Monthly Archives: March 2011

More copics


I wanted to colour so badly!
And there was this old line art…

I really enjoy cell colouring using this medium.


some shades are completely wrong. I so wish to have real life undo button. And to have cash to buy some refills.

Copic trails

In the past I used other traditional media along side with copic. First, because copic was way expensive to colour thebbase. Second, because it’s much easier to create gradient with, for example, water colours. I was on day wandering weather it is possible to create a traditional art with the same look as it’s done digital. I am fully aware that traditional media has it limits, still I am sure it can be done to some point. The easiest way of digital colouring is cell colouring, how they are done in anime. Using lots of big cel, non comlex, areas. I can’t show you my first try – lost it, sold it, I don’t know anymore – but the picture above is my latest. It’s funny to see how I’m moving from one tool to another. The basic techinque is however the the same. It’s all about blending, and keeping the pigments wet, and layering. The picture about is coloured through a wet on dry method, very suitable for cell colouring. It’s not finished just, because I want to show some colouring during the workshop at anime2011. I also tried copic on my old drawing, but more about that later on.

Imagination: CD the dark lord

Here is the character design for the Dark Lord. I’m aware of his huge long-ass legs. Kinda love those ^^ I blurred the text, because it contains spoilers =P

AnimeCon holding a Dutch Manga Award

Sorry for who made this, I ripped it of from the  Anime 2011 site. I’m so thrilled to hear that the dutch doujinshi finally get some recognition. Ever since doujinshi appeared on conventions, I’ve got the feeling that we were never wanted or perhaps people don’t know about self publishing. Hopefully, the audition will know that there is such thing as we-dutch-people-also-draw-manga-and-publish-pockets-which-called-doujinshi.

For CheeseCake Studio, it’s too bad that we only had one publication in January 2010 (above). (A rule: the first print has to be in 2010). And the last one till now. Yes, more then a year. One other rule is, is that webcomics don’t counts. CheeseCake want to make webcomics! >_< I kind of understand that rule, though. I really hope my doujinshi Imagination will be popular enough to get a print and that there will be more Manga Awards to come.