Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chibi Doodles

Some chibi "doodles" (that still take me like 2-4 hours to do).  I will be doing more of these as they are comfortable to make and relatively time ok for my daily schedule.  I wish I could do some fancy paintings but I get so lost in Photoshop

Friday, July 25, 2014

Girls Make Games Grand Prize Kickstarter

My team, The Negatives, won the Grand Prize at the first Girls Make Games Demo Day!!!  Shoutout to the awesome team: Huaning "Wendy" Wang; Karen Xu; Ivy Wooldridge; Samantha Ho; Cassia Haralson; Avery Johnson; Serena Rusboldt; Samantha L;

I drew each member a pixel portrait.




 And here's me and Anita Tung, the artist for their game:

Check out our Kickstarter campaign and support the girls!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Girls Make Games Promo Poster

Girls Make Games

 Spot the references!

Fate X League works but not really

This is a painting of League of Legend's Akali in an Assassins's Creed pose, being summoned as Servant Assassin for the next holy grail war.  Conveying all that information didn't work out so it's just a painted Akali.  

I really like the way the texture of paint turned out, so I'll be using this as a + in my style guide this year.

 I tried making a couple more prints in the series before the FanimeCon Artist Alley, but the results didn't end up where I would like them, and I ran out of time to experiment.  I was trying (see below) to make a fast sketch -> line -> paint process, but I got stuck on the painting part, and ended up spending too much time there trying to make things look really clean and comic-book-y.

I think this rush work should have been done much more quickly, maybe skip the inking stage altogether, and keep the foundation sketch lines.  The look definitely needs a different brush to work, as my go-to paintbrush was created for clean strokes.

Akali, Riven, Lux, Ashe 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Practice with @Sketch_Dailies

Aphrodite and Robot Monster for the @Sketch_Dailies on twitter.  It's been great because subjects I wouldn't think of myself come up!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Mascot character of mine, Elise!  I did an animation style painting this time, with tight lines and blocked out colors.  I want to animate with this look!  It's a bit inspired by the anime short -socket-

Here's the original drawing from 4 years ago,  with a lot more hair:

It looks like I draw the legs and upper arm too long in the initial sketch.  
Next thing to work on is to focus on imaging the limbs.

Elise drawing process


Jinx is now my go-to ADC in Season 4.  I've been duo-queue-ing with a friend of mine, which guarantees me first pick.  So 99% of the time I will be picking this character.  I wonder how my stats will turn out this year.  My kill count has definitely gone up.
Jinx drawing process

Some things I noticed while painting this:
-I would end up at a different pose and look from the original sketch.  The face changed 4 times.
-I had trouble attaching the head
-Hands and Feet are a weakness for me right now
-I'm slowly improving my line-art, trying out different settings and keeping an eye out for disconnected lines.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Starting the 2014

snake princess (hebihime)

New Years Resolution for 2014 - draw a ton of character designs!

2013 Roundup

Here's the 2013 year in review meme, with a select piece that I've done in each month last year.  With the progress I've made in the last year, I think 2014 will bring a lot of improvement, too.

And an Ahri piece.  She's really fun to draw, though I don't player her often.  The fixed width brushes in Drawr remove the worry about controlling line thickness.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013.12 Dots



Turns out dots work just fine.

Lineart has been an on-and-off style for me.  I still have a ways to go for control and weight, but I'm warming up to doing more.

Friday, November 15, 2013

2013/11 Dots Dashes and Slashes

I did these two illustrations over the last two weeks, figuring out digital black line-art and brush painting.  I'm also have trouble formatting my dates.  (2013.11.01 or 2013-11-01 or 2013/11/01) @__@

More Mariya

I really like this cleaned comic look! Less so the messy lines below.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

An Attempt to Caricature Ahri

I started this over a weekend two weekends ago, and finished it that Tuesday, if I remember correctly.  It's not visually striking at all, and I struggled a lot on the rotation of the head and her facial features.  I got lost during the process from sketch to paint.  Overall, considered a failed piece.

Week of 2013/9/1

I felt a lot more comfortable painting these.  There's a couple of different techniques here which varied from drawing to drawing, but it's the first time I've been comfortable with linework.  I think it's due to the fact that the lines are fixed-width, which allowed me to worry about one less thing.

The painting of Ciel above has the thick black lines, which I'm sure work well to contrast saturated colours.  I'm still not sure how Mariya (the one carrying the box) should be coloured in.  Miku had some of her lines painted out, allowing for the pastel glow and rim lighting.