刘继卣 - 《西游记之闹天宫》 工笔连环画
"Journey to the West - Havoc in Heaven" Gongbi (Lianhuanhua)
by Liu Jiyou
"The strength of the other me made up for my weakness. And that… is what can be seen, but not seen!"
I…… did a redraw finally ! I really liked this episode, this part especially
(screencap was from here, I turned up the vibrancy a bit)
so I totally said I was going to work on M/S story crap (I have so much to rewrite) during this break but somehow I ended up watching tons of YGO and starting to thumbnail my bit for the fan art book instead uh
Joolita says: fanart time!
This is Rima, the protagonist of ‘Mercenary and Sorceress’, a shiny new webcomic i’m quite enamoured with. It has great art (in full colour, too), interesting characters (badass ladies, woo!) and a very promising plot (there’s nothing like the smell of intrigue in the morning). You can check it out here: http://mercandsorc.smackjeeves.com/comics/1798414/prologue-cover/
On a personal level, i love Rima’s face. I just have to give it a try. And the clothes sigtryggr (the author) gives her… pure brilliance. (It’s like late Renaissance meets the Far East - which is something i tried to recreate in this humble tribute - but the original designs are just beyond words,
i could own every single piece Rima has in her wardrobe).
So yeah. Long live Mercenary and Sorceress. Joolita out.
Some recent work… the ink picture of Rima was on my own time, the other two were homework assignments, both watercolor and gouache.
Page 42! This was my favorite page when I made it, and I’m still fond of it…though I soon got very sick of drawing that dress.
Guys, I have news! If you go vote for M/S on TopWebComics, you can get an official wallpaper!! Since it’s the end of the month it doesn’t make a whole lot of difference now, but by next Sunday it’ll be December and there’ll be a new one there (I’ll remind everyone) and after that I’ll probably try to put up a new one or a variation on an old one every couple of days, if I can. There’ll even be some you haven’t seen already!
a bunch of dumb drawings I was going to use for vote incentives but eh, I can only post one at a time on TWC and I don’t really want to wait to post these
so yeah I was super late with that round of requests, I didn’t get that many anyway… some others were for animes I don’t know and I was having trouble drawing the pictures without laughing/being baffled…
"Khotanese donor ladies" wall paining from Dunhuang Mogao caves, Five dynasties period, mid 10th c. China
sooooo i had a lil printing slip up the other day.
for my final university assignment, i had to print out a book/zine and long story short they didn’t come out 100% like i had planned them to. normally i monitor any printing stuff carefully, as i’m pretty pedantic about quality, but this time i was testing a new printer and i didn’t get to look at any proofs before i had a box of books at my door. the book features all the art tagged here, basically a culmination of my work done this year for my studies. during the printing process however, it seems my files must have had an issue because one half of the book is printed out quite badly. the comic and two most recent pieces came out alright, but all the work i had done in first semester looks shoddy (and the print shop can’t help me at this point). i’m now stuck with quite a number of copies of this and an incredibly empty wallet. here’s a picture of one of the pages that came out badly, (it’s not my camera, the image printed like this.) i’m pretty ashamed of how i let this get out of hand sigh. it sucks because most of it came out okay save for a few images…
i cannot on good conscience sell them at the price i was initially planning to for this reason! SO i am going to be trying to sell them at the reduced price of $15 (AUD) + shipping for the a5 zines to basically cover my
arsecosts. if anyone would like to buy a kinda dud copy of this to help me out, i’d really really appreciate it and mentally i am giving you a thank you smooch because thank you. i’ve learned my very expensive lesson about printing and making sure you know what you’re doing beforehand!
reiterating that THESE ARE NOT the best quality, so please please please, i don’t want anyone shelling out money for this unless they have the funds spare to give me a hand.
tl;dr: baby choo made a mistake, please help me out if you are able! and ONLY if you are able. i would never want to take money from someone who needed it very much simply because i fucked up. you can get the thing i messed up on here.