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A new years greeting card featuring an array of dice. "Wishing you a happy twenty-twenty."

victories reborn// torn from the heavens

New year’s cards that I drew. Maybe next year I won’t have ideas that will keep me up the night before new year’s eve. Ha.

A Victory Fanfare Reborn by Masayoshi Soken
Torn from the Heavens by Masayoshi Soken

Final Fantasy FFXIV new years card featuring a Chocobo and Moogle.

Final Fantasy FFXIV new years card featuring a Chocobo and Moogle.

A rough sketch of a Moogle riding a Chocobo. The Chocobo holds a banner that reads "Happy New Year."

Rough sketches of the words "twenty-twenty" in pen and marker.

A rough sketch of the words "wishing you a happy twenty-twenty" in script lettering.

No, I haven’t been roped in by “dice gremlin” friends yet.
Holding up metal dice in the light above a table with a dice tray.

An assortment of metal dice on a table in boxes, trays, and bags.

A self-portrait of the artist as a glasses-wearing fire witch.

burning soul// uncontained ideals

I saw the Promare movie last year, and enjoyed it. Some people might be a bit put off by the 3D and colours, but I liked the characters (and their burning ideals). Especially Lio. Please watch it when you get the chance. Studio Trigger did not hold back.

Trailer

Kakusei by Superfly

Promare Title Generator by Evan Minto (@VamptVo)

Script lettering of the lyrics "trials of fire" on an image of Galo from Promare.

Script lettering of the lyrics "you always knew" on an image of Lio from Promare.

Script lettering of the lyrics "they would carry me home" on an image of Galo and Lio glaring at each other from Promare.

Neomo's Symphogear Challenge season one

highest good rose cross// duet of hearts and swords

I worked on some graphics for Neomo’s Symphogear Challenge marathon on TheOASG, where Neomo/Nononkun watched seasons one through five. Admittedly, after this project, I have now watched four seasons of Symphogear.

This isn’t a recommendation for Symphogear, though. You need to be to able to just accept how absurd the fights are, and enjoy the music. Especially Nana Mizuki.

There are few clips to get you started, haha.

Highest Good Rose Cross | Symphogear XV

マリア×風鳴 翼(CV:日笠陽子×水樹奈々)『星天ギャラクシィクロス』ライブ映像

Hibiki’s Transformation | Symphogear XV

Shirabe’s Transformation | Symphogear XV

Senki Zesshou Symphogear playlist by AniPlaylist on Spotify

Neomo's Symphogear Challenge season two

Neomo's Symphogear Challenge season three

Neomo's Symphogear Challenge season four

Neomo's Symphogear Challenge season five

A collage of top 9 posts from Instagram.

satay smoothie and other strange recipes

The year wouldn’t be over until I posted my lettering summary post. I still hate using walled garden-type social media like Instagram; I realized recently that it blocks you from looking at older work when you are not logged in. I find this painfully annoying/anti-web. I did buy a domain for more official work posting…this blog is fast approaching a decade old and I still don’t have a stand-alone portfolio. Procrastination at its finest.

I do development work for long hours at my job, but I really don’t want to maintain a complicated project in my free time. Maybe I’ll use a site-builder? I don’t want to roll my own ecommerce. I’ve avoided doing making an online store because it eats into my limited free time, even though I want to share my work with more people. I sometimes wonder if I’m much too old to get started with this artist alley stuff (as a fun side-project only). It would be cool to do a something like LetterShoppe.

Anyways, need a real portfolio site so I can aggregate all my work.

A summary of a year's worth of posts on Instagram related to illustration and lettering.

Hunters shall always raise their hunting spirit.

winter’s song// given all

I wanted to try redo-ing these posters with lettering instead.
An illustration of a hunter in Direwolf armour.

An illustration of the Velkhana F armour.

An illustration of the Velkhana armour armour with the message: "Welcome Monster Hunter World Iceborne - safe travels and happy hunting!"

A hunter on Odogaron Master Rank armour.

kizuato” by Centimillimental
冬のはなし (Fuyu no Hanashi/”Winter’s Story”)
7 rings – Drum TAO (Ariana Grande) Japanese Drums “太鼓” feat. KIMIKA
Avicii meets Traditional Japanese Drums “太鼓” SOS – DRUM TAO cover feat. Ayako

Sometimes I question my commitment to…anything. Currently really busy, and someone did say I have too many hobbies. Maybe I should put the streaming on hiatus? I’m pretty exhausted all the time, and I have some programming goals I want to meet. In some ways, some of my goals from January will be met (more art! taking classes!), but I do wonder if I should start putting things down.

Monster Hunter World's Handler looking to the sky in winter gear.

flight feathers// gungnir

I’m looking forward to Iceborne. I hear that kaw-ing in the distance. What monsters and gear are you looking forward to?

I really need to finish Judgment, or I’ll play it in between frustration sessions with my quests. Happy hunting…soon! I met the second person that came all the way from Brazil to play Monster Hunter with my squad, I’m really happy to have met other hunters over all the years.

Singing this song until Iceborne releases-

 

Art dump begins –

Monster Hunter in Wroggi armour drinks and waves.

Congratulations card for the Iceborne beta with a Direwolf hunter "hold onto your hot drinks."

A collection of palico sketches.

A hunter in Nargacuga armour contemplates a shiny as he team fights a Teostra.

A hunter on Odogaron Master Rank armour, with a note "what anime are you from?"

Rough sketch of a palico holding a mushroom happily.

Palicos from Monster Hunter nap and look on.

A palico holding a mushroom happily.

Palico in Yukumo armour naps on a potion bottle.

Handler and other Monster Hunter characters celebrate a birthday.

The artist sighs, "Another day of sighs..."

The artist laughs as she shows off her Monster Hunter shirt.

A cute Dodogama looks on.Made a few stickers.
A sticker of the Monster Hunter World Handler in winter gear.A collection of colourful handdrawn Monster Hunter stickers.