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Studio Shoot (Mirai Version): Day 2

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For my new work Studio Shoot (Mirai Version) I’m giving you a glimpse behind the scenes at the way I work, day by day.
You can check out more of my work in progress here.

The last two days I was busy, but here’s my belated second day of progress.

Here’s links to each day, if you’re interested in the whole process:
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7 and Day 8.

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Studio Shoot (Mirai Version): Day 1

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For my new work Studio Shoot (Mirai Version) I’m giving you a glimpse behind the scenes at the way I work, day by day.
You can check out more of my work in progress here.

Here’s links to each day, if you’re interested in the whole process:
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7 and Day 8.

Like my other works it’s all done on Adobe Illustrator and drawn entirely using a Wacom tablet.

This work is part of an ongoing series Studio Shoot which deals with cosplay. For this work in the series my character will be cosplaying as Mirai Suenaga, the mascot character for Danny Choo’s website Culture Japan. You can read more about Mirai here.

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New Artwork: Fairy Tale

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So it’s finally done. My new artwork Fairy Tale in my portfolio.

“Within anime and manga ‘platonic yuri’ is a genre of lesbian romance.
In this genre platonic affection and devotion between the lead female characters is as strong and deep as romantic love.
This ‘girl love’ is pre-sexual, innocent and chaste.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about two months to complete (yes it almost killed me).

Any comments are welcome.

Work in Progress: Fairy Tale – Rough Color

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Just another little update for this work.

Here’s the inked version.

Work in Progress: Fairy Tale

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Edit: This work has been completed.

Just a sneak preview at my current work in progress. This work is taking forever but hopefully it should be done soon. I’m still not sure about the title though, so please send me any ideas.

The first person to name all the toys gets a gold star.

Time for New Introductions

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It’s been almost two years since I first said “Nice to meet you” and started this blog. As I’m relaunching this site I think a little update is necessary about who I am and what this site is about.

When I started this blog I wanted to showcase the things that inspire me: art, design and Japan. This hasn’t changed, but now I feel comfortable to showcase my own work too in its own portfolio section.

My personal life has also changed. I was given the opportunity to leave the country and about a year ago left South Africa and moved to Macedonia (FYROM). It was  a decision I’m truly happy with, despite ups and downs along the way.

Thanks for the support. I hope you enjoy the new site and enjoy my work.

New Artwork: Koi amongst the Lotuses

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“This work is my interpretation of the quintessential oriental pin-up.
It was also an attempt at a simpler composition, reminiscent of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three weeks to complete.

Any comments are welcome.

New Series of Artwork: Studio Shoot

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New series of artwork in my portfolio:

Studio Shoot (Maid Version)
Studio Shoot (NurseVersion)
Studio Shoot (MikuVersion)
Studio Shoot (NekoVersion)

“ This series of work is set in a studio and shows a central character dressing up in various costumes. Unlike most cosplay which is a form of self-expression I wanted to make it clear that this was done for the camera. And that in turn it was for you: the ultimate viewer.
While most of the outfits in this series are modeled after specific characters, they are characters that fall into very specific types: the cat-girl, the nurse and the idol.”

Each work in the series took about two weeks to complete.

Any comments are welcome.

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New Artwork: The Destruction of Tokyo

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“Built in 1958 the Tokyo Tower is one of Tokyo’s most iconic structures. It has been the location of climactic battles between Godzilla, Mothra and King Kong (King Kong Escapes) being frequently destroyed and rebuilt. Ironically the sight of famous attractions being destroyed is known to promote tourism and cities compete for the privilege.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three and a half weeks to complete.

Any comments are welcome.

New Artwork: Picnic on the Grass

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New artwork in my portfolio.

“Hanami (lit. flower viewing) is the tradition of watching the cherry blossoms fall while eating and drinking.
This is my interpretation of a ‘West meets East’ picnic.”

You can see some close-ups and images of the work in progress on the same page.

This work took about three weeks to complete.

Any comments are welcome.