Continuing the OC meme, Piab asked me to draw Jorge from her wonderful webcomic, Café Amargo!

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WIP below

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Thank you to "auto color" in photoshop for helping me land on a better version of this picture for Piab...!

Today's music post: Blue Moon by David Tao / 沙灘 by 陶喆. I only know about this song because of a cover that was on one of those talent shows. IDK why the official english title of the song doesn't match the words in Mandarin...?

It has been a while since I last freetalked. I wasn't at home much during May.TCAF came and went, and I flew around for work. Overall TCAF was great, and if you weren't able to go yourself, everything can also be found online at store.lovelovehill.com!

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Next big item is that I'm going tro try to make a game for yaoijam 2018 (good timing with June pride month!)! You can peep some early details on itch.

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All the characters are past comic characters recycled into AU. Fung and Sunny are from Tied (in Martial Spirit), Ceilic is from Are you a Knight? and Struggle, and Alain is from Expired Seafood 1.

There was a part of me that is excited to dabble in a bit of everything (programming, ui/ux, logo design, etc.) but as I got into it, it's all proving to be A LOT OF WORK especially in the narrow timeframe of the actual jam itself. If I am anti-social for a while, you will understand why...I'm actually still unsure as to what the plot will be, but I have some ideas for mechanics that might be beyond my abilities. The game is just suppose to be thirsty and trashy, but I can't always bring myself to go full on PWP. I will do my best to insert some fun bendy animal secrets into it as well, EHEHEHEHEHE (my true interest).

After the game, I hope to get back into working on my webcomic.

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I got really into looking at hanfu-inspired modern fashion this week... which led me back to drawing these wuxia characters again from Martial Spirit!

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Suen Hong Sun and Li Fung

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I accidentally scanned the watercoloured version in BITMAP mode, and it... maybe looks better than the final versions...??

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My only regret is not having good enough calligraphy skills to put some text on the righthand side. There's also a timelapse video here!

Today's music post: Big Marvel's cover of Africa by Toto. His videos always make me laugh because they're ridiculous but his face is so deadpan. This video also has a bonus chicken in it, on top of the usual rubber chicken. He is actually very talented (vocals and instruments), so check his other videos out too

I just sent off my 12-pages for a short comic called REFRAME for Love Love Hill's next comic anthology, themed around COOKING + CRYING. It's a bit of a dramatic story, but I think it ends on a positive note! This comic features a mom and son. The mom also appears in It's Getting Hot in Here, while the son is a familiar face from Motivation, Concentration as well as Tie the Knot.

Worlds colliding! Everyone is connected! I'm unstoppable!!

Here's the sketch, inked, and toned version of the first page

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Some quick snapshots of my monitor as I was inking

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To be honest, I like drawing kids quite a lot. They are usually very expressive, so I get the chance to draw a wide range of expressions and make them say silly things!

Here's a timelapse of some digital inking (done in fire alpaca).

The comic anthology will be debuting at Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May 12-13, 2018!

Please look forward to it!

Today's music post: Shine on Me by Chris Dane Owens. I found out that the music video is going to become a full length film this year... I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

I thought I was going to have a less busy season work-wise, but more things got piled on to me than I expected! Every year I tend to destroy a bit of myself for the months of March-April to finish all my comic submissions.Every year I try to stay on top of it so it doesn't get too bad!

I finished my Plant Fever 2 pages in January. The pages are in colour for this issue! It's going to debut at TCAF 2018 in May 12-13. The same garbagey autobio drawings and stories you expect from Life on the Hill, but with added garbagey colour!

A bunch of random panels, in no particular order. My mom's artwork will also be debuting in this zine, which I'm very excited for!

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Last week I also did work on some other comics for medical education purposes. Drawing in this kind of squashed style makes it more challenging to stay consistent with proportions, so I find that it takes a lot longer to ink; likely because I'm redrawing/deviating from my sketches a more. These were inked in Adobe Animate because they'll be coloured/animated for the web.

A bunch of random panels, in no particular order (again)

A bunch of random panels, in no particular order

Today I worked on my thumbnails for the 2018 Love Love Hill anthology. The theme is something along the lines of "cooking and crying" and I'm really hitting the CRYING part hard! I have so many pages of crying, haha!

These are the thumbnails in my sketchbook for the first 6 pages. The whole story is ~12 pages!

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These are the digital sketches of the same thumbnails

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It's always funny to see where I deviated. This time they're pretty similar!

I feel more at ease now that I actually have a story and sketches to go with it. The story will feature some familiar(?) faces if you read my other anthology comics.

I can't remember if I actually talked about this here or not, but I changed my home computer desk to be a stand desk by propping my monitor on top of books (sketchy) and my keyboard/tablet/mouse on top of a bed tray that stands on my original desk. The actual heights are all still a couple inches off to be ergonomic, but I have to say, my wrist numbness has decreased drastically! I suppose the pain is now felt in my feet...

Today's music post: Hopopono by GoGo Penguin!