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Well, here’s a funny idea! A Calendar for 2012 including all of the cool colour sketches I made over the course of 2011.

It also includes 3 sketches that I have never uploaded here (exclusive content!) and of course, they’re all at their full original size in glossy colour, rather than resized or shopped for wallpaper usage. Of course, this entire little thing is for my own usage, but if, for whatever reason, you’re still strapped for a 2012 calendar and would like my artwork adorning your wall, then this thing is available for public purchase below.

It is almost entirely populated by Anime and Game females. Check out the ‘Artworks’ category or ‘Sketches’ Tag to your right for some idea as to what this entails. There’s some fanservice, as always, so the calendar would probably be rated PG-13 for minor nudity. Or something. You have been warned.

By and the by, I make a “vast” £1 from each one, so much like Aniventure I’m not exactly making a song or trying to fleece you. Of course, I realise that at this time of year, calendars start to become cheaper for stock clearance in any case, but oh well, sadly there’s not alot I can do about that. For a 20% discount until the 3rd February: CHERUBUK305
This applies not only to my calendars, but also Aniventure, and indeed anything up to the value of £200 from Lulu.

To visit the purchase page, CLICK HERE.

To view a preview version (all 12 months); click the small “Preview” link available in the above purchase page on Lulu’s website, or alternatively you can click here to view a local pdf copy. The local version is BIG (17mb) so prepare for your net browser to be raped.

This above preview PDF is actually the final version; so theoretically, if you have access to an A3 colour laser printer, 140 GSM gloss paper, and ringbinding ability, you could make your own version. I’m not going to stop you; heck, if you have that kind of hardware, all the power to ya! But if you do and you like it, please leave a comment or something so I know its worth doing this type of thing in the future.

Anyway, I last made myself a calendar for 2008. It was a cool little thing I made in Photoshop and MS Publisher with some of my favourite images from moe.imouto (now oreno.imouto.org). Of course, it made my poor old inkjet die on me. Good times. Naturally, since then I’ve never bothered due to resources, and this is still the case; I’m reluctant to abuse my laser’s toners due their obscene replacement costs; so I suddenly thought, ‘hey, I already have a relationship with Lulu, so why not get them to print me something instead!?’. Its the ‘well duh…’ moment of the year, since they’ve always offered calendar services. Sometimes I can be a bit dense, lol.

Anyhow, cya in the new year. I might <SHOCKHORROR!> actually put up a preview this season; but given the work one of those takes, it might be reduced in size or something. No promises, of course.

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I think I’m beyond excuses… another month, another post. I imagine its going to stay this way for the near-future since I seem to have so little time to give to blogging at the moment.

For one, I’ve been distracted by Xenoblade Chronicles of late. Damn good game. Add to that the fact that I have a new epic Space Opera campaign for Aniventure to be planning for, now titled Homura no Tengoku (Flame of Heaven) which I’m rather excited about. So yeah, I’m consumed by stuff to do already.

However, I will definately attempt to push out an Anime Preview as per usual, so don’t worry about that.

Oh, and as a side note, I’ve finally started typing up the supplement for Aniventure. This was previously titled ‘Magic & Mayhem’ or something dross like that but its gained a new title for now of “Aniventure Shimaihen” (lit. Companion Volume) since that is really what its going to be, with a bestiary of fantastic Japanese mythical beasts, a crapton of new powers, rules, archetypes, a new race and mutation system and more besides. Given the amount of content here, I don’t think you need to hold your breath in waiting for it. Its very much at the early stages still.

Additionally, I’m quite happy with the current beta of The Enemy Within, its polished enough and relatively bug-less, something that rarely happens, so I find it quite likely I’ll actually meet my crazy New Years goal of getting a 0.8 version of it out this year, even if its not as comprehensive as I would have hoped. But comprehensive can be shot for what I care, because a bug-free version is a hard thing to get done.

Right, so I’ve nattered about alot of positive progress in things other than blogging, so, as you know, that means I have to proceed to dump some artwork needlessly. 😀

Today, I’m giving an unholy trinity of lovely ladies, two of which are also in widescreen wallpaper size for your desktop enjoyment.

As always, click on them to get full sized! Lets begin!

Yep, its an Ilyana, whom I’m ever obsessed and fanboyish about, sporting a customised outfit with a propensity for excessive bolt symbols. I like to think my Dungeon Crawl version of her looks a bit like this. She mostly retains her standard colour scheme from Fire Emblem, mind you.

Interestingly, this was a sketch I originally did the outline draft for ages ago, but I was really unhappy with it, as I could tell I’d done something wrong but couldn’t place my finger on it. Anyway, it laid dormant until I came back to it just yesterday, where I promptly understood exactly how to fix it in a sudden revelation. Moved her head around, readjusted the arms, made the cape more billowy, and actually went on and coloured it.

I have to say she has larger eyes than usual for me. I typically attempt to veer away from the extreme end of anime eyes, and keep a semi-realistic shape. Still, for some reason, it works for her, so I kept it. She also somehow manages to make teal look like a fashionable colour. 😀

But, considering it was pretty much a disaster previously, a page I tried to ignore on my pad, the fact that I saved it moderately well is something I’m pretty chuffed about.

Anyhow, lets keep it up…
You may kiss her hand. Hurry up, don’t breach ettiquette! This is the Duchess-Apparent of Draskalmourie, the delectable Susie Drayke. Also probably known as Scourge of the Frozen North to certain members of my party in my long running Dungeons & Dragons. She has spent nearly all of the campaign chasing Darien Silverscale, the Prince of Silesia, until quite recently. Her obsessive antics have always been a pet favourite of mine, though for the characters, one of my PC’s whom is also interested in him also suffers tremendously, especially when they accidently went into an alternate timeline where the two Drakahn were married.

As a Drayke, she has a set of red eyes and a green tail, though since this is a head & shoulders, her tail is not visible here (check out other Drakahn if you like). Drakahn noble houses are very strict on their colourations, as veering away from the colours suggest the child is actually a bastard. Sapphire or Red eyes are prestigious, as they suggest a greater connection to their divine dragon ancestors; with the Great Sapphire Dragon God Rahlyah and the Golden Demi-Dragon God Dyia respectively. There are also other demigod dragons: Revynne, Arawne, and Zephyris, and all the noble houses can trace lineage and colours back to one of the five somehow.

I think thats enough Drakahn sociology. As for the actual sketch, this is one of my favourites. It was a new experiment in doing a haughty kind of pose and also the first time I’ve attempted a paper-fan. In case you were wondering, she is wearing a court dress, so her skirts, if it were to be present on the picture, would be the huge kind! 😀

Here’s the final one (which is not wallpaper sized, sorry):
Heh, its Carlie, making a re-appearance at last. I originally put up a sketch of her as one of my very first posts on the blog back in the dark ages of 2008, and gave her an update in this post in 2009. As noted in both those posts, Carlie is from Seiken Densetsu III, which I actually haven’t played in a while now, but remains one of my all time favourite SNES games.

Anyway, I figured it was about time to give her a nice update into the twenty-elevensies. I think I’ve improved just a little bit since her last incarnation, though at the time I no doubt thought it was teh sh*t and all that. Since she’s an elvish high priestess, I didn’t spare any effort on the weave bits, which took quite awhile. Embellished leather armour is actually hard to do, I think. Also spent ages getting her curls to look nice (like Jeanette’s) but I’m glad of the effort. Not sure about the rod thing; this was originally meant to be a flail (as Carlie uses) but I couldn’t get it to work and it still looks a bit dodgy, but I had got to point where I didn’t want to redraw her hand again, so she had to be grasping something. Oh well, still like the piece in general.

I guess, at some point, I need to also give the Romancing SaGa girls a new rendition! (actually I already did a Sara from SD3, but I can’t find her to scan her in… so that’ll have to wait)

That’s the end of this post for… WAIT! Nearly forgot! HAVE AN ALICE!!

Yessiree, Detarame recently broke 225K. I entirely missed 200K, hence the arbitrary selection of 225, but whatever. Thankyou for visiting me and being excited about the random crap I generate, and I apologise for my consistant lack of postingage, but what can you do, eh? It was fitting for Alice to be here, I think, since Marisa celebrated 100K quite awhile back.

Anyway, that is really it. Stay Tuned!

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Well, I’ve a had a new sketch and a wallpaper waiting on the sidelines for a little while now, as I didn’t want to break up the flurry of previews just for this, but now that the First Impressions posts are over (and I had to end on such a sour note), I feel that now is the ideal time to immediately throw this out there, since hey, it’ll also cheer me up a little. So yeah: More Artwork, Hurry! (Motto Bijutsu, Isogu!) LOL

First up, its a brand new grown up Carlie!! (squee!!)

b-Carlie-chan

I thought she deserved a newer, better sketch. (The older one can be found on the Miscellaneous/Unsorted Page, near the bottom, as its pretty old). I’m especially impressed with this rendition of her, though I’m using the prior costume I made for her rather than inventing something wholly new again.

As I explained before, Seiken Densetsu III is one of my all time favourites because of its most excellent party creation system and 4 pronged class change possibilities. And of course, I quite often pick Carlie for my teams, though in the game, she looks much younger. She is actually 15 in the game, but being a half elf, this means she actually looks like a 10 year old. This version of her is my rendition of how she would appear at, oh, around about 24, though I toned down the puffiness of her hair in favour of curly/wavy.

You may have gathered I seem to enjoy drawing girls with excellent hats. Why? I have no idea. Personal quirk, I guess. I love hat wearing girls almost as much as I love tsunderes. In fact, a little silly fact for you: one of the (rather daft) original ideas for the name of this blog was actually “The man with H.A.T.” (Hige, Anime Obsession, Tsundere Love). Probably because that describes me. Though I don’t have a stupid Hige (beard) at the moment.

Anyway, heres a new wallpaper as well:
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Yessiree, its another ToraDora wall. Whilst its slightly old news, I found the three panel colour manga about Taiga and Ryuji sharing Pocky on the left and thought it was so mind-numbingly cute and awesome that I HAD to do something with it.

I also combined it with another couple of my favourite cute Taiga X Ryuji pictures to make this, and despite the fact that it was a fairly quick job that only took a half hour or so, I’m still pretty happy with the result. Just looking at it makes me continually go “Awwww!”. I think the Palmtop Tiger and Chibi Dragon censoring really makes that strip, doesn’t it?

As always, click the images to see them bigger!

Anyways, yeah, that has cheered me up a little. Hope you enjoy the stuff, and keep tuned.

P.S. Oh yeah, nearly forgot:
marisa-stole-10k-hits

Marisa stole my 10,000 hits precious thing!

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Hey guys.

I guess I haven’t put much up artistic-wise in last couple of weeks, so I’ll make up for it in this epic uber-post. Which, yeah, might rape your bandwidth for a second or two whilst it loads. I apologise in advance for the inconvienience.

First of all, you may not have noticed, but I updated the Unsorted/Miscellaneous page with some of my Desktop Wallpapers (Widescreen). I make these semi-frequently when I’m bored and feel the need to use photoshop in a randomly creative fashion. There’s four available on that page now, but I’ll post the latest here, which is Taiga from Toradora:

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Click it to get the full size (1280 x 800), like anything in this post…

Yeah, that’s also my current desktop paper, since I’m likin’ Toradora at the moment.

Also, I did a couple more sketches, both of which are classic SNES game related.

First of all; its Princess Monica from Romancing SaGa 3:

monica-hime

Whom, yes, in one of my games, I set up to be uber strong and use axes. I found this to be pretty funny since her default combination is a Scholar who uses a Rapier. Romancing SaGa 3 is one of those interesting games you can play several times since it is technically open-ended with what you can do (similar to what I’d like to achieve in my own game, The Enemy Within); not to mention select a favourite party of characters and customise your starter. I’ve also (in my new game) had a Monica whom is a Kung-Fu fighter since I wanted to do a run-through that didn’t involve me using Ellen.

This Monica sketch was drawn from this amazingly small reference picture:

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So yeah. I like doing sketches based on sprites since they give you absurd amounts of artistic licence to do whatever you like for the details. Which I did, in this case. I gave her lots of trim; she’s a noble and would have fine travelling clothes, I figure. And of course, my version is strong, so its normal for her to heft a heavy battleaxe over her shoulder one handed. Hehe.

Yeah, then we have a grown up version of Carlie-chan from Seiken Densetsu III:

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Carlie-chan is awesome. She’s a half-elf, and is 15 in the game. Of course, in half-elf terms, this means she’s basically a little kid of about 9 in appearance. So I guess the above version is her at…26, maybe?

She’s an awesome healer in the game, with her basically insta-cast, multi-targeting healing light. And she has a couple of hilarious ultimate BA attacks. My favourite is the amusingly titled ‘HugeHuge’, which has her throwing her flail up into air, and having it fall back down again at about 10x the size for her to use. She does so (somehow) and causes a giant explosion.

Seiken Densetsu III has long been one of my favourite SNES games because of the fantastic class change system which gives each of the six potential main characters lots of choice for progression. Creating a good party with synergy with one another is pretty cool.

Though I guess, in some ways its pretty disturbing for Carlie-chan, since you can subvert this cute little girl to the powers of darkness and make her into a little girl necromancer or evil shaman (!). If you do so, of course, she gets the abilities to either breath demon fire/summon devils or raise the dead/curse people. Her light side versions are much more supportive, making her not only the premium healer, but also an amazing disher of saber buffs and beams of light.

This Carlie chan was again based upon a sprite. This one, in fact:

carliecomparison

This is from my most recent SD3 game, which actually has me using light side Carlie for a change (making her into a Light Sage for the uber lasers). She has blonde hair and blue robes by default, by and the by, but the class changes impart pallette swaps on the characters. Her hair looks puffy in the games, but I just altered it to a kind of semi-wavy/curly for my sketch.

Yeah, I’ve got more anime to blog. There’s a new ep of Tytania I need to watch still too. And more RPG stuff for me to write. (sheesh, busy, busy)

I also noticed that quite a few people have been searching the blog for evaluations of the other routes of Fate/Stay Night. I didn’t realise there would be the demand, but since I’ve seen there evidently is, I’ll probably pop up an article on it soon. Gimme some time.

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