April 29, 2015

New Manga Studio comic demo

I made a new process video!
This is a recording of my process for one panel in a recent comic project. The comic was a scroll-style one-shot piece, that told the lore behind an indie game production I'm contributing to.

Gah, I really hope I'm getting better at this recording thing! >.<

The final comic (without text) is as below:

I'm very happy with how the paper texture worked out. The emperor's gold color coding was also a lucky gamble. I hope you like it!

April 25, 2015

Unavowed Sneak Peek

So, those of you who have known me for a few years may have heard of some original graphic novels that I've been working on in the background. Shaman Child was one of the stories; the other is something more mature, more serious.
I've spent a lot of time honing the story and getting into the character's heads; it just hadn't felt "right" and "finished", until recently. And I've finally started drawing the pages!
Though I hope to release this book online, I'm sad to say that it won't be available for a while, because I'm going to try a new scene-by-scene updating format instead of page-to-page. BUT, I may keep on posting sneak peeks along the way!
So have a look at some parts of the first chapter- no spoilers, guaranteed ;)

January 31, 2015

Uniforms and Fantasy Worlds #1

Here's a series of small illustrations that I'm starting!
I'm also selling these on my new Etsy shop... *hint hint* ;P Just a little venture that I'm trying out.
I've realized that since I work digitally so much nowadays, for both freelance and for my day job, I don't draw with traditional media much anymore. But my cartooning training started out with just pencil, ink, and paper, and I wnat to get back to that.

Hopefully I'll be able to do some more of this theme, and make it a series. :)


January 28, 2015

Game project on Steam Greenlight!

Aww yeah! An indie game that I have been doing concept art for for the past year and a half or so just launched on Steam Greenlight!
As of now (1/29)  this game is still live!

It's a beautiful, well done game, everyone. If you have a Steam account, please vote for it or at least check it out and give your judgement then. ;) I can say that the people on this project have put a lot into it. Everyone is a working professional in their field who contributes to this project after work and on weekends.

Hanako is (so far) a team-based PC game, with options for several different warrior classes. The story is set in Sengoku (Warring States) era Japan, and follows two battling samurai clans.

Here's some of the art that I've done for it. :)

January 15, 2015

Podcast feature, and trip to Japan/ Taiwan

Hello all! It's been a while again.
Apologies for the silence. The new job in Austin has kept me quite busy; I've been doing a lot of work for it, but none of it is material that I can post just yet, so that'll have to wait.

In some exciting news, I was actually just in Japan for Christmas, Comiket, and New Years; and I got to meet up with Deconstructing Comics, a fantastic manga/comics podcast that I've been a long-time listener of. We sat down over coffee, and talked extensively about comics and comic conventions, including all the unique differences to comic cons between Japan and America. Give it a listen HERE!

And here's a dinosaur sketch I just did to make up for the recent lack of artwork. :)

 And here are a few pictures from my recent trip, which included Tokyo, Kyoto, and then a week in Taiwan. What a fantastic vacation it was. QuQ <3 br="">

July 4, 2014

Convention sketches, and upcoming CHEW special

As always, Heroes Con was an exhausting but fantastic show. Thanks to everyone who dropped by and asked for a commission!
But before any more convention stuff, here's a piece I just finished for the upcoming Warrior Chicken Poyo special (for CHEW, published by Image), that should be out for Comic Con. Pick it up if you see it! The other pieces inside are an absolute riot!

And now for some con sketches~

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June 17, 2014

Heroes Con 2014!

As usual, this year I'm going to be tabling at Heroes Con- which is in Charlotte, NC- from June 20~23!
My booth will be AA-1905, which is about a row away from those celeb singing lines, all the way on the right if you're standing at the entrance.

I will have a good quality printed mini of my comic Shaman Child available, of all the print-ready pages I had as of last week, with a new cover I just did.

I'll also have some new prints, including some watercolor paper prints and all my new illustrations. If you can be there, be sure to stop by and say hi!

And don't hesitate to ask for a sketch if you can!

❤ Renie


Here's a little somethin somethin I did in tribute to Attack on Titan.... yes, that show has converted me too. TuT


May 25, 2014

Chozen work & webcomic & moving

I've posted a new gallery of some work I did for FX's animated comedy, Chozen!

It's sad news that Chozen will not be renewed for a second season. But, at least for now, it seems like things will be working out after all. I just landed a concept art gig that will take me to Austin come early July. I'm looking forward to the move!
Anyone who knows Austin well, or any Austinite artists, please feel free to hit me up!
I'll need new drawing buddies. :D Hehe.

Also, a completely new website for my webcomic, Shaman Child,  is now up!!
The comic will now be hosted on Tumblr (the old blogger is still there but will not be updated). I must say I'm quite proud of the customization a dumb non-coder like me managed to pull off.
If you like the comic, please do spread the word. I'm trying really hard to up readership, and I'm hoping to have a printed mini for sale at Heroes Con. All reposts are much appreciated! <3>

April 14, 2014

20th Century Boys Mini

In celebration of one of the most amazing and underrated stories ever done in comics....
And in belated celebration of 2014, the year of "Friend"'s defeat. ;)

By the way, if you don't know this series by Naoki Urasawa, it's highly recommended! (Along with his other book Monster.) It's well-written and great for someone new to manga.