Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Panda Aku 鬼熊

Panda Aku

Cult illustration: School Rumble

Character: Aku (aka as ghost or demon in japan), the pet panda of Masaki


School Rumble

Battle for the survival in school.....they had to kill to live.....( *a lame story by me )

Illustration influenced by Tenjo Tenge and Kill Bill~

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Year Two

Friends

Potraits of friends


*ramblings, some thought and complaint*

It had been 2 years since the day i started doing arts as a hobby ( or career) . That's really very fast!!!I'm still the same old amateur artist. I have to label myself as a amateur artist as i'm the least popular among my group (4playz). I don't get much commission works neither was my works ever got published in magazine before .
For the past 2 years, i always been wanting to quit doing arts (as a career or even as a hobby)because it's really hard to survive just as a full-time illustrator here (in Singapore). Especially with the kind of character i had, as i always tend to wait for people to approach me instead which i know is not a very "wise choice." Beside that ,I alway feel that i cannot accomplish the tasking given by the customers , i have negative thought and have no confidence with myself and my skill.

Other than that , is selling my works overseas. I had rejected a number of requests due to some unpleasant encounter i had before .It was really a very bad experience as the project was dragged for almost 7 months , my designs was printed , sold and i was not even informed. It was only lately ,after i complaint to them ,then i get a contract from them which says " Please sign here and sent back to me!"
So far , i have not get any things from them yet. I mean ain't i supposed to get pay on the royality and a 4 monthly report on the sale of my design? The chinese have a good say " The mountain is high and the emperor is far 山高,皇帝远 ", i would not know anythings about everythings ( the design, the sales , the company).The way i see professional people handle things in a unprofessional ways , it just make me feel so scared and sick. It is a must, to earn from taking risk, i wonder?It is really about no risk , no gain?


I'm just an artist, an amateur one , i do need to survive . If we could be more co-operative, be thoughtful and considerate for others. That will definitely make the industry , the world , a better and a happy one. I think.... ( i always wanted to blog about this bad experience, really :D)


Mistake learns
a) Get your works paid and get a contract signed before sending out your works
b) Always consult the "old birds" ( experience's people) if in doubts

I guess that about all i have to say. I still love arts , love to do illustration that is why i'm still around. :D


May Picasso be with you , always!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

School Rumble 霸

School Rumble 2





<-(old version)



Cult illustration: SCHOOL RUMBLE
Character: Rika Akiyama ~(revamped)

*The trouble with school (富田私立高校)is students had to battle for the survival in school and battle for the glory to be the NO. 1.....To kill or be killed. ( *a lame story by me )

Illustration influenced by Tenjo Tenge and Kill Bill~


* Practise on rendering and blending with Photoshop :D


















School Rumble Collab

This is a collaboration between four artists (SG) , merging different drawing styles and techniques into one . We are 4Play Club (now called 4playz)!As school rumble was created by me , naturally i became the lead and cg artist of this collab :P .

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Project Garo 暗黑騎士篇. 终

PROJECT-GARO 2

Poster B
Different layout and added Garo in this poster

Ougon Kishi GARO

Ougon Kishi GARO
This is the last "Garo" fanart I'm going to do.

Garo's fanart was done as a tribute to the series , and also a practice for me on trying out different type of CG style (not much different actually, hehe). Okie, i will reverted back on doing more fetish series and mosaic monkey part 2 after this.



GARO 牙狼 - 暗黑騎士篇
製作‧著作:ProjectGARO
原作‧総監督:雨宮慶太
制作:東北新社クリエイツ‧ディープサイド‧オムニバスジャパン
イラスト入り: Xiaobaosg

Monday, October 09, 2006

Project Garo

PROJECT-GARO

Project_Garo_V2
(Version 2)

"Where there is light, shadows lurk and fear reigns... yet by the blade of Knights, mankind was given hope..."

Garo focuses on the life of Makai Knight Saejima Kouga, who protects humanity against dark demonic manifestations called "Horrors." In his quest to purge them, he encounters a young girl named Kaoru whom he saved from a Horror, but was stained with its demonic blood. As a rule, those that been stained by the blood of a Horror shall be cut down, or else they will die painfully in approximately 100 days. Kouga had planned to use her as a bait at the beginning to save his trouble on locating the horror individually , but when they lived together, he started to have mercy upon her and afterwards, he tries to find a way to purify her before her remaining time expires.

*Garo Poster 1
Took me on and off 2 weeks to complete this poster. Different styles was tried out for this poster .(*Done with references)


Suzumura Rei

Suzumura Rei/Zero
aka ZERO is the Silver Makai Knight of the West.

Saejima Taiga

Saejima Taiga
Father of Kouga and the previous Garo who was killed by his own student, Kiba (below)

KIBA the Dark Knight

KIBA the Dark Knight
He's the spirit of the Dark Knight and even though his appearance was near the end of the series, he influeneced everything since the beginning. KIBA's spirit resides inside a unknown place that's filled with the dark side knowledge of the Makai.

『牙狼<GARO>』 第二十四話「少女」。

『牙狼<GARO>』 第二十四話「少女」。
Character adapted from Eps 24 of Garo
from bottom to top: Meshia the Ultimate Horror (*She's an ancient Horror and existed since the beginning of the conflict between Makai and Horror) and KERBEROS (*the hound of Hades)

Sketch and trial on Saint Seiya's CG style:

三神官融合体・鎧モードGouten W.I.P

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Fairy Tales 童话

Big Bad Wolf

Big Bad Wolf
Another side of fairytales.....
*Adapted from Three little pigs.


"Be quiet or else , the wolf will come and.....catch you" ( I kinda of remember that when i was young, my mum always frighten us with such sentences if we make alot of noises at night. hehe)

Magic Lamp

The Magic Lamp
Adapted from One Thousand and One Nights - Aladdin

Other version make for my porfoilo :
Added tattoo for the wolf and genie plus added sparkling feel for the illo "magix lamp"





















* I never knew that drawing children arts can be so tough, haha. Here's 2 attempt on children arts based on the Fairy tales. Kinda of made it into my own version (popart and vintage version). Well~ Happy Children Day!!