetic I like so much, but I'm not sure how well I got that across. Either way, I think they're pretty cute.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I have such a thing for Gurren Lagann. Seriously.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Here's my submission for my university's scholarship gala student-work auction. I don't know what format to get this printed, but I'm thinking a scroll would be nice. We'll see. But before that, I want you to indulge me in a little comparison.

It's always weird to see how much I've improved in the last few years. I never feel like I'm at the place I want to be artistically, but when I compare my current stuff with my old stuff, I suddenly feel a lot better about the progress I'm making. So, every year for the last 5 years I've been making Japanese New Year greeting cards using the Chinese zodiac as a motif. I kind of cheated and made my auction submission New Years-y so it can double function as a card. So for the purpose of making me feel good, let's compare:

Completed yesterday

Completed 3 years ago.

Although if I think about it 3 years is a pretty long time. But seriously. Thank goodness for moving forward. O_O;;

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sketch a Day 12/04/09

I totally forgot to update yesterday's sketch. I make sure to update everything on DeviantArt but sometimes I forget to update here...

Yesterday's sketch is my first piece of original, non-fan art I've done for this exercise. It's my character Kei, having a reflective moment with the sky. Once again this image suffers serious internet desaturation. When I go back and forth from Corel Painter to Photoshop like I do with these sketches, the color range for each program differs so I can never tell what the color will like on the internet. Alas.

I wish I had the storytelling abilities to actually so something with this character. I like the premise, but I have no actual story to tell.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sketch a Day 12/02/09 and 12/03/09

Luigi and Major Armstrong. My interests are random and varied, but I'm trying to use this sketch-a-day to work on things that I don't usually focus on (big burly men, for example).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sketch a Day 12/01/09

Batman's drinking a Long Island Ice Tea. No particular reason why.