Saturday, January 31, 2009

First in on February

I couldn't bring myself to finish this, because:
  • I'm coming down with a cold
  • It's past bedtime
  • I can't stop sneezing
  • I'm out of touch
  • Because all of the above, I can't think straight.
I'll continue tomorrow when I'm feeling better...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Clink Clank

A quick doodle while I was bored at work

Glance

Late news: One of my submissions to Yongumi-X issue #4 2008. Pencil on paper, inked and screen-toned in Adobe Photoshop. Somehow, I always prefer my roughs to the cleanups.

Sketch/Concept


The Cleanup

Wink!

A quick doodle after CNY. Wishing you all good health, joy, and a prosperous one in the year of the earth ox!

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Rising...

...of a new talent - namely, my sister Fay. We will be collaborating on our personal project entitled Neither|World. Ideas, stories, and concept are all hers; I will only supply the comic dept. Hopefully, we'll get to publish it by the end of this year :)

For updates of the project, please feel free to visit the Neither|World blogsite. Wish us lots of luck!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Sunday Cupcakes

Since my new place comes with a built-in oven, my housemate and I thought that we might as well try our hands at baking (something I have never done before, eep!). I decided to use the recipe for rich chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate-mint ganache topped with mint buttercream from this site, whereas he went for steamed/baked banana cupcakes. Of course, I had to make do without a lot of stuffs I could not find while I was shopping for the ingredients and utensils for baking (resulting in scratching chocolate-mint ganache filling off the list). Most of these are taken with my handphone, so you'll have to forgive me for the poor quality of pictures.


Pouring the contents into the cupcake papers and tray.


Chocolate-y!


Lovely, lovely oven....


Letting the first batch cool down.


Making the buttercream frosting. Sadly, I could not find any peppermint extract. Therefore, I had to substitute it with vanilla flavouring.


Preparing the cupcakes for frosting.

White turd! :-O
The end result. I'm so glad that the recipe and direction is easy to follow, and it even tastes satisfactory despite the missing minty flavour (grumble). Also, no one has had a stomach ache after shelving it into their bellies.

For those who are wondering, my kitchen is still intact and stain-free. Mission accomplished.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

KA-KRICK!

Woke up this morning too abruptly. Stiff necks are no fun. But by the end of the day, I am finally able to nod. Yay!

Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-nananah!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Blunt Scissors

Emotion is a strange thing. It creates a motion of action. Like ripples, it affects the sequence of what will happen - some inappropriate, some for the better. Strangely enough, it may behave as a defense mechanism. And yet, they can be torturous.

Anguish, I think, is the perfect word of knowing that you have been betrayed or disappointed. It compiles of feeling murderous, hurt, despair, numb, and sometimes hollow. It is normally caused by broken trust, which can easily be layered under a mask of smile. But in truth, mental and emotional pain runs deeper than external scars, so even years of trying to forgive and forget can be impossible.

Sometimes, they damage you for a lifetime. Those are threads you can never mend.

I have not forgotten.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Girls

Kids, smoking is bad for you.

...That Didn't Get Made.

Here are sketches of Nova, Rogue, and Iceman vs Sunfire drafted/intended for the Marvel Masterpieces 3 Artist Proof sketch cards, including colour tests with markers.



*Old school Sunfire vs Iceman were AP commissioned, so they were fortunate enough to get made.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

I'm no good at drawing portraits, but for sure you are better looking in person. Love you!

This drawing was made last year before I got married. Thus, the absence of my husband :( sorry Joe

Fighting Ladies

Sketches of Morigan and Lilith from Darkstalkers (Capcom) on the envelope of a phone bill. It was the only paper within reach at that time...


More sketches of chicks who fight (mostly from Capcom, Star Wars, and DC).

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to Work

Back at work after a week's worth of holidays. Definitely need to touch up the rusty parts :P

Thursday, January 1, 2009

First post of 2009!

Inspired by Yaxin the Faun. Ink and colour markers on moleskine, Photoshop retouch because I'm too lazy to do backgrounds...