56 :: Friends are Great

I don’t say this enough, but I feel really blessed to have a lot of amazing friends. Some I’ve known for maybe 10 years or more (you guys know who you are!) some for only a few months.

Recently a friend of mine, Ren did a drawing based on a photo I posted on Facebook before!11145963_768523553255351_739831926_n

OOOOOAAHHHHH ━Σ(゚Д゚|||)━

So talented!!

I’ve done sketches and illustrations of some friends before but this is indeed the very first time someone else drew me so I feel really touched (ノД`)・゜・。

Here’s the full drawing!!

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Once again, thank you so much Renny!!!

I’ve also received a (belated) Chinese New Year’s card from a friend in Singapore in the mail.

2015-04-14-14-04-19_photoI kept laughing the at #chestpain #lapdance hashtags. It was an inside joke among the few of us during an event called JCOS Party in Johor. That night the few of us kept laughing for about 4 hours straight (but that wasn’t the end) until our insides hurt. Can’t wait to see them again for another laugh session.

Speaking of art, with the help of Taikyo, the Korrasami art was redone. So I had to paint it from scratch again.

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 8.25.58 PMI only realized the size is a little too small (72dpi only too!!) so I might have to enlarge it again. But it’s definitely going in the direction I want. Hopefully, I’ll have more progress next time!

 

 

51 :: Korrasami

(slight repetition from my previous post)
If you follow me on my social media (mainly private Twitter though), you might have known that I fell deep into The Legend of Korra pit, even deeper into shipping Korra and Asami cause they’re just perfect together. I’ve actually even sketched a fanart of them, in the process of coloring it now, I’m a slow painter.

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It’s been really long since I’ve used Photoshop to paint (since I’ve been using Painter) so it’s somewhat hard to get used to. Other than that, it’s been great working on this machine cause it’s so snappy.

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35 :: ありふれた悲しみの果て

ありふれた悲しみ ありふれた痛みと
こぼれそうな涙こらえて見る星は
いつもより眩しく輝いて堕ちそうだ
私を静かに照らすけれど  — 「ありふれた悲しみの果て」(絢瀬絵里ソロ)
Title from Ayase Eli’s solo Arifureta Kanashimi No Hate (Love Live!). I think most of my friends know that I’m a fan of Love Live. Also dying to cosplay Eli and Maki from it.
Anyways, onto another topic, I think the highlight of my week was definitely KILL la KILL’s OVA or also known as Episode 25. I’m pretty sure most people has already seen it. I’ve also been spazzing over it on LINE with some of my friends. Even though Satsuki didn’t have that much screen time, the focus was definitely on her. The impact from her few lines were so strong I felt so restless after watching it! In fact, I’ve already watched it more than twice. The sound of Satsuki clicking her heels felt so amazing, it’s really been too long! Also, Ragyo 20 years ago was definitely a bonus for me, although the latter Ragyo is 2000% more fabulous. I can probably go on and on about how crazy I am about KILL la KILL (note: you can already tell by the amount of KLK related posts on my blog) but I’ll just post this doodle of Ryuko and Satsuki after I watched the 25th episode!

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32 :: DW Art Dump & Hiiro’s Birthday

So I haven’t updated my blog in awhile again haha. The photos of my shoot are up on my page but not on my blog yet. Couple days ago I was working on some simple drawings as 緋色さん (Hiiro)’s birthday was coming up (on the 12th of August so it’s over by now).

Her two Dynasty Warriors boyfriends are Zhong Hui and Jiang Wei so I sketched both in 2 nights~ It’s been quite awhile since I drew and I think I forgot how fun it is! Maybe cause I was suffering from painting them previously, so these sketches are definitely much more fun to me. I’ll probably be drawing more Dynasty Warriors and planning to draw Haikyuu as well!
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29 :: Next stop Singapore!

frankyxraiI’ll be heading over to Singapore next week to attend Cosfest again this year! I’m really excited to meet my friends again, some I haven’t met for just less than 2 months, some I haven’t met for a year, and those I’ve yet to meet. I’ll be cosplaying with Gax (left) during the convention!

209448Some of my friends already know but I’ve been hooked on this manhwa (yes it’s Korean) called Noblesse. When I mean hooked… I’m not even kidding. I caught up to the latest chapter – Ch327 in 3 days time. There are a lot of interesting characters inside the manhwa and the art is really nice. The only qualm I have is the art is really inconsistent, especially Raizel’s hair, it changed for at least 10 times of different lengths and even within the same chapter, there are different partings for the fringe. Other than that I really really liked it.

 

I’ve also started working on this painting of Kakuka (Guo Jia) from Dynasty Warriors 8 as it’s been too long since I painted really. The color is still slightly off so I’ll need to fix that later haha. Really hope I can finish this faster. I still have so much to do after!

13 :: GaMako & SatsukixRyuko

I think most of my friends know how crazy I am over Kill la Kill. I painted Kiryuin Satsuki not too long ago in Post 11.

My favorite pairing is obviously Sastsuki x Ryuko hahaha, so I needed to draw this! Hopefully I’ll probably take some time to finish this. I have other things to do and also other painting to prepare.
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My second favorite pairing!! GAMAGOORI x MAKO.  I didn’t plan on sketching this today but Luxun made me ;; So have a GAMAKO!!  Sorry I can’t draw muscles hahahaha so this is kinda weird.

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11 :: 鬼龍院 皐月 (complete)

Took me quite awhile to update this painting (sorry!!) After coming back from Bangkok I had multiple things going on, and a friend of mine got me into watching Idolm@ster so I’ve been doing some marathons for it haha! Finally had time to finish up Satsuki’s painting (though the finishing seems tad rush)

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Since I got quite a few comments saying the eyes looking at the viewer seems better, I actually did two versions for it. And I managed to fix it without the eyes looking awkward I think? Hair detailing came next! One of my favorite things to do while painting haha.

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After the hair, added the ‘horns’ back in haha. Possibly the fastest part I got done since it’s so small.

Here’s the closeup of her face ;;

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On with Junketsu! I’m not good with the armor types really so sorry for the messy style and whatnot.

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and finally… the finished painting!

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Painted in Corel Painter X3
edited in Photoshop CC