Monthly Archives: August 2012

Little trip

The last a week and a half half was quite fun. Me and my boyfriend went to Denmark on vacation. We stayed at an awsome hotel near the lake and our bedroom had a great view over an empty fields. The breakfast had a pancake machine. My boyfriend had his good daily fixed pancake. Lol. In Roskile there a small and quite cute anime convention Genki. My bf was invited. There wasn’t much to do. I noticed the little events they had were required the audience.Too bad everything was in Danish. The dealersroom was a third I’m used to. It was full of bootleg, so i didn’t bought anything.

After the three days at Genki we went on to Legoland, just because we never went there before. The most translucent memory was the chicken. OMG it was the most delicious piece of chicken I have tasted in my entire life!!. The themepark was okay, but mostly made for children. (Figures, lol). The merch was boy, how expensive. Nevertheless we bought a lego miniature figure ice mold for good friends of ours. They are so cute! Our friends are totally lego fans and were really happy with it.

 

Last weekend was Abunai. Cheesecake went there. The food was expensive and had a little food adventure. No more info! xD We did good, I think. Sold a lot of commissions. We are planning to rampage our stand for next year!

Preview of a cover and a illustr. for my artbook

I’m exhausted, but it’s finally done! The cover took me more  time than expected.I skipped a couple of hours sleep to make it to the deadline. The day after the deadline, I got mailed with the message with the extended deadline of one week. *facepalm* Oh well, it’s finished now anyway.

Oh the cover is for the program book of a anime convention here in the Netherlands, Abunai. With their tenth anniversary, the theme is The Incredible Journey. (how they grew from a little gathering to a serious convention).  Here is a snapshot of the cover.

I told my friends that I’m making an artbook. They were enthusiastic and want one too. Feeling very warm inside. Thank guy 🙂 I’m unsure whether  people other then my friends will buy my book…

I try to insert a background in my illustrations nowadays. I use a new method of coloring. I draw/color a rough background, a nude character and fit them in a picture. The body is even shade, knowing the clothes will cover it anyway. It’s a little bit more time consuming, but painting this way, the folds and the shades on the clothes will be more accurate. Learning how the body works and where the shades are, instead of hiding the body in a dress. Also, experiment with colors. More important for me is that I can decide her clothes fitting in the environment she is in. I like this method so far ^-^