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I’m totally putting off wedding craft posts, but these projects have been sitting around even longer.

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I got the necklace at Tokyo Disney’s Pirates of The Carribean ride, if anyone’s wondering.

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oh, the pretty colors made to create this ugly thing.

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Decided to another Necronomicon box as a color, design and material experiment. I’m thinking of making an army of these for an Etsy account. Next up, I’ll be crafting with slightly bigger boxes to make a clutch.

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this one was a request from a friend.

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Well these drawings took a million years to upload. Colored pencil tattoo flash to kickstart my portfolio. I have hopeful news coming up real soon. For now, I’m keeping it a secret ’cause I don’t want to jinx it. I also want to see if I can somehow incorporate these types of illustrations alongside the Necronomicon crafts.

Happy Summer!

-aKino

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Here is an “I’m not dead yet” post with my finished wedding invite designs.

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Our wedding is Godzilla x Mothra theme because on our first date, he gave me a Godzilla figure (on our second, he gave me Gigan—slowly building a kaiju army since then). Illustration inspired by this scene. I wanted to do a quirky invite to make it unforgettable. Also, we’re silly people.

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Kept the back real simple since there’s a lot happening on the other side. Cheesy movie posters are the best! I’ve had difficulties with design courses in college since precision is everything. It was nice to loosen up.

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Putting this record here because it’s the first time I’ve used layers in such a complex manner! Definitely an upgrade compared to the very first time I dabbled in digital painting and design. Going to the print shop next week with the fiance. I’m so excited!

Hopefully, I’ll be posting more projects after the wedding preparation shenanigans. For experiments and doodles, check out my sketchbook blog on Tumblr

-aKino.

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Hey y’all~

Here’s a potential publication shot of my commission for Matterhorn Mini Golf.

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I’m proud of his chest piece. He’s simply titled, “Frank” because “Frankengoat” was too long for me. My client and I agreed that he will be the goat kids love and parents hate. Needless to say, he is VERY different from the other artists’ goats.

I can’t wait to see his placement on the course with others! Will be uploading process photos soon.

-aKino

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IMG_20150313_155734Here’s a teaser photo of my goat! Ditched the black and red color scheme since it looked too Satanic to be in a mini golf course. I’ll leave it at that!

-aKino

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After scribbling down many ideas, I end up going with covering my goat with creepy crawly hair and then some. The owner of Matterhorn Mini Golf was very open and told me “creepy is good, as long as it’s not offensive”. Still, I figured I’ll e-mail here the designs to protect the families and their children (I say that as I cringe).
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The colored version is scarier looking than the full body sketches.

-aKino

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I’m a really bad blogger. Lately, the most I do on the internet is answer e-mails and bookmark reference images. Since there are so many people pouring their feelings out online, it feels gratifying to keep things to myself. Anyways, before I start ranting:
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Go to my new sketchbook blog to see shots of my amateur tattoo portfolio! Finished products will be cleanly scanned and posted here.

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I will be painting a goat for Matterhorn Mini Golf! It was a little bigger than I expected, but it’s a good challenge. Contemplating whether I want to keep it simple and go straight to painting or add any sculptural elements to it.

Thanks for stopping by.

-aKino

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I got paid for a birthday commission! A friend of mine wanted a silly portrait of her boyfriend riding a stegosaurus. It’s a pretty straight forward project and post, so here are some pics with a few comments:

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The most challenging part was his face not only because he loves to photo bomb with crazy expressions, but also because my dingy, childproof brush kept fraying. If I had a professional calligraphy brush, I’d have more control over small details in tight spaces. I felt ridiculous squatting in front of the easel and trying to keep my hands from shaking.

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The palette reminds me of summer; left side is a night at a festival and the right is a day at the beach. Thankfully, she didn’t mind how the painting ended up with really saturated colors. I guess that’s what happens when you rush through color mixing.

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As usual, I tend to think I do a better job sketching than the actual painting. Two things I should do next time: 1) after doing a monochromatic underpainting, work with a limited color palette and add color variety with glazing 2) offer colored pencil and mixed media commissions instead of a plain painting. Like I’ve said before, I think I’m better at drawing than painting anyways and they look a whole lot more interesting. Of course, that isn’t to say I don’t enjoy painting. Drawing just happens to be more “me”.

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Well, I just received a text from her saying, “He LOVES it!!” It’s a mission accomplished. I don’t paint nearly as much as I should, so this project was a great excuse to get back in touch.

-aKino

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