Monday, December 25, 2006


i've been feel guilty to all you one piece fans because i haven't produced ANY decent OP fanart since..... august. or july, i should say. so that makes a 5-month draught of OP fanart.

why did i finally decide to do OP fanart again now? well, partly because i feel bad, partly because Mascot1063 on DA asked about a spread with franky, partly because i wanna show eggy that OP IS NOT DEAD TO ME, but mostly because i just got a lightbox and wanted to try it out. so i did and this is what came out. click to enlarge.

this is drawn on TWO A4 sheets. the line that goes through the middle is there because that's the separation betweent the two sheets that i taped together with a long piece of scotch tape i stole from the library. the original sketch was made really really shitty ON PURPOSE because the whole point of having a lightbox is to be able to transfer something from a shitty piece of crap paper to a good paper. for those of you who are curious, this is what the original looked like before i transferred it to onto th 2 A4 sheets:

that's right. they don't even have the same orientation.

conclusion: i love my lightbox. and my copic markers. merry christmas. oda is god.

OP chars (c) oda, ALL HAIL.

uh, merry christmas?

because apparently no one can find a better greeting to use on this day.

so my target is 14 christmas cards. i accomplished 8. SIX was my limit before i got sick of drawing cards. the remaining willpower i gathered up was only good enough for two more. sorry about that. maybe later when i'm not so sick of drawing cards anymore.

so anyway, picture-heavy post. but again, it's too late for that now.

for shiroro

for egg

for ocean

for nyang and nuu

for ameru

for chang

for lawnmowerpants or leapingmenpeeing or whatever.

for makoto

ya, merry christmas, happy holidays, season's greetings, happy new year, whatever. i'm going back to hibernation.

Monday, December 11, 2006

on the 14th day of christmas

so it's 14 more days until christmas, and i'm repeating the same project i did last year, only this time it seems like it's become more massive, partly because i can't count, partly because i never know what day it is today, but mostly because i'm a whore.

so another year has passed. what have YOU been doing all this year? did you do anything productive? did you accomplish anything you're proud of? did you make a fool out of yourself in a global scale? HAVE YOU BEEN PARTICULARLY ANNOYING TO CERTAIN PEOPLE?

i certainly have. only god knows how many people this year i've annoyed to hell and how many eyes i've burnt or minds i've scarred with all the disturbing images i made them see. apparently in the past half year it has become an automatic habit of mine to make everything someone said sound perverted, wrong, disturbing, AND to top it off, accompany it with some sort of visual aid. all the wrongs you see here are nothing compared to what i do at night after i come home from campus, in front of my computer, armed by my wacom tablet, pencil, paper, and canon scanner. it delights me to know that somewhere in the world, my drawing just made someone cry, or bang their head on the desk, or scream, or jump out of their seat, or get yelled at and tortured in the janitorial closet by the librarian because of the numerous non-worksafe images on his public computer screen.

and so i feel bad. kinda. well, not quite. almost. um, not really, i guess.

but my point is, i now feel obliged to compensate these people for having to put up with me all year long, and so i am starting this project called MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME (because i can't think of anything better).

so what is this? well, the idea is to pick a few people that you felt you've disturbed/annoyed all year, AND/OR people you love/value most in your life, and MAKE THEM A CHRISTMAS CARD. NOT BUY, MAKE. you might not be as witty or skillful as those hallmark card artists, but at least the card you make will be UNIQUE, in a way that only one copy exists in the whole world. your skill is not what matters. what matters is the time and thought your put into this, and whoever receives this card, i guarantee you that person will treasure it, because of the effort you put into it.


and why am i posting this here? because this is not just my project. YOU CAN DO IT TOO. there are still 14 days until christmas, so make a list of the people you think deserve a christmas card because they mean that much to you. christmas has become a commercial holiday, so it's nice to stop for a moment with all the consumerism and MAKE YOUR OWN GIFT. it can even be something as simple as a christmas card.

i think i have 13 people on my list. that means a card a day will keep the doctor away. i will submit my finished card and update this journal accordingly.

now go and spread the christmas card love.

list of finished cards:

1. shiroro - [+]

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

statutory rape

i think i failed my graduate classical mechanics class. it's sad because i still remember the days when F=ma was not so complicated.

i hope you don't get raped too bad by your final. if you do, remember this, and know that you're not alone.

good luck on finals.

and by the way, those of you who think OMG THE COMIC STRIPS ARE BACK! well yeah, not really. i want to start doing this again, but i'll see how much time i have.

Saturday, December 02, 2006