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April '11

Wed Apr 6, 2011, 8:58 PM
Thus so far...
Whoa, it's been already 3 months since I've updated a journal.
I've just finished a full time work contract and will start working
on another one for a few more months. Yay!

Pre-dominance war was fun. k2-art.blogspot.com/p/pre-domi…
Now onto the real deal. Wish me luck! ;3

Plans so far...
- working on Eternal Mana (progressing...)
- participating in Dominance War V

Commissions so far...
:thumb158266498:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Son Zack (Restarting!!!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. -- CLOSED --
Slot#3. -- CLOSED --
Slot#4. -- CLOSED --
Slot#5. -- CLOSED --

  • Listening to: ME2 & TRON OST
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Drinking: I want rice milk!!!

Jan '11

Mon Jan 10, 2011, 6:49 PM
Thus so far...
Happy New Years everyone!!! ;D

Short X-Mas and New Years break. So... back to work again!

Plans so far...
- Vigorously working on Eternal Mana (progressing...)
- improve improve improve!

Commissions so far...
:thumb158266498:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Son Zack (Restarting!!!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. -- CLOSED --
Slot#3. -- CLOSED --
Slot#4. -- CLOSED --
Slot#5. -- CLOSED --

  • Listening to: ME2 & TRON OST
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Drinking: I want rice milk!!!

Dec' 10

Sun Dec 5, 2010, 4:18 PM
Thus so far...
Can't believe it's already the end of the year. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year (in advance - esp since I don't update my journal often). Aside from the heavy work load from both work and home. I always gets side tracked onto Mabinogi Heroes (Vindictus) from time to time. Anyways, I'm resetting the table the collab table. Hopefully more time during the holiday break to do some more stuff! ;D

Plans so far...
- Vigorously working on Eternal Mana (progressing...)
- improve improve improve!

Commissions so far...
:thumb158266498:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Son Zack (Restarting!!!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. -- CLOSED --
Slot#3. -- CLOSED --
Slot#4. -- CLOSED --
Slot#5. -- CLOSED --

  • Listening to: Various stuff...
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Drinking: I want rice milk and HK style milk tea!

Nov '10

Sun Nov 7, 2010, 10:28 PM
Thus so far...
Boy, is it the month before the last month of the year already?! Talk about... yea. Where has the last 10 months go?! Anyways, computer's back to a point where I start back from ground zero. So with everything lost, it's pretty much like, time to start anew.

Sorry! Commissions will have to restart from scratch! Forgive meh! As for collabs, I'll need the last step resent! I've finally got my photoshop and tablet installed again! I can paint!!!!... Once again.

Mid-month update...
So, my old NVidia GeForce 8800 GTX v-card died while doing some 3D modeling, so I finally got a new one today, NVidia GeForce GTS 450. So my computer's back up again! Yay!


Plans so far...
- Vigorously working on Eternal Mana (progressing well - sssweeettt)
- improve improve improve!

Commissions so far...
:thumb158266498:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Son Zack (Restarting!!!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. -- CLOSED --
Slot#3. -- CLOSED --
Slot#4. -- CLOSED --
Slot#5. -- CLOSED --

Collabs so far...
:iconvmat: Knight and Mage Resend last step please??
:iconvmat: Students - Resend last step please??
:iconfalk2021: something wacko - Resend last step please??
:iconjepps: something hunter - oh yea, what happened to the file you were gonna send me?

  • Listening to: Gorillaz
  • Reading: Vinland Saga, Bakuman, Saint Seiya:TLC
  • Watching: Fairy Tail!
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want rice milk!!!

Oct '10

Sun Oct 10, 2010, 7:24 AM
Thus so far...
Looks like my situation for the computer has turned out for the worse. Sent my computer to the computer shop for part replacements, even after I've told them that my computer setup has RAID5, they still gave me motherboards that does not support RAID5. It was not only once but twice! Was sooooo mad. That wasn't the only bad news coming down to me. My old RAID5 contains all my previous works and other datas that I've kepts from my previous computers, which is like 6 yrs worth of stuff in there. Now there is like less than 50% chance of recovering them! FML! Wwwwhhhyyy RAID5! We thought it was safe!

Work has been keeping me busy so far. My computer is now back and running but without my old HDDs or any of my work or programs. Sorry ppl who commissioned me. I might need to restart the paintings if I can't retrieve the data off my old HDDs. I've been working on so much 3D stuff that I really want to do more 2D paintings! Ahhhh!!!

I'll keep you guys updated!

Side note: For some reason, I'm back to listen to Gorillaz. I love their music!

Commissions: I might need to restart the paintings due to data loss! Please be patient with me! ;w;
Collabs: Sorry guys, I might need you guys to resend me the latest step!


Plans so far...
- side project: Eternal Mana (progressing well - yay!)
- Get my old RAID5 hdd setup back and data back... if possible.

  • Listening to: Gorillaz
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Vindictus
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want rice milk & bubble tea!

Sept'10

Thu Sep 9, 2010, 6:45 AM
Thus so far...
Wow, I've been absent for a month already. Sorry guys (& gals)! Finally landed a job in a studio in downtown Toronto! Yay! Finally started earning some money and trying to pay back as much student loan as I can. Also buying some new stuff for myself.

Last month and this month's been pretty rough. My computer manage to fry some parts. I had to replace my power supply, motherboard and CPU fan. Luckily, my CPU processor survived the tragedy. Though worse yet, the guy that replaced the parts for me gave me a motherboard that doesn't have RAID controllers even though I told him that I'm using RAID 5 setup for my computer. I guess he forgot, I hope I can return it and exchange it for one that does have RAID controllers. So it's already been 3 weeks since I've been not able to use my computer, hopefully it won't be 5 weeks. Since I'm working now, it's hard to get to the shop on time and give it to them to fix it. *sigh*

Right now, everything's on hold until my computer's fixed. D;

Plans so far...
- side project: Eternal Mana (progressing well - yay!)
- improve! improve!
- commish! commish!
- collab! collab!

Commissions
:thumb158266413:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
(All work on hold until computer's fixed)
Slot#1. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#3. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#4. -- OPEN --
Slot#5. -- OPEN --

Collab
(All work on hold until computer's fixed)
:iconvmat: Knight and Mage (What do we do again?)
:iconvmat: Students (Almost done!!!)
:iconfalk2021: something wacko (OMG, time to mess it up!! Ohohohohoho!!!)

  • Listening to: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Soundtrack
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Starcraft 2, Persona 3 Portable
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want rice milk & bubble tea!

July '10

Sat Jul 10, 2010, 3:45 AM
Thus so far...
Summer's here and blazing hot, my room has been at the constant 30-35˚C!!! I hope I can survive this summer. Speaking of which, OMG it's July already. Time just flies like no tomorrow. It's kinda hard to imagine that I've graduated from the post-grad program almost 4 months ago already! Though I'm still unemployed. Gotta keep submitting resume/ cover letters & demoreels / portfolio around more places for 2D/3D positions. I should do at least another round. ;w;

I've been starting to do morning 6AM jogs again. Trying to keep myself healthy. Sitting down working all the time isn't gonna cut it. Though that takes up an hour of my day, I still think it's well worth it. Gotta keep myself fit!

I noticed there are sooo many things I want to do! I want to do it all, but I can't do it all at once! AAAHHHH!!!! So many things going on at once, and I want to get it all done! I wonder if it's like that for anyone else. There are so many little projects or small plans that you were wanted or meant to do but there just isn't enough time within a day to do it all. Oh well, still aiming to improve everything! FIGHT-O!!!

Plans so far...
- waiting for applied jobs (wish me luck!)
- side project: Eternal Mana (progressing well - yay!)
- improve! improve!
- commish! commish!
- collab! collab!

Commissions
:thumb158266413:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#2. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#3. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#4. -- OPEN --
Slot#5. -- OPEN --

Collab
:iconvmat: Knight and Mage (What do we do again?)
:iconvmat: Students (Almost done!!!)
:iconfalk2021: something wacko (OMG, time to mess it up!! Ohohohohoho!!!)

  • Listening to: Metric, Muse, Oasis, Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Monster Hunter TRI, MHFU, Oblivion
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want rice milk & bubble tea!

Jun '10

Tue Jun 22, 2010, 5:25 PM
Thus so far...
Been busy sending out cover letters/resume all around the places to a point I don't know where else to apply to anymore. If anyone know any studios I can apply or have openings for game artist (2d/3d) let me know! I've finally gotten my demoreel, website, portfolio (still planning to add more stuff to it), resume ready last month.

Been painting and sketching senselessly these day! Whoo! I'm going to be participating in this contest news.deviantart.com/article/11… and aiming for gold! Wish me luck! ;w; Though my room has been staying in a constant 35˚C throughout pretty much the whole summer time so far. Dying and steaming from heat here!!! Has anyone noticed this year felt a lot warmer/hotter?

I still want to level up in painting!!! Yyeeaahhh!!

-- mid-June update --
Alrighty! Finally done the piece for FEZ Contest. Wish me luck!
Time to move onto other arts that's in-queue and continue leveling up in art!! XD

To do list:
- waiting for applied jobs (wish me luck!)
- side project: Eternal Mana
- side project: Star Gladiator
- commish! commish!
- contest! contest!
- collab! collab!
- 365 sketches (failing horribly at that) *HIATUS*

Commissions
:thumb158266413:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#4. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. -- OPEN --

Collab
Sorry for the delay in collabs ;w;!!! I'll try to get them done soon. I haven't forgotten about them! Waaaahhh!! Hahahaha! ^^;;

:iconvmat: Knight and Mage
:iconvmat: Students
:iconfalk2021: something wacko

  • Listening to: Metric, Muse, Oasis, Two Step From Hell
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Monster Hunter TRI, MHFU, FEZ
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want rice milk!

May '10

Sun May 16, 2010, 2:03 PM
Thus so far...
School's over. Back to my own stuff.
I'll be resuming commissions and doing my own work. ;D

It's strange isn't it? Just when I thought school's over, everything gets let go and you just drop on your bed and rest. After a week, I almost literally bored myself to death and now it's back to work time! ;w; )//

And I still need that haircut! It's way too long!
Got my new haircut but still debating to keep it or not. ;w;

To do list:
- applying to places for jobs (wish me luck!)
- side project: Eternal Mana
- side project: Star Gladiator
- commish! commish!

Commissions
:thumb152734351:
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#4. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. -- OPEN --

  • Listening to: Metric, Te', Creamchou
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Watching: Heroes S4 ended! ;w;
  • Playing: A bit of Oblivion! So pretty! *v*
  • Eating: I want Yuk Gae Jang!
  • Drinking: I want BBT!! ;w;

Commission Info

Wed May 12, 2010, 8:42 PM
HOW DO YOU REQUEST A COMMISSION?
1. Reserver yourself a slot by note or email (shanku_@hotmail.com) when there is an open slot. Be sure to include these required info:

Note/E-mail subject: "Request for commission (your name)"
Your name/username:
Email:
Commission Type:
Extra Character(s):
Background:
Brief Character Description/Info:


2. You'll be noted/replied asap when I get it.  If you don't get a slot, I should be able to give you a rough time frame of when the next one should be available.

3. Once I give the commission an OK. You'll have 5 days (think of workdays) to put down that 50% down payment. Which seals your slot and I'll work on the commission until it's done. Otherwise, I'll open the slot again.

4. If there are further changes to your characters or have more elaborate description/examples of what you want, feel free to let me know.

5. I'll send you a draft of for composition, blocked in details, which is the stage good for any more revisions you want or changes you want to make. I'll resend and review for amount of time so long it's quick.

6. No more changes will be done after the 50% progress mark in which I'll let you know that it will be the final review stage beforehand. I'll be spending as much time and to make it as polished as possible the final.

7. I'll notify you that the final is done and you'll receive it once the remaining balance payment is received.

COMMISSION TYPE & PRICES LIST

XX  Monochrome (Black & White/Color wash)  XX
Head bust: $15
Waist-up: $20
Full-Body: $30

XX  Full-Colour  XX
Head bust: $20
Waist-up: $35
Full-Body: $50

XX Design stuff: XX
Insignia/Emblem: $20

XX Extra XX
Extra characters: +$? May varie.
Simple Background Environment: +$? May varie.


COMMISSION INFO
- Images that are created are not for commercial purposes.
- The artwork I created through the commission, I retains all its rights.
- HI-RES print ready digital copy is available to the commissioner or if they want a print which can be negotiated.
- Don't really like deadlines, especially since I'm working on this in between my set schedule.
- Of course, I'll do my very best to make your request as polished as I can.
- I'll need a good or rather fairly decent description of your characters. Any specifics should be specified of course.
- Do note that the more complicated and the heavier the commission is, the more time required to finish it. Please be patient.

== PLEASE DON'T REQUEST ==
- Don't want to draw anthropomorphic characters or furries
- Don't like Yaoi/yuri
- Sorry, I can't do Caricatures. T___T
- Anything that is offensive or perverse of sort.

== WHAT I DO LIKE ==
- Original characters are always nice, love to see what people come up with.
- Fanart from games, anime, manga are fine. Though no Yaoi or Yuri please!
- Avatars from difference places or your in-game characters are more than welcome too!
- Battle scenes are fun, but it's might take a while depending on what it's in it.

== HOW DOES IT WORK ==
- I take payment from PayPal (shanku_@hotmail.com). The work will start once I've received 50% of the down payment which seals the deal that I've accepted your work request and will see to it until it's finished.
- Unless if I was the one who cancels the commission, there would be no refund.
- If the commissioner decides to decline the commission in the middle of the work, the first down payment will also not be refunded because most likely I've spent fair and good amount of time to work on it.

- Slot: Available - I'm open!!!
- Slot: Considering - Waiting for your down payment payment before start.
- Slot: Gogogo! - Got the down payment and on the gogogo! Working on it!
- Slot: Mission finished! - It's done! Come claim your prize!
- Slot: Unavaiable - It's closed! Nnuuhh!

April '10

Sat Apr 10, 2010, 9:47 PM
Special Thanks
Special thanks to :iconlaxon: for the premium membership.
I was invited to participate in a contest held by :icondigitalillustration:. It was like the side fun painting time during my crunch time @ school doing 3D assignments. I think I'll participate in the next contest perhaps do better without being tied down by school work. ^^ Anyhoo, it was a fun time, and I'll like to do it again. Thanks for the opportunity!

Thus so far...
Crunch time. That being said... AAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Priority - School: demoreel & portfolio

Commish will resume for sure once the chaos's over. ;w;

Commissions
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Azndude (Considering)-- DA-RL
Slot#4. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM

  • Listening to: CAPSULE - Jumper, More More More
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Play? Model 3D, Paint 2D

Mar '10

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 5, 2010, 11:34 AM
Uuweeehh??? Featured + Premium?? O_O
Thanks keiichi93 for getting me 1 month premium! TwT)// I'll try to abuse premium options while I can.
Thanks :iconsuzaku009: & :iconkeiichi93: for featuring me also!
It brings me joy that my art is well liked by others. *tear*

Thus so far...
Starting from mid-February was clear maddness. We've been added a new work load of like a mountain on top of another. Staying @ school 6 days a week for least 8-12 hours every time. At least I have one day of break... DRRRRAAAAWWW YESSSS!!! So it's gonna be crunch week from now until mid-April. The work is varies from school assignment, group mod, demoreel work, touch up on old works to be used for demoreel. AAhhhh!!! But I'm still alive and painting as much as I can!

Speaking of which...Featuring!
:iconhadesha: is another artist should definitely stop under charging for her awesome work. She is a superbly talented artist. So, people! Stop taking advantage of that poor little girl. She works like a factory as it is minimal hours of sleep and constantly pull off both awesome 2D and 3D works. She deserves more and her art should also be valued more!!! Here are some of her art:

Tribal character design by hadesha warmaiden by hadesha Kroenen sketch by hadesha

Commissions
Commission Info Link: shanku.deviantart.com/journal/…

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Azndude (Considering)-- DA-RL
Slot#4. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM

Tagged!!! - "List of ten things I'd want in a in a perfect guy/girl" -
Well, technically comment tagged by :iconanarahk:
It'd be... somewhat wrong if it keep it as guy, so I'm changing it to girl. Perfect girl? Who's perfect anyways? Well, I'm sure anyone would agree that their soul mate/lover is just as almost perfect (chaos makes thing interesting - muwahhahaha!!!).

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about what they want in a perfect guy/girl on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.

"List of ten things I'd want in a perfect girl"
(not in order)

1. "There's a reason for looks!" - I know, I guess I'm just like other people out there. Looks does matter. I like people who has a nice clean sense of fashion. It tells their personality, it tells that they look after themselves. Keeping yourself fit by doing like 10 min of exercise everyday can go a long way (and it pays off, seriously). Light make-up is nice, feels more natural. Dress nice, clean, comfortable with a sense of style is awesome. It's artistic!

2. "I like art too!" - It's nice to have someone to share the same passion as you do. Even nicer to work and collaborate on a piece together. Just that much more fun!

3. "Go and do it!" - It's nice to have someone who shares the similar attitude as you do. If you want something, go get it! Honestly, it may sound mean. There's always this question I'll always try to dodge, "I think I'm fat, am I fat?" or like "I want this <item> but I'm too lazy to do something about it." So I thought, if you want something or get something done. Go and do it, sitting around and whine about it just isn't gonna get it done. A car won't drop out of the sky by just sitting around, a job just won't land to you without lifting a finger, dreams won't come true if you don't strive for it.

4. "Fun and explore!" - The everyday thing can get boring. Learning is what being human is best at. It's always nice and not to be scared to try out new things, well, as long as it is logical.

5. "Understanding and caring" - It's good to have someone that sits down and listens, sharing inputs with each other. Someone who cares and understands for people shows that they have good empathy.

6. "Smart" - Funny how put those two together. Not fond too fond of people who needs help all the time for the simplest task and just can't seem to learn or pick up things in an average speed or be socially awkward in public, it's humiliating.

7. "Fun and games" - Who doesn't want to have fun. Joke around, smile, laugh like crazy, playful. Oh yea games! I love games, well, a good portions of it. Always to have someone who can play together. Love teamwork.

8. "Be open-minded" - It's good to be open minded. Nothing is just black and white, everything has it's own shade. It's good to listen to others and share advices/inputs. As well as to see things from another point of view.

9. "Speak up your mind!" - Sometimes it's fun to have guessing games. I'll take that back, I hate second guessing myself to figure out what the person really wants. If you have something in mind, put it on the table. It's nice to be sensitive and try to compromise what other wants but it should be what she really wants too! She has her own rights too say what she wants too! So speak up! ^^

10. "Personal space" - It's nice to have someone around you most of the time. It's even nicer to have the time on my own to hang out with my own friends. Should not be intimidated to meet friends or to hang out in groups/outings.

I just noticed I wrote sooo much. Yet I was thinking, "Oh man, this is hard to come up with stuff to write." (Sorry if there are bad grammar, I always manage to miss out some stuff.) Hmm, who to tag:

Tagging:
:iconaurvandil::iconhadesha::iconnaripoo::icontirael::iconfalk2021:
:iconsweetmoon::iconukitakumuki::iconnjoo::iconcushart::iconvusc:

  • Listening to: Vocaloid covers, foo fighters, muse
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Play? Model 3D, Paint 2D
  • Listening to: Vocaloid covers
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Play? Paint paint paint!
Hey guys, months just flies by like no tomorrow. It's already 5 months since school started. Whew~!

Still working on Kiriban for :iconginsujustice:

Looks like I'm keeping up with my new years resolution so far. Yay!
I'm still painting and working my way in 3D assignments. Hope I can keep this up.
Gotta post some 3D stuff as soon as I'm done. :D
I've been bombarded with work lately but I'll keep updating!

==============================================

Commission Info Link:
>>> shanku.deviantart.com/journal/… <<<

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Azndude (Considering)-- DA-RL
Slot#4. Raspeter (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. Hatsurin (Gogogo!)-- TM

==============================================
  • Listening to: Vocaloid covers
  • Reading: In Shade and Shadow (TNDS - Series 2 - Book 1)
  • Playing: Play? Paint paint paint!
Happy New Year everyone! -- oops journal ^^;;
Hope everyone will do their new years resolution, or at least, try not to break it too much.

It's back to school time and I'm more than ever want to paint more! Collab, art trade, commission. Yay! I'm sure doing too much 3D will build my 2D side to crave like no tomorrow!

Working on Kiriban for :iconginsujustice: and :iconfalk2021:

Started to listen to vocaloid covers lately, really enjoying a few of them! Yay! I also really like the art they have in their MVs (Music Videos).

I've opened up commissions again. I'm in the verge of becoming a hobo. Can't afford another set of bus tickets after the next one. Gah! T____T

==============================================

Commission Info Link:
>>> shanku.deviantart.com/journal/… <<<

SLOTS
Slot#1. Brea (Gogogo!)-- TM-RL
Slot#2. Son Zack (Gogogo!)-- Gaia
Slot#3. Jlyn (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#4. Kaiyuu (Gogogo!)-- TM
Slot#5. Available

==============================================

I R TAGGED</u>
by :iconkoloromuj:

Here are the rules:

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.

Hmmm....:
- I often feel inferior to other crazy artist... aahh!!! ;A:
- I don't give up because I know always improve and be better! *fights back*
- I'm no elitist because I always believe that ppl become really good in time and I believe they can be!
- I always would like to push my friends to do better and at times shoot whatever advice I can grasp on.
- Thought sometimes my advices were usually mistaken as lectures... TAT
- I'm currently learning 3D as well as trying to improve in 2D
- You'll usually either see me paint sci-fi, fantasy, or battle stuff.
- Though I should explore and expand different areas as well
- I love to listen to music, I'm always open to give it a try and see if I like it myself
- I'm fairly open minded and make judgement not only based on words, always curious to see things for myself.

Hmm.... tagging ppl! Done!
:iconprodigybombay::iconvmat::iconvusc::icontirael::iconhadesha:
:iconaurvandil::iconerina::iconorenji-kun::iconsophiajlee87::iconaxl99:
NOTICE: 25k KIRIBAN
Whoever gets 25k mark, screenshot it, send me a note + imagine upload link (like imageshack/photobucket/etc)
Prize: Illustration piece with character of your choice ;3

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Break time! Well kind of. I guess it's time to draw/paint like mad and practice more 3D? (Ack, turning workaholic)
I should be lauching some livestreams here and there so watch out ;3

This holiday I'm gonna go have fun painting whatever I want for myself! Whee!

Anyhoo, happy x-mas to you all. ;3
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz - I'm yours / Lucky
  • Playing: Monster Hunter + Rock Band 2
  • Eating: I crave Yuk Gae Jang!!!
  • Drinking: FFEEEEDDD MMEEE HK style milk tea!
AAAHHHHHHHHHH~~~!!! Crunch time crunch time crunch time~!
So much work to do!!! *head bangs the table* It's that time of the year part 1 - everything is due and so little time.

Hopefully I get to upload some of my own and sketches soon. I haven't pulled so many all nighters in my school years until now. So on the verge of turning myself into a panda (note the eyes) also losing health due to the work strain - aka eating so much junk food to keep myself alive during the all nighters.

Despite of doing all nighters, it was fun having friends doing it as well. Random cracked jokes + funny video + ridiculous laughs really brightens up the mood during the time. For those who are curious of what I'm working on. Take a peak at my cyberninja, now think... 3D awesomeness. X'D;;

Cya soon!
  • Listening to: Arctic Monkeys, Muse
  • Watching: Heroes S4
  • Playing: Monster Hunter + Rock Band 2
  • Eating: I crave Yuk Gae Jang!!!
  • Drinking: FFEEEEDDD MMEEE HK style milk tea!
Oh the beginning... (my long rant)

-- Line Arts --

I remember back when I always do line arts, I had no sense of structure, anatomy, composition, anything. When I went into college, art exposure came to be and hit me as if a mountain fell on me. OUCH. So many awesome artist out there, both in school and outside the world. I remember I always sucked at drawing character in proportions, proper anatomical structures, or even draw neatly or do good clean up. Damn, thinking back. I SUCK. I even asked some artist if they want to color my art, they refused. Their excuse. It was too messy. I'm like, OK. So I worked hard in making clean art. Then I asked some other artist about my art. They said, it lacks structure and anatomy. I'm like, alright. I went and try to always do fixes and corrections to make sure that I get things right.

What did I learn?
Never give up to improve. Accept criticism as harsh as it is.

-- Painting --

I remember when I first started to paint. I hated it with a passion. I stopped painting because I despised it so. I never was able to get what I've wanted nor did I ever find it that great. Yet I look at other artist in awe... D'aawww!!! I still hated painting, but as I learned how to draw better, I started experimenting with coloring. I still look at others in aw. How nice theirs look. I look back to mine, how bland it is. Deep inside, I kinda cried a bit. So I kept painting, trying to understand it and keep going at it. Now I love every bit of it, and I am even willing to go push myself and explore more.

What did I learn?
Never hate or give up something that you barely started. Understand it before hating it.

-- 3D --

I remember when I first started 3D. It was helluva confusing. Yet, I liked the technical aspects of it. Even then, i hated and hated every single mistakes I made. I wished I've done it better. I wished I learned different approaches. I stared at the awesome game cinematics, movie CGs, and it struck me in awe. Look at how beautiful they look! Someday I said, someday I'll reach there. Maybe. I worked with organic modeling, I hated it with a passion. My lack of anatomy knowledge bested me. So I gave up on it. I took the other way, technical modeling. I loved it with a passion because I understood the every aspect of modeling, texturing, rigging and such. With that base, now I tackle organic modeling with my experience that I've gathered through the years.

What did I learn?
Your base skill is your foundation, the most important part of all. Without it, you can't reach high.

-- Overall --

I noticed in my past yrs, I've taken everything too easily. Never put an effort into things. Maybe I'm still like that. I like to have fun. It feels rock climbing now. I'm enjoying it as much as I am pushing hard on myself now. It's like while climbing up, you want to try to reach with your hand to the furthest and steadiest rock and pull yourself higher. Pushing myself in a project is like me reaching out, and me finishing a project is like pulling myself a bit higher to reach to the top.

Anyone feel like that sometimes? ;D



PS. Hmm, I've posted that I was open for commission for 2 months. No takers hmm? Oh wells. It's okie. Time to kick my skill set a couple of knotch higher. Muwhahaha! *climb climb*
  • Listening to: &quot;The Pillows - Ooparts&quot; Album
  • Playing: Aion + Rock Band 2
  • Eating: I crave Yuk Gae Jang!!!
  • Drinking: FFEEEEDDD MMEEE HK style milk tea!
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Yay! I've been painting stuff more often now. And fairly busy still. Oh well. I'll keep working on it!! I've been drumming on Rock Band 2. So much fun!! Must get better at drumming... and painting! LOL!

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Current self projects during spare time (updates fairly regularily):

EM - Mage Knights
Original concept [link]

I'm revamping all the characters design of the Mage Knights.

Mage Knight Iris - Stage: redesigning
Mage Knight Len - Stage: redesigning
Mage Knight Spry - Stage: rough drawn concept idea
Mage Knight Azure - Stage: rough drawn concept idea
Mage Knight Regn - Stage: rough drawn concept idea
Illustration piece - Order of the Mage Knights - concept idea
  • Listening to: &quot;Do As Infinity - Eternal Flame&quot; Album
  • Playing: Aion + Rock Band 2
  • Eating: I crave Yuk Gae Jang!!!
  • Drinking: I miss HK style milk tea!