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Art trade with speculum-membrana.
She did THIS for me a few weaks ago. X3333
So in return I drew two of her characters and put them into MY world (just like she did haha). It is Hybrid and Bloomer from her comic Lacrimosa (she is working on itttt!) ^o^
They are not human so I turned them into youkai (supernatural creatures) here too. Hybrid is a hanya, a revengeful female demon who looks as a beautiful charming woman first then turns into a monster and rips of your face. And I made Bloomer as an Oni because the oni has such an ambivalent folklore. They are basically man eating monsters, yet there are many stories with them where they just want to friend up with humans, but people are too affraid of them so those oni always end up alone, outcast in one way or another. =’(
And i just put there hydrangea because it nicely divided the sapce XP (and also because I really like how they change colours according the soil’s Ph)

Art trade with speculum-membrana.

She did THIS for me a few weaks ago. X3333

So in return I drew two of her characters and put them into MY world (just like she did haha). It is Hybrid and Bloomer from her comic Lacrimosa (she is working on itttt!) ^o^

They are not human so I turned them into youkai (supernatural creatures) here too. Hybrid is a hanya, a revengeful female demon who looks as a beautiful charming woman first then turns into a monster and rips of your face. And I made Bloomer as an Oni because the oni has such an ambivalent folklore. They are basically man eating monsters, yet there are many stories with them where they just want to friend up with humans, but people are too affraid of them so those oni always end up alone, outcast in one way or another. =’(

And i just put there hydrangea because it nicely divided the sapce XP (and also because I really like how they change colours according the soil’s Ph)

Filed under arttrade Speculum-membrana eliot bloomer hybrid lacrimosa

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speculum-membrana:

Art trade with http://witchash.tumblr.com/

I drew her two character Kimiko, the empress (left) and Mai, her body guard (right) C:

YAAAY, i just had to look this one up so I can reblog here X3

She turned my empress - quite rightfully - into a spoiled aristocrat bitch in her own worls, and Mai is her ever so faithful bodyguard, no matter what, haha. (Actually yes, Kimiko’s behaviour  can get out of habd at times, she just needs to find a goal to channel her bossy streak to the right tunel, haha).

Anyway, lovethem lots, I’m sorry it took me this long to have mine done, but I could finish it yesterday. Thank you very much, it was really fun! ^w^

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1.) Ayumi and her dog (Hayabusha maybe XP). She’s a hinagiku Kyoudai (dog squad) captain, served under Kikka’s belated older brother, Kintarou. I’m affraid she died too in that battle. Too bad, she was really badass. Lolz, me and my ever-growing character list who I won’t even use. XD; But I didn’t use much time to draw her at least, she just popped into my head as she is.

2.) The Goat twins as kids, Fuki and Kohitsuji. It’s actually a hastily made practice notebook for myself and since I didn’t have time to print some cover for it I made one quickly on the run. I’m rather fond of it actually. =P

Filed under age of phoenix kohitsuji fuki ayumi 1000 sketches shodai

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Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.
François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine (via mythaelogy)

(Source: iraplastic, via grubus)

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YAAAY, love brushmarkers~

Still practicing lineweight and line control. I’m not as confident yet as I’d like to be.

The first 3 is Enkou in her different outfits throughout the story (there may will be more, she loves clothes).

The last is Kuroneko and Kikka in the forest of the Boar Clan. Kikka is rather fed up with all this enchantedness (he is like “just let’s GTFO of here already”) but Kuroneko is rather keen on examining everything. XD;

Filed under enkou age of phoenix kuroneko kikka shodai practice lineart lineweight 1000 sketches

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YAAAAY I’m done with the lineaaaart! I’ve been on this 4 pages for weeks, ugh.

Oneshot for a local legend of my hometown. This is the actual spot they are standing: GOOGLE MAP

Text and final version will not be shared until it’s published (which is around September, sorry XD; )

Filed under sugovica bionic comic wip 1000 sketches

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Practice 1.) Trying out some art app on an iPad. Wellll… it was rather frustrating as an experience. But it’s kind of like that with every first tool/program so i’m not done yet. i did a super quick sketch but i was happy that i tried to compose a bit. =)

2.) A game I had with a friend, we gave eachother a quick pose sketch. in this case the crouching girl was given and I decided to do this new story. It’s just a sketch yet but I hope I can work more on it later.

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Now that I bought my very first Moleskine to myself, there is noway I’d do messy pencil and pensketches into it. XD;

More practice, focus on inking+lineweight. I’ll do more styles, more tools and bgs too later but for now I just wanted to get right the lineweight and this style is very much based on that.

In fact I’m rather fond of brushmarker. I’m considering to make my next Age of Phoenix comic with brushmarker.

Good night~

Filed under age of phoenix kuroneko kikka airi lineart practice 1000 sketches challenge

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First is finalizing a design of the main character, the Queen of my next comic, the Prey&Hunter.

2nd is… moody drawing. But I tried to compose so it counts as practice.
It’s kind of Count&Baroness stuff and was inspired by The Hanging Tree song.

Oh god i finally INKED comic pages today!!!! 1.5 is done from 4 uh. I’m very unhappy with my inking, I feel clumsy, the result looks really chaotic and unsatisfactory. I will have to do much MUCH more inkings, I really got out of practice, neglected it for far too long… =(

Also, I’m soon at 400 of my 1000 sketch practice challenge and I’m not very happy with it because the last 100 or so were just pen sketches, not even studies. Well they count because as long as it is story related and I either jotted down some ideas or at least put effort into it it’s okay. But I hoped I could do more deliberate studies. *sigh*

Well this year was a bit more ragged than I thought but I have no right to complain, many things are getting better. Only one thing remains: I continue being tired and busy thus anti-social. It’s getting really boring. I will do something about it… But seriously at the moment I have like 1-2 free hours a day for myself when I have to do ALL the things I want to (except when it gets filled by other tasks). So sorry that I don’t communicate in fact I already should be in bed even now in order to get at least 6 hours sleep, haven’t had more than that more than a week now, no good, it starts to wear me out.

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Anonymous asked: My teenaged daughter has recently started a webcomic. Could you give her one piece of advice that has helped you and one piece of advice that absolutely has not? Please indicate which is which. Thanks!

hijinksensue:

Good advice: Make your comics and put them online, then make more then keep doing that without stopping for at least 2 or 3 years before you expect ANYTHING in terms of recognition or readership. 

This accomplishes several things. 1) It keeps you from viewing your work as precious. Don’t obsess over one piece, draw and redraw, correct and perfect it all while never posting it. You get better by making MORE comics. Not by making the same comic over and over. 2) It gets you accustomed to the cycle of creativity. Have an idea, refine it, make it, put it up, repeat. 3) It gets you accustomed to taking and responding to feedback and criticism. The more work you post the more readers you’ll get and the more opinions you will start to receive directly or indirectly about your work. 

More good advice: ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS be kind. Be kind online, be kind in person, be kind to your readers, be kind to your fellow artists, be kind to the world. This is important above all else because 1)Being an online persona means YOU are the product you are selling. If your product is a total dickbag, the only people who buy it will be total dickbag enthusiasts. 10 years down the road and you realize all of your readers are assholes and you’ve hand picked them because of how you acted. 2) Your peers talk about you when you aren’t around. They decide who to work with on collaborations, who to bring in on new opportunities and who share hotels/booths/wonderful experiences with at conventions. Word will get around SO VERY FAST if you are not a nice person and you will start to wonder why fun projects keep passing you by. 3) Can anyone honestly come up with a reason to NOT always be kind? When looking for a default behavior, you can’t do much better than this. 

Even More good advice (lightning round): Don’t worry about merch. Worry about making good comics. Dont worry about getting more readers. Worry about making good comics. Don’t EVER compare your perceived success to that of your peers. You don’t know their situation, or how they came about what you think they have that you might want for yourself. Just worry about making good comics. Never envy your peers money, readers or success (sounds a lot like the last one right? That’s because it’s super important.) Instead, envy how hard they’ve worked and try to emulate that. Also, just worry about making good comics. Don’t try to find success by doing exactly what another artists has done. We all have different paths to success and you’ll do better finding your own rather than copying someone else (in art as well as in business). Also just worry about making good comics.

The worst piece of advice I ever got: Get an invitation to the cool kids table, i.e. Get in with this certain clique and you’ll be instantly welcomed into the secret world of webcomic success. This secret club, community, group, whatever you want to call it DOES NOT EXIST. I spent too many years waiting for artists I admired to take notice of me that I eventually started to obsess over making them like me. Spoilers, it never happened and I had nothing to show for all that worry and grief. I gave absolute strangers power over my mental well being that they didn’t even want and certainly didn’t deserve. Don’t worry about making “powerful” friends. You will make more friends in this industry by BEING a good friend first. Offer help, offer support, share your audience with artists whose work you admire. Be honest, be genuine and be kind. Repeat that 1000X in your head every day until it’s the only thing you even understand anymore. 

By the way, the person who gave me that terrible advice was me. 

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Urban legend: Sugovica (sketches)

Oh right, I kept forgetting to scan these. I have the sketches for more than a week now I simply didn’t have time to do the lineart. maybe this week…

Btw I just came back from Denmark yesterday (a lovely 3 days business trip) and the lineart was made there in my spare minutes and I did a bit on the airplane (I LOVE flying, it’s awesome!).

It’s interesting how I do it in the “old fashin way”: not playing safe with blueprints but ink the actual sketches. No particular reason, I kind of just… forgot about it. But the tool is new, it’s a kuretake liner, too bad I already worn out the tip. I always do that somehow, they don’t last for long at me, probably I play too rough. =(

(Also if you haven’t noticed yet: this was the base of my new story I have been posting lately a lot: these two characters. XP)

Filed under 5panels common projects sugovica urban legend

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Generator Land: Plot Generator

A lounge singer who is secretly gay must save the world with the help of a mobster who is a stripper

LOLZ, when I’ll run out of ideas for possible future stories (which seems to be never though) I will use the help of this magical machine~ XD

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