A week ago, I had Cintiq lust and then Cintiq price bust. A hobbyist seriously cannot even.
However, this time I discovered a cost friendly alternative – the Yiynova.

Granted I’ve only been playing with it for one night, but so far:

  • Like many reviews mention, there is a huge distance between the digital cursor and the physical pen nib.
  • What bugs me the most personally is that the nib only comes in shiny plastic. I am really fond of the felty nib Wacom has.
  • However this has still been worthwhile considering purchasing it refurbished meant it cost less than a 16GB iPad. But again, I’ve only had this for a day.

OK, this aside, Wonder Woman!

Happy Mother’s Day! 🌹 My mom circa 1985 and a Sunday painting session at home in the granite counter top we picked out remodeling whilst I was in high school at home.

A study / piece very much inspired by Marumiyan’s work. I’ve literally haven’t painted in gouache since 2006. This is the best gift I can give myself really. Expect more now that I finally have time, space, and money to do these things! ;)

Attempting to unwind after a long day and (would be) trivial rude encounter.
Stones&Steel More from Design Drawing: Using the same forms, now shaded with markers (good ol’ Copics). Greys: Neutral 1, 3, 5, 7 and Warm 1, 3, 5.

Attempting to unwind after a long day and (would be) trivial rude encounter.

Stones&Steel More from Design Drawing: Using the same forms, now shaded with markers (good ol’ Copics). Greys: Neutral 1, 3, 5, 7 and Warm 1, 3, 5.

New Watercolor Pencils

A quick sketch featuring my new Rose Lake Madder watercolor pencil.

Yesterday, I drew my first “napkin sketches.” These things are all the rage and apparently are the cornerstones of great ideas. Unfortunately, this is the only one I can show as the others contain sketches for a *stealth* start-up, exciting!
Also, I promise I don’t draw geeky bears all day! I’m productive I swear!

Yesterday, I drew my first “napkin sketches.” These things are all the rage and apparently are the cornerstones of great ideas. Unfortunately, this is the only one I can show as the others contain sketches for a *stealth* start-up, exciting!

Also, I promise I don’t draw geeky bears all day! I’m productive I swear!

Some Ghibli Love. More in this style because it’s fun.
—Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker style

Some Ghibli Love. More in this style because it’s fun.


Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker style

Life with GeeksIf it wasn’t 5am, I would draw others so it wouldn’t be so narcissistic…
—Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker stylewhich still my holds the crown of my all time favorite console game

Life with Geeks
If it wasn’t 5am, I would draw others so it wouldn’t be so narcissistic…


Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker style
which still my holds the crown of my all time favorite console game

Not gonna lie, I do miss drawing manga-style sometimes.Drawing Binge!
My thought process went something like this…
Man, this fanart sucks. I could do better.
Bust open Photoshop.
Anatomy, what.
2 hours later… No, I’m really rusty and can’t do better (for now!)
Something about inhabiting the room which I spent my teenage years prompts me to draw manga style like old times.
—Kind of based off of Akali @ League of Legends

Not gonna lie, I do miss drawing manga-style sometimes.
Drawing Binge!

My thought process went something like this…

  • Man, this fanart sucks. I could do better.
  • Bust open Photoshop.
  • Anatomy, what.
  • 2 hours later… No, I’m really rusty and can’t do better (for now!)

Something about inhabiting the room which I spent my teenage years prompts me to draw manga style like old times.


Kind of based off of Akali @ League of Legends

Finally, it’s the holiday season and break. To start, how about a disgustingly cute vector. I missed this.
& bonus: the original sketch version, 
Expect more things in the coming month!

Finally, it’s the holiday season and break. To start, how about a disgustingly cute vector. I missed this.

& bonus: the original sketch version,
 

Expect more things in the coming month!

[Happy Sleepland] Copic Marker Doodle. And, oh boy, I’d love to be there.
Just filled up my grid sketchbook and started on the second one I own. Tons of decent puzzle game design in it so far.
P.S. Scanning and sharing would be so much easier if someone invented a quicker and/or portable means to scan things. Please? I’ll love you forever.
That’s the kind of start-up I need! Not that I hate social media or networking or a combination of the two, but there is just SO MUCH of it now. 10 million services fight for a spot on my daily line-up… They are all great, but there’s a limit of 3 spots realistically.
Hey, that sounds like grad school admissions.

[Happy Sleepland] Copic Marker Doodle. And, oh boy, I’d love to be there.

Just filled up my grid sketchbook and started on the second one I own. Tons of decent puzzle game design in it so far.

P.S. Scanning and sharing would be so much easier if someone invented a quicker and/or portable means to scan things. Please? I’ll love you forever.

That’s the kind of start-up I need! Not that I hate social media or networking or a combination of the two, but there is just SO MUCH of it now. 10 million services fight for a spot on my daily line-up… They are all great, but there’s a limit of 3 spots realistically.

Hey, that sounds like grad school admissions.

{ Watercolors } Thinking and Dreaming


{ Growth of Thought }
 Watercolor from my very first set, 6/29/09. Inspired by networks, trees, and trains of thought.

{ Red Curtain } Watercolor from my very first set, 6/29/09.

Wow, these are over a year old. It’s amazing to look back on the subject matter you were once obsessed over. For me, I was pretty adamant about the manga, now less so, but you still see the adorable factor carry over.

Pukey Cute [Mesh-up & you’ve been warned] - The latest adventures of geekbear [bear with glasses] and mumuchu [cat-thing with pikachu markings].
Boo, lack of posting, [midterms season].

Pukey Cute [Mesh-up & you’ve been warned] - The latest adventures of geekbear [bear with glasses] and mumuchu [cat-thing with pikachu markings].

Boo, lack of posting, [midterms season].