Ink Sketch

Hey everyone, I haven’t been feeling too good this week so it’ll be a short description.

This sketch wasn’t my initial plan for this week’s post. I wanted to do something different, but it wasn’t coming out right and just stressed me out instead. I figured that I should try to loosen up and have fun drawing again. I’ve been getting pretty stressed from sketching and not being able to make what I envision which halts my workflow. Hopefully drawing more loosely helps.

I did have fun with it though!

Character Redesigns R3

Hello everyone, I’m back with another character redesign post.

Starting with my turtle kaiju, who doesn’t have a name yet, I can’t remember when I first created this character. Here is the earliest drawing I have of him.

I made this back in 2012. Before, he was just a turtle monster that was friends with KotO and QotC. I don’t remember how I felt about him here as I was having a hard time getting KotO right.

I drew this one in 2013 and I think this was the last time I drew him(or at least the last drawing I uploaded). I really liked this drawing at the time as I was having fun drawing weird characters.

In order to fit with the other two kaiju, I did a major redesign- making him a lot bigger, changing his body type, and making him more angular. I really like this color scheme I made, so I decided to keep it and make tweaks as necessary. I still kept him as a turtle as you can do a lot of fun and creative designs with them. With Koto being a water kaiju and QotC being a fire/lava kaiju, I thought that earth would fit this guy the best.

Moving on to Rocket,

This was the first drawing I made of him back in 2012. I made this with Colors!3d for the 3ds. Funny enough, I decided to look for my colors page and this was the first link.

This one was made in 2013. As I look at both of these, I cringe at all the anatomical errors but I also remember being happy and impressed by these as I compared them to my older drawings. I also really like the way I colored him in this, might have to try this tout again someday.

This was the last time I drew him- back in 2015 for inktober. I don’t remember why I stopped drawing him, I think I was discouraged because I didn’t think my drawing skills were where I thought it should be. I was in my first year of college at the time, so that was also a big factor. I really wish I hadn’t taken such a long break from drawing, but I’m glad I stuck with it and am still at it!

Nearly 10 years later I have a redesign! Here is my colored sketch. This time, I used gradient maps. Wasn’t too hard, but I’d need to practice and experiment more with it. I kept his design mostly the same, I made his ‘hair’ long to make his silhouette more distinct. I’m not good at drawing fashion, so the clothes will change in the future. There are some minor things I’ll tweak here and there, but I really like where this is at right now.

Thanks for reading!

Copic Clouds

Hey everyone, I have a traditional drawing for this week. I used my ink brush and copic markers for this. I was going to also use my fountain pens, but I realized that they both ran out of ink. Really unfortunate, but more is coming on Wednesday. I got some grey copic markers and wanted to see how they would blend. I also found out the paper I use isn’t very good for blending, oh well…

I hope to get my next piece finished soon so I can post earlier in the week.

2022 Art summary

Hey everyone, here is my art summary from 2022!

This year has been the most productive I’ve ever been in terms of drawing. It’s mostly thanks to my final semester at college where I took 3 classes with one professor where I had to have a drawing assignment done each week. This was tough at first, but I eventually got used to it. When the semester ended, my professor encouraged us to keep going with our own artwork and to continue with the momentum. I decided to roll with this and had a goal to submit at least 1 drawing of any medium a week. I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing this for the past 32 weeks! There have been a couple of times when I wanted to stop, but I’m so glad I didn’t.

For 2023, I want to finally make a game. It’s always something I wanted to do and I think it’s finally time. I’ll still make artwork of my characters, but I also want to share my game development progress. I’ll most likely make an account and share it that way. I hope you’ll all join me on my journey in both art and game development!

Happy New Year, later!

Christmas Blue

I once again procrastinated with this, but it has been a very busy week for me. Hopefully, I can overcome my procrastination/distractions and fully focus on my work. Anyway, Christmas is coming quick so I made an illustration with my character Blue. While I do like how it looks, I may update it a bit- there were some things I wanted to try but I needed to hurry and get this out in time.


I’m not good at drawing people so here are some sketches from my sketchbook. I really want to draw people more, but I don’t like how they end up looking. Even when I draw people from real life I was never satisfied with the result. But I’m going to keep at it because it’s one area that I really want to improve in!

Lava Kaiju

I haven’t drawn my lava snake kaiju character in a while, so I decided to draw her. She still doesn’t have a name yet. I drew this with graphite then scanned it in and did everything else digitally. A big problem I face when it comes to drawing is that I get distracted easily. My computer and drawing area are on the same desk so the thought of browsing on Youtube or social media is very tempting. This is something I really need to overcome as I could get a whole lot more done. I’m talking 3-5 illustrations like this.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Octus Ink

Hey everyone, for this week’s drawing, I decided to do an ink and copic piece and then add more to it digitally.

Here’s the Ink and copic version. The red in my copic pack is actually vermillion, but it wasn’t as dark as I wanted, so I decided to just color in his eyes. Overall, the minimal colors look really nice on this. Before I go, I just have to say that Kuretake brush pens are awesome!