Christmas Cards 2015/2014

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It’s that time of the year again, fags and dags. I’m appealing to my M tendencies and submitting myself to the mercy of your shitty ideas. It’s almost Christmas, and I deserve a little bit of sensual torture.

But it’s not even past Thanksgiving yet, you say? Well I’m in Canada. Halloween is the last major event before Christmas. We got a remembrance day, which is sort of like a veteran’s day for Canada (we don’t really fight wars, so we don’t have my veterans to celebrate). And drawing ur shit waifu is like fighting a war anyways.

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I thought i posted these, but i guess not. I should separate my sketch paper from my tax forms. But at least i cleaned up my desk.

I know I’m missing the rest of my stuff but, here’s my general cluster of traditional media I use (with extra stationary because the photo needed to be compositionally balanced cause I’m a bad person.)

List of stuff + old sketches below. I’m so rusty. Don’t worry, I’m the most dissapointed out of all of us due to the misalignment of this whole photo *weep*

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From Top left: Color Eno, various colors, 0.3 and 0.5 HB and B lead. Muji compact Stapler, USB, Muji retractable lock ruler (clear)

From Bottom left: (Ink only) Tin case,Ink only ruler, Pentel brush pen (Black 101), Brush pen FP5M, Sakura Pigma Sensei,Pentel GFKP, Copic Multiliner 0.8,Copic multiliner 0.03, Sakura micro 0.05, Sharpie Pen, Uniball pen, Muji 0.7mm Pen, Pencils only tin case.

From mid Right to left (I’m a hot mess): Mono Zero retractable eraser 2.5×5, Color Eno 0.7mm mech pen, Brand-less 0.5mm pencil,Pentel Graphgear1000 0.3 mech pen, Pentel Graphgear500 0.3 mech pen, Zebra Drafix 0.3 mech pen, Red Wax Marker, White Gel pen.

I definitely have some Ink pens i prefer over others, but generally I’ve moved onto Ink with occasional sketching in pencil, and one in a blue moon sketching with color lead ( not being in animation school kind of weaned it out of me)

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M-miku?

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commissions: do’s and don’t’s

nepchoo_I created an ask.fm. Please relieve me of my boredom while I’m at work. Here is the link: ask.fm/the_geb

And without further ado, here’s the thing that this post is all about.

I hate doing commissions. There, I said it. But I do them anyway because it’s still cool that people like my drawings and that they’re willing to pay me for something drawn specifically by me. So don’t feel bad! I truly appreciate all of your support. I cave in super easily if people really like my drawings, I can’t help but accept their commissions. Makes me go d’aww ; v;)… These feels~

So anyway, here goes.

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Anime Expo Artist Alley table locations

I was going to use some sort of pun for the title, but maybe I can be forgiven in the interest of making this post more accessible. Bring me some good puns at AX and I’ll use them for post titles, because I’m just about out of them. Bring me a pickup line and I’ll graciously get my hopes up and believe you.

Here’s the massive clusterfuck that is the AX artist alley:
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But nobody really gives a fuck about the 200 or so other tables, right? RIGHT? You’re not interested in spending your time and attention on anybody but us, right? Because only we love you like you want to be loved. We know all about your mess of hot glued action figures of chinese cartoons. Only we truly appreciate the fashionable contrast of your ill-sized fedora to your greasy hair and ingrown stubble, sloping gently beneath your double chin. They won’t understand you like we do. Who else will unabashedly degrade you like the masochist you are and tell you to fuck off and die? NOBODY. BAAAAAKA.

So practice your best “m’lady,” wash your utility kilt, and head on over:
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But please don’t try to touch us.

I17, I18 : panties, Riftgarret, Doyora, Ricegnat, Mochichu (MW headquarters, sorta)
I15, I16 : Ippus, Kaho
D58 : Gebyy, Raemz

Sakuracon

Some of us are going to be at Sakuracon next weekend, So i guess if you happen to go, you should probably drop by. With the right amount of thigh highs and money, i’m sure one of us can draw you anything you want.

We are probably the best people you’ll ever meet at that place 😀

We are located at Table 304 and 306. Middle row, included a map for those who can’t understand my directions.

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(Exhibitor hall is on the left, i’m told its the same room)

Your reward for scrolling down here is knowing who is actually showing up.

>Doyora, Rift, Panties, Magister, and my dog.

Endless Rant

lucrezia1I feel like ranting today and I didn’t want to do it on twitter. So here we go.

Right now I’m working on a free visual novel. I thought it would be something I could take my time on, considering I’m doing the art for it completely free. You know, something fun to do on the side, but it’s becoming more of a nuisance and a source of stress. Designing characters is a lot of fun for me. Designing anything in general is pretty fun to me, so I’d like to stick to that area in a project.

However, I realized that I’m more than just a simple character designer for this project. I’m the entire visual team and that puts a lot of pressure on me. I’m doing stuff I never even thought of doing, like directing, storyboarding, and researching. This type of project requires an extensive amount of research, because the writer wants it to be historically accurate. That’s another problem in my eyes as the one designing the visuals. Continue reading

it’s not like they’ve all gone and left

But they didn’t exactly go to the right either.

Actually it’s that damned pokemans game.

Since my productivity is extremely slow, I thought I could make a go at a slow WIP narrative.

Part1:
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Construction lines. I use pink.. because pink a is a pretty color.

I’m not sure what a formally trained artist will tell you is supposed to be happening in this step. I’ll usually have a basic concept in my head of want I want at this point, so I’ll establish a perspective and the location of something important (usually the head of the focal character). Then it’s like cloudwatching. I’ll try to define some more shapes and forms, but that goes out the window quickly. Just throwing down lines and ideas as fast as possible.

The actually technique is none. I grab the pencil tool in pink and draw a shape. If it does not look right or something better comes to mind, I’ll throw the new shape on top of it. Erasing rarely happens on this step. Somewhere along the way it’ll either become too much of a mess and I’ll erase large portions to start over, or some lines look promising. I’ll pick the lines I think look good with a second color (usually maroon or brown, because those were default colors in pchat and I’m used to it now). Cloudwatching.

A lot of deviations from the initial concept I had in my head happen at this step. I’m told it gets better with time, but a person’s brain doesn’t visualize a complete coherent composition. At least /my/ brain doesn’t function that well. There’ll probably be a general mood and scene, and details to be included, but some parts linking the details with the overall composition will be missing. Perspectives won’t make sense, details will overlap, or things look like shit. And so this step allows me to be more organic and allow the idea to develop visually instead of going nowhere in my head. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Don’t be afraid to throw it away and start over; minimal time is invested at this point and you don’t want to continue chasing a fundamentally flawed idea.

Step two tomorrow? More cloudwatching.

August Anime Revolution 2013 Recap ( MW Meetup 2.0?)

Site was down, but i wanted to post this anyways.

So i saw my epic songtress idoru moeoriga-sama. I love her to death but she looks like one of the scary teachers i had from school. Fight or Flight reaction kept kicking in. Hajime is always happy though.

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Pantsu led us into the depths of moeland (Asians everywhere) Everyone was giving his kawaii thigh highs knowing glances. She must frequent there often ‘^’

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The stall of Takoyaki.

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Obligatory food post. (From top left: Giant Takoyaki, Hotpot noodles, spicy noodles, red bean hedgehog! and shaved ice)

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I drew, too bad it was at the con after Arev (random commissions) , but i figured since i dont draw animu ever i’d upload them anyways, who knows when the next time will be *n*

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TL;DR

Everyone should come see us at the next con we congregate at :c and give us free food. Only if its delicious.