Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Naki!

My wonderful friend Naki just turned 24 and I made her a fanart birthday gift of the characters from her comic "Into The Orchard", which is an awesome comic that you should check out, btw. The characters are Sal, Tabby, and Lise. They're all kind of siblings, but Sal and Lise are the only ones related by blood.

you can check out her Sketchblog here---> http://katyfarina.blogspot.com/
and her Deviantart here---> http://nakira.deviantart.com/
Also Twitter here---> http://twitter.com/#!/orchardcomic

I give you permission to stalk her on those various different venues.

also realized I never did a post about the new Transpose Operator, will be doing that in the next few days.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shadow Hearts Alice Elliot and Yuri Volte Hyuga

Did the Alice one awhile ago, and finished the Yuri one tonight. These are the two main characters for Shadow Hearts, a game for the PS2 back in.... 2000 I think... maybe 2001. In any case Shadow Hearts 1 and 2 are some of my favorite games of all time, And I play a lot of video games. The storylines of both games are amazing, the characters are quirky and wonderful, and the games are a lot of fun to play(the battle system in the 2nd one ROCKS). I could write a whole essay on why I love those games, but I'll spare you all that...

So just in case you haven't played these games(If that is the case, GO BUY THEM NOW.)I won't give any spoilers, but in the first one... *sniff* the ending to the first game still gets to me, even if I did get the GOOD ending, it doesn't matter since the BAD one is cannon :( kinda sucks how that happens...

I honestly don't know why I haven't done more fan art of these guys, especially since Yuri is one of my favorite characters ever.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Dishwasher Sign

So my roommate and I have the issue of not knowing whether or not the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or not. So I made these little signs so that we can just flip it if we want to indicate if the dishes are "Clean" or "Dirty".

So I used Transpose Operator for the "Dirty" side as their world is pretty... well... dirty and broken. Haha, it just seemed appropriate.

And I used The Next Adventure for the "Clean" side as their world is very bright and colorful. I just did the line work for this one, Francesca colored it.

The puncture marks are from the cats climbing up on the counter when they shouldn't be and biting it. i have no idea why they thought that was a fun idea.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sketch Page

This has been long overdue.
I finally got around to scanning all the images in my sketchbooks that I had been meaning to do. I seriously went through and entire sketchbook without scanning anything. so that means I can hopefully be more consistent like I had been in June and July.

Still working on chapter 2 pages, I'm so excited I wish I could show them all to you guys right now, but I gotta restrain myself till the website is up. I gotta say as fun as it was drawing those helmets in chapter 1 I really like being able to draw the characters faces.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Updated Environment Sketch


Did this awhile ago and I expanded the image a little. It was a lot of fun to just go at it with a brush pen and not worry about straight lines. I need to do this sort of thing more often.

Friday, August 20, 2010

A look at the new Chapter 2 cover

Chapter 2 cover preview! Just to let you guys know that stuff is getting done even if it's not being posted. Like I stated in a previous post I won't be putting chapter 2 online till the website is up, and it looks like that may be happening at the end of September, we'll see.
Anyway, in case any of your were wondering who this is, this is Max, one of the helmet wearing dudes from Chapter 1.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A look at the new Chapter 1 cover

I re-did the cover for obvious reasons. This is the version that will be in Kindrid as well as on the site when it goes up. If you wanna see the original idea go here. For the first two chapters there's going to be a sort of theme, in otherwords there will be a destinctive picture of one of the main characters. I may keep going with this theme, it works well for the first 2 chapters so if I decide to drop it it's fine, but who knows, I may keep going, we'll see.
Anyway, this version is basically done save for the title appearing above her head and the other text things that need to be input.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monster/Robot sketches

Here's a bunch of sketches of robot creatures that may or may not show up in the comic. Just working up some ideas mostly. However one of them is an actual character, if you paid attention to the last page of chapter 1 then you should know who I'm talking about.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Page Comparisons

Hey everyone, been gone for awhile. Lost of IRL stuff going on lately like relatives visiting, needing to find a job, and such.
I've been doing art but haven't had a lot of time to post it or update about what I've been doing. so in an effort to start doing my regular posting again I'll be showing you some neat stuff. Fellow artist Francesca Buchko and myself have an anthology book coming out soon. Been hard at work on that and preparing the official website for Transpose Operator. I did a lot of work on previous Transpose pages to prepare it for print.
I was kinda surprised by how much things have changed-or more like how much I've changed as an artist while doing the first chapter. it's always fun to see that, "yes, I am improving" even though sometimes it's hard to tell.

I completely re-drew the first 7 pages or so. Here's a comparison of the first page re-do. Basically frame for frame, most of the other pages were changed but I always liked the progression of these three panels, so it ended up being exactly the same. It was a fun exercise too to see how much I had improved.

And then other pages were COMPLETLY changed, like this one. I had always hated the original page cause I felt it looked too shiny, but I had always liked the fact that sometimes seeing someone's reaction to something scary can be worse than seeing the actual thing. It prey's on your fear of the unknown. So I kept this same thought in mind, but I feel it was much more effective in the new version.

In addition to drawing completely new pages, every other page has been re-worked and edited. Like this one here. After finishing the first chapter it gave me a lot of persepective to know what read better, or what was more or less necessary. For example making the bottom panel the entire frame was far more effective to make a creepy oppressive atmosphere. So entire panels were cut.

All these new pages are going to be included in the book, and when the website goes up. I've been working on chapter 2 pages, but I'll tell you right now that I won't be posting new pages until the official site is finished. Which depending on my situation could be a little while. I basically have to raise some money to buy server space, that's my biggest obstacle right now. I could probably put the site up by this time next week if I had the money. It's really frustrating... the starving artist is a real thing, people...

If anyone knows any CHEAP and RELIABLE places to buy server space I'd appreciate you telling me in the comments section.

In any case, I'll be doing a post substantial post about the anthology soon, look out for it! And in the meantime I'll try and post regularly again :) It's good to be back!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs The World


check it out, yo!
If you want to create your own, go here!

So I'm kinda excited for the movie, and kinda not... I dunno... I don't think I'll know how I feel until I actually watch it.
I can't help but think that an animated version in the comic style would have been ideal, but maybe that's just me. I'm actually more excited for the game coming out than the movie because of this.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

More Karin


Transpose Operator will be updating again soon. Stay tuned.
For now, here's some more sketches.
Karin is a lot of fun to draw, I wish the story allowed for her to have cute or trendy outfits, but alas, it doesn't.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

TransOp The Mysterious Girl

If you're all caught up on Transpose Operator then these should look vaguely familiar to you. these are the process concept sketches that I went through when coming up with the design for the mysterious girl that shows up at the end of the 1st chapter surrounded by monsters. At the bottom you can see what my final designs are and the colors for her. As you can see, she went through a lot of very different designs before arriving at this final one.
I wanted her to be a very startling looking character, so when most of the backgrounds and atmosphere is very dark, her white outfit with red highlight certainly makes her something that draws the eye. It kinda makes me wish I did this comic in color though as that red would REALLY stand out.
No comment on who or what she is though-"that's a secret!"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Karin Outfit sketches

wish I didn't have to post this on Deviantart but photobucket HATES long images for no good reason.

*whine whine* colors are HAAAAAARD...
it's too late to think of anything decent to say and I didn't sleep last night so be thankful that I'm able to form legible sentences...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Awesome Birthday Fan art


by my lovely and talented friend, Asuka, who's site can be found "here".

thanks for the AWESOME birthday image :D
Karin is so cute in her style!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hamuko study

Trying to get her closer to the original artist style. It's been awhile since I tried to emulate a style that wasn't mine. it was a fun exercise.
Shigenori Soejima is pretty AWESOME. All his art is so stylish. I hope he's the dude in charge for P5. Although I don't know if I prefer him over Kaneko :/ I think I just like both those guys a lot. I still don't know why Kaneko didn't do the designs for P3 and P4 in the first place... did they fire him or was he just not interested??? He was the man behind P1 and both P2's... so it's strange that Soejima was chosen in the first place. *shrug* at least things turned out well in the end as P3 and P4 are awesome :)


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More P3 Protagonists

Okay, so I love these guys. Persona 3 has just invaded my mind lately. I never beat the game originally but right now I'm playing FES and waiting for P3P to come out. July can't come soon enough!

Expect to see more P3P from me in the near future. I gotta draw the other characters too, I really love all the characters in this game! Junpei is my Bro, can't wait to get my pre-order hat, lol.

I still haven't played P4 yet but it's next on the list. I think I can say that Shin Megami Tensei games are among my favorites. If you haven't played any of them then GO DO IT NOW, cause you're seriously missing out.

P3 Opening

P3 FES Opening

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Natalie and Lucy

two of the main character's from my good friend Francesca's comic The Next Adventure. Lucy hasn't shown up but.... eh. That's not a problem, right?

anyway, if you haven't read her comic by now you should hurry up and go for it! Glad she's updating new pages :D Hiatus is OVER!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I bet MY brother is better than YOUR brother


An awesome guestcomic from my brother for TransOp. And he SAYS he "can't do comics", psh-yeah right! I want more of these little-bro! GET TO WORK! This is awesome!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

10000 Comic Fury Uniques


Everyone at ComicFury is AWESOME. Thank you so much for helping TransOp get this far. now for the 20K images, right? *elbow elbow* Right?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This wonderful fan art is by my good friend Francesca Buchko :D I love it so much! So AWESOME! The colors, the characters, the shading, selective line work-you get the idea, I could keep going forever about how much I love this thing.
Visit her Comic here and her blog here

Sunday, June 6, 2010



but damn if it isn't true... also now it should be more like 4 years... ahaha.. -_-'

You probably won't be seeing anything from Meggido is a tangible story form for a LONG time. TransOp is taking up all of my time and I'm working on a new story in addition to that. Meggido was my first EPIC and as such will always hold a special place in my heart. I know it has the potential to be great, but I don't have the skills/time to give that story all that it deserves for the moment, so it's the back burner for now... and probably several years later maybe I'll actually make a NEW Nyron comic instead of re-posting this one...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Transpose Operator Sketches


Alternate first chapter concepts.

Alternate first chapter cover with some very different Environmental Suit designs.

Younger Karin sketch just for fun, has no actual bearing on TransOp.


man all of these are old sketches, most of them were from the first summer that I started creating TransOp.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Enviromental Suits 01 concepts



some sketches for the environmental suits in chapter 1 of TransOp.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cover artish-sorta thing


This was a temporary cover image that I was using over on CF before I did a replacement.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

200 Unique Views on CF


I couldn't decide on either of these versions and ended up doing a poll on the blog, version 2 ended up winning.
Kinda wish I had a pillow like that...

Friday, May 28, 2010

TransOp Animatic

A rough animatic that has crappy timing. sorry about that. When the dialogue comes up you'll have to pause it read it properly. I had grand ideas for this thing in the beginning, but it got annoying fast and my time was better spent drawing more pages instead of working on this. Anyway, without further ado I present the first part of TransOp chapter 1 in animatic form:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

500 Unique Views on CF


Younger version of Karin in this image. It was a lot of fun drawing the candy :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010



I don't do enough digital drawings, hence this. Could be better but I guess I was going for more of an atmosphere-lawl-as if that excuses the crappy drawing, haha!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

2000 unique views on CF


re-post image from the Trans-Op blog. Continuing my transfer of images and posts till that blog is officially dead.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Transpose Operator 5000 hits!


This was from the hit counter on Comic Fury, I had a lot of fun coloring this one. I wanna do more like this in the future :) this is another re-post transfer from the TransOp blog.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First chapter prototype


This was the original first chapter cover for Transpose Operator. When the site for Transpose Operator goes up there will be a new cover page.

Monday, May 10, 2010




There aren't enough GOOD games with LIKEABLE female main characters. I'm very ready to like the female protagonist of Persona 3 Portable for the PSP. Her name is Hamuko if Danbooru has taught me anything. You can switch between her and Minato, and new game plus options give you even more cool stuff so it has a lot of replay value. I had never played through my PS2 copy of Persona 3 and sold it after it was just collecting dust and they came out with FES, but I think this is gonna be the one, I really do. MY PSP IS LONELY I NEED P3P TO KEEP IT COMPANY.

I wish it was coming out around my birthday but I'm a month too early, ah well... maybe someone will pre-order it for me as a present? huh? anyone? any takers? *crickets* I guess not...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

some changes

working on making this blog look more decent so if things look strange or off just know that it's a work in progress for the next few days...

Fate of the TransOp Blog


So I'm going to be phasing out the Transpose Operator blog during the next few months, as a result I'm going to be posting sketches and art here on this main blog instead. I'll be getting the official website up and it will have it's own blog attached to it so it's really unnecessary to keep it around.

So look forward to old and new Transpose Operator art being posted here!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Prince of Persia


Guess who likes Prince of Persia? Go on, guess.
I'm waiting.
Okay, it's me. I got the 360 version for my birthday last year and just couldn't put it down till I beat it. It's one of the most beautiful games I've ever seen, and I actually ended up liking the characters a lot more than I thought I would, they were kind of annoying at first, but I came to love the Prince and Elika throughout the journey of the game :)

I'm super bummed that the new game coming out is going to be featuring the old prince and won't be continuing the storyline from the newest game. I don't mind waiting for the sequel... but I can't help but feel a little anxious that they won't pick it up again... D: it's just me being paranoid... right...? A lot of the "hardcore" fans were bitching about this game not being a new Sands of Time, so I'm worried that Ubisoft just caved to the fans to leech off of their old franchise who's story has obviously ended, instead of making something new and original and continuing what they started.
Time will tell I guess...

I'm still crossing my fingers just in case!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some Profiles


Kiley, Claus, and Alice.
Did these awhile ago and finally got around to posting it now.

Kiley's got attitude, Claus looks scared, and Alice is just happy to be there. Haha, I wanted to try out several different expressions and this was the result.

Friday, April 16, 2010



Been feeling a lot like this lately...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Setting Concepts


I was thinking out a bunch of scenes for Meggido and came up with a bunch of little images like these. I've kinda been neglecting Meggido since TransOp turned into a comic :/

I really should make a new header image, the one right now is old and isn't even the right size anymore.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I want to try and post more regularly here again. Yes, I am still alive, I've just been living in other places on the internet and working on a bunch of projects lately.

In any case, hope to be seeing more of you all soon. Kicking things off is a creepy vampire lady I sketched awhile ago.

Saturday, January 2, 2010