Monday, April 17, 2017

buncha unfinished stuff

Well 2 months flied by again. I'm feeling like I'm losing sense of time. It must come with the age or something, really.

So past 2 years I have been drawing on and off occasionally but never really got to finish something big to post on my blog. At this rate I will probably never get to post anything so I'm just putting these backlogs up for your entertainment.

I am recording timelapse videos of some of these works so they will get on youtube once I am finished with the piece. Plus, I'm trying out garageband to possibly shit out some random 10-hour music to finally solve this god damned content strike stuff youtube has been giving me troubles with in the past.

Well, in short, the story is that when youtube used to have that audio track thingy to put music to your video I naively used the function to add free music. youtube later took that function down and people who formerly made respective music claimed copyright on their work. I pretty much don't trust 'free' stuff for my monetized videos so I have been just putting links on my videos to my music playlist. Well, people were bugged out about how the video was silent so I'm looking into garageband to see if I can make something quick and generic to avoid claims forever. I am no musician but the app seems easy enough for me so I'm giving that a try. Once that is out of the way I will be pumping out videos as I make them. Just don't be bothered if I keep using that one 10hr music I make.

Anyways, here are the work in progresses.

First one is fanart for Yandere Simulator. This is the most recent piece I am currently working on.

I've been rather obsessed with the yandere dev progress on the official youtube channel and recently there was a video about game's art style revamp. I always thought the game would had been perfect with 'Batou Shujo by Mebae' manga style. The unorthodox eye is something I've been noticing quickly rising in popularity in manga in general, and I gave my attempt about it. I'll probably fill more sketches in later but that's what I got for now.

Second piece is a revision from my past work. Well, a revision of revision, rather. Latest to oldest in order:

I've got not much to say about this but the fact that I got bored drawing clouds. I probably stopped working on it since sometimes last fall.

Well, same story with this one. Derived from below, stopped working on it last year:

And the piece below progresses from latest to the oldest:

And that cop girl thing I've been drawing for years? Well, it's nearing completion but still far from done. Well, I'll let you see this one progress from top to bottom.

Line finished... looks good enough to start coloring.

Good so far. Layer that shit up like a mother puffer.

But... at this point I get bored of drawing shield details and generally got tired of how plain the piece looked. I decided to EXPAND.

Expanding the piece entertained me just enough to go on a bit more

But then here I got bored again from the piece looking generally horrible. I decide the problem is characters not being planned enough and thus having bad forms in general. I here decided to REVISE.

Revising entertained me just enough to make me fully sketch 1.5 characters...

And here I decide that I had enough of planning and I can wing everything else. I decide to move on with coloring.

But as I started coloring I quickly got bored at how much detail I had to paint. Also I was pretty much against the concept of this piece looking too comfortable and peaceful. I decide it was time for REVISION.

I decide to go back to the basics but not entirely. The ass was too thicc but I have a good feeling about the overall feeling of the piece.

Keep painting... I was still entertained by the piece which is often a good indicator I am going in the right direction. I think the biggest reason I was able to stick this one is that it's very Rembrandt-esque and I was able to get away with abbreviating much of the details.

And this is how I have it so far. I think I have about 30~40 more hours until this piece is finished so in actual time it will be another month or so, I think. But since I have it all recorded on video, the timelapse will nonetheless be pretty epic.

Also I was doing a revision of this piece...

Which got turned into this piece...

At which point I got bored and decided to expand, combining other former pieces of Nintendo characters into one...
And then I shit myself. Story of my life. This may warrant a revisit. Or not.

Also few other random shit:

From: Comic I'm working on.
Reason for stopping: I REVISED it. (This one is 3rd revision and I'm currently on 7th)

From: revision from old piece
Reason for stopping: I got bored.

From: Revision from old piece.
Reason for stopping: It was not cute enough.
This one's done on iPad as well as two others below.

And that's about end of it. I have about a dozen even minor pieces that's not even worth mentioning because they are barely 10 minutes in. But yeah. There. I mentioned it I guess.

My next plan is to finish working on few pieces worth finishing. Make timelapse music on Garageband to forever free myself from content strikes. Compile recorded videos and upload them on youtube. Finish the last 2 overdue commission works. And then make some tutorial videos as promised. Plan for 2017. Well, it's already past quarter of the year so too late for new years resolution maybe?

Cheerinos muchachos.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Ok back

A redo from old piece below:

2010 piece. Already 7 years ago. Yikes.

2 year hiatus comes to an end and I am back.

Long story short family stuff came up constantly and that kinda threw me off the drawing vibe. Now that it's been sorted and the time is now all mine. Hope you missed me eh.

So on the table are couple more backlogs to finish like the riot shield girl, then a few videos both timelapse and tutorials.

I got an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil so those videos are coming as well. Procreate is a godsend.


Back to postin'

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Overworked and underslept, I'm giving myself an extension on the vids. Expect it mid Feb.

The thing about working to deadline is that you start spewing bullshit to fill the content and while it does work quite well they are rarely to the creator's satisfaction. And this one's for me.

Well, see you soon.

p.s.: start producing your work 8k compliant already. that shit's gonna catch on soon and the work you produce at lower res will look like a blurry mess on them. Do your work on canvas sized at least 8000x5000 or larger. UI scaling is gonna catch up with windows 9 so within 2 years 1080p will be obsolete. get yer self prepared.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The original princess

A lesser known chief export of UK, moe.

Ok nearly done with the vid, but will I finish it in time? Find out more at 10.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

If I wear this... maybe sempai will finally notice me...!

It's not me. It's you...

Anyways really better get back to that video stuff. I'm moving soon so I've given myself some 10 days to finish this shit so in any case you'll see the two parter video within 10 days.

And to explain the recent surge of posts is that I've been fucking myself over with shitty line tool I made (for years, even), and just finally realized that after purchasing a Surface 3 and fiddled around with Sketchbook Pro.

So it turns out line tapering (or brush size with pressure sensitivity) lends itself to further requirement for additional fixes and edits as well as not scaling well with larger or smaller resolution canvases. Just simple size 5 round brush with no pressure sensitivity on both opacity and size would have been perfect, but then the need for tweaking brush sets got the better of me. Also not to mention enlarging the brush doesn't give it a fuzzying effect like the former line tool, which is much easier for quick edits.

But all that isn't necessarily for better quality art, but for smoother and more streamlined drawing experience. It just made drawing interesting again and that was enough for me.

Anyways for Surface 3 I'm gonna have to use it a bit more to really know if it's viable but for now it's an interesting device. I'll have to load up Photoshop on it and see how it fares. I might do a review on it later down the line as a blog post.

Oh and I'll be pretty much off for the entirety of February and March. But then I have a portable drawing device so I might still be uploading. But in any case I'm gonna get the vid out before Feb so hopefully people will watch that meanwhile instead of wondering where I went.