chibis of my main characters, drawn to go with their mini-biographies in my site's store. i started these a year ago and only finished them just recently...
each of them is wearing a different japanese fashion trend: shifuu - decora akaibara - cosplay porcelain+slate - bosozoku (japanese biker gang) gisele - sweet lolita myoujou - punk jang-mee - visual kei kamaria - gyaru/gal
copic multiliners on sketchbook paper + CS5/painter 9.5
at otakon this weekend, my friend *daisyein and i will be selling our first collab doujinshi! it's printed so we each have a "front" cover (halfway through, the book changes orientation, so there is no "back" to the book. you just flip it and go through the next artist's stuff!) this is my half's cover image. the things gisele is flinging are jellopy-shaped candies -- i always imagined jellopies being like little rock candies, or kompeito maybe.
you can find more info about, and photos of, the book on our still-rudimentary website: [link]
commission for *acmanuel01 of his ragnarok online mastersmith.
there are some videos of the coloring process over on my livestream channel -- [link] -- though towards the end, the streaming program became such a CPU hog, the stream kept getting interrupted and painter's palettes kept blanking out sorry guys
photoshop CS5 (sketch, inks, background) + painter 9.5 (colors) original size 2580x3608 px background texture from cgtextures.com (i think)