21 August 2009

It has been a while hasn't it?

So much has happened in the past few months! I went to a lot of events over the summer including TCAF, MoCCA, and Otakon.  I am not sure if I will be going to SPX or APE or not but deep down in my heart I really wish I could go!  I already signed up for Canzine in Toronto which is happening this November 1st though. :D I hope to see some of you there! I should have a new zine and mini comic out by then. Please look for it!

I'm working on the pencils for OSCP4 now.  I'm 34 pages in!  About 1/3rd into the comic... Can you believe it? It was around this same time last year that I drew and finished the first issue of OSCP in two weeks. D:  My artwork has changed so much since then.  It is really embarrassing just to look at it and realize how bad my drawing was a year ago.  It is still really horrible (as in needs more improvement as always), and though I am happy for improvement it is kind of bad how there is no consistency between issues

From June 2008

From May 2009

I think it really helped me to keep my lines simpler and thicker.  I guess the art has gotten more stylized, and it has helped that I am more familiar with my characters as well.

Inking my pencils has really helped me improve as through the process I realize what is drawn poorly and what I can improve on.

The difference really is astounding!  And already my pencils are so much better as you can see from this page for OSCP4!

Anyway, I'm going to keep working hard.  Thank you everyone for your continued support! I'm going to try and update this blog more frequently as well. :D

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06 August 2008

2008/05/05 - My Heart

I uploaded this earlier but didn't post it here.
Recently I don't have much to say.
Justine always smiles, but it is scary.

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02 July 2008

2008/06/13 - Killer Bunny

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The other day I had a dream about going to watch a movie about a killer bunny.  The bunny had really red eyes that glowed and it was chasing a boy and girl around the house.  A man came and calmed the bunny down in order to keep it from doing something even more terrible.  It bit the man on the leg, but somehow he ended up victorious.  It was a kind of scary movie though and felt very real.

Anyway, this picture resulted from that day after I had waken up from the dream.  I like to draw these sketches in which people interact with each other.  It is a lot of fun.  The person on the left is always in a really sour mood. ha ha ha.  Well, that is his fault.

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29 June 2008

2008/05/29 - All these people.

Drawn in my Moleskine sketchbook while I was travelling.  I really like the quality of the paper.  It brings out really wonderful things from my pencil and lets the pencil move freely, creating fine and exciting lines.

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The person in the center is Oscar.  He appeared several years ago in 2005 and already then I had kind of decided what kind of person he is.  Vivien looks a little crazy, even more than Justine.  Mi is scared because of all these people surrounding it.  Help!  I haven't drawn this kind of sketch with people layered over on another in a long time.  I used to do this all the time several years ago when all I used to do was draw heads.

I have all of these characters but no story to tell.  Won't a story come to me soon?  Maybe all I can do is illustration.  I want to draw comics. *sniff*

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2008/05/05 - Justine

It's the  knife holding girl that you saw a few months ago!  I decided to make her into a character or something because she is so great. OMG.  Do you all remember her?  If you don't she'll slice you nice!

She likes sharp things, is always smiling with her hair in pig tails.

But she has sweet moments as well that are kind of really freaky at the same time.

WELL, I think that...

The main thing you should remember is that she is bat-shit insane.  Muwahahaha.

I realized that I have over 100 images that I plan to put up this sketch blog but I haven't gotten around to. D:  Err.. I should try to post every day or more in a day.  Then maybe by September I'll be able to finally get rid of all that backlog.  If I hadn't lost my data from the previous computer it probably would had been 200 images. hmm...

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