which was about a year old when I decided to color it in Painter,
to test out my new tablet. Once colored, it sat around for a month
or two because it still felt incomplete somehow. Finally I just added
a stupid Render Lighting filter in Photoshop. Cheesy, I know, but
I think it makes the image a little less plain, so I went with it.
And even then I was planning to wait until this character makes a
proper appearance in that
comic thing I'm doing; but this page was hurting for new content,
so. Here it is now. ^^;;
colored anything with natural media for literally a billion years.
It was getting so I wondered if I still knew how. At any rate, one
afternoon I finally sat myself down and doodled something on a scrap
of watercolor paper and painted it with my moldy watercolor set. It
didn't turn out too wonderful (I completely screwed up on the nose,
and had to try and fix it messily afterwards); but it didn't turn
out too horrible either. She is a character from a story idea I've
been kicking around recently, and is based on a deliciously morbid
Grimm's fairy tale called "The Maiden With No Hands".
upon a time, a long, long time ago, I was sitting in an Art History
class and doodling in my sketchbook. Before I knew it I had drawn
this all in one sitting. A few days later, I inked it. And then I
forgot about it for a year or so. Then I dragged it out and started
an attempt at coloring it, which proceeded in short bursts every few
months or so. Now, finally, years later, this is done as it will ever
be. I still like the drawing, though as I've said it's a few years
old now. The characters are Caimenous and his love interest. Her back's
turned for no special reason other than it just turned out that way;
and I didn't realize until I was done coloring it that I'd given her
Yukino from KareKano's uniform. ^^;;
intentionally holding this back for a while, but I suppose it's been
long enough. ^^ It was my Christmas card in 2000. That was the first
Christmas I'd ever spent away from the Philippines; and although I
had my Mom, Dad, and brother with me, it was still sad not being around
our extended family and our traditional Chrismas setting. So this
image pretty much came from the heart. We were in California, by the
way, so there was no snow; but it was certainly cold enough for me,
thank you very much. ^^;; The character is Alana, who you can find
in a couple of other CGs down below.
I told you I draw Caimenous too much. ^_^;; This is actually one of
those "happy accident" kinds of pictures. I was doodling
in class, and this came out. I thought, "Hm, that looks nice."
So I scanned it later that day; and since I felt like trying OpenCanvas
again, I colored it. I thought, "Hm, that looks nice." So
I had to come up with some kind of background, and decided to try
throwing his shadow on the wall behind him. Then as I was doing that,
I suddenly thought,"Hey, what if it wasn't his shadow, but the
Snow Queen's?" And that worked out, and it was quite nice. Though
the Snow Queen looks a little Edea-ish.
Flower's badass magical girl form, drawn rather hastily in black and
white. Darth Flower is fun to draw; I really should draw her more,
as opposed to 20,000 pictures of Caimenous. ^^;;; (Watch as I go draw
20,000 more right now.) That stupid squiggly thing she's holding is
supposed to be a stupid lightsaber-ish thing. Snort.
sketch had been sitting on my hard drive for, oh, a couple of years.
I finally decided to dig it up and finish CGing it. Then, when I was
done, I realized that there was this huge blank space on the right
side of the image. So, for lack of anything better to put there, I
inserted a few choice lines from Shelley's poem "Ozymandias".
I suppose it's kinda sorta appropriate... somehow... Anyway, it's
Caimenous the snow-boy again. Because I draw him way too much.
was drawn one night while watching Saturday Night Live, CG'd several
weeks later... and then languished in our harddrive for months on
end, because for the life of me I could not come up with a decent
caption. I still can't. But it's Alana, who you might recognize from
a couple of my old CGs and Christmas pics, and that nameless guy I'm
so fond of.
to the Elfwood
CCG project -- the "Evil Reflection" card. I was having
scanner trouble at the time, and the scan of the line art was all
jagged; so I ended up using the Smudge tool to try and make the lines
monotoned sketchie thing of Hades and Persephone, from one of my in-limbo
story ideas. ^^;; Yes, that's Hades and Persephone from Greek mythology.
again, Caimenous the snow-boy. ^-^ I really like how this came out.
But I couldn't decide between that version and this
version, so they're both up here. I even made a 1024x768 wallpaper
out of it, in case anyone's interested.
OF THE BISHONENOIDS!!!!!!!! This phrase just spontaneously popped
into my head one night; possibly the result of watching too many late-night
episodes of Doctor Who with titles like "ROBOTS OF DEATH" and "BRAIN
OF MORBIUS". Anyway, the damage was done; I was unable to stop giggling,
nor could I exorcise the phrase from my mind until I had sat down
and drawn this image. I tried to make it look as crappy and 60's sci-fi-ish
as possible. I'm not sure if the girl is supposed to be Darth Flower
or not. My favorite part of the picture is the red-haired guy on the
right. "Grrrrrr!" ^o^ I know he looks suspiciously like Touga from
Utena; maybe that was somewhat intentional. ^^;; There's a bigger
Prostrate yourselves before the Dark Lord of the Shoujo!!! ^o^ ...Anyway,
this is Darth Flower, a former sweetie-pie schoolgirl shoujo heroine,
who turned to the Dark Side. Now she uses her supernatural shoujo
charm to amass an unstoppable army of bishounen, and take over the
world. That's DF herself in the middle, with her former self Hanasaka-chan
on her right, and her scary magical girl form on her left.
was an entry for the Monthly
Anime Drawing Contest Where The Pics Are Influenced By Popular Music.
(aka "the monthly with the long-ass acronym".) It features Kei from
my Hidden Agenda comic, and Caimenous, my snow-boy. Kinda dippy. Whee.
was my "millenial commemorative" front page image. It's Kei, the main
character from my Hidden Agenda comic, looking all menacing and out-of-character!
The outfit is inspired by CLAMP... and of course, it wouldn't look
CLAMP-ish without all the little useless straps and accesory thingies.
Then, to round off the ensemble, a great big scythe. Thank you, thank
image is sorta inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story The Snow
Queen. I call him Caimenous. He does have a story behind him, which
I plan to tell someday. But for now, I rather like how this came out.
was me practicing working in black and white, as well as test-driving
the pens Saki bought me in the States (thanks Saki! ^_^) It didn't
come out too bad, considering how little practice I've had using a
brush pen. By the way, this is the same guy from that awful 'no-name'
cg in the oubliette.
one night suddenly overtaken by the urge to draw a character with
weird hair, and color it with colored pencils. So I did. I finished
the whole thing in about three hours. He's a character from Hidden
Agenda, my pathetically unupdated comic. ^^;;
was a teeny-tiny little doodle of Tarasquel I did while not paying
attention (as is usual) during Environmental Science class. It turned
out to be not just an action pose (gasp!) but the only halfway decent
armor design I've been able to do so far. So I cheap-CG'd it. The
sword is Eye Candy's Fire filter.
worked my ass off for this one. About a gajillion airbrushed layers,
occupying in excess of 50 megs on our hard drive. It was my 1998 Christmas
card; I wanted to go a little beyond the usual cute-character-in-a-Santa-suit
type picture, and draw something as warm and fuzzy as I always feel
about Christmas. My mom is a sucker for those native Christmas scene
type cards, so I tried to make my own version.