Bit of an album cover design to this one! Feels fitting as Hatsune Miku was a bit of an inspiration for her design.
Available at shop.retroheart.net
Everyone's favorite original waifu / space pirate / drunk soccer mom, now available in sticker form!
Even androids have off-duty hours.
Advice(?) from Amanda and Millenia. Based on a Sailor Moon screenshot.
Been kind of drained artistically lately, so I'm getting back into it with some old-school anime redraws.
Shantae's 19th Anniversary
My entry for WayForward’s 19th Anniversary fanart contest on Twitter. The rules don’t say anything about posting elsewhere, and the entry period has ended, so why not share the love?
Upcoming Terraform Pages
All the lineart for Chapter 2 of Terraform is finished, and I’m just about done adding halftones and adjusting the text and whatnot, which means the first phase of the story is coming to an end.
Here’s a little preview of what’s coming, including a peek at what awaits in Chapter 3.
June Update 2021: Lavender Buds
Today's Tune: Lavender Buds by MF DOOM
One or two pages need a bit of cleanup, but the lineart on Chapter 2 of Terraform is finally completed. My original intent was for Chapter 2 to be around 30 pages. Instead it's... well. See for yourself.
Aside from comics, a good chunk of my time has been going into updating assets for my Twitch stream, though it's been difficult to make the time and get in the headspace to stream more in general. My goal is to do more art streams, though it's a bit of a mental hurdle to get that happening.
There's also some store updates; I meant to do a larger post announcing a re-launch, but I'm going to save that for what I've (uncreatively) titled the "Summer Vibes Project." You might have already seen the first piece of the project posted, but there's a lot more on the way.
Short update this time around. Much love. Black Lives Matter. Stop AAPI Hate. Trans Rights are Human Rights. Punch Fascists.
A handful of chibi-style drawings I'm planning on using for stream alerts. (I don't usually draw chibi art, so putting them side by side kinda highlights how inconsistent they tend to be.)
Some summer vibes Shantae fanart inspired by the weather getting warmer here!
I did a different, similar illustration on stream the other day but didn't like the results, so I ended up re-drawing the entire thing. 💦
What do you think a Daisy-themed Super Crown would result in? I'm gonna say... Bowsy.
New Terraform page! Nova and Amanda have very different ideas of personal space.
Her big, fluffy hair is only matched by her big, fluffy heart. Going for a more shoujo-style look with this one.
Working on some stream overlay assets for the near future! I wanted something Dreamcast-specific, so I figured I should add Bun-E03, my stream mascot, to the mix. She also has a more... space-y palette planned.
Drawing her from memory was harder than I thought it'd be.
Bun-E03 and NEK-01 sketch! Updating the art that I've used for the end card for my (fairly limited) streams.
I have a bad habit of dropping characters and names as though they're already an established thing, so I'm adding a little more context after the jump.
I wasn't totally content with just having the one mascot, though, and I figured that if humanity were going to make animal-themed androids, they'd probably start with cats and dogs. As a result, NEK-01, a prototype of sorts, followed. She actually likes being around Bun-E03, but as a prototype she's not great at expressing her emotions, so she ends up coming off as terse. I hope to finish this illustration Soon™.
Terraform: Chapter 2, Page 50
A cosmic shirt for an out of this world girl.
April 2021 Update: Orpheus
Today's Tune: Orpheus by Ash
There are two things that have been running through my mind this month:
1.) That all creative types emit a field that causes technology to spontaneously fail around them, and that at a certain point they become aware of this field. This causes the effect to become ten times worse. (A friend shared a comic with me ages ago that described this, and unfortunately I can't find it.)
2.) Knowing how to build a PC gives you the blessing of knowing exactly what's wrong when something doesn't work, the curse of being 97% sure you know how to fix it the first time, and the 100% chance that your fix, when applied, was the wrong one.
A friend of mine said the other day "after a certain point, building a PC goes from a cost saving measure to a hobby", and they're certainly right about that. Funnily enough, the way this all started was because I wanted to add an internal capture card to my PC, but didn't have an extra slot for it. (If you know the difference between a Mini-ITX board, a Micro-ATX board, and an ATX board, you know this struggle.) The end result has resulted in such a massive amount of stress and frustration that it's dunked a lot of my creative drive, and every time I start to feel like I'm recovering, something else happens that kind of tips me back in the other direction.
But... I'm also a stubborn old ox. As much as I want to wail and complain, I'm also determined not to let these sorts of things bury me, and I've been continuing to look for creative outlets. If my tablet doesn't work, I go back to my roots and sketch things out on paper just to keep my pen moving. My one regret is that all of this mess has slowed down my artistic output considerably, but it hasn't stopped me entirely. It's slowed, but it'll come back with a vengeance soon.
This is to say nothing of the greater problems in the world, but... that's a discussion for another time. I want to keep this update simple.
In the meantime, you can still catch regular updates of Terraform, which I hope to increase the pace on once the dust settles on this PC rebuild, and I hope to have more regular art uploads soon.
Until next time. Black Lives Matter. Stop AAPI Hate. Trans Rights are Human Rights. Support your community. Peace and chicken grease.