Lavender Hanfu

Thursday, April 02, 2009

I recall after making my asian dress paintings, someone noted that the Chinese qipao/cheongsam isn't really a traditional costume - it's fairly modern (according to wiki, it was created in the 1920s). I must've overlooked the true Chinese traditional dress because I probably had the qipao in mind once I started out, and only researched that. Well here's the real deal, the Hanfu - less sexy, but more elegant, and the dress that influenced a whole bunch of other asian costumes like the Korean Hanbok and Japanese Kimono.

I should have referenced Mulan, where she indeed wears a hanfu at the start of the film.

Reflection is probably my favourite Disney animated song that is sung. Here's the French version cause it sounds just as nice, with lyrics that are more interesting than the English version, and it even lip syncs well.

One, Chu

Sunday, March 15, 2009

So here's a pic I started a long while back, and just left in half-painted limbo state....till now. I wanted to try out that cool extreme foreshortening shiz, but not sure I really got what I sorta flattened out. And that guitar was a pain - I wanted it angled outwards as well, but I just couldn't make it look right, especially with that messed up shape.

So anyway, this is a pic inspired by the figure of this character, which I have. I don't usually get figures of characters that I don't know, but this one looked pretty cool. Yeah, huge geek alert.

The character is named Chua Churam, from the Japanese eroge game Chu x Chu Idol. Wanting to know more about this character, I also found out that this pop star vampire is a fusion of a vampire girl and human girl in the story, which is initiated with a kiss. Yep.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Here's some fanart for a show I worked on for a bit - Jimmy Two Shoes. It's a pretty crazy, random series. Hopefully it does well. This is my idea for an Alice in Wonderland-themed Jimmy world. It'd be cool to have a future episode use the Alice story - could have a lot of fun with it.
I never planned on adding the other 2 main characters into this image, but after some encouragement I decided to draw up the 'villain' characters of the show into the Alice world. Using the classic Disney Alice as reference, of course. As for Cerby, the "pet dog" of the series, well he would be Dinah, Alice's cat.
The characters in my images are just cosplaying as the Alice characters, so perhaps it would be good to see the characters as they behave normally in the show (and see how well their Alice roles would fit). Fortunately, one of the [half] episodes has made its way to the internets, so have a look:

Jimmy is now airing on DisneyXD in the states, and it's Canadian premiere on Teletoon will be on March 21st.