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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Robot Lady

Here's something I whipped up today. Might finish it later. But wanted to try something new and tried a new technique.

Need to lighten it up by a lotttt.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ranger Force 3

This is more like a thumbnail sketch of an idea I got today.

 I'll be designing them into three characters and finish them up like I did for the "Super Team!" picture that I did earlier.

Daniel Skyes Portrait

I decided to try and finish this. Not really how I wanted (haha) but I guess I'm okay with where it's at right now. At least I learned a couple of new things.

cross-posted from my deviantart account

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dan Portrait wip

My friend came over for a couple of days, so I hadn't been able to work on this until "tonight". I had thought I was going to like this at first but I'm becoming more and more displeased with it as it's coming along. At this point I'm not even sure if I am interested in it enough to finish up later.

There's a lot of things wrong with the structure that's not making it strong enough that I feel confident to push along. Might want to scrap and just start again. It's disappointing though. Hmm.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dan Portrait Speedpaint

I watched Flyboys the other day, and I absolutely love the music (as well as the movie. Dogfights with biplanes make me nervous. They're so vulnerable. Specially those German planes attacking the French). The music is wonderfully composed to fit the theme of.. well aviation. So, I wanted to paint another portrait.  A little more "vintage-y?"

This is Dan, again. Whoops for face anatomy, I will fixing it as I go along. I'm trying to get the feeling of everything at this moment. I'll work a good chunk on it again tomorrow.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Random Dan-Roda Speedpaints

I should have thought of more structure before I did this. Don't you also hate when you find out you've been working on the wrong layer all along? And in the end I decided to stay on that layer. So I couldn't do any/much undos here.... Ahhh.

Aside from all that. I did discover a faster way to get things done. So I'll be trying more of this technique later. Maybe it's 'cause I started on paper... Hmm

Thursday, May 17, 2012


LiHua (Lily) and Rita are room buddies and super close! They tend to talk about their problems to each other.

Also, it was a nice change starting this painting, with all the cel-shading and stuff that's been going on.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Pssst, I'm going to tell you a Secret"

This coming Saturday will be the birthday of one of my characters (the one on the left). It's kind of an "anniversary" of how long I've had him for.

Since I've been working on improving my linework, I haven't done much of the painting side. My initial goal was to learn another painting style but in the end I think I'm going back to my old processes. I did learn, though, that if I did work on line-work  it's mostly going to be cel-shaded. If I were to work on my painting, it would be more of the colours and such. I'm having a hard time trying to put the two together, so I guess the result of it would be a mixture of these.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Finally finished the group of characters.
Might do more with them later.

But, it was fun working on them! I think I learned some new things for cel-shading, lineart and colour choices. So that was good.

Super Team! and Haircuts

Some progress on SuperTeam!. I didn't get to finish today, though. Had a lot of things to do for Mother's Day.

Have the colours down for the twins. Might do a little colour balance.. but I like the colours so far..

I was curious on that the other two (Roda and Meyson) would probably look with shorter hair (which would be slightly more acceptable in any given air force vs. their "normal" length hair styles).

I kind of like it. I don't know. Maybe part way of the comic everyone drastically needs to cut their hair. That'd be amusing.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Super Team! Progress

Managed to clean up three of them after going out of the house for a while. Probably will change the colours later; just playing around.

Depending on how mother's day goes tomorrow, might be able to finish this up by then.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Super Team!

I wanted to do something before I slept.
I drew this without thinking of overall design much...so three of the boys look very close to each other.

Two of them will be twins, though.

Will be finishing it up tomorrow!

Friday, May 11, 2012


I kind of, honestly, dislike how it turned out. A lot of the colours that I liked when I started it are kind of subdued and doesn't contrast as much as it used to.

I'm going to leave it for a while and try to tweak it again later.


Just a random doodle for today.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Speedpaint wip & Pilots Updates

I did this as a warmup today. Mostly playing around with a different program.

This was done as a speedpaint, mostly. I haven't done a painterly-thing for a while now so I figured I should do something. I also used a different technique that I saw someone do so tried to do a different process. I really dislike where it's at right now. I'll fix it up later, hopefully--or start over new...

These are some logos for the Redstar project. Still in development. Might have gold wings for it in the end.

This is Evelyn with her Armadillo, Illo. Her callsign at the moment is TECH but may change. She'll also be a Crew Chief.

Dan and Roda. It was on my blog earlier. Just added more colour and stuffs.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


A friend and I discussed codenames for the crew of our RedstarPilots after watching Top Gun (1986) today. It's hard to top the codenames in Top Gun. Haha. So far the list of callsigns goes:

- Meyson Grant  "ZEALOT"
Daniel and Roda call him Meyson and May.
-TaeWoo Jung  "RODRIC"
Meyson and Dan call him Roda. (Which is the girl form of the name Rodric).
- Daniel Skyes  "PRINCE"
Roda and Meyson calls Daniel Dan.
- Marc Davis  "SANDMAN"
- Evelyn Jones  "TECH"
- Bianca _____  "BEE"
- Brooke _____ " BRAVO"

My friend and I also had a discussion on changing Dan's hair. So it more less will be the first one on the left and later on it'll be shorter. So...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Church wip and Skyes

First to break the streak of pilots..
I wanted to do a different style so I'm working on this. It's interesting so far, I think. Thinking differently, that's for sure.

It's definitely way faster than the usual layouts I do.

My comic-partner still doesn't feel confident enough for Dan, so still exploring him I guess. The scar will probably be taken off and will come later in the story, most likely.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Daniel, Look at Those Two

Bianca means Roda and Meyson. Ha. These two are meant to be a set with the Roda and Meyson redesign. I'm still waiting on my friend's approval on Bianca. Bianca's original concept was done by my friend, Jeremy.


Originally, I hadn't thought of putting these four together. But for the fun of it, I was curious on what it'd look like and this is what happened.

It kind of makes sense actually. If you look at it, there's kind of a story going on, more so if you know of the characters relationships with each other.

Bianca (woman in middle) is Daniel's co-pilot.

Redstar☆Pilots - Places Concept Sketches

Some quick sketches to get a feeling of the settings for Redstar☆Pilots . I need to make things a bit more "vintage-y" to fit with the "uniform" of the characters. That being said, the planes may undergo a little bit of redesign  and might have a mixture between the bi-planes and modern ones like the F-16. I'll see. Might throw in something like a MiG-21 and get away with it a little.

It's also in isometric view so that I can get an idea where everything would be in the room.

The rooms are also based off of some military schooling dorms--where two rooms are conjoined by a toilet and shower area, of course separated by doors on either side. It's also slightly based off a dorm room I stayed at in a marine biology research centre.

So basically, if all doors were unlocked, you could enter one dorm and come out another by the main entrance.

Meyson and Roda share a room that will be connected to Daniel with Bianca's (new character that I haven't posted on this blog yet) room.

The common room is where everybody within their sectors can relax and meet each other and chill out/etc. Think of Harry Potter when the houses have their own set of couches and fireplace.

The super carriers will be another part of the universe (out on the ocean of course) that will house a fleet of planes. And a city, possibly.

We haven't actually decided who's office this is either. It may be Marc Davis'

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sketch Dump

More pilots stuff. I bet you guys are getting sick of this. Ahhh.

But redesigns of Brooke, a.k.a. Bravo.
Rita Singer (She was back in one of my earlier posts last year)
And LiHua Xiao, a.k.a Lili Or Lily (She used to be named Kimmy. She's Rita's partner).

And the ones on the right are just doodles of Lily and Meyson in my new sketchbook.

And because I love these two...
Daniel with Roda at his back. And Meyson and Roda at the bottom.

Also in my new sketchbook. I love Rhodia  (Roda, they almost look the same) paper! So smooth.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

So... You're Leaving

Something I finished up today. I want to do another one tomorrow but I'm not sure what of. I also wanted to try a new colouring style since I don't do the whole cel-shading thing much. But it's a nice change I think.

Anyways. This is Roda and Daniel. Gotta say bye to his hubby before he leaves. Haha.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hands Off, Meyson

More pilots updates....
Still working on the redesign. I think this is pretty close to what I might be using for the co-project with a friend.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pilots Redesign (heads)

A friend and I are co-making a comic this summer and I've just been redesign my existing characters and redesigning Bravo to fit in one style. Bravo is owned by my friend, Jeremy, the rest are mine.

We're also planning to attend an air show this summer, which I'm excited for. Lately, I've been giving into my temptation for looking up planes and such.

So a quick run down..
Daniel Skyes (Roda calls him Dan)
Roda (Tae Woo, is his Korean name) Jung
Bravo (Brooke is her real name)
Meyson Grant

Uh, yeah. Daniel is also Roda's boyfriend. Meyson, I've decided will be a close friend to Roda--much like a brother, really.

I actually haven't really decided on which one's I want to be using so I guess I'll continue on with this for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Korra Chase

I've had a rerun marathon of the first Avatar (Airbender) series with a friend lately. And she finally was able to move onto Korra. I think she's pretty awesome. So...

And school is over so I'm finding I can squeeze some fanart in my time somewhere...

I'll finish this eventually.