Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Carassauga Festival

Back in May, I took a trip to Mississauga with my family for a cultural festival, with tons of good food! While I was there, I had the chance to sit down and do some sketches in the different tents.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Gamishness Continued: 1986 - 1987

Continuing along with my Gamishness activity! This has been a lot of fun, and it gives me a way to revisit really old games I've played (and eventually newer ones).

Aaand here's the worst game of 1986: Defender of the Crown. I don't think there was an interface at all in the game because I had literally no idea what I was doing when I played this. But this is the Stinky Girl Eventure (which I haven't written yet) where Dark Thunder is doing a dance next to Marr. 

Here's a game from 1987: Volleyball. I remember playing this game when I was little and having fun with it. This one is from The Night Kids Eventure, which is leading into The Gek's Favorite Eventure. They play Pugh cards against someone they hate. The winner gets a prize, and Streeka's beating Gair pretty badly right now.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Some Quick Music Mania Doodles

Some more Music Mania drawings that I did! This activity is always a lot of fun and gets me inspired.

I decided to do some Music Mania during my lunch break the other day, listening to SNES music on YouTube.

A quick Jennie doodle I drew while listening to a midi from Princess Mononoke.

A quick Piko doodle as part of the Music Mania activity that I do every so often.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Gamishness [Phantasy Star & Pokemon]

Continuing along with this Gamishness activity! This has been a lot of fun, and I'm really enjoying doing this

Not all of these are following the exact pattern I've done, since I did a few of just the character-focus instead of spending time on the whole thing.

I'm getting to some of the better games in 1988. This one is Phantasy Star! I didn't play much of the first one at all, but I got pretty far into the second one. This Eventure is The Gek's Favorite, when some of The Nays get jealous and start revolting against each other.

I drew Kai in the style of Phantasy Star II. I was playing this game a few years back but never got around to finishing it.

More of the Gamishness activity, but with a focus on the character. This one is Spicco in a Pokemon Blue battle.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Art Style Variations

Here are some recent art style drawings I did of my characters.

It's been awhile, so here's Powerpuff Girls! I used to watch this show a lot as a kid, but just for a short time. This style was so difficult because it's SO SIMPLE. I felt guilty using shape tools to create some of these shapes like the perfect circle head, but it was the only way to make it true to the style. Definitely a challenge for me!

I really haven't watched PPG in awhile, but from what I can remember, I would compare Zandra to Blossom the most because she's a leader and kinda in charge. And believe it or not, I used a Blossom action figure as Zandra back in the day when The Nays was a "playing with toys show" when I was younger. So I feel like I HAVE to associate Zandra with Blossom. I mostly referenced Blossom for looks with Bubbles' color scheme. And since no one in the show has scarves, I had to make it up based on Mojo Jojo's cape.

Scott in Lucky Star style.

Ralphie in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure style.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Comic Styles

As part of the Mr Marcus event (Version 3.0), I redrew some random manga pages from a randomized list, but with my own characters in place of them.

This is Rabiah and Firebreath in Fist of the Blue Sky. I've never read this manga, but this was fun!

Another manga redraw! This one is of Grenna and Pubby in Shinigami of the East.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Photography Paintings

This was a really fun new part of the Mr Marcus World event (version 3.0)! We went to a random spot in our house, took a photo, and then drew a character within that scene.

This one is of Snull in the stove. I added some fire/heat effects for fun, too.

Another one from the Mr Marcus (Version 3.0) event! This one is of Cimc in the bathroom, and he forgot to draw his clothes other than his scarf.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Pokemon Fusions

For this activity, the Nay would use a random number generator to find a number. That number coordinates with a Pokemon that they must draw themselves fused with.

Doge as a Walrein

Clove as Passimian

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mr Marcus World Version 3.0

So awhile back, we did the Mr Marcus World event for the third time! It's one of the most fun activities we do with The Nays, and it just has a bunch of really weird and funny activities. Since there are so many activities, I'm splitting this up into multiple posts. This one is all of the miscellaneous funny ones that aren't really taken seriously and done mostly for fun.

Draw Ward Hyper Edition
For this event, we were given a prompt randomly. From there, we drew the character, and then took only the silhouette to pass onto the next person. They had to draw what they thought that silhouette represented, and if they guessed correctly, they would receive points!

MS Paint Mouse Drawings
Originally these were going to be drawn on Oekaki boards, but I was having trouble getting any to work, so I went with good old MS Paint. For these, I had to use the mouse exclusively, which was harder than I remembered!

Left-Handed Drawings
Since my dominant hand is my right hand, I had to use my left hand to make these drawings.

Blind Drawings
For these drawings, I had to place a 100% black filled layer above what I was drawing, so I was basically blindfolded and unable to see what I was drawing.

Google Search Photoshop Edits
This activity is a lot of fun and very much for the laughs. We googled the first name of one of our characters and had to find the first (sometimes second) photo of a person that came up. From there, we did whatever edits necessary in Photoshop quickly to make them look like the character we searched for.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Characters from The Nays Exam

I've been writing a new Eventure about Amelia and some others taking The Nays Exam, and with it, I created some new characters. So I had to draw the new ones!

Uma is an angry young demon who keeps to herself for the most part. She grew up alone for the most part and took on her mother's maiden name in revolt against her father. Uma has a hatred for her older sister Kali and rarely even keeps in contact with her. She has an on-going one-sided rivalry with her sister. Uma was raised solely by her mother until her death, which is the reason Uma has been mostly on her own ever since. Upon hearing that Kali became a Nay, she wanted to take the same challenge, in hopes of passing up her sister, once again.

Carly is an enthusiastic travel agent who loves creating maps in her free time. She loves to travel explore new places. Carly takes The Nays Exam because she wants to document unexplored areas throughout The Worlds, and she thinks she can help improve travel for The Nays. Her brother Zesty is the one who recommended the idea to her, so she feels very confident in her ability to become a Nay.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On the Spot Sketches!

Recent character sketches! Both of these were thought up on the spot, without planning what I was going to draw.

I was playing around with a weird style here where I had the Use Pressure for Opacity checked, even for the lineart. I also kind of mixed the messy lineart with the painting itself to give it more of a blended digital painting look. This might be fun to do more of in the future! But for now I decided to paint Mr Marcus from memory, and I think I like this variation on his design better than my initial design.

I don't know if I've really drawn Arianna smiling before, because she's always nervous.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nay Parents

Here are some recent sketches I've done based on holidays!

I drew this for Mother's Day!
Rabiah and her mother are pretty close, even if Rabiah refuses to admit it.

Here's Kali and her father (Mahesa/Mr Dude) for Father's Day!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Spoon Bath Sketches

In The Nays Exam, the S Nays team enters a spoon bath inspired escape room.

While the S Nay team fights over who will win, Bryan solves the puzzle for all of them.

Layli is ready to take a spoon bath.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Recent Fanart!

I've been drawing some more fanart recently!

Been watching E3 and so far the biggest news for me has been Jump Force! Keeping my hopes up that it'll be closer to JUS quality instead of J-Stars; I trust Bandai Namco.

So once upon a time in 2011, I started a collaboration project for my Hunter x Hunter group on deviantART. 6 years later, I finally had time to put it together and so I drew Gon and Killua since they were missing from the group!

Check out the full image here!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Murou & Zandra

Some recent doodles I've done during my lunch breaks!

This was a lunch break sketch of Murou!
I love drawing things blowing in the wind. For some reason, Zandra looks kinda like Gair in this drawing (I think it's the face shape/expression maybe).

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pubby and Sobek Sketches

Here are some recent lunchtime doodles I did!

Thank you so much for all of the birthday wishes back in May! I had a great day/week.

Also Pubby's not actually 25 (he's 21 in 2084), but this quote comes from a very old script where I had him say "I'm 21, you know!" but it sounded weird, so we always joke about that quote that isn't actually in The Nays anymore. But since I turned 25, I figured it was fitting.

I've never drawn Sobek from this angle, and haven't really drawn him all that much in general. He's Piko's imaginary friend.