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May 5 '14
ananthymous:

The Kickstarter for our latest collection, CUTTINGS, is now live!
CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!
There’s a STANDARD and LTD edition available, as well as a bunch of other rewards (including previous books in our library)! 
We’re really excited about this book! Thanks for reading!

Aaa oh gosh it’s live!  We’re collecting a bunch of art from this tumblr and also a slew of art that’s never been shared publicly before!  This book is gonna be real handsome, I hope you guys dig it!

ananthymous:

The Kickstarter for our latest collection, CUTTINGS, is now live!

CUTTINGS is a striking new hardcover collection that includes color fiction Johnny Wander shorts & never before seen art from Yuko Ota!

There’s a STANDARD and LTD edition available, as well as a bunch of other rewards (including previous books in our library)! 

We’re really excited about this book! Thanks for reading!

Aaa oh gosh it’s live!  We’re collecting a bunch of art from this tumblr and also a slew of art that’s never been shared publicly before!  This book is gonna be real handsome, I hope you guys dig it!

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Apr 29 '14
Photoshop speedpaint of a girl with a super cute jacket from the subway.  (She also had at least a dozen gold mylar balloons.)

Photoshop speedpaint of a girl with a super cute jacket from the subway.  (She also had at least a dozen gold mylar balloons.)

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Apr 23 '14
dog and dragon. photoshop.
these boys are going to be the death of me

dog and dragon. photoshop.

these boys are going to be the death of me

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Apr 20 '14
Eight of Swords.  photoshop.
Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.
Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

Eight of Swords.  photoshop.

Whoops another tarot card appeared.  North was rough to associate with a card, he was very nearly the two of cups exclusively on the merit that he looks like the red winged lion from the Rider-Waite deck.

Instead he gets to be represented by a hooded falcon in the middle of a caldera.

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Apr 18 '14
Gumi.  photoshop.
A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!

Gumi.  photoshop.

A long while back, Magnolia got me into Vocaloids music via osmosis.  I like a bunch of Gumi’s songs but don’t really care much for her canon outfit and Mags has been trying to get me to give a shot at dressing her up.  Dunno if I hit what I was going for, maybe I’ll give it another shot later!

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Apr 14 '14

Character Q&A: Kaia, Dhio, North

A little while ago I mentioned wanting to fill out a character meme that was going around and my pal Chelsea was a dear and gave me a few prompts.  Here’s some questions answered by those guys I won’t stop drawing.

• What are your strengths?

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"I’m pretty fair at carving.  Y’know, decorative stuff.  Handles, door frames, charms, toys."

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Apr 10 '14
Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.
Recently picked up some gold paint!
(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.

Recently picked up some gold paint!

(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

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Apr 2 '14

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Mar 29 '14
Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.
March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.

March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

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Mar 28 '14

Namco High: Cousin designs

As you might know, ShiftyLook is shutting down later this year and as a result, today is the last day to purchase Namco High.  While I still have a chance, I wanted to talk a little bit about my designs for the game!

Cousin’s appearance was probably the most important design made for the game.  They were also the only character that was created for Namco High; everyone else (excluding a few incidental background characters) was a pre-existing property character.

One of the direct orders I received was that Cousin’s Katamari antenna needed to end in a heart.  So I just played into that theme in spades (or hearts. uh).  Heart-shaped head (the v-neck sweater implies the bottom of the heart shape), heart insignia on the sweater, head and body in shades of red and pink.

Everyone who plays Namco High would need to be able to project themselves onto this avatar.  Cousin has no canon gender, orientation, or race; the player is able to decide all those things for themselves.  As such, I made certain that their design was as imprintable as possible; nondescript sexual and gender signifiers, and a non-human skintone.

The game is available to purchase for $7.50 until the end of March 28th.

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Mar 26 '14
Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.
Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.

Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

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Mar 25 '14
sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

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Mar 23 '14

Worldbuilding (3/3): North

Part 1 | Part 2

This is it!  I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the response to these fellas. They’re extremely dear to me and I’d love more than anything to drop everything and run off to write a series of comics or prose novels about them, ha ha.  But that sort of thing isn’t possible at this time.

Anyway, thank you guys for hanging out and letting me talk at you.

It’s time to talk at length about this guy!!  Apologies in advance, I’m about to talk about dragon cultures for maybe longer than is strictly necessary.

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Mar 17 '14
"Eouen was a terror bird in her first life." photoshop.
A bunch of people were really excited by the last sentence of the most recent worldbuilding post, so I finally took a crack at Eouen’s design.  She was originally some sort of colossal leucistic terror bird who was remade into a sun god.
Looking around at reference images of terror birds, it was weird to see a lot of reconstructions based on modern large flightless birds (ratites) instead of their closest living relatives (seriemas).  Then again, I’m not in any way a scientist or scientific illustrator!  Anyway, I went for a more elegant streamlined body shape and specialized feathers closer to seriemas with a coloration based on secretary birds.  Because it’s fantasy and I get to do what I like!

"Eouen was a terror bird in her first life." photoshop.

A bunch of people were really excited by the last sentence of the most recent worldbuilding post, so I finally took a crack at Eouen’s design.  She was originally some sort of colossal leucistic terror bird who was remade into a sun god.

Looking around at reference images of terror birds, it was weird to see a lot of reconstructions based on modern large flightless birds (ratites) instead of their closest living relatives (seriemas).  Then again, I’m not in any way a scientist or scientific illustrator!  Anyway, I went for a more elegant streamlined body shape and specialized feathers closer to seriemas with a coloration based on secretary birds.  Because it’s fantasy and I get to do what I like!

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Mar 13 '14

Dungeon Crew tee design.

Ananth and I designed this tee in a fit of wanting a sports raglan with a D&D theme.  You can get it over here at our Topatoco shop!

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