Saturday, 20 December 2014

LINE sticker: Adventures of the Sin Cakes

Breaking announcement… the Sin Cakes invaded Line sticker shop!



If you're using the Naver chat app Line, you can buy the stickers here!
Or if you're broke, just read the Sin Cakes webcomic in Tapastic

Stay hungry, stay sinful.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Leaves Can't Be Flowers: Humanized

I wanted to see how these characters look as people. I did plan on drawing them as humans with the hairstyles & attire & all but back then I was busy with finishing unfinished comics.

Blume

Folla

Fuego

Mayim

Soleil

and Qomar.


I might add Faba when she comes up to the comic later on, and I'm still confused on how to draw the androgynous Kivi.

I'm not sure what their ethnicities are supposed to be but I probably picked them at random based on the language of their names or the shade of their skins in their original forms.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Copycatationery wallpapers

Remember my supposed Copycatationery magazine cover & ident animation?
Well here are some Copycatationery wallpapers cuz I kinda felt like making them now. I'm gonna be posting various versions for each design.

Here's the default one, with the splashes & the letters.



Here's the one which I'd like to call "Gears & Gummyworms"




Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Redrawing outfits from my old comics

Although I'm not really into fashion, sometimes I like to draw outfits & dresses occasionally for fun, and seeing that I made some weird, weird outfits back in the early 2000s (in MRMF comics and an older series, Rara & Majiidah comics), they might just be weird enough to actually be made into a runway clothing line. Well some of them are still normal & wearable though but never mind.


I know the characters in the comics are tween girls who haven't hit puberty yet (basically 9-11yo kids) but for some reason I wanna see if these clothes would fit teenagers & young adults too so the models are drawn as teens/twenteens.

Some outfits have two versions so I'm just gonna draw both versions of a type with the same model.


Lol. Totally loving the heart crotch pants & the mermaid dress. The former looks so wrong it's like, what was I thinking when I drew the heart shape on the pants back then?


Lol the orange & green fairy outfits are basically just underwear with plastic wings & skirts.

This set's outfits were designed in 2004, and they were supposed to be this clothing line released by MRMF (I was thinking of a photoshoot kinda thing back then).
The themes were :
  1. Flamin Hot, 
  2. Floral Fresh, 
  3. Icy Cool, and 
  4. Underground.

Not sure why I called them those names.




Lol ok, the grey+red outfit is totally emo. And the outfit next to it could be used as pajamas.
The outfits in this set was designed in 2005, and in that year I seem to have a thing for fruits, especially lemons, cherries & blueberries. Also the thing with the tights, though, but this time Converse chucks are prominent.

Initially, the clothes' designs are inspired by clothes worn by the kids in Digimon, Pokemon and all those 90's cartoons (mostly Digimon, thus the super TIGHT tights), but as the series progresses the clothes I design become more "wearable" and seem to have lost their weird quirky touch…. maybe cuz I got into emo fashion due to pop-punk bandoms, with the looser-fitting pants, the striped sleeves & socks and applying more black.


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Doodling on photos

Yesterday I made my own Cymera account (despite already having the app for over a year) and due to the excitement of a new gallery that needs to be filled, I walked around and took some photos.
Wait, wait… previously I had a dream that night about doodling on some photos I took in Photoshop to be posted to Cymera, and so I had to try that out in real life… which turned out not as great as the ones I did in my dream, and it requires more brainstorming effort but hey I'm kinda happy with the results.

Done in Photoshop (obviously). They look like they're suitable for notebook covers.




I went nuts on the last two.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

App Mock-up: if Twitku was an app

As mentioned in my Tumbloup mock-up post it was inspired by the idea of Twitku merging 2 competing social networks in one app. Now I'm starting to think about what if Jaiku's still alive today & what if they develop a smartphone app for Twitku.

As of now, Twitku looks like this.
Since Jaiku died & Twitter pretty much evolved I think the plugins failed & the site is currently abandoned.

Before I proceed may I just give credit to the creator of Twitku, Dougworld (he moved to SeriouslyTrivial now though).


I'm kinda too lazy to redesign the login page so it's kinda similar to the Tumbloup one. Maybe I'll think of a few redesigns later.

Home screen for both streams.
I love the teal color cuz it's sort of a midway between the twitter blue & jaiku green.


Posting a new status gives out options to attach photos and locations for both sites, but the emoticon/mood button only works for Jaiku (unless they've got options for Whatsapp-styled emoticons to put on Twitter tweets… seriously I still don't know how they put emojis on tweets), and the option to post the update to either one or both of the microblogging sites.

 

Moving on to @ mentions. First, taking a look at the Twitter mentions.
 

And then the Jaiku mentions/comments cuz in there we're allowed to make comments & discussion strings on a status update.


They're pretty much the same except for the response options. As usual you can attach pictures in both but in Twitter there's the retweet & favorite options, and in Jaiku there's the icons option.
(Wait… tbh I forgot whether you can post icons when commenting on someone's status update or not)


Direct messages~ the Twitter-only feature in here, so now the tab takes over the width of the screen. It's pretty much like all the other phone chat apps, keeping everything private and text-y.

Oh man I forgot to add the image option in the DM feature. We can send images too.

The settings is pretty much straightforward

I tried basing the options from the actual Twitku settings.

Lastly if you go to someone's profile, it's just gonna display a few tabs before loading their tweets or Jaiku updates, or a list of followers or users whom they follow.
  

Disclaimer: I made this app mock-up for fun & not planning to make it real. But if anyone's interested in the design and want to develop a possible app, mail me & we can talk about it.