Happy 2017!

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Thought I’d start my first post of the new year with a fun family moment. When I became a yee-yee (which is Cantonese for “aunty from your mother’s side”), I had no idea how interesting it would be observing little humans grow up.

Here’s my nephew again, perhaps revealing a slight grudge, or trying to discipline me, for not allowing him to leave the bedroom to rewind a dvd, aka “pressing triangles.”

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For context, his mother was on a conference call in the living room by the TV and needed it quiet…

Coming up next: the quickest transition from laughing joyously to crying in distress! Stay tuned!

Inkcember #1

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Oh, kids say the darndest things. I heard this story from a coworker by one of the 7 year olds. Their perception of marriage is so innocently simple…

It’s December now so I’m starting a new series of inked comics called Inkcember. I’ll aim to crank out at least four this month.

Happy ThanX-giving

Revisited another old treasure from the “X-vault.” Original sketch by my sister, MJ. There’s no date on the drawing but my guess is 2000. Thought I’d add some color and try fixing it with shading. Nowhere near done, so to be continued in the future. Maybe another 16 years? Haha. Hope everyone had a great cook out and stuffed themselves silly this holiday! Don’t let Gambit cut the turkey.

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X-men on a bike

 

Bet you weren’t expecting….

Ex animo’s XTREME XMEN CYCLO-XERS!!!

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Or THIS!! From BlendoGames:

 

Well when Blendo approached me for a prompt this week, I frantically thought of two random things that I liked. But when I actually sat down to begin sketching, I suddenly remembered…

THIS!

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My sister and I used to draw TONS of goofy scenes of X-men. We may not have been accurate in our perspective or anatomical accuracy… but hey, it was just for fun.

Just to prove that I wasn’t trying to cheat out of doing some work, I did some lighting and shading for some much needed practice:

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A little quote I just heard on the radio today while working on this prompt, and a little something for our desensitized society to think about:

“You get in your car, and you have a better chance of dying than any other time of the day.”

I just realized that it may not be so apparent to everyone else what this statement has to do with bikes. But that would get me started on my manifesto about our transportation systems and choices. Hint: Read Beast’s thought to get an idea…

Andrew’s Arm Anatomy And Also Anything Adding Alliteration

 

About a year ago, I went through a phase in which I drew my friends as superheroes. Here is super luthier Andrew (with my happy viola):

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When I came across this again recently, I had to redo him. The main reason was because that left arm bothered me so badly. Look at it –that armpit area is just all wrong! I noticed it long ago, even before doing some arm studies some weeks ago. But now that I know the arm muscles even more thoroughly, I saw this and couldn’t stand it any longer! So here he is, all new and improved… and digital!

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Now the right arm is looking a bit too awkward too me, but at least it may be plausible. Oh well, for the next iteration…

Ahh, I love anatomy. I think it’s the key to getting “that right look” in drawing creatures and poses, no matter how unrealistic or stylized the drawing.

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