Archive for July, 2009

Scott

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Scott is the founder and sole member of Gakuensuki’s Committee of Student Discipline. He lives his life according to a strict moral code that everyone else considers obsolete, and prudishly attempts to get others to follow that code as well. He insists on doing everything by the book, and carries said book around constantly for reference, even though he has memorized it word for word.

While he has earned the enmity of faculty members such as lolikit and Hinano as a result, he is mostly harmless. He seems to have the community’s best interests in mind, is not hypocritical, and does not give in to the urge to throw the book at anyone. Therefore, his behavior, while disliked, is tolerated. He receives the same polite dismissal as a Mormon or Jehovah’s Witness missionary would in the real world, and deep down, many realize that there are grains of truth buried beneath the pointless preaching.


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The character is an adult male version of his site’s mascot.

P.S. H.C.Staff’s glasses-wearing cat-eared loli schoolgirl is superior.

Baka-Raptor

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

I know I promised to complete this on Friday, but I had to work late in the office a couple of days last week. I’m doing my best to catch up, but too much drawing makes my eyes twitch.

The manliest and most reptilian member of the Gakuensuki faculty, Baka-Raptor likes playing air guitar and preaching against pedophilia. His taste in music is vulgar and his taste in anime characters is outdated, but he is from the Mesozoic Era after all.

Baka-Raptor himself had issues with the smile on the original character sketch. So I changed the expression.

The design is based off of Scar from Fullmetal Alchemist.


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Dr. lolikit

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

A member of the faculty at the school Cardcaptor Yoshi attends, Dr. lolikitsune is second only to Headmaster Miao in authority.

As requested, I removed the cheekbone line and added curlier hair to the original design.

Update: Darkened the hair and changed the shirt and pants color as instructed below. Old picture for comparison.


Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

Mao Akatsuki (LINKS NOT SAFE FOR WORK)

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Mao Akatsuki, also known as Cotora, gives a clear heads up about the “LOLI, SHOTA, KEMONO” content of his website. And he’s not kidding either. But questionable contents aside, Mao Akatsuki is the illustrator everyone should know when it comes to cute kid characters, with or without animal ears.


Mikan from Wanko to Kurasou

Mao Akatsuki is perhaps best known in the west as the illustrator of Ivory’s Wanko to Kurasou (not to be confused with Cuffs’ Wanko to Lilly, which also features dog-girl heroines). Wanko to Kurasou is a visual novel about a college student named Yuuichi, who adopts an abandoned dog-girl named Mikan, and their relationships with the humans and humanoid pets around them. The game is reasonably highly rated for its story as well as Mao’s artwork.

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The show must go on

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

The owner of the small company I work for decided to have us do a project for charity, and made it a higher priority than our usual projects. The result of that was that we fell behind on the work that people were actually paying us for, and so both Saturday and Sunday this past week myself and other developers had to show up for 9-to-5 workdays in the office to get caught up.

And, on top of that, I spent about 4 hours this week hanging with a light music band when I really should have been working on the male character sprites. I hope lolikit doesn’t fire me.

Anyway, I continued working on CCY’s sprite, trying alternative coloring.

That didn’t work so well, did it? I decided to complete the picture in the original coloring style.

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Bonus shrine maiden picture

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Anyway, I’m continuing to work on the CCY character sprites. It’s been a challenge so far trying to emulate Choux’s technique, because I pretty much suck at gradient shading and color blending when it comes to characters. See the results below.

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CCY: Male Character Designs

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

So I’ve signed on to provide 150 or so hours of work on lolikit’s visual novel project, CCY-senpai wa 17-sai.

What did he do to earn such service?

Surprising how much easier it is to get art students to do stuff when you pay them. Sure he’s “only” paying about $2 per hour, but that does come out to $300 in the end, which is not a trivial expense. Think of the college textbooks, Sora Kasugano figures, or whatever you could buy with $300.

That said, now that this is business and I have a paying client, what he asks for, he gets, regardless of whether I have to step out of my comfort zone. And because he’s paying, this is also my top priority after my job, sleep, and food. My playing of Kira Kira and my watching of anime will be sacrificed if necessary, to meet the quota of 20 hours per week. J.C.Staff’s new shows this summer weren’t my style anyway.

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Picture as a function of time

Monday, July 6th, 2009

How a picture takes shape.

Start


After 10 hours total

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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.

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