30 July 2012 @ 07:49 pm
Think about it, won't you?  
Is this becoming a monthly post thing? Who knows, maybe it is. I really do all of my talking nowadays on plurk; it's just a lot more stress-free for me and the audience seems to be bigger there, so!

On that note, Kingdom Hearts 3D IS OUT TOMORROW AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! I am going to be getting my copy the moment the store opens. 8D Like how I've done with my playthroughs before, I'll be liveplurking my playthrough of the game on plurk! So if you want to read along to all of my screaming about the game, you can just check here. I am also totally having a party with [personal profile] kiaxet and [personal profile] rasenth! I've made a Meow Wow cake, and will post pictures of it later. XD

Just NNNNGH been waiting forever to play this game, and at last tomorrow it's here!

Otherwise, life has been going okay, although I'll admit I'm not looking forward to the end of summer. I am sad that I missed Comic Con, but will be ready for it next year when it comes around. (Plus, CTN and others will be coming up in November!) Birthday also went great, got to go to Disneyland with a bunch of friends for it! I also got Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm for my birthday, and have been enjoying it a bunch! It is delightfully cute and addictive. XD

But yeah, the next week or so will be spent in total KH geek-out mode. 8D

All right, will end with a whole bunch of LP episodes and art...

Another painting based on a waking-up drawing! Finished this one awhile back. I am feeling better about painting now that I'm getting into a system that's fast and comfortable for me. Except more of these in the future...

Ten Coins Next Level )

And then some more All Hearts characters...

Jafar, Iago, Mulan, Mushu, Shang, The Emperor, Ling, Yao, Chien-Po, Shan Yu, Hayabusa, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Wendy )

And finally, a huge dump of waking-up drawings.

Under-covers drawing 431-457 )

Drawing: Tons of storyboards, paintings, All Hearts and more

Writing: Tags in iJAG
Current Mood: excited
Current Location: Lynxland
30 May 2012 @ 07:59 am
May Nay  
Man, I am really glad that May is almost over. It's been a pretty crummy month, all things considered, but with some good things here and there. Good things being a bit of work here and there, and going to Disneyland with my little bro. But a large chunk of time -almost two weeks- was spent attempting to fix my broken internet. Yes, it took that long to get it fixed. And really, the only reason it got fixed at all was because we switched to a different ISP. It was kind of nightmarish dealing with that, especially since I know I lost work days because of it, and put a ton of stress on me and my family (since their internet is all based around my computer.) Also, partly because of that, didn't get tickets to Comic Con this year. -_-

But as of today, house will pretty much be to myself for the next six weeks. My little bros will also be around for part of that, but I think it'll still be a lot of the responsibility falling to me. On the flipside, it'll also be nice (and kinda interesting) to effectively have the whole house to myself for that long. We shall see how it goes!

Alrighty, it's time to give you some more LP and art:

First off for arts, this is actually a redoing of an old character from a very old story. I wanted to try and new painting technique, and I'm actually really happy with how it came out! I think I'm finally figuring out painting techniques that work for me. Makes me excited to paint again in the future.

Obedience )

Finished the rest of the characters for Atlantica, and started in on the Agrabah characters.

All Hearts - Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Aladdin, Abu and Carpet )

And a whole slew of waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 393-411 )

Drawing: Mostly a whole lot of storyboarding, plus askblog answers

Writing: All tags all the time
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Location: Operator
08 May 2012 @ 11:29 pm
Write the bullet  
...Have I seriously not updated this journal since April? Geeeebus. I think I'm just going to take everything in bullet points because I'm too tired to go into deep analysis on things before getting to the LP and art dump part of this post.

- The biggest thing here is that my grandpa passed away this last weekend, after a decade-long battle with Alzheimers. This is the first time I've ever lost a grandparent. It's funny, but because of the Alzheimers, it kind of feels like he's already been gone for awhile. I am now glad I got to see him last month, but also glad I did not see him in his last days, from the way my mom described how he looked. The memorial service is next week. More than anything, I'm just worried about my mom, who's also been awfully sick since last week, and my dad left for overseas just a day or two before my grandpa died. I'm glad my little bro is coming home this week.

- I feel like I am in a constant flux state of confidence and fear about the future. Sometimes I'll feel fine, and sometimes I'll worry myself silly. I wish I knew what to expect or where I'll be at the end of the year.

- I've been doing some freelance work for a music video, and although it's going slow, I'm enjoying working on it. If I just had more work like this in a constant stream, I'd be doing all right.

- iJAG is going well as always, and I love everyone that's in it. I'm also greatly enjoying some one-on-one RP shenanigans, and it's so great to have both these things to look forward to.

- I am still spoiler-free for KH3D, and honestly looking forward to that game coming out is the one big thing I am anticipating in July...even moreso than Comic Con. I so wish it was coming out in June; that'd be most ideal for me. Just from what everyone's said, I reeeeeally wanna play it.

- I am also still preparing for AM2 Convention in June. To that end, [personal profile] kiaxet and [personal profile] tairako helped me out with making these custom painted ponies:


Now to the art dump part, starting with some more episodes of the LP:

Some more All Hearts:

All Hearts - Lock, Shock, Barrel, Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, King Triton, Prince Eric, Glut )

And a whole crapton of waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 374-392 )

Drawing: Endless things; seriously, I have so much to do

Writing: Bestest RPs

KH3D Countdown: 83 Days
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: indescribable
Current Music: KH3D - Keyblade Cycle
19 April 2012 @ 05:40 pm
Sophie sleeps all day  
Once again, it's been forever since I've updated here. And my excuses are the same...busy with many different projects, mostly checking iJAG for Dreamwidth stuff and Plurk for friend stuff. I'll try to keep up a bit better in the future.

May is going to be an...interesting month. Definitely a busy one in many ways. But for right now, I got a little less than a month's worth of freelance work, which will be real nice. Also, the project itself is actually pretty fun to work kind of aesthetic and such. Hope the finished product turns out well! Mentordude says that work leads to more work, so I definitely hope that's true.

I've got a whole ton of ponies on my desk that I intend to paint and sell for AM2 Convention! I did some test paints for three of them, and they turned out okay! I'm excited for the con...

Also, while I'm still avoiding spoilers completely, I at least listened to some of the songs from KH3D. And...huh, it's a bit different from their normal OSTs, but so far I think this one may be one of my favorites. The songs are just so happy.

Got another dump of LP and arts for ya...

All Hearts - Santa, Reindeer and Sally )

Under-covers drawings 359-373 )

Drawing: Lots of freelance stuff and more

Writing: Tags and such for iJAG

KH3D Countdown: 102 Days
Current Music: Pocahontas
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: hot
03 April 2012 @ 06:43 pm
Back in the spoiler bunker  
OH GOODNESS but I've been busy around here! There are seriously not enough hours in the day.

Most people know this already, but I'll just reiterate it here again...I am trying to stay SPOILER FREE for KH3D! I know most friends have already spoiled themselves, but I really wanna hold out until I can play the game myself. So please don't go sharin' spoilers with me! I've been good about them so far, unlike with BBS, where I got spoiled for Vanitas without my consent on dA.


This past weekend I was super-busy with a sudden barrage of freelance projects, all of which I thankfully got done on time and to the clients' satisfactions! Had to do a storyboard for a commerical (online commercial, but still) and then a series of stickers, logos, mock sites and more for a music video. If either of those things goes up soon, then I'll link 'em.

Also, on Saturday, I went up to visit my grandma, since she was recovering from a broken wrist and I haven't seen her in awhile besides. It was nice just to hang out with her for awhile and talk, and we also got us some In-N-Out and ice cream. We also went to see my grandpa, and it was...definitely an interesting experience seeing him again, compared to the last time we visited him. I know he didn't recognize me at all, but at least he seemed to smile a bit when I talked to him. I drew him a little sketch just to keep.

OH, something else I just remembered...I got invited, so I'll bet at AM2 Convention in June at an artist's alley table! :D I'll be selling a buncha stuff, including fanart-things and copies of woot, finally get the chance to do that! I'll probably mention the con again closer to June.

And hey, Kia's computer is working again, so we've got another episode of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Let's Play up!

All Hearts - Hercules and Zack Fair )

Under-covers drawings 351-358 )

Drawing: So many things I've lost track

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Location: Lynxland
11 February 2012 @ 11:32 am
Water, the source of all bad acting  
GOODNESS it's been awhile since I've posted. Between my daily schedule and then doing stuff in [community profile] itsjustagamerp, I've been surprisingly busy. Here's where things stand:
- I'm hoping to finish the new storyboard I've been working on next week. It's definitely my longest yet.
- I'm hoping to finish most, if not all of the opera stuff by the end of next week.
- About halfway through the work I've been doing on designs for a social networking game idea; stuff I want to add to the portfolio.
- Applied for about four dozen jobs or so in all of that.
- Finished all the boards and revisions for DSP.
- Finished a couple've smaller commissions.
- Haven't gotten as much done on reindeer story as I've liked, since that's been falling by the wayside for other projects.

And also! Finished a (somewhat late) birthday gift for [personal profile] corrielle! I hope that you like this!

Arya and Nymeria )
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: working
Current Music: MST3K - Gamera vs Barugon
28 January 2012 @ 12:06 pm
Why should I worry?  
I'm going through a whole bunch of anxiety about the future...although a lot of that anxiety will probably kick in later down the road, so IDK if I want to talk about it right now. It will probably come up later in time. I think plurk knows some of that already. :(

Aside from that seemingly-endless worry, I have of course still been busy with art stuff. We'll start with the most recent LP episode, then go into drawings...

I went to Disneyland yesterday, and had a really good drawing day! So, here's a dump of all the life drawing a did, plus a watercolor:

Disneyland doodles )

All Hearts - Lumiere )

Also, I'm thinking of doing a livestream of how I do All Hearts paintings tomorrow night. Will see how that goes!

Under-covers drawings 292-299 )

Drawing: Commissions, projects, storyboards, All Hearts...tons of stuff, basically

Writing: Tags!
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: calm
20 January 2012 @ 05:46 pm
So much drawing  
Once again, it's been awhile since my last post, and I apologize! I've been busy on my new schedule, which is still working out well. But aside from the usual nerdery and crazy things happening in [community profile] itsjustagamerp, I haven't had that many exciting things going on. I am thinking of going to Disneyland on Monday to draw and paint, however.

Anyways, here's a big ol' dump of LP, art and sketches!

Starting in on Beast's Castle characters!

All Hearts - Beast, Belle and Cogsworth )

Under-covers drawings 281-291 )

Drawing: Finished the opera backdrops pretty much, started designs on a game idea, some on reindeer story, and All Hearts

Writing: Craziness at iJAG
Current Mood: hungry
Current Location: Lynxland
09 January 2012 @ 05:59 pm
Barreling ahead  
So, winter vacation is officially over, aaand I'm trying out my work schedule for the first week. Thusfar, it's working out pretty decent! It's much easier to just put things into one or two-hour chunks and then stop on working on them when I'm done, rather than trying to plow through and rushing things. Hopefully I can keep up the pace, though, and won't be able to post as much art stuff since I'm back at doing some long commission stuff.

[community profile] itsjustagamerp is also now fully moved over the DW, and I am having soooo much fun with the current event. 8D Cannot wait for more!...

In the meanwhile, here's the usual slew of LP and art stuff:

Did the rest of the Deep Jungle crew!

All Hearts - Kala, Kerchak and Terk )

Under-covers drawings 274-280 )

Drawing: Bunch of commission stuff and some occasional All Hearts

Writing: Tags of funness
Current Mood: okay
Current Location: Lynxland
01 January 2012 @ 06:34 pm
Once a day every way  
Once again, it's that time for reflection on the year past! ...And once again, I don't really want to stop and do that, because I'd much rather focus on what's coming up ahead. I dunno if it's a good thing or not that I don't stop and reflect on past years much, but considering I don't think this was one of the better ones, I think I'll just move on to new things.

My main "health" goal this year is to eat at least one vegetable every day. Last year, my goal was to give up soda entirely, and I stuck to it! So sticking with something easy, simple and doable seems to work for me...none of this calorie-counting/meat-and-veggie-only diets or whatever. Just at least one vegetable a day!

I've also decided to keep up a particular schedule for my upcoming days of unemployment. Mentordude suggested I do this for another thing that I was having a lot of trouble motivating myself to do, and it ended up working out really well: just devoting an hour (or two) to the task each day, and no more. So here's what I've got planned out for an 8-hour "work day" starting next week:

- 2 hours for actual jobhunting
- 2 hours for working on storyboard projects (I've got one thumbnailed out that I need to start in on)
- 1 hour off for lunch, dishes and walking the doggie
- 1 hour for working on designs for a social networking game idea I want to add to the portfolio
- 1 hour for working on the reindeer story comic (yes, I am going to make it a comic now!)
- 1 hour for various miscellaneous projects that won't take as long, or for drawing practice.

Obviously, that schedule gets put on the wayside when freelance work or other workthings with a due date come up.

Also, I am going to go ahead and block plurk during those "work hours," since I've discovered that it actually is kind of a huge distraction for me. x_x Plurk will then be un-blocked when I'm done with my work hours.

And just because, here's another LP episode from Kia and I, plus some more waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 271-273 )

Drawing: Not as much, but much coming up

Writing: Tags everywheeeere
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: satisfied
Current Music: Shadow of the Colossus speedrun
29 December 2011 @ 10:55 pm
I'm Game  
I'm once again in that kind of do-not-work slump that I tend to hit right at the end of the year, with the expectation that once the new year hits I'll have a full schedule of projects to dive right into. And, at least in this case, I do. |D Even unemployed or underemployed, I never lack something to work on.

Although right now, I've mostly just been playing video games all day, and trying to do it as guilt-free as possible. Since my little bro is here for Christmas and I rarely see him otherwise, we kinda use this as our own hanging-out-time, anyway! I've started Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, which has been a lot of fun so far, even if I fail at a lot of it. (Like throwing a shield...etc.) It really is such a lovely game; I can see how it's endured so long. My bro also started me in on Paper Mario while he's here with the Wii, so it looks like I've been doing a bunch of oldschool games. That one is also fun, and ridiculously cute.

However, I caught a bad cold on Christmas Day, and it gave a whole lot of tiredness and stuffy nose-ness. Thankfully, I think I'm getting over it now, and it's not leaving me with a horrible cough or anything.

Also, Sophie is all fresh and clean after a bath, and there was a lovely sunset today!

Now, let's go in for my first post on DW with an art and LP dump...

Three new episodes of the KH2 LP!

We've also got a poll up where you can vote or give thoughts on Kia and I's next LP:

Happened to get a bunch of All Hearts done at once...

All Hearts - Tarzan, Jane, Clayton and Sabor )

And then more waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 262-270 )

Drawing: Mostly All Hearts and reindeer stuff

Writing: Tags everywhaaaar
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: Final Fantasy IX speedrun
16 December 2011 @ 05:09 pm
Your random homicides are beginning to get me slightly peeved  
At some point, I suppose I should stop holding it in and make a big ol' post on my thoughts about current things, especially stuff like government. Buuuut I'm having trouble getting around to it, considering it would mostly consist of rage and despair, and I don't much like talking about that in spaces like this. I seem to be of the (perhaps rather unhelpful) mind that if I stick my fingers in my ears and go LA LA LA it'll go away. 8| But yeah. Maybe I will rant on that later.

I'm also rather ehhh at the moment because the job that I had been interviewing for and thought I had a good chance at suddenly went poof. This always seems to happen to me...and I'd be lying if I said that this time I wasn't really disappointed. There's opportunities in the future, but y'know, it'd be really nice if that opportunity came through now for once. -_-

But I still have my friends, and family, and my health, and for all those things I'm grateful.

So, I've got a whole buncha new things both with LP, All Hearts and waking-up drawings to share...

Finished off the rest of the Wonderland characters for All Hearts:

All Hearts - Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Doorknob )

A bunch more waking-up drawings!

Under-covers drawings 253-261 )

Drawing: All Hearts, Secret Santa gift, and now reindeer story expression sheets

Writing: Tags and plottings, and reindeer story yes, I've started in on that more.
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: pessimistic
Current Music: MST3K - The Projected Man
07 December 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Playing that old game  
EESH it's been awhile since I've updated here, hasn't it? ONCE AGAIN. I think it's mostly because I've just ended up being really busy either in [ profile] itsjustagamerp, or in evenings either working on art or putzing around with games. BUT, here is my small update:

I've been interviewing for a job that would require me to move, but it would be important enough that it'd be worth the move! I am in the middle of the waiting game now to hear back on the next step, which is the worst part, aaaaah. I'll probably say more on it once I know for sure, but people on Plurk know some about it, so yeah. |D I am crossing my fingers.

Sophie is getting more and more used to the house! She especially likes to stay up in my room, probably because sometimes I'm the only one home, and also because my room is squishy and filled with stuff she can lean up against.

There was probably something else I was going to say, but I can't remember now, so here's the usual dump of LP and art!

New episode of Kia and I's LP is up!

Seven more characters for All Hearts:

All Hearts - Gopher, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, Owl, Alice and Card Soldier )

And a whole crapton of waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 241-252 )

Drawing: Just All Hearts and my own work now; commissions are stalled...

Writing: Amazing tags
Current Music: Jars of Clay - Blind/Frail
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: hopeful
25 November 2011 @ 11:52 pm
Lazing about on Black Friday  
Hope that all of my American friends had a really great Thanksgiving! Mine was pretty good, even though I think some of my family were going through really tough times. The food was all delicious; I contributed to that where I could, although I'm not much of a cook.

Went and saw 'The Muppets' tonight with parents, and laughed soooo much and teared up at a few parts, too. Definitely a movie worth seeing, no matter your age! There are also a few parts where I really wondered how they did the puppetry; it was really convincing.

Aaaand it looks like we'll be keeping the dog, who we're calling Sophie! She's still getting used to the house, but she really likes mom and me, and she likes being up in my room when I'm working up here. She's seriously just a big puppy who loves belly rubs and also loves to be around people, even though she has a really loud bark. It's nice to have a dog again, despite the shenanigans they get into...will have to comic one that happened recently. |D

Here's some more KH2 LP with Kia, plus All Hearts and waking-up drawings:

All Hearts - Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore )

Under-covers drawings 234-240 )

Drawing: Finished a section of commission stuff, also doing All Hearts and coloring cards...

Writing: Tags here and there
17 November 2011 @ 07:53 pm
Crazy weekend coming up...  
Aaaah, tomorrow I'll be off for three days at CTN Animation Expo! I always like this con even if it drives me to mad jealousy with how much amazing, droolworthy talent is there. I'm really hoping that certain things go well, though! And I hope I'm prepared enough...I've got new business cards, portfolios, plus my proof copy of LG for whoever wants to see it. And I'll likely give some manner of con report when I'm back Sunday night. If you happen to be going, I hope I see you there!

Our family is keeping a new doggie for a week, to see if she's a good fit for her and if we want to adopt her! She's a rescue dog, a swiss mountain dog mixed with something else; probably an American bull terrier. She's a huge sweetie, (and a huge dog in general!) and she's nervous about a lot of things right now because new house/new people/new smells and all that deal. But she just wants love! If we keep her, I think we'll be naming her Sophie.

Kia and I have got up another episode of our KH2 LP:

All Hearts - Merlin, Yen Sid and Pluto )

Under-covers drawings 225-233 )

Drawing: Tons of commission stuff, and occasional All Hearts

Writing: Just tags
Current Music: MST3K - Daddy-O
Current Location: Lynxland
Current Mood: rushed
27 October 2011 @ 07:55 pm
The icon is for LJ's current shenanigans  
Takin' a break from artworks just to update here, since once again it's been awhile. I'm slowly getting back onto a regular sleep schedule. I guess in the end, that sort of thing is a lot like jetlag. Since then, been working on long commission work, getting my printer fixed, and purchasing a new DDR pad and game in my attempts to get back into shape. Or, that failing, to be halfway decent at moving again. I am thankful for a little extra time now...I think at least one of these commission projects is going to end up being a lot more work than I anticipated. x_x

A big reminder: PREORDERS FOR LUNARGYROS ARE STILL OPEN! If you want to buy, please order soon! And thank you to everyone who's ordered so far!

Also, [ profile] itsjustagamerp has been going well so far! :D We're in the middle of Halloween events right now, which has been crazy-fun. Everyone's just been awesome. <3

So now, here's another LP ep and then waking-up drawings:

Under-covers drawings 207-213 )

Drawing: Commissions and sketches everywhere

Writing: Tags o' fun
Current Mood: busy
Current Location: Lynxland
19 October 2011 @ 06:11 pm
Some bad, mostly sharing things  
Well, there's one bad thing, but then a whole buncha stuff to share!

The job I was at apparently is ending early for me...well, later than they initially estimated, but still earlier than I was thinking with all the work there is still left to do on the show. But the executive producers are changing things up and going down from four loggers to two, so...this week is my last. :( I am going to miss the steady paycheck...

The silver lining on this is that at least I now have the time to get all that commission work done, since there's a lot of that and I don't know if I could have finished it all otherwise.

And now, lotsa stuff to share!

The commercial intern project that I worked on while at Zoic is now up, and you can see it right here! I did the storyboards/animatics for the project, and the rest of the team did all that awesome modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, etc. YAAY it's nice to see it done!

Also, today I got a proof copy of Lunargyros! YAAAAAY! Just some quickie webcam pics of it:


Here's another episode of Kia and I's Let's Play Kingdom Hearts 2...

And here's some more waking-up drawings...

Under-covers drawings 201-206 )

Drawing: Commission work when I can do it, mostly thumbs and boards

Writing: Tags and more
Current Mood: good
Current Location: Lynxland
13 October 2011 @ 06:16 pm
Heat saps my energy  
The most recent rant at KHFFR has made me think of maybe babbling about how KH fandom has changed for me over the I'm still in it, and still enjoying it, but have just changed on how I interact with it and my general thoughts on it. This is definitely the longest fandom I've been other longest one being X-Files, which may also be fun to babble about in comparison to the KH fandom. Dunno if anyone care about my babble, though. |Da

In any case, fandom musings seem way preferable to thinking too much about real life, which is just depressing me lately. I need to really take a long vacation from politics and maybe just news in general. 8( At least work is going okay, despite sudden really annoying parking problems.

Anyways! It's time to share some LP and art with you!

All Hearts - Queen Minnie, and Chip and Dale )

Under-covers drawings 195-200 )

Aaaand that's 200 waking-up drawings! :D Can't believe I've done that many...

Drawing: A gift art, and need to start planning out storyboards

Writing: iJAG stuff is going good!
Current Mood: hot
Current Location: Lynxland
07 October 2011 @ 05:05 pm
A brief thought  
It feels so weird that Steve Jobs is gone now. :( He was pretty young! Heck, I've been using his products since high really can't deny what a huge impact he had on technology and how we use it. I wonder how Apple and Pixar are going to fair without him...

Not much has changed otherwise; just my usual of working, drawing/painting and RPing. I'm also working on trying to get a proof of Lunargyros made, and will probably go all WEEEE when that's done. So, time to share some more LP and drawings:

Under-covers drawings 191-194 )

Drawing: Just working on All Hearts

Writing: Tags!
Current Mood: tired
Current Location: Lynxland
03 October 2011 @ 03:53 pm
Once again...  
Sad things first: found out that I didn't get into the Disney TD program. Since this was my last opportunity to do the TD program, I'm just kind of...blugh on what to do next for even trying for a job there. And down on my art again.

On to better things: I saw The Lion King in 3D at the El Capitan on Saturday, and it was sooooo good! I love that movie so much, and it was great seeing it in theaters again.

Also, [ profile] itsjustagamerp has been going really well! We just started the Legends of the Hidden Temple event, and everyone's been so awesome in it so far!

And now, more LP and drawings:

A few more All Hearts drawings...

Daisy Duck and Simba )

And a bunch more waking-up drawings...

Under-covers drawings 185-190 )

Drawing: All Hearts and other things

Writing: Tags and plannings
Current Mood: crushed
Current Location: Lynxland