Wednesday, 20 May 2015

M is for Riot: Tumblr Animated GIF's

I've joined Tumblr recently and had thought of posting the short animation project I did last year. At last I found out a way to make gifs that weren't too tiny or pixelated. So I've decided to upload these here first to see how they look in a row. If you would like to see it in its entirety with music and sound, you can of course look at the YouTube video here:

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Kirito x Eugeo: Teach Me The Sword Skills

This is a scene from the light novel Sword Art Online: Alicization Beginning. Kirito and Eugeo make the most adorable pair! If season three of the animated version covers this story arc, I'm really looking forward to seeing how this is played out.

The passage, from Kirito's POV, as written my Reki Kawahara and translated by Teh_Ping:

Eugeo lowered his head as he trembled. I watched him silently and kept telling him inside my heart.

—Do your best, Eugeo. Don’t give up. Don’t lose to the things restraining you. Step forward... take the first step forward. Because you’re a swordsman.

At this moment—

The flax-colored haired boy seemed to hear my words as he lifted his face up. The beautiful green eyes had an intensity I had never seen before as they pierced through my eyes. An interrupted trembling voice continued to come out from between the teeth that grit together,

“.....But, but, I... want, to be stronger. I won’t allow, the same mistake, to happen again. Need to take back... what I lost. Kirito... teach me, the sword skills.”

I was really touched inside deep inside my heart, but still continued to suppress these emotions as I smiled and nodded.

“Understood. I’ll teach you the skills I know — but the training will be tough.”

I changed my expression to a mischievous one as I reached my right hand out, and Eugeo’s lips finally relaxed somewhat as he held onto my hand tightly.

“Fine by me. Ahh, really, this is something... I, I, just kept looking forward to.”

Eugeo again lowered his head as two, three beads of water slid down his face. There was sunlight shining through the gaps between the leaves. Eugeo stepped forward before I could even be shocked, and buried his face into my right shoulder, letting out a very weak moan that spread through the bodies leaned together.

“Now... I know. I’ve been waiting for you, Kirito. For six years, in this forest, I’ve been waiting for you to arrive...”


I answered with a random voice and used the right hand wielding the Blue Rose Sword to pat Eugeo’s back lightly.

“...I must have woken up here in this forest to meet you too, Eugeo.”

I strongly felt that these words I subconsciously said was the real truth.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Fanart: Kirito from Sword Art Online

1920 x 1080 version of the full artwork. The original is 10000 pixels across. 
This is Kirito from the popular Japanese animated series "Sword Art Online".

When I traveled back to Winnipeg for Christmas, I saw a stranger on a bus dressed in cosplay as this character Kirito, which I thought was funny. Having only seen two episodes of Sword Art Online before that time, I decided to give the series another chance. During the Christmas break, I watched both seasons, and I have been a big fan since.

Below are some cropped versions of the artwork if you wish to use them as backgrounds for your computer or phone. (edit: It seems the pictures shrink when uploaded to the blog, but you should still be able to use them.)
1920 x 1200 wallpaper

1440 x 2560 wallpaper (Samsung Note 4 size)

Statue Sketches

I enjoy sketching statues, and wish there were more opportunities for me to draw them. London has an abundance of galleries, and I wasted no time in practicing my sketching abilities.

Saxony Countryside

It has been a while since I have been blogging! I have decided to add a few more pictures I have neglected to upload since last summer. This is a rendition of the Saxony countryside, which I conjured on a train ride from Berlin to Cologne.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tate Britain Studies

 These are quick studies I did on my Cintiq Companion, inside Tate Britain in London UK. I used Paint Tool Sai, and slowly getting used to th eprogram for painting.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

UK &Europe 2014

This weekend I start my 8 week trip to the UK and Europe. It'll be the first real break I have had off of work in 2 1/2 years, so I will definitely be living it up before I start my next contract.

While I'll be seeing old friends, partying, sightseeing and relaxing, I will also take the time to catch up on my personal artwork. Opening my creative boundaries is probably among the more exciting aspects of this trip for me. I will be exploring galleries of fine and contemporary art, seeing theatre and film, and simply allow myself to be inspired by new experiences. You can follow my art journal on this blog.

Cities I will be visiting include London, Leipzig, Berlin, Brussels, Manchester, and Verona.