Thursday, 23 December 2010

Secret Santa Part 2

Ok so I said I probs wouldn't post the picture up until Christmas, but seeing as it was posted up on the Sweatdrop Forums, I thought that it would now be good to post it up on here too =D


When I was told that I would be drawing for John Aggs [blog], I actually panicked a bit. I mean I'm drawing for the big man Aggs. . .  his art is awesome. And I'm, well. . . I was scared that I would disappoint [yer the usual Jatzu reaction to most things]. To be honest I was pretty stuck as well on what to draw, he is like an opposite to me based on taste in genres, however we do have a common ground. And that is smexy ladies =D I originally was going to draw like a set of ladies in smexy poses, but I couldn't quite figure out the poses and wasn't sure that I would have time. In fact because I left it til like after the 15th of Dec I didn't have enough time to draw all those smexy ladies and have time to colour them all.

In the end I decided to draw just the one lady where I could put the text on her body [part of the original idea as well]. I usually get really impatient when it comes to colouring digitally, which means I rush through it. This time I took my time, there was no rush and I was allowed to actually really concentrate properly on it, which has left me quite satisfied with the colouring. I enjoyed it thoroughly and to be completely honest, I think this is actually one of the best pieces that I have coloured in so far.

Anyway I hope that everyone enjoys their holidays, and hope to look forward to more art in the coming New Year!!!

PS. TT^TT I did a spelling mistake in the picture, I spelt Christmas wrong DX Oh well. To another Year!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Secret Santa!!

So as part of the festivities, every year there is a Secret Santa on the Sweatdrop Forums. I take part whether I'm busy or not, I think it's a case of no matter how busy I may be I will squeeze it in. Last year I didn't receive anything, which I don't mind, but it would have been nice to hear from the artist [shrugs] they never really came back I suppose LOL.

But and a big BUT! Thanks to Darth Mongoose's arrangements I managed to receive one this year, and to be completely honest I am well happy about it =D I'm actually still smiling. Receiving art makes me a very very happy person, so a big THANK YOU to Black Rider =D She drew me a very awesome picture.

© Black Rider

It's Kakashi holding a Panda Scarf, for me? [points to self] =D

Wah!! I seriously am ecstatic, gona be smiling for like the next few days up til Christmas. Thank you again Black Rider =D

I also did a drawing myself, but I will wait til after Christmas to post it up or I might post it up on Christmas Day =D I wish you all a very Happy Merry Christmas and New Year!!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

A Song Is Born

Hah the title was inspired by Ayumi Hamasaki's 'A Song Is Born' from the album, 'My Story Classical'.

I was actually walking through my local park when the song came on and it made everything seem ever so epic hahahaha. I actually took some photos, but you know it doesn't really do what I saw any justice. So yer just listen to the song and imagine you've walked through the park and the sun is shining through the trees.



You also have squirrels in the grass scurrying, and there are also crows, seagulls and magpies flapping about. I would have taken a picture of those things too but as most would know, if you try to get close they just run or fly away so yer that wasn't gona happen kekekeke.


Also just looking down the path made the song match the scenery. My mind is so in a movie kinda phase at the moment, but it's also thanks to my iPod, it seems to know the right moments and puts on pretty much the right music for background usage hahaha. The funniest thing was as I got to the end of the park, the song ended and seeing as there was a road full of cars, the next song that came on was a pretty rocky one. Just gotta love Marlo [yes I named my iPod], it's a shame the battery isn't lasting as long as it used to, I'm getting 3-4 hours max on it now compared to the old 9-10 hours TT__TT

Now onto other things, I've been working on Christmas related things, made a few cards and sent them out to people. So I thought I should share them on here too =D



I still have a few more Christmas related pictures to work on, I have one more card to do for my Aunt, and then a picture for my Old man to put up on the shop, should do those soon otherwise they'll just continue to nag me and I will just get annoyed lol. I also still have a Secret Santa image to complete for Sweat Drop, I have it planned out, but need to actually draw it out, well at least I like to think I have it planned out kekekekeke. THEN after all this Christmas stuff I really REALLY need to work on my Comic, otherwise I really won't make it for the competition. I just need to suck it up and draw it, Comics aren't a comfort zone for me so I find it particularly scary to do, BUT I REFUSE TO LET IT KICK ME DOWN CAUSE I'M GONA KICK BACK!!!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Final Year Film

I never actually posted this up, but I have finally decided to. Seeing as my film wasn't getting anywhere at any film festival that I applied for, I might as well put it up and show the rest of yous n_n

So here you have my Final Year Film for my Animation Course, Enjoy!

Edmund Request

안녕하세요!! [Hello in Korean]

I didn't mention that I was learning Korean last time =P well there you go I'm learning Korean, I'm still very much a beginner, cause technically I've only had two lessons with my teacher, whom is a very lovely person. But this post isn't about that, this post is to really showcase what I did in about an hours time. I know I should spend more time on my art especially if I want to make them better and well just to produce a finished polished off piece of work, whatever lol.

This was a request from my sister for her friend, he provided me with a photo so I just drew =D So yer here it is.

 The photograph given

The picture I drew © Jatzu Lam

I think I muffed up his mouth, but it makes him look happier lol and his nose and chin. . . yer. I think I like his eye and hair the best =P Eyes and hair is always a favourite with me, so I think I would enjoy it better and so the outcome always seems better lol, that is also only my opinion. You can totally disagree with me kekekeke. Anyway lets just hope he likes it and if I'm not wrong, it is also the guys birthday today so Happy Birthday to you Edmund!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

BODIES!!!

Yush this is a very quick update, cause I haven't in ages I think. . .  and mah, not been feeling very good. Just been feeling stressed and down, not a great combination I tell you. Hopefully I will get over this crapness and be all back to my smiley self, well just my more non stressed self =D

Here have some drawings to enjoy whilst I sort myself out.









Also free requests/commissions are still opened, just drop me an e-mail or PM me on DA or on any other sites that you know me from. I might be a bit slow with them cause my Christmas is piling up with other drawings, but I will get them done I promise =D

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Doodles

I don't really know what to say with this blog post apart from the fact that I'm trying to break out of drawing habits again and attempting to change a bit, but as you've probably seen from before I almost always go back to my old ways which annoys me. It's just hard to break out of what I've taught myself to do, this is what happens when you don't learn the traditional ways and just get stuck in your own ways with no way of changing, I'm finding it really hard at the moment. I've also noticed that when I do a different style, my own leaks out big time and it just ends up being something I did my way instead of the way it was supposed to be done, did I make sense?

Either way, I want to go for a slight more detailed look, but it has to be easy and quick to draw. As an animator I can't allow myself to spend hours on one bit of line drawing, if I did that for an actual animation it would take me years to finish all the drawings required. So the motto for me is quick, simple and effective. Still in search for that though, but yer enough of me blabbing have some pictures.




I'm also offering free requests, they will just be simple biro drawings like the ones above, and if I feel like it I might even colour it in =D So yer, feel free to ask for a drawing, this is all in a bid to help me improve. Here's one I did earlier for Mao of her Doll Jet.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Practicing without moving forward

Yer the title says it, I've been trying to practice but it doesn't seem like I'm moving forward or getting anywhere with it. I just don't really know what to do anymore *sighs*


Monday, 27 September 2010

Couple

RAR!!
I've been really into drawing my OC couple, I want to draw more of them ;;_;; and I think I will kekekekeke, so look forward to more Ren and Kay n_n


Ok you get more Ren and Kay now =D


Oh btw this is not Yaoi Ren is a female =D 
Also poor Nathan, he has a crush on Ren but she belongs to Kay kekekekekeke *pets Nathan*

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Old Man Day

Just two pictures, one for practice purposes and the other for my old man. Although my printer crapped on it, so it just looks awful now TT_TT stupid printer.


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sketches a Day

Going stale, very very stale.

I have no job still, so all I can really do is apply to as many places as possible whilst trying to improve on my own skills D=

Although my drawings aren't up to scratch, I'm losing it with the proportions, and hair and omg just so many flaws. So I must practice more and more and more and more!!!

 



Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Mother's Birthday

Well today isn't exactly the Mother's birthday, but unfortunately she has to work on the day of her birthday so we're celebrating early today, therefore I have made her a card.

A bunch of chibi's based on each of us in the family =D 
I haven't actually been drawing very well lately, but I'm slowly getting myself back into it, and well whilst I'm at it hopefully along the way of improving my drawings I will hopefully get a job.

The line-art was done using a Maru Nib and the colouring was done in photoshop CS4, I was trying to look for a quick and simple way of doing this, seeing as I had left it til last minute and when I say last minute I mean last minute, I actually drew them whilst at work and coloured them in last night. But it was worth it in the end =D

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Hong Kong Trip

Yo guys!!!

I am back from a 3 week trip to Hong Kong =D

It was awesome, despite going shopping practically everyday I was still able to go to some tourist base areas and got some pretty good shots.

I'm pretty much too lazy to upload loads so here are 6 shots that are my favourites =D ENJOY!!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Small updates

Wha!!

Been a while, almost a month. I thought I should update this before it gets forgotten =P

Right first of all I have a link to my website: http://tzumation.co.uk
So feel free to check that out!!

Secondly I have a 1min clip of my final year animation project



Enjoy that as well!!

And lastly, I'M UN-EMPLOYED!!! Someone give me a job... ;;_;;

I have finally officially graduated from University, but now feeling all the ever more lost then usual, my drawings have gone haywire and I'm getting easily frustrated with them. I will need to doodle constantly just to get myself back into the swing of drawing, so this will be a period of mutilating my characters. I can't even do decent enough designs at the moment to satisfy myself, I think it's also cause I've gone down the route of simple line work and now that I want to do something with far more detail and with more usage of black I'm struggling a lot. But I'm determined to improve whilst hunting for jobs. So everyone wish me the best of luck!!

Oh aside from all the downers I have a small bit of good news, I was featured on the Imagine Animation E-mail Newsletter =D Yay!! Exposure n_n

A pre-warning too, I won't be updating for about a month as I will be out of the country, hopefully I will come back and present to you photographs of my wonderful stress free holiday =D

Peace out!!

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Spot Of Fanart

OK so I don't usually do fanart, reason? I just don't like to, why? Cause I can never really get the characters to look as they originally are, despite wanting to draw them in my own style. . . yes I suck like that. But anyway I broke my own rule for a friends birthday =D

I present to you Jiraiya [Naruto], Ichigo [Bleach], Edward [Full Metal Alchemist] and Naruto [Naruto].


I know very well that Ichigo looks nothing like Ichigo. . . to be honest, without his Shinigami-ness he is technically a very ordinary looking character. . . well I hope that I haven't ruined the characters, and yes I know my inking sucks. I'm looking into that at the moment, I have officially made Miwa Shirow my bible, so I'm trying to study his style of inking. So until I have mastered the technique or found a technique that I like, expect to see more crappy inked works from me =D

Friday, 11 June 2010

11/06/2010

So there is no better title apart from the date, I've been working on my website for the past few days, so all my time has been dedicated to that. Flash AS3 coding is hard ;;_;; I'm struggling and am thoroughly stuck at the moment, the only thing I can really do on it is to code it so that buttons go from one page to another lol, I pretty much fail at it. But don't worry I will link to show you guys what I have been up to once I finish it and get myself a domain.

Other then that there isn't really much to update, I've done a few sketches, I miss inking with nibs so I think I will take these next four days doing that seeing as I have to wait for my tutor to help me out with the AS3 coding, but I also recently re-watched Miwa Shirow's Ultrajump inking thingy. . . yer. . . he's my idol. I want to steal his brains, but after watching him ink, I too now want to ink like him and draw like him and just be him LOL here's me hoping.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Rootay's Birthday!!!

So today is Rootay's birthday, Happy Birthday!!!!

Also knowing that he is a massive doctor who fan I did a David Tennant picture for him, although there are many faults, this was done in only 2 hours, a very short amount of time for me, usually digital drawings take me about 2-3 days to complete, but this was a case that I forgot that it was his birthday until he asked me if I could attend his birthday meal =P but yes enjoy the faulted David Tennant!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Drawing Showreel

Bah! I did my DVD today, but there is a slight fault in it, I forgot that a section of my animation didn't have cropping on it, but oh well, that was just the one that I intend to hand in to be assessed and I will hand in a higher quality version for my graduation show n_n

But as for now, seeing as I'm planning on passing my film out to as many film festivals as possible I can't paste it over the internet, instead I have a showreel. but first I'll upload an image I did just to fill up my animation DVD a bit more.



The music I used for this is 
주변인 by Outsider
You should listen to the non instrumental version, man he can rap fast!


Friday, 14 May 2010

Credit Pictures

I've finally finished colouring in my animation, now I've been working on images to be used for my credits, I have one of four here, I will save the rest for later and seeing as this is the one that I'm most proud of =D

Enjoy!!

Monday, 10 May 2010

K. Stare

Hello!!

Just thought I'd drop by and shove a picture on here whilst I was at it =D

I have a frame from my animation of K. Just staring kekekekekekeke


Nothing much else has been happening with me since the last time I updated, I'm still colouring in my animation, which I'm almost finished with. I need to work faster, which I have started to convince myself to do slowly with thoughts of god knows what. I'm surprised by how far my mind can wander off whilst still able to concentrate on colouring. So yer, maybe I will pick a few coloured frames that I like to show you another time!!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Feel So Good

Just a few doodles that I did during a lecture, it feels so good to just doodle, especially since I've been editing for the past few weeks since getting back to Uni. Gah!! I still gots a while to go with my animation, but wish me the best of luck okies!!

Friday, 23 April 2010

Animation Background

Hey guys!!

Been so busy lately with my animation that I literally haven't had the time to draw, been editing it from morning til night and even after Uni I'm editing at home ;_; also means I've had very little time to eat DX I want to be able to eat. But with that aside, I have something small, well I say small it's actually quite big but none the less it is still just a small update. I'm currently working on the backgrounds for my animation so here I present to you one of the backgrounds that will be used. It's nothing special but it does the job of filling white space =D

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Day After

Yo!!

No update for a long time I think. . .  hang on. . . yer my last update was the 30th of March, so it's been like 2 weeks. . .  that seems like forever ;_;

Anyway, I'm not just here to ramble I'm here to show you some works of mine, well technically doodles =D and I think I will give you a lil treat to 2 clips of my animation, I have finished drawing the whole thing but I won't be recording til tomorrow =D so yer you'll have to deal with low quality stuff for the time being.

But first is first =D I will show you the doodles I have done during my Easter Break which isn't a lot.


And the not so long awaited clips =D




Hope you enjoy the clips as well =D

Something amazing happened yesterday, not only was it my Birthday. But a friend whom has only met me once bought me a 1 year Premium member thingy on DA, she really wowed me with it. Because in all the 4 years that I have been with DA I have never bought a Premium membership, this was cause I never thought I'd put it to use, but now that I have one I feel like I should draw something everyday and put it to good use and the likes. But then this boils back down to me, I can't technically draw something good everyday and upload it onto DA cause, well... not every sketch of mine is presentable, and I'm sure people on DA would prefer finished works rather then my naff doodles. I will make use of it somehow!!

But a feature is in order!! 
Tenshianna is the lovely person!!!
VISIT HER SITES AND BLOG AND DA AND EVERYTHING!!!!
Links:

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Incomplete TOP

So I went off on a fandom of TOP, and I ran out of Fan material so I decided to do a digital drawing of him, but now that my fandomness has worn off I can't be bothered to finish it, I'm also not feeling for digital drawings lately. Anyway you may have a ganders!!


I will also show you guys the picture I referenced from, I was originally gona draw out the whole thing, and then decided that I couldn't be bothered anymore LOL I'm like the greatest fan ain't I? *sarcasm*

Monday, 15 March 2010

In Between Doodles

Yer. . . I just have some in between doodles for you guys. Nothing that special, they're just some character doodles, I'm kinda obsessing over Nathan =D I keep drawing his eyes, but yer been busy and slaving away over my animation, I'm hoping that it will be done within the first 2 weeks of my Easter break so I can enjoy the rest of it relaxing and selling fish and chips. . . yer. . .


Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Juno

Late night posting = I'm tired.

But anyway I thought I'd share a bit of fanart with you guys, yes I did fanart, I don't usually because I dislike the fact that I can't make them look like how they're supposed to, so therefore I should really apologise to Tenshianna seeing as I have kinda butchered her character Juno from her comic Between Worlds.

 
Character © Tenshianna

I used Photoshop to do the line art and then I used Corel painter to digitally paint this, I'd never used Corel painter before, so this was more a giving it a go and seeing what I could do, and also please excuse the background. I discovered the fairy dust tool and Tenshianna likes sparkles, so I decided that it would be nice to put some in the background =D 

Saturday, 27 February 2010

To Even Things

I've been updating a lot on the BJD end of things, so I thought I should really update the Art end as well. Here are just two doodle sketches, I've been drawing a lot more then this, and I'm currently working on a digital piece which will take a while to finish. You won't be surprised by it either heh.

 

My scanner is being a bit funny, but I suppose it's retaliating cause I haven't used it in a while, anyway here is my first ever 8 people group drawing, I'm surprised by it to be honest... it doesn't look as shabby as what most of my group shots look like. 


And some character drawings for thought =D this was just a few randoms of Tren, this boy's hair has been driving me crazy, I can't seem to draw it to how I want it to look like and I don't even know for sure on how I want it to look like cause I can't imagine people... they're all blurry... just like my dreams. Anyway I will keep doodling, even though I'm drawing 20-40 frames a day which is pretty good for me, I'm starting to slow down a bit, especially when I really need to be picking up the pace... anywhos, expect to see more doodles up until May-ish time.