Illustrator

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.

two parts of joy// gray aces

New graphics for the “5 Things” series on TheOASG site.

5 Things To Know About éclair: A Girls’ Love Anthology That Resonates in Your Heart

5 Things To Know About Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

Please Save My Money graphics for Krystallina’s column.

If this makes no sense to you, you can take Web Bos’ CSS Grid course for free to learn more about it. It’s not as confusing as I’m making it out to be.
I don’t think I shared this here, but here are some CSS grid graphics I made for Twitter shitposting.
CSS Grid in the style of the Osomatsu-san logo, with red capitals and a black and white outline.

Been busy, so my lettering Instagram went quiet. I’ll tackle my weekly postings when I’m feeling a bit better.

Manga in your ears logo rough drafts on the Illustrator canvas.

generation echo// in your ears

I recently completed a project with Manga In Your Ears, “a biweekly podcast reviewing a finished and currently running (or recently completed) manga from @ImpassionateK, @manjiorin, and @WanderinDreamr” (aka Kory, Apryll, and Helen). You can check them out online and on Twitter.

The general concept was to have the name as well as manga volumes and headphones, so here are some ways we played around with to get the legibility and concept across. I think from listening to the podcast, the general feeling I get is educational, informative, and entertaining. It’s fun to listen to!

Drafts.
Manga In Your Ears logo drafts.
Drafts of the Manga In Your Ears logo drafts.
Manga In Your Ears logo. The text is set in League Spartan, and is in-between a set of headphones. There are a set of blocks that represent manga books on the right side.
Trying out the grunge effect.
Manga In Your Ears logo. The text is set in League Spartan, and is in-between a set of headphones. There are a set of blocks that represent manga books on the right side.

Twitter header with the new logo.
The Twitter header of the Manga In Your Ears podcast with the new logo.

Summer listening~
A Fun Time in Which Some No-Good Game Developers May or May Not Discuss How We Made NieR:Automata

【女性が歌う】Lemon/米津玄師(Full Covered by コバソロ & 春茶)
Yu Yu Hakusho – “Smile Bomb” (Opening) | ENGLISH ver | AmaLee
Partners in (Fighting) Crime (Yaoi-con Best Action/Best in Show) // Matchbox Twenty – “How Far We’ve Come”
アイドリッシュセブン『DIAMOND FUSION/TRIGGER』

bright road// evolution’s eve

Graphic for TheOASG’s The Manga Letterer’s Tools of The Trade article by Justin (@kami_nomi).

Illustration for the article "The Manga Letterer's Tools of the Trade." The capitalized text is surrounded by manga letterer tools, such as paper, tablets, laptop, and manga.
Final ilustration for the article "The Manga Letterer's Tools of the Trade." Finalized illustration of the manga letterer tools, such as paper, tablets, laptop, and manga. The lines are drawn in Illustrator, and the overall feel is light and airy.

Also posted to Instagram.

Theme song for this month is…toasty.
Battle / Teostra [Monster Hunter World soundtrack]
If You Want to ESCAPE with Me (Beat Saber ver.)

Happy one year to Nier: Automata!
「MMD」Nier:Automata 9S & 2B — DEMONS

PERFECT Combo in Beat Saber! (Hard Mode) w/ LIV Tech

shining princess// dance and sing

Wrote this Pocky SVG progress loader a while back.

Wrote my own version of the SVG star pattern for my web portfolio. The size and position of the stars are randomly generated with JavaScript.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card started airing on Crunchyroll. I made this clear card flip for fun, and it employs the same random size and position background as the stars above, but the opacity is controlled by CSS.

I wrote an animated SVG version of the illustration I created for TheOASG’s feature on tool that manga translators use. The animation is controlled by CSS only, and the cursor changing on hover is achieved with SVG.

Hanging out with a new lettering crew in Toronto! And also attended a r/mk meetup as well, that was fun (and educational).

I think about this keyboard a lot.

In terms of gaming, Monster Hunter: World came out last week, and I’ve been sucked this particular mobile rhythm game…

lucky charm// cataclysm’s friend

I haven’t been cross-posting my lettering work to this blog this year, and I feel a bit of regret about that, since I need to go back and figure it out which ones are missing. Until then, here’s my summary for the year.

I didn’t really have any particular reason for starting the Instagram, I originally was thinking about it when I started sketching lettering things I wanted to exist as merchandise or logo designs, but so far it has been fun.

“Best 9” for the year 2017, apparently.

capture the flag// net protocol

Graphic for TheOASG’s “The Manga Translator’s Tools of The Trade” article by Justin.
Rough sketches.


Alternate version.

Tweet

Please Save My Money graphics for Krystallina‘s column.

I wrote a Chrome extension that replaces images on sites with pictures of Rillakuma. Will post about it later, busy drawing bears.

camp and capers// a thief’s heart

Finally got around to animating this lettering sketch I created a while back.

Using SVG path morph to change the shape of shapes with the same number of points.

Adding some JavaScript for interactivity.

Rough gif of the final project, check out the final version on Codepen.

Inspired by Persona 5.

Saved this funny picture of a fractal tree Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid as a reminder as a future project.

ice collision// a hero’s resolve


Graphic for “Please Save My Money: Turn the B(&N) Around” by Krystallina/daiyamanga (Twitter)

Graphic for “Please Save My Money: Seiya in Hollywood” by Krystallina/daiyamanga (Twitter)

Attempting to morph SVG paths, this actually only works with closed shapes, and not paths.


Working on a responsive demo.

the smallest of gardens// blaze and cyclone


Graphic for Please Save My Money: International TableTop Day the Otaku Way by Krystallina (Twitter)

“Awake! Judgment Gun Morphing!” SVG animation completed on Codepen. I was inpired by Space Patrol Luluco on Crunchyroll.


Drafts:

Created some plaid and polka dots inspired by Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid opening, which you can watch on Crunchyroll.

You can find my latest code and lettering projects on two other social media platforms – Codepen and Instagram.
Codepen – @AlcinaW
Instagram – @kaitou_al

[AMV] In The Name of Love [Yuri!!! on ICE]
Tori Kelly – Expensive (Two Friends Remix)
Daddy Yankey ft. Pit Bull & Lil Jon – Gasolina (Remix)