Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Characteristic of Reaker

These are a tsundere's feelings. The last one is that she is actually very angry (like the third picture above), but she is trying to hide it so other people won't get away from her. Or maybe this is the first phase...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monburan no Hanayome Chapter One: Childhood

Once upon a time there was a young 7-year-old princess who loves roses. Her family moved in another country in order to make her kingdom more powerful. Her neighbor seemed to be a broken prince; about her same age, whose father and mother died somehow and was raised by his advisor until he is ready to became king. The princess, her father, the prince, and his advisor introduced themselves when the princess’ family came in to the royal neighbor hood.

“What’s your name?” the prince asked.

“It’s Reaker, kupo,” the princess, actually a rich young moogle introduced. She always fantasized about being a princess. This moogle loves ponies, makeup, and flowers; especially roses. She never had met a boy at her age before, since she spends most of her time with girls. “What’s yours?”

“They call me ‘Montblanc,’ kupo.” The prince who is actually an orphan moogle who was raised by his master answered. His master knew martial combat, so Reaker’s parents didn’t mistreat him. He was introduced to magick when he was a baby, probably the cause of his parents’ death. He smiled cheerfully. “It’s nice to meet you.”

Montblanc grasped Reaker’s hand and invited, “Do you want to play while waiting?”

“Why? Have you handled a girl, before?” Reaker seems to be shocked by his actions.

“I have a little sister, so don’t you worry, kupo.” The young moogle boy encouraged.

They played around playing tag, hopscotch and many other outdoor games, it was her first time playing with a commoner; and it was fun. She ended her playtime in the evening when her parents warn her not to play outside late again.

It was Reaker’s first day in the Akademy in her gorgeous black transfer uniforms. She was expecting her friend Montblanc to attend the school. But she didn’t see a moogle with sleek blond named “Montblanc” anywhere. She was lonely, everyone looked at her being afraid that she’ll mock him or her.

She feels like Montblanc was her only friend.

She walked home at noon, as her parents thought that the people of Rabanastre didn’t know how rich Reaker is yet. They planned that she will use a chocobo cart after a few days.

“What are you doing, kupo?” Reaker asked Montblanc.

Montblanc faced behind him and saw his pigtailed friend again. “Oh it’s you, Reaker. I’m just buying this week’s grocery, kupo. It’s one of my chores today.”

Reaker went closer. “Why didn’t come to the Akademy?”

The moogle answered with his usual smile, “The Akademy? I don’t attend there, kupo!” Montblanc handled some of the grocery bags to her. “Here, kupo. Mind if you help me bring these to my house, kupo?”

“But my parents said that I should come home early, or they’ll take me out of school, kupo!”

While taking the rest of the bags, Montblanc encouraged her again, “It’s going to be quick, OK, kupo?”

The two moogles went home together. While at the journey, Reaker asked, “Why don’t you attend the Akademy, kupo? I don’t want you to be stupid, kupo.” Montblanc responded, “My master teaches me, kupo.”

“About what, kupo?”

“Everything about Ivalice, kupo. Along with my brothers and sister.”

Montblanc and Reaker had fun with each other, without remembering about time. It ended up that they were late, and Reaker’s parents weren’t happy.

“Didn’t we told you to go home immediately, kupo!?” Reaker’s mother scolded.

“We were very worried about you, kupo!” Reaker’s father continued.

“I’m sorry, kupo, but we just couldn’t put you to school. You’ll be home schooling instead, kupo.” Reaker’s mother announced.

She was disappointed that she couldn’t study at the Akademy anymore. She wanted to have more friends. Then again, her classmates won’t accept her. She’s like Montblanc now, studying at home.

As she thought about that, she went to her newly made pink room and relaxed on her fluffy bed.

Reaker home school teacher was a Hume, jut like Montblanc’s master. She taught her the subject that any Akademy would teach, like Math and Science. The moogle had a pretty hard time studying that, especially if she could look at Montblanc right outside the window. The only subject that Reaker was really good at was Combat. She wanted to be a Moogle Knight so at combat she tried to be an animist.

“I wanted to be the prettiest warrior in Ivalice, kupo!” she shouted with enthusiasm.

A few months had pasted. After being taught by his master, Montblanc came outside for some fresh air. Reaker’s home schooling was also done so she went outside to meet him.

“Montblanc, there you are, kupo!”

“Hi, kupo.” He greeted back. “What’s the matter, kupo?”

Reaker asked with struggle, “I… can I… call you… ‘Montblanc-sama’?”

“Sure, why, kupo?” Montblanc reacted while confused.

“Because I think because of you I feel very warm inside. You taught me many things, kupo. I wanted to serve you in payment, kupo!” Reaker explained.

“In that case…” Montblanc stated, “I should call you ‘Reaker-chan’, kupo. How about that, kupo?”

Reaker was very pleased with that honorific.

“Let’s go to the Giza Plains to pick up Muskmallow, kupo!” Montblanc invited again.

“OK!”

They continued to be friends for a long time, and it continued to their older years.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Drawing Fras

This is the process of drawing Fras from Final Fantasy Tactics A2. It's a bit like a tutorial, I guess. Except that I don't have a lot of screenshot for this.

First, I draw a sketch. I drew this at Photoshop with a drawing tablet.



Like in this picture, I drew the face anatomy first. Then I drew her eyes, nose and mouth. Then the rest like her hair, ear, and clothes. In drawing, it's recommended to have your own style of drawing, being inspired from tutorials from many types of media.

Then I made a new layer and did the line art. It was pretty hard when drawing line art... After the line art is done I made a few more layers for the colorings (using the plain brush). When the coloring is finished, I made a new layer and set the style to "Multiply" (with help of another artist) and put the lighter tones, then I put the darker tones after that.

Lastly, I put in the highlights and the extra stuff, like at her shoulders and her cheeks. Then I put a simple background with fire with Gaussian Blur.

Here's the finished picture:


I hope you like this picture, and give me some tips and comments.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monburan no Hanayome!

Monburan no Hanayome (モンブランの花嫁) is a recurring mission from the Ivalice Aliance. You know, the one where Montblanc gets a letter from a townsgirl who wants to confess their feelings. And when he comes to the location, it is actually a trick!

I wanted to make some fanfiction of this, and because of that I want to makea synopsis the character sheet.

Synopsis

At a small age, Reaker was a friend of Montblanc, and then she started to like him when they were older. She asked him to go steady with her (you know, boyfriend girlfriend) but Montblanc rejected her. So when Montblanc went to the dream Ivalice in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Reaker's wishes (though unconcious) caused her to make a trick for him as a lesson in humanity.

As Montblanc went out of the dream Ivalice, he wants to make Reaker understand the reason of his rejection to her, because he is too busy managing Clan Centurio. Reaker was unconvinced though.

A few years later, Montblanc wanted (or sneaked out) to Jylland in search for the Gigas Pendant, because he had a replica once, but it was lost. He once went to Jylland with his prestigious Clan Centurio and fought in a tourney. After he took a journey too long, he posted a mission called "Wanted: Friends, Kupo!" and found out that a boy named Luso of Clan Gully had already found the Gigas Pendant; along with the "Bringer's Pin" (Pin of Order) and the "Reaper's Rings" (Earrings of the Dead). He temporarly joined Luso's clan without telling Clan Centurio about it.

The news had spread that the famous leader Montblanc had came to Jylland made a viera named Fras had an idea... for revenge. At Montblanc's last visit to Jylland, he told the tourney operator to not anounce his clan because he sense something suspicious. It was Fras' clan (unnamed) that gave an elixir to the other clan so their bowels turn to water (maybe that they have some digestive disease?). The leader Fras was astonished when Clan Centurio came to the tourney. Fras' clan tried to defeat them, but unfortunately they failed.

Remembering that bitter moment, Fras gave a letter to Montblanc to meet her at the Hall of Kings, Ruins of Delgantua. At that location, Fras engaged Montblanc to a battle, turning out that she was defeated again. Though he had beaten up someone who cheated her way to victory, Montblanc felt pitty for her.

Moments after the battle, Reaker decided to go to Jylland after she heard about Montblanc's departure from Rabanastre. She wanted to tell her feelings toward him once more.

At a pub in Jylland, Reaker asked people where Montblanc went... until she met Fras. They both argue each other about him. At the end Fras said that she regrets about the avengement, and wanted to apologize to him. The two people who liked Montblanc helped each other, and may have conflict in between.

Characters

Montblanc

He's not actually the main character, but he's the main target. The other two characters (being Reaker and Fras) will work together or fight each other for him. He is named with the honorific "-sama" by Reaker and Fras.

His name means "white mountain" in French, which probably why the name of the Viera in FFTA2 is also french.


Reaker

I consider Reaker as a girl because even though her English name sounds like a guy's name, her Japanese name is Reika (レイカ) which is a girl name in Japan.

She's a Mog Knight from Clan Rose. At least at the dream Ivalice. She lives in Rabanastre with Montblanc, and befriends with him and acts like an inferior, making her calling him with the honorific "-sama". She asked him to be his girlfriend once, but was rejected.

Because of that, in the dream Ivalice Reaker wanted revenge for him, though unconcious. She is potrayed as a Tsundere, and her name means "cool summer" in japanese.


Fras

Real name Francoise, she is the viera who wanted revenge from him. She is called with the honorific "-chan" by Montblanc, because before the tourney they became friends at the moment.

She admires him for some reason, probably his weird kindness, which made her call Montblanc with the honorific "-sama". I'm going to make her with a longer face. The drawing is in process, but you can see her sketch at my dA account (Kuzlalala).

She is the youngest sister of two in her family. Her big sister seems very feminine and more mature than her.

She uses the pronoun "atai". Since it's considered very impolite or informal, she will be potrayed with a Yakuza additude. Or Ladette.

Her Japanese name means the "French Language" in French while her English name Fras means "rain" in Scottish.


Friday, September 18, 2009

OS-tan!


OS-tans are these cute moe versions of systems, like in the front is ME-tan, a human girl version of Windows M.E. I saw this website, and saw a whole bunch of OS-tans. I wondered "Why aren't they any BSOD or Sad Mac-tans?" then I just drew them (after trying to search for them, even in Japanese!).




Lolita style, me likie!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Elements

Introducing... 1234 Fire and Water!



The elements resemble how we act. We are sort of like an odd couple, though we do have some things in common, probably like Faris and Lenna from Final Fantasy V. You know the picture.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Subsitute Dog

Subsitute Dog is a web-doujinshi by copycat404 for Courage the Cowardly Dog. It is about well... a subsitute dog named Condor. Condor replaces Courage while the latter goes on a vacation.

PREVIEW


Substitute dog part 1 by ~copycat404 on deviantART

Here's the deviantART folder if you want to read some more.

It's pretty funny, you know! And do you know that it includes a character from another show? Wanna know who? Well, you gotta read it, oh yes!

Monday, September 7, 2009

This! Is! Sparta!!!



I've first knew about this at TV Tropes (actually, it's deviantART, but I don't actually understand about it yet. It's actually a quote in 300 by King Xerxes. The full one is "Madness? This! Is! Sparta!!!".

It was very funny, copycat404 and I laughed about it. This is a page with a few couple of interesting images of the moment.

I hope you people laughed out loud about this.

In Japanese, it would be "これはスパルタです!"

Introducing...


This box thingy! What is it for? I'm not that sure yet, but a lot of Japanese artists (probably doujunshi artists) use this. I wonder what are they for. And how do you make one like those, hm? They're called a サークルカット in Japanese. I wish I could make one. Could you explain to me? In any languages, I guess.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Digimon


Gatomon by ~copycat404 on deviantART

My friend copycat404 started liking to draw Digimon a few days ago. How? Well she said that she played the video game on the Ps2. I want a Ps2! No fair! I've only watched the anime, so of course I know about Digimon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Oekaki

I, Kuzlalala, will show my oekaki to you people!








All are made for Pumpkin Oekaki Forum.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Call My Name

Haha, my friend of mine rarely, yes, rarely say my name. I'm kinda getting used to it now. If she says "Lala" or something I'll probably have an un-good feeling. -_- While in contrast, I like to call her by her full name instead of the nick name she usually wanted to be called. Oh well, friendship must be weird you know.

Oh and a little treat for you audience for reading this lovely blog.


Turning her to a cat by ~CopyZinks123 on deviantART

South Park

South Park is a famous show that a lot of people on the internet likes. I found this SP Char creator and I decided to create a few characters myself.




Art created from SP-Studio