Monday, March 29, 2010

storyboarding update

Son of a bitch computer can't even render it properly. >:|

lol no, it is still not done yet.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

more poster progress

Added flat colours, will start on background and shading tomorrow.

Quick colour study for Nezumi's Brave form.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Earth, Water, Wind, Fire

This is being done for a storyboarding assignment - a set of 4 postcards which can be joined together to form one image, but still be stronge enough to stand on its own. Inevitably, I came up with an idea that incorporated ZB, and the teacher really likes it. :)

The above is the (very messy) second sketch draft. Just to give a quick breakdown:
  • Tatsu - Wind
  • Nezumi - Water
  • Tora - Fire
  • Buta - Earth

Lineart stage. Took me 5 hours to finish everything. XD I get the feeling some of the detail will be lost once I add colour... The elements clashing will be painted in later.

Here's a closeup view of the lineart.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Character Balance Meme

Haven't posted here in a while... uni work and commissions keeping me busy with barely enough time to pump out the weekly page. >_<
Results were quite interesting, albeit expected, to say the least. Tatsu was made to be a mentor and guide, and be powerful from the start, so he should be fine the way he is. Inu though, I might need to tone him down a little for when he becomes a main character.

These 7 are probably the most developed out of the vast number of characters I have planned for this comic, and I tried to limit it to zodiacs only, as I sadly haven't done as much work with the humans. Need to rectify this!

And yes, I did design Tatsu to be bishounen. XD

Friday, March 12, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

if my internet behaves...

I need to remember that I have some backlogged scans.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


He'll be introduced in chapter 5. :)

Name: Uma (马)
Zodiac Position: 7th

A very down-to-earth, carefree kind of guy, he would rather sit around at a table and talk than fight, and is often seen with a smile on his face. Although he has a cheerful, outgoing personality, he can be very stubborn and once he sets his mind on something, there is very little that will get him to change his mind.

He is good friends with both Tora and Inu, and often serves as a mediator to stop their arguments. Despite being the odd animal out in the trio (a herbivore animal while the other two are carnivore animals), the three are often seen together and often referred to as "The Three Muskateers" jokingly.

His weapon of choice is a crossbow; because he dislikes fighting, he would rather attack things from a distance than get up close. However if it comes down to it, he can hold his own in close combat, though he usually leaves Tora and Inu to that department.