The Puppet Master – Fighting Game Concept Art

an elf with dark brown skin sits in the air, wearing a neon green mask made of wood. Behind her floats an ethereal masked spirit with enlarged, clawed hands.

This year I have been drawing concept art of fighting game characters. Previously, I posted live streams. Today, I’m sharing a finished art piece – the Puppet Master character.

Puppet Master is a fighting game archetype in the character roster. Their gimmick is that they are a fighter who also controls a puppet. For this character, I decided to play with the idea of a “puppet” and make the controlled character a spirit.

My first draft was closer in concept to the Earth spirit dancers of the Bwa people in Burkina Faso. But I decided to revisit the idea and draft a few more takes. I’m very pleased with how this turned out.

If you would like to see the process of drawing this piece, check out this stream archived on YouTube and here on the blog. Each step got done in Clip Studio Paint.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Charlie, the All-Rounder – Fighting Game Concept Art

This is Charlie!

This character stars in my comics Charlie & Clow, Charlie & Clow: The Bonus Arc, and The Case of the Wendigo. I also decided to include her in a fighting game concept as part of the character line-up.

To me it only makes sense. In the comics, she’s a student of Tae Kwon Do. So why not have her put that to use in a fighting game?

She was the first character I drew as part of the character line-up for this game idea. After sketching a few ideas, I went with this pose. It captures her attitude well, I think. And then I drew her in every stage on Clip Studio Paint. (This was before I discovered the timelapse feature in Clip Studio, so sadly, I have no timelapse animation of drawing her, like I do most of the other characters).

I’ll be posting more character art as time goes on. So stay tuned!

If you would like to watch me draw these characters, I do live streams on Twitch on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm EST. So be sure to tune in sometime! Like, today even! Of course, I don’t stream if I’m out of town or sick, but I do my best to let you know ahead of time about schedule changes.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!

You. Are. Awesome.

Comicon at Home – An Archived Twitch Live Stream

This originally aired on my Twitch channel on August 14. Why a Sunday? Because I had plans to be at a local, one-day comicon…but they canceled the show without notifying me.

So I went, “FINE! I’ll set my work up at home and stream it online! We’ll have more fun, anyway!” And then we did. Comicon at home was a success!

Everything (or dang near everything) I show in this stream is available on my Ko-Fi shop!

By the way – I extended the Dragon Baby Pride Keychain campaign! You now have until Sept 18 to get one of your own. I go into why I extended the window in a recent campaign update.

Thank you for watching.

You. Are. Awesome.

BOYS – a Dragonball Z and Lizzo Fan Video

…I really like my Dragonball Z boys.

Song Copyright to Lizzo and her records. Dragonball, Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT are owned by Funimation, Toei Animation, Sueisha, and Akira Toriyama.

Did I really make a fan project for an old anime? Yes. Because I fucking love this show.

I drew the drawing animations and image stills in Clip Studio Paint. The final video editing got done with Olive, an open-source video editing software. I used Olive for the first time for something this complex, and I was pleasantly surprised at the ease of using it!

Thank you for watching.

You. Are. Awesome.

Available for Pre-Order for 3 DAYS ONLY – Dragon Baby Pride Keychains

dragon baby pride keychain crowdfundr ad for three days only

They’re here – and they need your support!

For folks who liked my blue baby dragon keychains, you’re gonna LOVE these new Pride Baby keychains! They’re the same size as the blues, roughly 2 inches square (not counting the keyring). Plus they’re printed on one side in sturdy, clear acrylic. They also come with a protective film on the front to save the babies from scratches.

Why make a Dragon Baby keychain with LGBTQ+ pride colors? Well, to let folks know that they’re not alone. That they can be brave AND adorable at the same time. And if people take issue with that? Well, a baby dragon is still a dragon. Never meddle in their affairs (for humans are crunchy and good with ketchup).

Anyway, these babies are now up on Crowdfundr for 3 DAYS ONLY!

Why Crowdfundr?

While Crowdfundr is new (to me, and I’m sure to you, too), they’re actually sponsoring this year’s Small Press Expo – a show I’m going to!

I also spoke with a representative from Crowdfundr. These folks have worked with other comics artists, so they know what creators like me (and patrons like you) are looking for in a campaign.

Also…the platform is smooth as heck to work in. AND you can mix and match your own reward bundles!

Do you want just a keychain? You can do that. Or maybe a sticker, keychain, AND a painting? You can do that, too! Want 15 keychains and a page from Dragons: A Sketchbook? Make it happen! I’m already in love with Crowdfundr because of this mix-and-match reward system alone.

I hope you give this new platform a try – and I hope you support these Dragon Baby Pride Keychains!

If you’re broke, check out the campaign and click the share buttons. There are a TON of options, yo.

That’s all for now. Thank you for your support!

You. Are. Awesome.