Thursday, December 24, 2009

A53: MERRY CHRISTMAS


It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, メリクリ, Hail Festivus, and for our lovely ladies here, Many Virtues be with you!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A52: LET'S MOTOR













Roll out! More backlog material, some mechanical design pieces here. Gotta be able to visualize at multiple angles.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A51: FULL EXTENT OF THE JAM

More to review -- some posts from the other side of the globe, on my Pixiv.net account (which has gone long unused, like DA :( Take heed though -- the new year, I hope to have new art up there too!)




Friday, December 4, 2009

A50: WINTER FASHION SHOW 2009




















It's December! Time to recap with some unreleased art posts! We start with recent works, some costume designs and cute chibi DM's stuff.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A48: HIJACKED


























Oh noes! Works in progress from AUSA this past weekend. Love the atmosphere in both of them!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A47: IBARA

Ibara Sorekara is a game I'm dying to play. I loved Ibara and Battle Garegga to death for the brief times I was able to play them. Good graphic, tough gameplay... and yeah, hot chicks piloting giant boss mechs. I was hoping to go to Japan this winter with a comic in tow, and although that's not going to happen till next year, if there is one doujinshi I'd like to have my name on, it's the Ibara series.















[Erased the 2nd page, as I still am pretty poor at katakana. It's "Deisendo" (Descend), not "Deihindo" (whut?)]

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A46: ROUGH









National Novel Writing Month is already underway, and much writing's already been clocked in months beforehand. Not much at the moment, but it will be worth it in the end.

ALSO!

For the past few months, I've been going to the Video Game Zombies Podcast. It's every Wednesday and Sunday night at 9pm. Beware, as it's invasion already garners thousands and thousands (and thousands) of listeners! Maybe! http://www.livestream.com/vgzlive

Thursday, October 22, 2009

A45: RAPTURE











Witness the Rapture. (l. to r: XY type A, XX type B, XY type negative, XY type positive, X neutral)

Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 16, 2009

A44: HADES ERUPTION

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZJYIVGN9

Mp3 format. 2:35 minutes long
5 files -- 2 complete tracks & 3 channel cuts.

-"Hades Eruption", remix of boss 4.
-TFIII boss 4 drum & bass channel only
-TFIII boss 4 lead & guitar channel only
-TFIII boss 4 all tones, no rhythm only
-TFIII medley of boss themes 4, 5 & 6

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A43: BUTTERFLIES

Just something quick. It's nice to sketch.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A42: VALKYRIE BRIDE














A rough sketch for a wraparound cover image. It's to the wedding program book for one of my best friends. Designing the "Valkyrie Bride" robot was the most challenging, but most fun part of it all.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A41: ROCK ON



Dive bomb, baby. A bigger, more badass Tara embracing her inner heavy metal dark angel.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A39: ASSORTMENT

No words, just sketches.















And another DM's Unscripted!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A38: FIRE WARNING

The very center of the Evil Range has gone for centuries unexplored, unseen, and unrecorded. From the most remote long range nanospy satellites deployed by the Gradius Royal Army, only this composite image could be extracted. Seconds afterwards, the palm-sized nanospy carrier body was destroyed and the signal automatically cut off before it could give away position to the Bacterians.
















Early estimates put the Bacterian megafortress at over 4500 kilometers across it's widest point. The black ring that surrounds it potentially matches Planet Gradius' own circumference -- the ring itself comprised of ... billions of Core Warships, many unclassified and unconfirmed.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A37: HANGOVER



Truth be told, it's been extremely rough since San Diego Comic Con.

I willfully go with unpaid leave from work, because... well... it's San Diego Comic Con! The kinds of people I meet there, the places I go throughout Southern California, I make back in epicness what I lose in paychecks! This year I was smarter -- saved up more and budgeted for rent's sake. But losing a week's pay still hurts like hell. Especially after my car gave out on me.



I've tripped up a little, gotten pretty sullen over how much still needs to be done. But looking back, it's still been a hugely productive year. This next three months is the last big push to finish strong.





Look forward to (fantastic) news on "The Demon Mages", some doujinshi projects I've been itching to finish, and at least some words back from Anime Weekend Atlanta, New York Anime Fest, and the last minute scramble to get to Tokyo this December.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A36: RAY OF HOPE


Right now:

-Working on Demon Mages #2 through 4.

-Got another work-for-hire assignment!

-Trying to clear my desk of commissions.





Not much in the way of doodles or drawings lately, but it's not for lack of effort.

I meant to ask though, any of you out there picked up the Darkstalkers Tribute book yet?
It's REALLY REALLY good! (And I'm not just saying that because I'm in it!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A35: OFF THE CUFF

More of the plucky Guardian, Sylvie. I was playing The Guardian Legend/Guardic Gaiden over the SDCC week, and fell back in love with it. Let's see where this goes, eh?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A34: THE GUARDIAN LEGEND




















Just a quick post. SDCC was a kick in the pants, and I hope to have all my goods together later this weekend. But I mean... c'mon! It's Miria, the Guardian!








EDIT, 08-01-09: Miria's not alone! The many looks of the blue Guardian, "Sylvie."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A33: GREETINGS FROM SAN DIEGO!

It's nice out here. ALL THE TIME.
Posting up new stuff to make up for the radio silence leading up to SDCC. Got lots more to show, including pics from the con -- as in photographs!
















Tara is having TEN TIMES more fun at SDCC than last year!
















Tess could use another look, analysis is a bit too premature.















ARMS INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, GOOD LUCK.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A31: PRISM & SPARK















The road to Otakon and SDCC opens up today! I hope to rally some of my best new works and want to flex my muscles with OpenCanvas. Enjoy!

Friday, June 26, 2009

A30: SHOOTING STAR



















My tiny nymphette Radan is just BEGGING to be a nendoroid/chibi figure of some kind! She'd be so awesome to have on my desk!



















Don't you dare stare! You betta move! Don't ever compare -- [Ari] to the rest, they'll all get sliced and diced -- Competition's payin' the price!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A29: VERTIGO

A huge batch of sketches happened between last Monday and today. Also Anime Mid-Atlantic 2009. Lots of fun had, lots of kind words and great comraderie.



















It shouldn't be this rare to cook up interesting beasties and characters.

















The "Branded Beast" ROCKS. A bit generic but still a kick in the pants to sketch.















Five points and control of the board to anyone who can guess what these three are based off of. Protip: What's my favorite genre of video games?

Monday, June 15, 2009

A28: ANIME MID-ATLANTIC















This weekend, off to another convention. Rallying artwork and gathering resources for the storm of activity come next month. Otakon 2009 and SDCC right behind. Then maybe a month after that, Comiket 76, and four months later... well stay tuned, my friends!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A27: EVERSION















Following up on the Gundam pic. Note the drastic pose change on the Acguy on the far left.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A26: SIEG ZEON















Been waaaay behind on commissions in favor of comics and staying MOTIVATED. Seems harder and harder as the months go on, which is honestly really scary. I chalk it up to more overblown expectations than absolute lack of work. I AM trying often to juggle three or five different projects at the same time.

The mood here is PERFECT. Linework, not so much. For three UC era Zeon underwater mobile suits, they're short on looks, so I had to pump up the attitude.

Also this:















What looks more and more like a definite doujin project BESIDES THE OTHER TWO is a Gradius Gaiden else-worlds take. I love the Viper and all, but she's gotta have a home away from home. That's where the battle ready, 1,300ft wide Cerberus-class supercarrier "Faraway Reach" comes into play.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A25: STAGE 1

A supreme desktop idea, and I'll be submitting updates as this thing takes shape.
Already the OpenCanvas work file is at it's layer limit for this rough image. But already the mood is here. Hope I can maintain it.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A23: DANCE AND ZEAL AGAIN














Cute meido in powered-armor-like gear, ready for shmup action. I'm down.





















Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A22: CUTTING ROOM FLOOR

First up, check out photos from Psychosako's recent update. DO EET.

NEW! Airi, from last night's paintchat session. I'm a fan of meido, what can I say?















Rozalin, from Disgaea 2.












Re-upped shooting girl Mizuho. Much better!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A21: DESTROY THE SWORD CORE



More Gradius! My frothing demand for a next-gen or retro Gradius VI cannot be sated.

About 50 frames of animation. Very happy with the juicy bits like the mini-explosions, the electricity -- always felt confident at animating electric arcs -- and the fade-in-fade-out debris. In hindsight, I could have spruced it up with a more interesting background, but the focus was getting the frames and timing together.

Friday, April 24, 2009