I worked the graphics for the podcast series Translator Tea Times Two (TTTx2) with Justin(@kami_nomi) at the TheOASG. Pairs of translators interview each other about their work and their journey to this point.
I had fun playing with the shape of the logo, I had the idea to go for a round shape, but wasn’t sure how it would fit with social media sizing. It was nice to work with sketching in Procreate before delving into Illustrator. I wanted to make the logo could work with one colour before trying out colour schemes.
The announcement post can be found on TheOASG – Welcome To The Translator Tea Times Two Podcast! Quoting from the introduction post:
The main goal of Translator Tea Times Two is pretty simple…I hope that you take away a general day-to-day of a translator/localizer and some of the unique challenges they each encounter.
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.
Kakusei by Superfly
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.
I wanted to try redo-ing these posters with lettering instead.
“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.
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 –
I made a time lapse for the Overwatch Anniversary piece as well. Not bad for just iMovie…could be better.
It’s been full circle for this lettering piece, considering I sketched it very early when I started. I have fallen off the lettering a bit since I’m drawing a lot more of the chibi and watercolour style. Balance…
I’ve been gone a while, haven’t I? I’ve been drawing a lot on Twitch lately, I haven’t been slacking, promise! I will be uploading the rest of the images over the next week.
Portfolio site is in progress, work has taken a lot out of me. Been watching given, Symphogear, Nenon Genesis Evangelion, and Demon Slayer recently.
Tyzo Bloom – Sucker (feat. GIGI)
Bohnes – Raging On A Sunday
米津玄師 MV「パプリカ」Kenshi Yonezu / Paprika
Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do? – RADWIMPS
CAROLE&TUESDAY(Vo.Nai Br.XX&Celeina Ann) – Kiss Me
Nana Mizuki – Trickster
against all gos – m-flo
How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? – Opening Theme – Onegai Muscle
CXLOE – LOW BLOW
[ALEXANDROS] – アルペジオ
凛として時雨 『laser beamer』 / 「舞台PSYCHO-PASS サイコパス Virtue and Vice」主題歌
Kakusei – Superfly
Senki Zesshou Symphogear ED [Meteor Light] Band cover