Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fire Rabbit Lion Snake

If you haven't seen it yet, Rachel illustrated an actual conversation we had at comic con.
I LOVE being a geek.

And now for Fire Rabbit Lion Snake's Ukiyo-e appearance:


This spawned from :iconemlan:'s Deviation ([link]). So of course, I had a go at it.
I am a Leo (I'm female, so I used a girl lion, obviously), Year of the Fire Rabbit, born in the hour of the Snake. O_O There's even more to my Chinese Astrology, but I won't bore you with it. And my birthstone is Ruby, hence the eyes.
Good luck to Rachel who has to combine the Fire Tiger, hour of the Snake with Libra. :/ Inanimate object = HARD.

I want to do something more dynamic eventually, but this one is a test-subject as I describe below...

So I saw Gez's Ukoyo-e work ([link]), and the comic called We the Robots ([link]) that looks like traditional litho-printing, and I thought, man, I wanna do that. In digital.

Here is my first attempt. I had no idea really where to start, and I switched my technique halfway through, so I don't think it's as successful as it could be. :(
PLEASE help me out here.

The main thing I want it to look like is Japanese Wood-block prints, or Ukiyo-e.
The texture doesn't come from the paper as much as it comes from the ink not being 100% saturated on the paper, there are small areas where the ink doesn't print fully on, leaving 'holes' in the shape, letting the paper show through.
And I haven't been able to really get it the way it should look.
Chris of 'We the Robots' was kind enough to reply to my e-mail and gave me some helpful tips and leads, but I guess I'm just not smart enough yet.
:/

Ukiyo-e reference: [link]
image: [link]
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PLEASE tell me anything you don't like or think could be improved upon, I need all the help I can get.
D:

Oriental meets Occidental Astrology...

Chinese Astrology + Western Astrology = Something like Pokemon! X3
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Apparently I an a fire rabbit born in the hour of the snake. And I'm a Leo so... fire rabbit lion snake!


And sketches from my Art of Kung Fu Panda book. I love it so much! Mantis and Viper are so much fun to draw. X3

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She is so cute! XD

Monday, August 25, 2008

Indian Dance and other fun

I CAN MAKE BLOGGER UPDATE FOR ME! :O This is so cool...
Yeah.
I went to the Hare Krishna Lotus Temple in Spanish Fork the other day for Krishna's Birthday. Or appearance day. Because he wasn't technically born. :\
Anyway.
It was really fun and there was dancing. DANCING. Of the AWESOME sort. Here is the Wikipedia link. Go there and be amazed. It is a truly impressive dance.
So naturally I drew.
:O So much fun. I am actually quite pleased with these. Meh. Give it a week.

CLICK HERE FOR INDIAN DANCE GESTURES

CLICK HERE FOR ANIMALS OH MAN

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A thank-you card for my aunt and uncle. They live on 'English Sparrow Way' and I was like, 'I gotta draw that!'

Some more Comic Journal 'thuff.

This happened for REALZ.
As some of you may, or may not, know, I'm going to school at BYU in Provo, which has a huge LDS (slang: Mormon) population. All boys are encouraged to prepare to go on a two year proselyting mission when they are 19. So this kid shows up selling cinnamon rolls to save for his mission. Preparing ten years in advance. I wish I did that for COLLEGE. D:
He is so far ahead of the game than I am.
And I just wanted to throw money at him because he was SO CUTE.

I TOTALLY DO. (T. Henry: [link])
Or at least I will in a few years. Haha.

doodlin' in my comic journal, messin' with mah head.

Enjoy!
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Comic Books and PMS

I couldn't sell my comic at the convention (for lack of a table) but I did give three copies away. I'm now selling the extra and sketching/signing the back. Because it's fun. ^_^ (US$5 a piece and $4 for S/H)

Here are some sketches I've been doing on the backs:
My continued disapproval of Zutara.
Cat and owl chillin' with their respectives.


Sketches for my sketches
Cat terrorizing a quail. XD
Generally what happens during Wednesday night drawing.


So I'm trying to draw snow leopards and for anyone who doesn't know: a hunting cat's markings serve to camouflage them by breaking up their shape. But when drawing you 'squint down' in order to see the big shapes. But with leopards you squint down and they tunr into one big blob! Argh! I love hate you cats! No wonder they're so hard draw, all their shapes are hidden.
...
So my current plan of action is either dye one all one color OR shave the fur off. D:


This is the link text you need to click.
TRUE STORY. D:
I'm sad it's over but at the same time I know it can't be messed up by people that only want to make money.


Fun Times:
cat
more cat pictures


And because I have no where else to put it...
funny pictures
moar funny pictures

It's the Tinka Tae Army! :O

cat
more cat pictures

Friday, August 15, 2008

Adventures with Rolly polly!

As per request of, like, EVERYONE, more Custodial Hero:
:d
Enjoy!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Digimon and Cats

OH! Digimons! Xd
This did not turn out as I hoped. D:
I was hoping for AWESOME. This isn't AWESOME.


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I like the sketches better... Hm.

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Corel Painter IX Tinting Brush +-5 hours
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WHAT IS UP WITH THAT.
D:


True story. Kinda'
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THE PREVIEW IMAGE IS TOO FREAKIN' BIG AARRRGHHH JUST CLICK HERE D:


Oh, yeah, I got my hairs cut. :d

Saturday, August 9, 2008

FANTARD-ISMS

DUMP of IMAGES.
It's amazing how much I'm able to produce when I'm not in school.
D:

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Cat sketchies. Cheetahs! X3

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Yes. He will own your SOUL. With all six of his arms. CAT-BEAR.
This is what happens when yo combine Bears, Snow Leopards and CRACK.

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OHAI!
This is the first page of my comic-journal. Which I will be keeping. from now on. Really. I will.

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I did this. For realz. :3
WHAT IS THIS TIDE YOU SPEAK OF?


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Oh yeah, I had a birthday... :D

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This is Maiko. This is not ZUTARAAAAAAAAAAA. D:
A thank you card for a friend that took me out to dinner. :D

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He loves you! X3
:wiggle
wiggle wiggle:
Since many don't know YES, this is a real animal: the nautilus.
:3

THEEND.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

SDCC Sketch book and other things...

This post is HOOGE, sorry.
But there's lots'a pictures! :D And I know none of you read the text anyway... Haha.

Because I'm cheap I make my own thank you cards. And it's an excuse to draw Kung Fu Panda characters. :squee:

Tai Lung but not really. But it is his big goofy smile. HQ Link

Love that lower lip. HQ Link

I feel like this a LOT. Y'know, just geekin' out. HQ Link

And some more paintin's!
I LOVE ORANGE.
And I love making characters float in an orangey space...
I bet if you cold lick the walls they'd taste like ORANGE SHERBERT.
:O

What's cat looking at? Who knows!
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Random water creature.
I still need lines, but I'm getting better...
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Sketches from Comic Con and everywhere in-between:
The High Quality links are really are two large files:
Sketch dump one and sketch dump two. Below are the small preview files.
I do not support Zutara. NO I do NOT. D:Zuko is so much fun to draw because he's so angsty. And it's interesting to draw a guy that can only emote from half his face. Sokka is favorite. :3
And an old character I'm resurrecting: Elechim Blackbird. With and without screen tone.

That's all for now!
:3