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.
I did this little FFIV strip because I was experimenting with something, which is why it looks a little rough around the edges. Kind of a neat idea though, just taking ideas from random FFs and turning them into one-page strips….next time though, COLOR.
Loved the designs in FFVI DS, by the way- well, except for Rosa; I have no clue what happened there.
I honestly have no idea why I drew Bayonetta, I remember at the time the game came out, I had, like, A REASON (something in particular I was trying to portray about the character), but I can’t remember for the life of me what that was. Even though she’s not a character I’m particularly fond of (and I’ve never played the game), I think it came out well- now, if only I could remember what this was FOR….
This was my first take on Riorla from Dark Juice Box, before I had an idea who she was and she became much scrappier and less elongated. I think I originally did a quick sculpture in Crayola Model Magic that inspired the character, which was about the size of my thumb.
Even though it really looks nothing like Riorla anymore, I still kind of like this drawing- she’s like the big sister that Riorla doesn’t have. Maybe a cousin.
Like Ayla, it took two attempts at Marle from CT before I got one I felt was decent. Her face in the first one reminds me of Cameron Diaz, and not in a good way. I feel like the second one has much more of her character, but the pose is a little boring- Marle should be in action, I know.