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|Friday, March 11th, 2011|
|More Skullgirls news-
First of all, my condolences to Japan ;A; I have some friends over there, and some friends who have family over there- and I wish for their safety.
If you guys happen to be in the east coast, you should check out the demo of Skullgirls at PAX East in booth #750, going on this weekend. You can even get a temporary tattoo of the logo ;A;bbbb Play the game, see it in person!
Hmm, on another note though, there is something I really need to get off my chest. I'm going to try to spread this around because it's kind of bothering me.
I am very displeased with how misleading the PR announcements are about crediting me for Scott Pilgrim. It's also annoying how the press misinterprets the PR release. I'm not sure who's more to blame exactly. I'm to blame as well, for not keeping a closer eye on this sooner. It's pretty frustrating, embarrassing, and annoying, honestly. Don't get me wrong, I like Scott Pilgrim a lot and Mal is a great guy, but I feel really bad that this is like some misled attempt at riding on his coat-tails. It's true that what they wrote in the press is *technically* correct, ("whose work has appeared in Scott Pilgrim") but only by just barely. I did a guest art piece that shows up in one of the volumes of the comic. Under the same logic, I believe that Andy Helms, Corey Lewis, and a whole bunch of other artists who did guest art for Mal can make that same claim. It's very misleading ><;;;
When I listed all of the stuff prior to Skullgirls that I was involved with, mostly print stuff at this point. I guess Scott Pilgrim stood out to them, and they played it up way too much... and only by itself. At least they mention Lava Punch, which I find pretty fascinating ( a series of comic anthologies that my friends put together that I contribute to: http://www.lavapunch.com/
) I'm just annoyed by the fact that a person has to be from-something before. It also totally gives a certain slant when presenting it, that I honestly don't want. (The official trailer doesn't help much either... ) I'd rather just be known for Skullgirls, or maybe just have no precedence. Mike Z and Reverge itself has all the cred on their own to help back up this game, anyway~
I'm going to list my past jobs / work, to give you a more accurate sense of where I come from.
-I was one of the artists at Gaia Online- items, art assets, character designs, illustrations
-I worked at Playdom- as a contract artist / animator
-I've done some freelance work for WayForward- I think I was credited for Shantae: Risky's Revenge, and I did some work for other stuff that I can't mention yet, I'm sure.
-I've contributed to my friends' Lava Punch anthologies.
-I've had illustrations show up in the following books: Udon Street Fighter Tribute, Udon Darkstalkers Tribute, Scott Pilgrim, Girls of Gaming (incidentally, there was an article on Skullgirls itself in that particular issue too, back before we were officially picked up)
Anyway, I'm not sure how others perceive it, but I feel really terrible and annoyed at this mix-up. I don't know if my rambling here will help any, but I'm going to try to spread this around.
Now that that's out of the way... (I hope)
I'm sure you guys have seen these links- but some pretty cool videos in regards to Skullgirls~! Mike Z, the lead programmer / gameplay-designer / legendary tournament fighter is the one talking / demonstrating the game in these videos:http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-skullgirls/17-3845/
GiantBomb's Quick Look EX for Skullgirlshttp://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-skullgirls/711306 http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-skullgirls/711325
Some cool videos from Gametrailers.com that shows combos and the tag team mechanics
Kotaku seems to be quite enthusiastic about the game as well, which is pretty cool. It's fascinating (dare I say addicting) to read all the different reactions to the game. I guess it can be pretty polarizing haha~
And also, check out this awesome trailer~!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkzfU2oIB9o
Thank you guys for all the support, by the way. It really means a lot to us. Expect to hear more news about Skullgirls in the near future~
|Thursday, February 3rd, 2011|
|Thursday, July 29th, 2010|
|Saturday, July 17th, 2010|
Another quick update- first of all thank you to those who stopped by our table at AX 2010! And thank you to those who met up with Mike Z and tried out the game at Evo as well~
Skullgirls will be at SDCC, I'll be sharing a table with my comrades at LAVA Punch as usual. We'll be at Small Press. Our table number is C-06. Go to the right and back corner of the Exhibit Hall. We're between isle 500 and 600. Here's our location on the map~
Feel free to stop by, try out the demo, get some neat SG sketchbooks and/or buttons, and check out the comics and shirts from LAVA Punch.
Also, I should take this time to plug my friend Mike Vega's book "Ichigo Girls Summer Special" for which I did a summer pinup of Parasoul for. You can check out the book at the Club Stripes booth at booth #1633
Here's the pinup of Parasoul, maybe you guys can recognize the bikini she is wearing, haha. :] http://www.skullgirls.com/images/gallery/Parasoul_summer_pinup_web.jpg
And this is from a while ago during pchat- http://www.skullgirls.com/images/gallery/sg_new_pchat_005_filietta.jpg
I guess a lil' something informal/silly for the few people who still check out this LJ Blog XD;
I hope you guys are having a fun summer, and we hope to see you at the convention!!
|Monday, June 28th, 2010|
Hey sup doods,
I have still yet to like.. formally catch up on LJ.. sigh I wonder if that will ever happen XD;;;
Anyway! Been pretty busy as of late, but wanted to let all of you know that we'll be at Anime Expo with the demo of Skullgirls. So if you didn't get a chance to try it at Fanime, now's another opportunity. :0/
Also, here is some artz in the meantime.
See you guys there!
|Thursday, May 27th, 2010|
|Hi Livejournal @A@;
Hi guys @A@;;;
Well, con season is rolling around again, and that usually helps get me off of my but and update this thing. However, ironically can't spend much time updating, as said con season keeping my busy tonight printing stuff.
FANIME! and SKULLGIRLS! that's what this post is about, basically~
In regards to Skullgirls, we've been making progress on the game (and even updating the website occasionally~ http://www.skullgirls.com
) The most immediate way to show how things are going is by showing you guys the video stream from a tournament last month that Mike was at. He describes our approach for the game as well: http://www.justin.tv/wcwarzone/b/258330877
Depiction of the demo and its following events courtesy of Kent
We'll be at Fanime, and if things go well, we'll have a version of the demo playable there. Unfortunately, the artist alley doesn't have electricity, so we'll have to figure out how to use laptops in some sort of cycling fashion, probably. You can find us sharing a table with Lava Punch. (http://www.lavapunch.com
). T251 & T252 are the table numbers.
Mike Z, the lead programmer and designer, will be at the con for only Friday. So, if you have any questions particularly related to gameplay, I recommend coming by on Friday to ask them. Also, I should take this time to mention that you can always email Mike at zmannnn @ gmail . com as well.
See you guys there~!http://www.skullgirls.com/images/gallery/girl_montage_01.jpg
Oh, also, we set up a donation button on the website, if you guys would like to help out *A*;; ( And now with that out of the way, here is a Skullgirls related art dump:Collapse )
|Tuesday, November 24th, 2009|
|Tuesday, November 17th, 2009|
|DUMP: part 1
Forgive me if there are any repeat images here. owo;
I haven't posted anything (other than Halloween) since SDCC. I got a lot here behind the cut- I forgot if there was anything in particular I need to say. Note: I was going to post more- but I've decided to split this dump into two parts this is just toooo big orz;
In general, I have been working on Skullgirls as much as I can (a big part of the reason for lack of updates)- and I'm tempted to show more of that stuff- and maybe I will soon- something to update the website with at least, anyway. Now that we've figured out the style pretty well, I think we're about ready to look around for animator help. At this point, we don't need good sprite artists as much as we need any sort of good animators who can emulate the style. So yea, if you feel like you can't do spritework, don't worry- that's not a requirement at this point @_@ If you guys recommend anybody, feel free to let me know. Thanks! Send me an email at skullgirls.jobs @ gmail.com with some examples / portfolio / resume and I can send you a copy of the test to try out . T^Tb
As for work in general, it has been... interesting lately XD; I hope it turns out well.
And now, here are some pictures! You can find the following types of things in this post-
Pinapple-tan and her grenade friends XD;http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/091116_lj_post/090902_grenade_tan01_color.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/091116_lj_post/other/090902_grenade_tan01_s.jpg
I want to do something with these characters one day, not sure what though T^T;
Zianna, the Iron Maidenhttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/091116_lj_post/4b00e011rwKPmvC7.png
Drawn on Drawr. I guess from the same idea as the Halloween themed characters.
This is one of the entries I submitted for the Muramasa fanart contest. It was one of the runner-ups. I loved this fight. >XD;( More behind the cut!Collapse )
Aaannd on that note, done with part one for now- Part 2 will be next week or something @3@; See y'all around T^Tb If you aren't fatally annoyed at all this especially those with slow connections (feel free to yell at me if this is too much, etc)
|Saturday, October 31st, 2009|
|Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009|
|Saturday, June 13th, 2009|
|millions of years later... FANIME POST.
So I went to Fanime !!!!111
but first I must tell you that the SKULLGIRLS website is updated! Well, its a different format now and we hope to update more regularly! Check it out: http://www.skullgirls.com
therefore, look at this link its awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEVlk8o-wKg
OK NOW LOOK AT THIShttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/090523_gwen_grays.jpg
It was cool :O Best part of conventions is meeting up with people, people who I often only see maybe once or twice a year at most, so every moment of that counts XD
As for the con itself, I have no freaking clue what actually happens lol. I think I was in the art alley almost literally the entire time.
That might also be because I'm really bad at managing commissions properly/realistically. Learned some lessons on that regard owo;;
However, I got some drawings/commissions and did a handful of them too, so that's what I'll be posting here :0/ Oh! And if anyone who I did a commission for is reading this- if you have access to a scanner, if you could scan your stuff, that woudl be hottttt
Oh yea and, I'm bad enough at doing commissions at a con, so chances are very likely that I wouldn't do them at any other time XD; (I do still have a few more requests/trade/commissions left to do)( POW POW POW TEAM UP BONUS ATTAKCollapse )
See you guys at AX (argh AX arghhh not readyyyyy......)http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/090523_larvapunch01_grays.jpg
|Monday, May 18th, 2009|
I forgot what I said last time in terms of my life or whatevar. Who's going to Fanime? AX? SDCC? Also, I'm tired and burnt out a lot at work lol, but I guess still doing art and stuff. Horribly behind on a lot of games/anime but enough of that irrelevant crap nobody would care about-
Look at this becasue I have been listening to it constantly for some reason (said reason being that it is AWESOME):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDeGpZ3z7js&feature=related
Aaanndd... More stuff!http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_28_mina_01b.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_28_mina_01c.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_28_mina_01_cutout.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_28_mina_01_lines.jpg
A random gift fanart of Diana's (http://morainaki.livejournal.com/
character Mina. I haven't drawn her in ages, and maybe she's actually different now ;;D;; But yea, hella fun and nostalgic drawing her again T^T
and the 'full version' though honestly i like the crop better (I totally got lazy halfway thru lol) http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/090514_momohime01.jpg
I only played the first boss so far, and I plan on waiting till September.. maybe... ... maybe one more boss T3T;;;;; Game's freaking fun tho, I must say that at least @O@////
So I heard this badass cover of Cornered! here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6cXiZJve5U
and was totally compelled to draw this fanart T^T;http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat24_bizarre_trial_owo.jpg
While on Capcom stuff, here is a theif!!http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat19_theif01_color01.jpg
Cave Story fanart:http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat26_cavestory01.jpg
I look forward to the Wiiware version :9
ok here is some work shiz btw:
Uncensored larger version of some art I did for a thing!!!http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/alruna_win_ver_1.jpg
And.. the other pic + the versions from the site:http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/alruna_win_ver_2.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/alruna_lose_ver_1.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/alruna_lose_ver_2.jpg
I was too lazy to add a background sorry T^T;
ok here is some Skullgirls stuff!!!!!!!!!1http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_15_filia_bikini_color.jpg
I'll just post this here because this weekend has been hot as FUCK and Summerish out of nowhere, so I guess it could have context!!!
here is some Venus, though I don't know why I keep posting pics of her, she's not even in the first set of characters haha T^T;http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_22_venus_color.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/pchat_22_venus_line_a.jpg
aaaanddddd here is some Marin stuff- which btw I will now refer to in general as VULCAN HEEL, coz. And now with characters other than Marin too!http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/070830_marin01.jpg
Oh yea so she can totally remove her legs and shoot you with rocket heels. And has robot blade shins bones underneath. Coz, you know, that totally makes sense and all that. I was planning on coloring this but you know how that goes hahahttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/081124_gasgirl_01.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/081124_gasgirl_02.jpg
Here is a little girl inside an inflatable air-suit type suit with various nozzles. Her name is Aura ( ignore the file names, I didn't have a name for her at the time ;D; )http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/090109_tank_punch_02.jpg
Here is a guy with a tank for a fist! His name is PANZERFAUST.
MORE characters and stuff behind cut!( More behind cut! WARNING: SMUT/NSFW shit in the second half!!Collapse )
Aaaand I think that's it for now- till next time!!!
|Monday, May 11th, 2009|
Catching up on some art dumping. Work will probably be hellish this week, so going to get this out of the way before the week starts haha.
Mostly fanart today, with some original character stuff here and there owo
First off, stuff from Girls of Gaming, volume 6. I plugged this on DA already, but I don't think I put it here. Hopefully the magazine itself is still on shelves. Otherwise, I'm sure you can get the download version at the website still: http://video.playmagazine.com/thegirlsofgaming/http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/midna_pinup_colors_final.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/OSgirls_pinup.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/sg_pinup_cereb_v_squigly_complete.jpg
Also, here is some other Skullgirls stuff, might as well post it here, I suppose:http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/peacock_win_01.jpg
Peacock portrait, kinda like the Filia one from earlier: http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/filia_win_01.jpg
And here is my rejected entry for the Darkstalkers Tributehttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2009/leilei_zabelle_pinup_preview.jpg
"Hey! You're pretty cute now! :O"
I wanna try drawing Lady Raptor/Zabelle again one day haha she's fun to draw T^T;
edit note: I did a second DS pic- I'm not sure the condition of that one owo; Maybe I'm just being paranoid/cautious.( More stuff behind cut: Various fanarts and some original stuff... also will probably totally take a while to load lolCollapse )
Who's going to Fanime btw? I'll be there, but I'm still trying to throw some crap together for and see what's sell-able lolbarf
|Wednesday, May 6th, 2009|
|Sunday, June 22nd, 2008|
|Sup doods owo
Ok so I'm kinda totally getting sick of seeing Lara bound/gagged XD;;
After like, a billion years of not updating, I'll try to have something here.
Its mostly an announcement relating to AX / Skullgirls
I have a table at the artist alley, I'll be sharing with a group of friends- we kinda put together a group for the purpose of registering as a group at AX hehe XD you can check out our DA gallery here:http://cutesysexymanly.deviantart.com
No other name could define what we cover haha >XD
---ACTUALLY, in regards to AX... does anyone from NORCAL/ BAY AREA planning on going yet somehow does not have a ride down there yet? I'm going to drive down there, but I've never drove down there by myself and I'm kinda intimidated. Anyone want to drive with me? If not, does anyone at least have any advice? I'm thinking of leaving Wednesday morning. Do you think the 4th of July traffic will be in effect by then?---
As for Skullgirls- we'll be having a work-in-progress demo at the convention. A lot of it is still placeholder, but you can get a general idea of what we are going for and the directions we are taking.
I don't like making an entry without art posted, so here is some art:http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/filia_win_01.jpg
Filia's win portraithttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/pixel/filia_sprite_colors.png
Filia's sprite + color variations (though only 1P and 2P at most will be in the demo at the moment)
We wanted to show people that we are not dead, and that we're still working hard, though we will probably be needing a lot of help in the future. XD
there's an update on the website with more detailshttp://www.skullgirls.com
Actually, we are looking for help in general. Let me list the positions we are looking for in particular :0
-General sprite cleanup, shading, organization. A lot of the current sprites are still unshaded, and we may need additional sprites. We will need a lot of help here in order to complete them in a timely fashion and still maintain quality. Must be able to adapt to the Skullgirls sprite style. Please send a website and/or examples of your work when you email us.
-I like to draw a lot of the keyframes for the characters, but odds are I won't have enough time to do so for the whole cast (including in-betweens). I will need help here in drawing the frames, and adjusting them accordingly to make sure they are in scale. For this job it is *very* important that you can understand the style and fit the drawing style/character personalities as close as possible. Please send a website and/or examples of your work when you email us.
-The effects we have in mind are more towards a cartoon/comic book approach. We want something stylized that could work *either* as a hard sprite (like old fighting games) or the more modern glowing effects. If this sounds interesting, we'd like to hear from you.
-A lot of the backgrounds will be made around specific concepts, though we are still open to new interpretations of these planned stages. We currently have a couple artists working on them, and the more help the better. Please send a website and/or examples of your work when you email us.
-As you can tell, this website is not updated often. I like its current design, but it could use adjustments and a big update in general. Our previous website designers are currently working on other aspects of the project, so someone new in charge of updating and maintaining the site would be great.
-We have a variety of characters (despite the title, yes, *both* male and female) who need voices. If you have anything to show (or say), feel free to do so.
-The demo will currently be using placeholder sound effects. If possible, our own specialized sounds would be really badass.
If you feel like you could contribute something that wasn't mentioned here, we still would love to hear it.
You can contact us at skullgirls.jobs at gmail.com
And that's about it in terms of AX and SG news. I'll probably plug a regular LJ entry after AX.. maybe... ;D;
|Sunday, March 23rd, 2008|
I haven't updated in a while T^T; I was planning to a few weeks ago but yanno how sometimes time flies by or at the end of the day one ends up feeling too tired to do stuff- also I'd usually rather be drawing than posting drawings? But I have time today and I feel like I need to catch up, so here is some stuff-- its not much though, its just shit from Fanart-a-Day. I put my faves above the cut, and the rest are behind the cut T^T
oh and also this! Its not from Fanart-a-Day but I guess its fanart? Oh my~ Is a preview ~ click to see the full pic owo;;
And some Fanart-a-Day stuff:
( btw FAD page: http://community.livejournal.com/fanart_a_day/
Yoko, Gurren Lagannhttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/080310_brawl01.jpg
Solid Snake and Samus Aran, BRAAAAAWWWWLLL <3
<-- line arthttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/080113_storytime.jpg
Mario, Rosalina, and Lumas, U R MR GARhttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/080123_wendy01.jpg
Wendy (Thomas), that place I went to for freakin lunch today :9http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/080208_andregift01_crop_.jpghttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/080208_andregift01_full.jpg
a dark elf and human, yourfathersbelt's original characters: http://your-fathers-belt.deviantart.com/art/Humans-52319557 http://your-fathers-belt.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Elfs-50019984( More fanart under this cut!Collapse )
I promise the next post will counteract this with nothing *but* original work, which I desperately need to do more of anyway T^T/
I probably had more to say, but I can't remember- I guess its the usual - playing Brawl, work, SG stuff, and doing some other shit on the side
OH YEA also: who is going to- Fanime? AX? and/or SDCC?
as for SDCC- anyone got room in their hotel situation or whatnot? I should start looking around I suppose
|Tuesday, February 5th, 2008|
|Sunday, January 20th, 2008|
|Tuesday, January 15th, 2008|
|Japan trip 2007
I'm being a bit lazy about it, but I copy pasted this from my DA account, since I wrote a summary of my trip there too (but now with photos included at the end T^T;; )( Japan trip 2007Collapse )
|Monday, January 7th, 2008|
|First post of the new yearrrrrr 2008 yayyy
Back from Japan. The trip- it was cold and crowded, but a ton of fun. There are definitely a lot of things I'll miss (like the trains, and Deathsmiles (and good arcardes in general), good food, etc...). I'm not good at reporting about vacations, but maybe I'll try later (also when I get around to uploading some of the pics I took). Thank you to all the people who gave advice on what to check out- I remembered some of the things people mentioned when I got there (but I forgot to/didn't have time to do a lot of things too... I definitely gotta go back some time). I got to meet a lot of people I know, and that was definitely some of the best moments of the trip, so thank you T^T///
anyway for now, here are some newly uploaded arts:http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/death_angel_bg_color_b.jpg
Another picture of this angel of death character, "Samaelle"http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/071211_skullknight_solve_a.jpg
This was a gift to Solve
as part of a secret santa on DA: http://supersecretpantsu.deviantart.com/
Ari, one of the main characters from Crybringer's
comic, "The Demon Mages" http://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/071201_kamina.jpg
Kamina, for Sword Bulletshttp://pub.tenkuu.net/Images/2007/071201_kittan.jpg
Levanthan is warning you that this pic is NSFW
Velvet owo; done in oC( more behind cut!Collapse )
I'm hoping to get working on a lot of stuff in 2008... it is year of the rat, and I was born in 1984... and also it's year of the 08 haha T^T;