Finalised set of commissioned illustrations for the wonderfully rad rayquaza128! I completely immersed myself in these (ahaha, pun pun, whoo) thanks to the stellar idea he threw me. It was such a blast, I couldn’t pull myself away from working the underwater lighting. Diving with these three was seriously bliss on a brush, yo. The fresh, salty water and warm currents during the summer months have gotta be home away from home for them!
Trio of rough concept sketches for the awesome rayquaza128 of his mayor character George, Yookey, and —WHOA YO— my own mayor character as Animal Crossing characters! This time diving under the sea, escaping into an oceanic treasure-hunt. It’s so awesome to be able to incorporate my own little mayor into an illustration; especially one as scenic and unique as this!
Completed illustrated commission for eevee-crossing22 of her mayor character and pets-turned-residents Alice, Abbie, Giggsy, and Harvey. Taking a breather by the ocean, these buds know exactly how to just relax and take in the summer proper. I had such a nice time with them, I hope you like it as well!
Ah now, I’m totally on another planet — A JOY PLANET, YO. Check out this stellar painting by the immensely talented Yookey!! Absolutely in love with this stylisation, give her your love!
An art piece made for the awesome deenen as a thanks for all the wonderful art she’s made for me! <3
Marshal and Groucho just chillin’ and having coffee some evening. I wanted to try using different colors of light and shades, and this is the result of it. I had a lot of fun experimenting and drawing this for you. And I hope you like it! c:
MWAH-AHAHA. And actually, I think he meant to address this one to Groucho.
Final versions of yookey's illustrated commissions of one of the most awesome campfire overnights you'll ever know. Hah, it's seriously such a joy to work with these characters, especially in such a cozy, interactive setting! Toasty marshmallows and sizzling sausages late on a summer night in New Leaf would be utter heaven. Stick around for the spooky stories from Yookey about the never-ending pitfall seed…
Little batch of rough concepts for the sweetest eevee-crossing22 of Mayor Lilly-Rose and pets Alice and Abbie (the bunnies) and Giggsy and Harvey (the puppies)! The rabbits and puppies are uberly adorable in pictures, I tried my hardest to do them justice in my ac style! I had so much fun with the scenes, too, this bunch has the whole sweet-n-zippy thing going on sublimely.
I hope that you like the sketches, thank you so much for letting me try my hand at your rad idea!
Rough campfire concepts for another awesome commission idea of yookey's! Getting together for a late night campfire party in this game sounds insanely fun, bring on the marshmallows, sausages, and spooky stories, yo. No sleep till dawn!
Gaomi PSA: How have I gone so long without Cole?
Hey hey~! For a few months now, I listen to a lot of old 80’s C-pop while I work on my drawings. My brother and I are massive Danny Chan fans, yo. But I also love classic chiptune (stuff from the PC Engine, Amiga, NES, Sega, Game Boy) and SNES soundtracks. I have a playlist that is literally about 3,000 tracks. It fuels me, no diggity.
And… I’m now realising that everything I listen to was made like 20 or 30 years ago, whoa. I’m a bit behind the times, aaha^^
Yo there~! I do indeed! I pencil everything with watercolor graphite, throw some rough inks down to get a rich colour base, scan the painting, and layer in additional watercolour textures I’ve made to really pump up the volume and colour density. It’s painting on painting, haha^^ I make new ones with each illustration but if you’d like, you can download a few of my watercolour textures right here»!
Ohoho, you could ask me the same question a mazillion times and I would still happily answer~ I use Yasutomo Chinese ink to paint! It’s very inexpensive and always produces such bright, vibrant colours. I also sometimes use Daler-Rowney Artists’ paints for a lot of my splash lays because they dry without blurring so nicely. And lots of liquid frisket! Liquid frisket is the best thing in my LIFE, holy dang. ^^v
Pillow fort chillin’ bros! Completed illustrated commissions for the awesome-dash-rad yookey of her and rayquaza128's mayor characters as Animal Crossing residents! Extremely lucky to be working with these guys, they are uberly fun because of their unique personalities and designs. Pillow Fort Day with these two would be completely insane with nonstop ideas, hah! They would bounce from one game to another and dude… I would love every minute of it~
HAHA, cutest Genji. He visits more often than anyone else, man, it’s hilarious.
EDIT: Dude, he’s totally mimicking the water lion. That’s not drool, it’s SWEAT.