Monday, January 28, 2008


In the earlier post, I mentioned I would try to get "bigger and better" pictures of the images in the products. Well, here they are!

Image on the FRONT & BACK of the sweatshirts:

Image on the notebook:

Image on the Messanger Bag (Lucy is casual, that was strange to draw):

DitLoaC items can be found here

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Dangers of browsing

It's dangerous to go browsing around a site. As a woman, I eventually find something "I have to have"
As my current laptop bag's main zipper broke, when I saw the messanger bag at cafepress, it was a long battle with "You're broke, and can sew. Fix the damn zipper yourself!" vs "But it's new, and I can blatantly walk around with DitLoaC advertising!"

Since, sadly, the bag only comes in yellow, I ended up doing a DitLoaC logo, with Lucy sitting on it. It's actually a really cute picture, in my opinion.
Along with my "drawing stuff for the purpose of putting it on stuff" I made three other pictures: Yitsana and Litalra holding hands, which was placed on the back of a sweatshirt (that I WOULD buy, if it cost less then thirty dollars. I'm broke, and as worn as my Naruto sweatshirt is, it's still in good condition, so I'll just mope over my laptop. I really rather like the picture. Yitsana reminds me of the 20's) and Litalra looking weird on a notebook cover. If anyone's curious, you can look at the stuff here:
At least take a look at the back of the sweatshirts, I am rather proud of it. I wish you could see the detailing I did on the bands of lit's skirt. I'll try to upload that picture later as well.

I talk to much.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I was just wondering.....

I expect chapter four to be rather long. With that said, I have a few questions to those of you who enjoy DitLoaC enough to read the news box.
I'm starting to work on preliminary ideas for a compilation book of the current DitLoaC story (as in, when the tale of Yit n Lit is all done, there'll be a hard copy in case anyone's interested.)
One of the things that was suggested, was I go back and redo all the pages that don't have the "current" speech balloon style. Other then that, full character profiles, and an extra twenty page short of what would happen if Yitsana was a magical girl story tossed in at the end.
I'm at a loss for what else to do to make the book more enticing. The book will be all b&w so I'm wondering if I shouldn't include the colour excerpts, for fear they might lose something when they go b&w. I was also going to redo all the chapter covers, so they'll span two pages.
But what else would you, the readers want in the book?
Also, should I have one version that's just esentially a hard copy of the ones up, and then another of the aforementioned "fancy" version mentioned above?

Any feed back would be great! Sorry for always having such long news box thingies!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Jan 11th

Panel one reminds me of Star Trek First Contact, and Ryo was infinitly to trusting.
I like Rez's eyes, but nothing else. Hehe. Fangs are fun.

So now you know a little bit more about Rezen and Ryoten. One went on to be a general in Hell's Army (in charge of internet/computer division), and the other is on his way to being an Arch Angel. *shakes head*

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jan 10th

Ryoten, you look like a girl. He just needs a vase of roses tossed on him and he could be in his own shoujo series.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Windre is out!

I just got the mail, and guess what was in it?! The first copy of The Curse of Windre, a Fairy Tale of Sorts! After going through it, I was relieved to find that I wouldn't have to go back and fix anything (which made me happy on two counts 1. Cause I'm lazy, and 2. Because it was bloody expensive, especially considering how broke I am!) So since the comic is good to go. Here's the link in case anyone was interested in getting a copy. I apologize for the price. I think it's ridiculous as well. But other then the fact that you get the comic, it comes wrapped in a styrofoam sleeve, shrinkwrapped to a piece of cardboard. So it's in uber mint condition, right off the press!
My biggest fear was that the pages would end up being printed like the sample pages, considering how terrible they looked, I spent the ensuing five days worrying. But, nope, it looks like it did on the screen, cept on paper. So it's all good. I hope some of you will order the story, and if you do, let me know what you think. Thank you!
OH! Right, link link.... *digs around the net* Here ya go!:

That SHOULD be correct.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Jan 9th

I HATE panel two. I hate the shape of his head, the way the eye came out. *stabbies panel two*

Jan 8th

Okay, three things:
1. I reeeeeeeeeally need to stop being lazy and do real backgrounds. It is my biggest
problem. I am trying to work on this. >.< I hate that my art teachers where right, realistic drawin becomes important later on. Dammit.
2. I really kinda like the shading on everyones hair. I was rather worried, that what with Ryo's black hair, and Rez's black tips, that some of the detail would be lost in the all-black boundries. But it didn't, so I'm happy.
3. ..... Any realtion that Rez's apperance has to the Joker from Batman was really accidental. I didn't realise how similar they looked, until I was shading his tongue. See, a bit about Rezen
is that he and Ryo used to twins. Both with black hair and blue eyes, but since he's embraced darkness, his humanity has been slowely leached away. Green has always been associated with poison in my world, so as his new hair grows in it's tainted, hence why his roots are green, and the tips black.
You can also see it in his pale, slightly greenish skin. The purple robe, well, that's because Rez is a warlock, and the Dreadmist outfit in World of Warcraft is mostly purple.... so, I made his robe purple, and that is why Rez accidentlly looks like the Joker.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Jan 7th,

First I want to thank the numerous people who helped me to get the proper titles for cardinals. I hope I managed to remember them correctly from email inbox/blogger comments to my art computer correctly. Now let's hope I managed to do a passable job on the Cardinals outfit!
Why yes, that IS the same Ryoten that later is weilding a sword outside Yitsana/Litalra's apartment. Enjoy this whole week of actually being able to see his eyes! It's back to covering them up with his baseball cap for chapter four!
I'm kinda happy with how Ryo's armour came out. Happy in that I went in with
having NO idea how to come even remotely close to colouring it so it'd actually
look like armour, and not grey cloth. Unhappy because, well, there should be alot
more armour. And a helmet.

Iseriad- Binders are devices built for the suppression of something. Binders are essentially a deamonic centipeded that's kept inside a 2.5 inch metal spike (like a shorter version of the ones used in rail roads). The ends, of the binders housing, are stamped with various runes so that deamons know what each binder does. The symbol on Litalra's binder is for war. Now, they normally are put into the heart or head, depending on what they're supposed to do. They can of course be put anywhere.
When the spike is put into the body, the body heat breaks the seal, and the spike opens like a flower, allowing the binder, which is permanently attached to the spike, is given free reign. In the case of the war binder, it makes war on her heart, since that's where it's kept. Eating away at the positive emotions in her, which has the added benefit of keeping Lit's other half asleep.
When the Binder finally wears out/dies. The spike is pulled out. They wait a day for the wound to heal a bit, and then insert a new one. They allow the original would to heal, to allow for a snugger fit for the new one. The process starts over again.
They're really nasty things, and can be used for nearly anything. They can even be used on humans, except when the binder dies, so does the human. Though not really a problem since most binders live a minimum of 250 years.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

In addition:

In case anyone cares. In addition to the babbling in the picture above, I had the great urge to play with my new camera phone, and proceeded to take some pictures of volumes 1, 2, and 3 of the Yami no Matsue tonkubons(sp?) as well as th YnM Sketch book.
These are the two pictures I refer to above:
Published picture-here
Sketchbook picture-here

I suppose you lose something in the picture, but I refuse to bend my books enough to scan them, so sorry.

The following are simply an assortment of pictures from the afore mentioned volumes (I do have the entire set, but I don't like her later drawing style nearly as much as I like the first five volumes. The later, though better layouts, just don't have those soft curves and emotional eyes.)
Sketchbook Hisoka
Muraki looking cool/creepy
Kid from second (anime) story Arch, playing the Devil's Trill, this is the scene where one of the violin wires broke. It is because of this scene that I get paranoid when I tune my violin.
Muraki again

Next time I'l use my digital camera, and not my camera phone. *grins* not that I'll do this again. I just wanted an exscuse to play with my new phone. Ah I'm two years old.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Part One:
So that ends chapter three. For those of you wondering whose hand that might be, I direct your attention to the letter in the background, advise you to read it, then make your way over to the caracter bios.

Part Two:
Windre has been sent off to a printer. I'm hoping for a copy of the work within the next pair of weeks. Assuming that all is as it should be, and I don't have to alter anything to avoid words and pictures missing. I hope to have a link up for the comic by the end of the month in case anyone who like a copy. I really did like working on this piece. I just hope others will enjoy it as well.

Princes are useless creatures.

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