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31 days…

First of all, here’s to a happy, albeit late, 2012 greeting. I hope everyone who reads and glances through this blog, their 2012 has been a productive and interesting one so far. For me, it’s been pretty good, nothing much to complain about, health is going well(and it better continue that way!). In terms of artistic plans for 2012, I have one big plan, and I might as well come clean about it. If you look through all the entries for the past two and a half to three years, you might have noticed many works in progress and livestream videos(usually fanart), but never any mention of the finished results. There is a specific reason for that. And that reason is…I want to get all these fanart pictures printed and sold at conventions around town. I hope I’m not jinxing myself but I have my sights set on the artist allies of three conventions this year(which I’ll post more about here and on the front page of my site), Anime North, Ochiba-con and Dot-con. As a result of preparing for these events, pretty much all my drawing time has been devoted to finishing up the fanart, and getting it ready to be printed hopefully sometime next month. Here’s a video of me colouring that on of my convention works in progress. So there, I’ve come clean! For those of you following me on facebook, there’s the explanation of convention related questions and polls. Also, with that in mind, what sort of conventions do you hope to attend this year?

And this would be my last fanart print, because no print set is complete without a little Yousuke Hanamura…none!

A little something I started inking in December of last year. Nothing more welcoming on a deviantArt page, like a glaring charicature!

I definitely intend to update this blog more frequently throughout this year. Wish me luck…I’ll need it! In the mean time, you can see my sketches and doodles on my tumblr and finished and more polished looking work on deviantArt, as I put the finishing touches on the ol’ homepage.

Two livestreams and a screenshot walk into a bar…

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…and nothing happens for those are inanimate objects!

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The actual nitty, gritty, shading part of the program. You know…the part when things come to life!

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Update, update…UPPPPDAAAAAATE!

My, my, my it’s been a little while since this blog has been updated hasn’t it? Have no fear, an update is here! Yes…that was a little lame, I know and I’m sorry.

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Here we haven a process video of a sketch that I started inking a little while ago, around early February. I’d always find myself working on it between finishing other pieces. Then one day, in the middle of July I said “I’m going to finish that one and revamp my site dammit!” and…finally got working. One of the lovely things about cel-shading is that it can be finished quickly and can still look nice. Guess who discovered the wonderful world of gradients?

Recently, I came across a video of someone actually colouring artwork on their iPad and I just had to get in on that. So I sacrificed got some old lineart and tried Sketchbook Pro out. And you know what? Not as easy as it looks. What I like about it though, is that it gives everything this sketchy look, nice alternative to oekaki-ing. Guess I have no reason to finally learn how to sketch digitally, might as well go and invest in one of those Wacom iPad styluses.

Tumble my website!

Been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but have no fear, I’m still alive and kicking! So Anime North came and went since my last update. Photos were taken and the experience was written about. Now that the convention excitement is over, time to get back to the business of art! So I’ve been posting little screenshots and works in progress on my tumblr. With that in mind, last night I started working on a little header image, just a matter of figuring out what to add text wise to the empty space. Also I’d like to finish the revamping the site by the end of the month, if not early August. With that in mind, I made a couple of little tweaks to the frontpage design that I had in the work. Almost tempted to livestream my progress, but then how interesting is it to see someone write line after line of css as opposed to drawing, inking and colouring a picture and watching it come to life? Either way, stay tuned! Last but not least…would any of you ladies out there marry any of these charming gentlemen?

I swear I saw the viking guy at AN this year!

Livestream a go go!

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Of course one must not confuse the title of this entry with an older, similar sounding entry. Been meaning to livestream for a while now and tonight since I had some time to kill…why not? Now just to generate a little more interest in the channel and get a few more viewers to hang around from beginning to end. It’s always awesome to see people working and have 50 billion people watching them as they paint away. Okay, so they don’t actually have 50 billion but they have a lot of people.

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