Continuing the OC meme, Piab asked me to draw Jorge from her wonderful webcomic, Café Amargo!
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...?
Did a OC fanart meme, and powerswithin asked me to draw her "shameful edge lord angel wing chara of the past", so here we are...
What are wings, and what is night lighting?
Today's music post: Wasted Time by Jazzanova feat Vikter Duplaix.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Ming Ming and Bak...
Suen Hong Sun and Li Fung
I accidentally scanned the watercoloured version in BITMAP mode, and it... maybe looks better than the final versions...??
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
Some quick snapshots of my monitor as I was inking
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!
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)
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!
These are the digital sketches of the same thumbnails
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!