Archive for the ‘Love in Space’ Category


Friday, June 10th, 2011

I didn’t know Sam was on the MTG Commander design team…

And in the same deck, too!

Childhood Promise (12 hours) – COMPLETE

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

School starts tomorrow, so let’s get this out of the way.

In-game size (1280 x 800)
Original Photoshop (20 MB)

Childhood Promise (4 hours)

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

I am making a guest CG for Sam’s game, Homeward.

(The logo above is also my design.)

Larger image

Please watch warmly until it is ready.

Alara the Natural: Sketchbook

Monday, July 6th, 2009

As you know, my impending return to school has resulted in my “honorable dismissal” from Samukun’s Sunrider: Love in Space project. The project will continue without me. To keep consistency of the art, Samukun has decided to redraw everything I have done, and has politely declined my offer to continue making even backgrounds. Without a project to work on, I next consulted Stripey, who I still owe an illustration to based on the now-defunct J.C.Points system, and he preferred to wait until my next free period in the summer of 2010 to call in his favor.

While looking for something to do, I tried to gauge the reader reaction to a prospective Magic the Gathering doujin called Alara the Natural, which has nothing to do with Aria the Natural.


Love in Space: Economic Downturn Edition

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

I don’t normally blog about my living situation, but this recent occurrence will definitely have an impact on my blogging and my personal art projects.

When my parents got their green cards (USA permanent resident visa) and settled down in Chicago, I was too old to automatically receive my own green card as their son. I managed to migrate to the USA nevertheless, by earning a worker’s visa, and have been living and working peacefully in Seattle with that visa for almost three years now. Last year, with the assistance of the lawyer who processed my parents’ immigration and the company I work for, I finally managed to apply for a green card of my own.

You think this green card is expensive?


Orange Planet

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Just a little something to show that I’ve been working hard on Love in Space as usual, and not slacking off and watching Shrine of the Morning Mist or something like that.



Love in Space: Event CG in stages

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Stage 1: Sketch (~1 hour)

Stage 2: Line art (~16 hours)


Love in Space: Kaito and Sora’s Journey

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This is the first scene in the script.

Oh wait, that’s Haruka and Sora’s journey. I’m getting my light-haired little sisters with ribbons and stuffed animals mixed up.


Love in Space: Kaito and Sora Kanzaki

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Here is an introduction of characters in Sunrider: Love in Space. First is Sora Kanzaki, (神崎 空 Kanzaki Sora) the little sister of the male lead Kaito Kanzaki (神崎 偕翔 Kanzaki Kaito).


Love in Space: Paperdolls (NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The first order of business in creating art for Love in Space is the character sprites.

The sprites will be wearing various outfits, and will be depicted in various poses and expressions, and thus we have to create multiple layers to swap on and off of a base, like a paperdoll.

However, in order to accommodate outfits like swimsuits, underwear, and bath towels, it is necessary for the paperdoll bases to be wearing a bit less clothing than in the example above. Which is to say, we need to draw the characters naked. It’s only mildly provocative, and certain anatomical details are not drawn. Nevertheless, we cannot escape the fact that we are depicting underage-looking characters (technically, all characters shown are at least 17 years old) with no clothes on.

Not safe for work after the fold.