Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shoujo Art I

Started doing a weekly drawing thing with some of my friends where each week, we'd draw something, anything, based on a theme that sort of embraces the whole manga/shoujo aesthetic. Here's my little contribution.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mori Girl

Latest illustration I'm working on. Obviously inspired by the sub-culture/fashion, Mori Girl.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th

For those of you in the U.S.

Also, there was a thing on Facebook where people would put their self-portraits as their profile pictures. Here's mine.

That dress is my favorite thing in my wardrobe.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Just stuff I've done for other people, commissions and whatnot.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sailor Moon

I'm trying not to put too much fanart in this blog, but I do love Sailor Moon a whole lot.

But hey, at least there are clothes designs that are original?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Comic Process pt. 5 - Last One

And here is the finished page:

I used Photoshop for the coloring process and Illustrator to do the lettering. And that's it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Comic Process pt. 4


I either do this on another copy or over the original pencils. Whenever I can, I like to ink over copies of the pencils printed in blue line. It makes it easier to knock back the pencils when scanning and editing in photoshop so only the inks show up.

I like to use brushes and a variety of brush pens, namely Zebra and Kuretake. But you can get a variety of brush pens from jetpens for a decent price and they even offer free shipping for orders over $25. I use tech pens generally when I need neat straight lines or something. Also, I know plenty of people who like to use crow quills.

For a good number of people, this would probably be the last step, except for lettering. People who can pull off just black and white comics need to have REALLY good spot black placement and generally are pretty good at making different textures as a kind of gray tone.

Either way, the next post will be my last one on the process I go through for comics.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Comic Process pt. 3


Like I had stated before, some people like to combine the tight rough and pencil stages. I realized I need the extra step because otherwise, my pencils are too loose, and my
inks tend to suffer for it. With this stage, I print out the tight roughs on a larger paper (generally 11"x17") and then fix any mistakes and figure out the shading and line variations I want for the next stage of inking.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Comic Process pt. 2

Tight Roughs:

I only recently started doing these while making comics. It's pretty much like penciling a page, but on a smaller scale (I draw mine at 6"x9"). I like it 'cause I can sketch it out pretty quick, and I always had an easier time doing initial drawings on a smaller surface. This is a stage that I know a lot of other people prefer to skip, though.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Comic Page Process

Thought I'd post up how I've been working lately in terms of comic book pages.  The examples I'll be using are for my senior project, which is based off the Korean monster, Gumiho.

First thing that I always try to do after getting an idea of a story I want to draw, thumbnail and design characters. Thumbnailing kinda helps me compose and design the pages, since just typing out a script never seems as tangent and helpful as a visual guideline.

I use a template of 2"x3" for each thumbnail page and just go from there. I kinda like the idea of thumbing out at least 5 pages at a time so you kinda always have a good idea of what your next pages will look like.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quick Sketches

As the title says.

A quick sketch off of an image I googled for reference for my Senior Project.

Art history classes seem to go by real slow. I do like drawing in this style every now and then, though, I have no idea what I was thinking with the arms...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Comic Page Sample

An example of one of the most recent comic pages that I've done. It's also one of my favorite pages in terms of the way I inked it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

1st Post

One of my most recent illustrations. Drawn just to unwind after finals.