I used this fanart as the header back when I was cblogging for Destructoid, many moons ago. I have a dark secret though: I never actually finished Odin’s Sphere. I’ve been slowly chipping away at it since 2007, and I’m up to the final endboss sequence. I think I reached the point where I realized I would have to level Mercedes (or maybe Oswald?), put the controller down and didn’t want to think about it for much longer. I’ve probably played through Gwen’s book about five times by now, however.
Another colored pencil piece that came out pretty smooth, considering.
I did a little sketch of a chibi Saber Lily in a notebook, which I decided to do something more with. I just love her design.
This was the first drawing I did of the Knight of Sterling, who is obviously related to the Sterling comic. How exactly, I cannot say (whooooooooooo.)
I really love the look of medieval armor, and I wanted to do a version of it that looked feminine without being completely impractical- as in, closer to actual armor than an armored bathing suit. I think I’ve drawn around 6,037 versions of the Knights armor at this point, with all sorts of different options, but they all look something like this.
Yes, Aeka’s bunny’s name is actually bunny. It’s not that I’m not creative, AEKA’s not creative. Think of the characterization here, people!
Very fond of this drawing, I think it captures something nice about the character.
A fairly nice Izuna from Izuna: Unemployed Ninja. This is one of my favorite self-drawn fan pictures, because it came out pretty much exactly like I wanted it to. Usually, even with drawings I really like, I see things I could have fixed a few days later, but every time I look at this one I just smile. Actually, I think a lot of my fondness for the Izuna franchise comes from the fact that I now associate the character with this drawing, and the feeling it gives me.
Ah happy art feelings for once, instead of angsty-art feelings! Need more of that.
This was an image of another character who kind of got sucked into Dark Juice Box, in fact I don’t think she even does whatever it is she’s shown doing here anymore. It’s kind of an artifact from a lost project, but I still kind of like it.
Naia is one of many characters from a fantasy project called Dark Juice Box that I fiddle with now and again. I love DJB, but I’ve never come to a consensus of opinion about what I want to do with it- even if time weren’t an issue, I don’t know if I’d really want to do it as a comic. It might work okay as one of those tween-oriented novels with illustrations, but I’ve tried writing it as prose and it doesn’t seem to work. Meanwhile, it’s spawning more and more characters, and the mythology is getting more and more involved, so it’s going to have to go SOMEWHERE, someday.
Another very old fanart, this time of Tifa Lockheart. Disproportionate, but actually pretty nice otherwise in my opinion. This is what I call “Good bad fanart”, or stuff that has obvious flaws, but is still kinda fun to look at, as opposed to stuff that’s just entirely without merit.
Asuka as a Sailor Senshi: I did this when I was 16:).
Used as the header for my Confessions of a (Bad) Fanartist at Japanator, which was also featured on anime.com.
Lucca is perhaps the coolest character in Chrono Trigger- well, actually I think Frog is really the coolest (love that Frog), but Lucca is nifty. I think this is a good likeness of the character, at least from what we can tell from her sprite, but the drawing is a little stiff, I must say.