Thursday, July 30, 2009

study buddies

ack, i've been so busy drawing but i still can't show anything yet... @_@ so here's something quick and sweet for now... drawn with corel's calligraphy tools, which i love to pieces~ i really like how deliberate you have to make your lines, i find it takes a bit more thought than just regular pencil!

Monday, July 27, 2009

goddess commission

here's a simple b&w commission i did of chinese goddess casting a spell. used painter's pastel brushes as usual, lately i've been trying to make the strokes and textures look more noticeable~ also, that red "signature" is from a traditional artist's seal that i got from China! :)
these are the sketches i sent the commissioner... spent too long on that first one before i realized that i didn't like it!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sequence character art

here are some of the first character sprites i did for Sequence... it took quite a while to figure out all the technical stuff - they had to be transparent so they could be placed right over the BGs from the previous entry, and that created all sorts of perspective/composition issues that hurt my head. D: but thankfully it's figured out now!

clean lines + quick color test for Ky, the protaganist

some pencil concepts

edit '10: touched these up and re-uploaded them :)
here is the finished sprite with a few subtle expression variants:
this mexican matador is one of the first bosses... i had sooo much fun drawing him!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Painter practice

here are some older head/color studies from when i was learning corel painter~ i really love working with this kind of simple brushwork! most of these are from capcom's ace attorney, the top one is from disney's mulan.

this last one was made in oekaki shipainter, not painter... but i like the colors enough to post it :)

Sunday, March 29, 2009


here are some silhouette gestures i do to loosen up, before i draw a figure... been super busy lately, but in a few more days i'll have plenty of time to draw to my heart's content! just gotta hold out a little longer~

haha, wtf is that pink warrior carrying... some kind of misshapen can opener or something XD

Thursday, March 12, 2009


wahhh, so many months without an update... is this really my first post of 2009?! crazy. @_@ anyway, here are some environments... i like drawing mountains/trees and organic things cuz it's so easy to just make it up as you go along :p
 this one's an oldie, the first landscape i posted here... i fixed up the drawing & deepened the colors, now it looks way better. always nice to revisit old pieces :)

a speedpaint you may remember from a few months ago, finally decided to finish it!

and these next two pieces are WIPs that I'm working on right now:
that's all for now, more to come later~