“Baggage” Cover

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Here’s a new pic! πŸ™‚

Well, this is just the cover page for my comic, “Baggage” that I did about a year ago for the 2013 Silent Manga competition…
Wow, an actual W.i.p. that I completed! Haha. The unfinished version is here. As you can see, it’s dated last year… lols…

By the way, I’m trying to get better in my writing too; been reading books, listening to podcasts about writing (for comics, and in general), and the like. I wonder if creators with long stories ever write (not just outline) out their whole story before beginning to draw it? Inquiring minds (namely me) want to know…

In random news, I went to a TLC concert recently. It was rather cool. (Too bad I never got to see them perform with Left Eye long ago… sigh.) I couldn’t exactly sing to all of their songs though. XD (Not because I didn’t know them… but after becoming a disciple… you know…)

Which brings me to my other thought/conundrum… I can’t finish as many stories that I started before [I got baptized] ‘as planned’, since they are either: 1.) Too perverted/dirty, or too otherwise promoting something trifling. If there is some way I can twist it around where it doesn’t promote as trifling behavior, then I will try and change the story a bit, but… there are certain ones which are blatantly obvious that I couldn’t finish in good conscience.

For example, I made a Gohan and Videl fic long ago which shall not be named… but I cannot finish that in good conscience… sorry! (I was thinking, if I’m married, would it be so bad to think the thoughts? But that is basically inviting other unmarried people too to think these thoughts, and arghhh, it’s about another “person” anyway, and…! Too complicated.)
I am trying to find a way to change/write “Trunks’ Date” a bit where it won’t be so full of perverted stuff (the original idea wasn’t SO bad, but it did include some… eh… “suggestive” scenes that I don’t want to draw out now). So… we’ll see where that goes…!

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A w.i.p. (work-in-progress) and such

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Hey, guys! So… I’ve been ‘gone’ for a while (in terms of internet uploading of my art) because I’ve been:

1. Working on projects that are supposed to be published, so I can’t show them prematurely.
2. Working on W.I.P.’s in terms of story, so there’s nothing much to see anyways.
3. Been really uninspired to finish anything as of late!

Basically, an art/work funk. I hope to get out of it soon though. I’ve been coloring some pages for the HSMP re-release in 2014/The KawaiiKon, so the pic above is a preview of that (it’s actually going to be 4 colored pages though… well, one illustration is not colored on the computer!). Besides that, and a fanart sketch here and there, there’s nothing much I’m motivated to do. ;_; Gah, it’s very annoying being like this! As I’ve said though, I hope to get out of it soon.

I am not a webcomics sort of person (I don’t mind uploading doujinshi’s/fancomics though), because I want to see my original comics in print. I’ve realized that now. I always seem to leave stuff half-done when it’s something I’ve wanted to be in print instead.. or just felt like I wasn’t achieving its intended purpose, somehow. But, I can only try so hard, you know? There’s a point where you have to give up, right? Well, I don’t know it, as of now. This [‘journal’ entry] might not make much sense to you, but this is my own personal battle… creative-wise.

By the way– Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Digital Manga.com, The Hunger Games, Atlantis and new art (sorta)

I have good news! I’ve been accepted to publish one of my comics on Digitalmanga.com/emanga.com!! Haha, it’s just “One-Shot!” though… but maybe I’ll try making other stories for them; I dunno. (But I think they only want completed titles!)

Speaking of ‘completed titles’, here’s a half-done illustration for a totally un-completed title, lol.

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It’s actually more finished than this, but eh… I don’t like submitting almost-done things! hehe…
I semi-want to get started on a webcomic, but I don’t want it to end up as something unfinished again. Especially while I’m submitting my comics to all of these companies and contests… I might have the time. But, we’ll see.

P.S. I was told that I look like Rue. O_o
(XD)

I just finished watching “The Hunger Games” (and before that, “Atlantis”), and well…
Aren’t we all already participating in our own “Hunger Games”? Isn’t that whole movie a metaphor for what’s already going on in our society? (I’m supposing that’s sort of the point, but…) When you think about it, “society” really tries to hurt and compete with each other for “survival”, to make themselves look better (a brand or name), or to pit us against each other for the things they say that we need… but even the things that we really DO need (food), they ration it to us and sell it way over-priced, just to make a few extra bucks in their pockets (like oil). Also, I dislike how reality T.V. is (or, has turned into) just a big scene that glorifies one’s own sin for entertainment. Just like glorifying murder (in “The Hunger Games”), huh!

“Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” ~1 John 3:15
21Β β€œYou have heard that it was said to the people long ago, β€˜You shall not murder,and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22Β But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, β€˜Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, β€˜You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” ~Matthew 5:21-22

Are we really supposed to cheer on the “winner”? There is no real winner in that sort of “game.”
So, us hating one another is just one step away from actually murdering someone. In our hearts, we have already murdered them, or wished for it… Well, all I’ll say is that we need to be careful on who we are casting our ”hate” on.
Though, we should “hate what is evil” ;P lol (Romans 12:9- “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”) ((Not necessarily “who” is evil…! But, their evil behavior, right? The act/sin itself, right?))

[**Possible spoilers?**]

…Which brings me to Atlantis. It was an okay film. I’m not a pro film critic or anything, but I give it a B/B+… I cannot exactly say what was ‘wrong’ with it (maybe I will be able to if I think about it some more, or see it again– maybe the sometimes cheesy dialogue, lol), but that’s just how I felt on the matter. I did like the conflict between their love of money and supporting their friends. I suppose it’s a ‘realistic’-ish view on what might happen. Though, I’m disturbed by the love of money, itself.

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” ~Matthew 6:24

I wonder if they would have been okay with not getting anything in the end? I guess it was just kind of weird that they still got what they (selfishly) wanted, but at least it happened in the nicer way than simply stealing from the Atlanteans (<-huh? lol) who live there. πŸ˜› Oh well… I liked the visuals and voices though! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

Cover of ‘Sense’ (in progress) + fav movies!

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Here’s the in-progress cover for ‘Sense!’ It’s taking forever though. (Oh my gosh– my Photoshop file says I created it in Dec 2010?!?!?! Too freakishly long! lol) I didn’t realize it was that long, lol! Wow, I really need to get it done and out of the way! It’s actually colored more than this; I just don’t like submitting almost-done images, lol. Might as well submit the finished thing, right?? (Well, unless, you’re just showing your progress for tutorial purposes…)

Anywho: fav movies! πŸ™‚

Just watched Wreck-It Ralph for the second time (since buying it on DVD; I had watched it once in theaters before). Just as great as the first time! Actually, I like re-watching (good) movies over again, because you can notice the little things that you didn’t realize or find the first time. :3 Yup, so WiR (<- my new abbreviation for it, lol) is up there as one of my favorite movies, along with “A Goofy Movie”, “Aladdin”, and “Muriel’s Wedding”.

Orz… I don’t even own Aladdin, but I’ve seen it so many times, that I’ve almost memorized it, so… I don’t feel like I need to watch it anymore???! Haha, but no, really, I need to buy that sometime (soon…)… and the other two sequels for it…

****Possible spoilers ahead*****
Wreck-It Ralph was good, but I think it could/should have been advertized a bit differently. It seems that the people who didn’t like it were expecting something else (and me too…), like more cameos, or going to different games and such. I didn’t expect them to stay in Sugar Rush for the majority of the movie, but oh well… I just think my expectations were different because of the ads (or maybe it’s my own preconceived notions based on what I wanted in a ‘video-game’ movie), but it’s all cool… They’re making a WiR II (I think?), so maybe that will include some of the previous subjects I was talking about.
Oh, p.s. I had no idea what ‘going turbo’ meant, until they explained it near the middle of the movie. I just thought it should have been at least a little mentioned, at least the definition of ‘going out of your game’, sort of, in the beginning, lol. I kept thinking, ‘did I miss something?…’

I actually made a game-story sort of like that once (before even hearing about the movie… like in… 2008, lol), but never really fleshed it out, much. Well…. I technically did. Actually, I made a cover for it and everything, and made bios for the characters, a summary for the story arc, and like five page examples, but… I was submitting it for a company back then, but never either sent it in (I thought I did though), or didn’t like the art enough to finish it at the time. I’m pretty sure I sent it in though??? lol. I don’t even remember what company it was, lol… anyways, it’s called “Super Destiny RPG.” Maybe I’ll finish it one day. Well, I hope that I do, because I really liked the idea of it! It’s not Wreck-It Ralph, exactly; more console/computer-based than arcade-ish, but now anything video-gamey seems like a rip-off, don’t you think? Maybe I’ll make it just a shorter comic than previously planned. I need to get these ideas out of my head! πŸ˜›

By the way, from watching WiR, I’ve learned that when you’ve got your inspiration, you’ve gotta/better run with it, and use it to its fullest! Take advantage of every moment! It’s hard to always feel inspired, but when you are, always do your best to go with the flow of it, doing anything you can to get it out, and to get your heart out into the wilderness of this world. It can only do good! (Well, most of the time, heheh…) That is based on your previous intentions/mindset, lol. That is a different story, lol.

Goodnight! πŸ™‚

Baggage cover sketch…! Plus… other stuff…/vague

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Here’s a sketch for the cover of “Baggage” (but I’m not submitting the cover for the contest; it’s just for my personal purposes, LOL.) I’ll have to finish it after I finish and submit the other pages though >< Also, I suck, and didn’t realize that they wanted it to read right-to-left (preferably), hahaha… >_<; So, there goes me fixing things so it looks right the other way around too… doi. (Should have known that though.) Plus, I have to fix the page dimensions and all of that too, lol. Oy. Anywhoo, I had a reallly random but super-kewl dream that I hope I can make into a comic one day! (Hopefully, not a super-long one… but movie-long sized.) Have to do some, er… tweaking though, so that it makes sense (and doesn’t cross illegal boundaries XD).

In other news…

I cannot stop watching this video/listening to this song.


Yup, I’m a total dork. XD

P.S. Go watch Wreck-It Ralph! πŸ˜› (and if you have already, watch it again, lol) πŸ™‚
G’night!

Contest entries + What I’ve been working on…

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Hola! So, for the past two months, I’ve been working on this manga contest entry… It’s almost due, so I’m kind of in the crunch time now, and need to get it done! It’s about 16 pages, plus the ‘cover’ (but I don’t think submitting the cover is necessary… at least I hope not, rofls). So, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted anything (much) worthwhile in the past month and a half-ish. Stuff always seems to go on, eh… Hopefully I can give you some comics/pics that I can actually post after this! Here’s a preview of a page I’m working on. Still need to do backgrounds and shading and stuff on it though, lol. If I lose, I’ll be sure to show you the comic though, lol. (But wish me good luck, please!) πŸ™‚

P.S. Take my Hey Arnold! Music Quiz! πŸ˜›

Quiz: http://quizilla.teennick.com/tests/24132627/hey-arnold-music-quiz
Music:

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