Author Archives: Umedyn

About Umedyn

I am a starving artist.

July Update #4 – Chapter 4 Soon!

Hello Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great pride month, and I hope you liked the separate works I did for it! Things are about to get back into full swing for me! I have everything I need to start drawing the pages for Chapter 4 of Kokoro No Kinu!

So what took so long? Well logistics. I write every chapter when I make them, meaning that I don’t start working on the page layout for the chapter until I am working on that chapter. This makes it so the images I envisioned stay fresh in my mind while drawing the pages.

The other reason is a bit obvious to those who know Japanese (or those who follow my Twitter, @Umedyn… enough of the selfish plug) If you haven’t noticed, all of my sound effects  (sfx) are written in Hiragana. This wouldn’t be too much of a problem, but sfx in Japanese (along with a few other things like foreign words, Onomatopoeia, etc) are written in Katakana.

I want to make my manga as authentic as I possibly can (without actually translating everything) to Japanese made manga, so I had to convert my SFX list from Hiragana to Katakana. I have a huge SFX list, so this was a long process. At some point I am going to go back and fix the previous chapters to have Katakana as well.

So with this done, and the page layout/script finished, I have every I need to start working on Chapter 4! So look forward to those starting next week! A bit about this chapter though.

This chapter may get into “trigger” territory… and not just words, but actual PTSD related trigger territory. This next chapter is going to go down a dark path (if you have been following the last chapter, you may guess what is about to happen…) For this I’m going to have to change somethings about how I post (since everything is automatically tweeted out) so I’m going to have a title pic so the page isn’t shown on the home page or on twitter, since the first image is always shown when posts happen.

Anyway, I’m off to start drawing Chapter 4! Hope you all are looking forward to it!

-Umedyn

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Kokoro No Kinu Character Cosplay – Pricefield

It’s that time again. Before getting started on the next Chapter of Kokoro No Kinu, and because it is Pride month, I created another Character Cosplay, this time of Max Caulfield and Chloe Price from the game Life is Strange!

I love Life is Strange, it is one of those games that has an emotionally gripping story that really throws people for a loop, After witnessing her old distant friend Chloe die from a gun wound, Max Caulfield finds out she has the ability to rewind time. This is a great core mechanic that has many functions in the narrative driven story. Your choice matter, and it is one game I whole-heartedly recommend playing, along with it’s prequel Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

But that’s not what you came to see, you came to see art! So here is the piece!

Pricefield.png

And as before, I created a time lapse video to go along with it! You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/spqwpi3JTAc

You can also see the other time lapse character cosplay I created of Ruby and Sapphire from Steven Universe here: https://youtu.be/Ge4fk8Hm7-g

As always, you can find me on these other platforms as well
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

Happy Pride Month!

-Umedyn

Kokoro No Kinu Character Cosplay – Ruby and Sapphire

As stated, I am going to be working on some pieces of art for Pride Month. If you can read between the lines, you can guess where this is going!

The first couple I’ve decided to do for Pride Month is Ruby and Sapphire from Steven Universe! With humility, I must say I think this is the best digitally colored art I’ve ever done. I did two different ones, with minor changes, one is specifically for Pride, with the rainbow behind them, the other is with a black background to better focus on the characters.

Here is the Pride Picture

TomokoHitomiRubySapphire Pride.png

The other piece is the black background, and will be placed in my gallery

TomokoHitomiRubySapphire.png

I have at least two more Character Cosplays I’ve already decided to do for Pride Month, I won’t tell you, but I’ll give some hints. One couple is from a video game where time travel is important. The other couple can control the elements. Those should be pretty simple to tell who Tomoko and Hitomi will be cosplaying as.

I have another treat for you all. I didn’t just draw these two, I made sure to record the process as well. I condensed the hours long process into just 13 minutes, with music too! I will be doing this for every one of the Pride Month couples I decide to do, so look forward to those as well!

So you can view the video on youtube here: https://youtu.be/Ge4fk8Hm7-g

You can also follow me in other ways as well!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

Onto the next piece, and work towards Chapter 4!

-Umedyn

May / June 2018 Update #3 – The Ball Gets Rolling, Happy Pride Month!

Hello all!

Sorry I didn’t get a chance to put out an update for May. Between finals, of which you’ve seen some of the projects, starving and getting ready for the summer semester, I was surprisingly busy. Still have been.

First and foremost

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

Of course I would celebrate this, as if my main Yuri comic didn’t tell you. As such, I will be doing some pieces specifically for Pride Month. Many of you know I don’t create fan-art, at least on this site. I want my work to stand on it’s own. I am happy, however, to do some Character Cosplay! That is where I dress up my characters (mainly Tomoko and Hitomi) in character outfits from shows, comics/manga and other sources.

So I decided to do that for Pride, featuring some of my favorite yuri and lesbian characters. I already have one lined up, and about to start the digital working process. Each of these character cosplays will be time-lapsed and uploaded to my Youtube channel (Time to dust that relic off). The first couple I have decided to character cosplay is Ruby and Sapphire! I love the show, and these two are adorable! There is another reason I am doing these.

This is to help bring back my skills because I have finally, finally FINALLY finished the chapter 4 script and page layout for Kokoro No Kinu! So look forward to those pages getting done starting this month, in between my “character cosplays”. This summer is going to be a busy one for me!

As always, you can find me at these locations at an internet near you:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

Now onto working on my first Character Cosplay for Pride Month!

-Umedyn

Multimedia Class Final Project – Flash Game

As I promised some time ago, I said  I was going to upload my Multimedia class project when it was finished. That day is today!

The game is a VERY simple platformer, kind of like Mario. The premise is this: Find your lost cat.

This is a simple flash game made for my Multimedia class project, none of the assets are mine, and credit is given when due. It is VERY rough, and I didn’t work long on it, I just made it for my final class project. The visuals were taken from Maple Story, the music and sounds were from Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories and RPG Maker.

Because I have a free package of WordPress, I cannot upload flash files on this, I had to use a small hosting site, because I didn’t use any of my personal assets (besides the coding, etc) I couldn’t put it on Newgrounds like I originally wanted. So if you want to play my project, please visit this link: www.fastswf.com/LUdQZ0Y

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

Until next time, I hope you enjoy!

-Umedyn

Photoshop Class: Final Project

My final project for my Photoshop class is a nice and creepy atmospheric piece, It reminds me of those “haunted”, or “ghost” videos you usually see, with floating orbs, and almost looks like a screenshot taken from a VHS tape.

Spaces 1.jpg

If you look, you can see a familiar face in the background (hint, big floppy ears), That is, if you’ve seen any other of my artwork, or the back to my twitter.
I really don’t have too much else to add, I’m working on finding a hosting site to so I can show my multimedia project, a very basic flash game with “borrowed” assets. So I’m going to give the usual contact info, and leave it at that!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Umedyn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umedyn
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpCnXMlrOlIR_X4H4G-WZNA
Tumblr:  http://umedyn.tumblr.com/
Email: Umedynartist@gmail.com
Ask.fm: https://ask.fm/umedyn

My semester is almost done, and this class was pretty fun,

-Umedyn

April 2018 Update #2 – I Am A Lazy Procrastinator / Second Year Anniversary of My Site

So continuing my new tradition of a monthly update, especially because I have so much stuff going on that really has no showing power, meaning that most of what I am doing does not really warrant a post. Technically I have not been lazy, but to the few of you who actually follow me, it seems that way.

First, on the state of Kokoro No Kinu, I am still working on the script and layouts for Chapter 4, so hopefully I’ll get the actual drawing phase started soon. This chapter is particularly hard to do right, because of the subject material the chapter will be covering, so I have to portray and get this right, taking up more time than the usual “drama” fluff.

Second, schoolwork has kept me very busy, taking up the majority of my time. Though you all will get a treat out of that. As I have previously stated, I am working on a VERY small platform game for my Multimedia class project, when the final version is finished, after the 24th (when the project is due) I will upload it somewhere and give a link for all to play. I am using all borrowed assets (because creating my own JUST for this one class would be WAY too much work) Mainly from Maple Story (sprite sheets) and RPG Maker (sounds, mainly), so look forward to that! It’s not the best, and won’t be the best by then, but It was more to show off what Adobe Animate (the program we are using) can do.

Lastly, if you have noticed in the title, today marks my Second Year Anniversary on WordPress! Like the first year, the people I have met and talked to because of this has amazed me. There are so many great people in the… I guess indie Yuri comics(?) area, including all the amazing reviewers, artist and creators that I have had the great fortune to meet even in my very limited circle, so thank you to everyone who I have met over the past two years.

And now for the stats of my two years on WordPress!

Progress

As you can see, I’ve created 124 posts, and have had 4,202 views from 1,262 visitors, so than you for those that have seen what I do and came back for more! This, of course only covers my WordPress site, and not my comic views on Tapastic, Batoto, Becomics, or my Tumblr (all shameless plugs to read my stuff BTW!)

Thank you everyone for making these past two years a truly great experience, and hopefully there will be many more years to come!

Now back to what I have really been doing, playing Ark, modded so instead of dinosaurs, it has Pokemon (so much fun!)

-Umedyn