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Manga Drawings

*feeling very refreshed and relaxed*

*feeling very refreshed and relaxed*

Ohayou minna-san!Text emote 9

As you’ll note by my greeting above, it’s early in the morning right now (about 7:30am).

MK has gotten off to a very early start this morning for she was planning to get straight to work on an assignment which she has to get done for today. But it seems I’ve gotten off to an earlier start than I’d predicted, so now I’ve actually got some free time on my hands!

That’s why I’ve finally got time t0 blog again!!!Text emote 14

But although I do have some free time, I still have limited time, so…  let’s get to it!


Oh! Before I got to blogging, I checked out Deviantart.com for some cool manga pictures. Here are some cool ones that I found!

(Of course I have heeded Ms. Aya’s crucial instructions.) By clicking on the picture you’ll be linked to the artist’s page at Deviantart.)

by Gofu-web

by Gofu-web

Although this pictrue is just a simple drawing, I find it so pretty and deep. The shading is perfect, the eyes are beautiful the perspective is also great. This artist is clearly very skilled and talented. MK hopes to be able to draw like this one day [n_n].

by Lollipop_Kizz

by Lollipop_Kizz

What caught my eye initially about this picture was the pretty colors. But when I look at it more closely, I really like that even though this drawing has been digitally colored and enhanced, it still has a very hand-drawn feel to it that I really dig.

OK, time has run away from me more quickly than I’ve noticed, so MK only has time for one more drawing… *searches for most beautiful and impressive drawing*

by Junwing

by Junwing

Alright, I’m really not sure why, but whenever MK looks for an “impressive” piece of manga art, she always seems to lean more toward the traditional hand-drawn pen and pencil  drawings *shrugs*.

Anyway, this is a really intense impressive drawing of one of my favorite manga characters, Gaara (though I don’t really like evil Gaara half as much as when he turns good). Love the shading. The hands are flawless (and I know hands are – at least for me – very difficult to draw). And I’m not expert in kanji, but even his tattoo seems perfectly drawn! Nice work!

OK, MK must now run along quickly if she’s going to make it to school in time.


Quick Micro-Post

*God is always there when you need Him ^.^*

*God is always there when you need Him ^.^*

Tadaima minna-san!\[*v*]/

This is MK who is feeling very neutral at the moment.

Just now I randomly stumbled upon a pretty cool looking website. It seems to be Japanese, but when I use a Japanese translator on it, it doesn’t work. So, I tried a Chinese translator and, though it looks pretty much like gibberish, I can understand it better. (strange, I’m sure it’s not Chinese, though)

*tries to figure out how to get a cool chime on her blog*

OK, this isn’t really working out [-__-]. If only I could read Japanese….

Anyway, I was just browsing deviantart.com and decided to share this cool drawing with minna-san:

*LOL* How cute!

*LOL* How cute!

Unfortunately, MK must now leave [-__-]. *cries*

Sayou! (MK’s new word for sayounara)

Latest Masterpiece

Konbanwa minna-san! MK desu!

Today I started working on my latest manga MASTERPIECE!!!

OK, it’s not really a masterpiece, but it’s a piece that I plan to put a whole lot of effort into during the next few days. And I’m going to post this piece here as it appears in the different “phases of development”.

The first two “phase of development” (the ones I did today) are:

  1. The drawing of the original image (simple sketch done in pencil)
  2. The tracing of the image in pen (this is so that the picture will show up clearly when it’s scanned)

Now, note: I’m no expert so expect the least in my work and please think nothing of it if my way of creating my work is different or less effective than others. I appreciate any tips, though.

OK, so here’s my drawing in Phase 1:

^.^ It's Sachi-chan!

^.^ It's MK!

I know, doesn’t look very much like MK, but it’s supposed to be a self-portrait. But hopefully the color will make a big difference in making this look like MK. Hmmm, I should get rid of that mole. MK doesn’t have a more -_- *wishes she did*

But I must leave now (gomen). Today was a busy day. Look out for the last phase of my piece soon!


What is Love?

Konbanwa. Sachi-chan desu.

*sigh* Right now I’m feeling really sad and empty-ish. So I decided to check out deviantart.com for nice manga pictures. I stumbled upon this really cool one.

What is Love?

What is Love?

What do you think? I absolutely love it! And not just because Gaara’s the coolest character ever! *LOL* I also love that his kanji tatoo is clearly visible and how even though he’s such a serious character he finds love intriguing. [^_^]. *LOL*

Anyway, that’s all for today. I still can’t seem to shake this gloomy mood [-_-]. Even with my happy emoticons. [;_;]…

Sayounara… -_-

A small part of my youth

Hello, everyone! Hmmm… what shall I blog about today?… *thinking* Oh I know!

—> Scoubidous! <—

Ok, you’re probably wondering what in the world ^that^ word means. So… I’m going to tell you!!! *_* Aren’t you excited!? ^.^ (well, ok, it’s not that exciting… but anyway, here I go!)

OK, earlier today, I saw this old book that I have in my bookshelf about Scoubidous. The book brings back many memories of when I was a little younger, that’s why I decided to blog about this today. Ok, so what are scoubidous?


Scoubidou (pronounced like Scooby-Doo) is a plaiting and knotting craft, originally aimed at children. Scoubidous are supple, round and hollow plastic tubes usually about 80 centimeters in length. They are sold in various colors, sizes and types, and are used to make various items by binding them together with special knots. Key chains, friendship bands and other trinkets are most commonly woven, although more complicated shapes and figures can also be created.” (from www.wikipedia.org)



So, now that you know what scoubidous are, I can begin my blabberings about them ^_^!

OK, so when I was younger, scoubidous became very popular where I live. Within a few weeks of the first people starting with them, tons of girls and even sometimes boys were no longer paying attention in classes because they were all too busy working on their latest scoubidou projects.

Here’s how scoubidous first became a part of my life: One day, I got a mysterious dutch book from one of my

The mysterious book o.o

The mysterious book o.o

friend’s moms. It was called “Scoubidou – Vakantieboek” (Scoubidou – Vacation book). At first I couldn’t fully understand it, but I had my mom explain me what it was about. Plus there are many pictures inside (some of which I’ll show you), so it was easy to figure out what was being said inside.

I quickly learned how to make the easiest kind (the square stitch) and was slowly on my way to becoming a scoubidou master! I practiced and practiced making all kinds of beautiful scoubidous. Sometimes I even made them for other people. Eventually my backpack was full of scoubidou keychains. And it was a funny sight because at the time I had a Scooby-Doo bag, so I had Scooby-Doo and scoubidous on my bag ^.^.

So, that was a little about my embarrassing past. Now let me show you all some pictures of some really pretty scoubidous! These are all pictures from ^”Scoubidou – Vakantieboek”^. (credits to my trusty little camera [again] ^v^)

Square-knot scoubidous - the simplest kind

Square-stitch scoubidous - the simplest kind

Circle-knot scoubidous - a little bit harder than square-knots

Circle-stitch scoubidous - slightly harder than square-stitch



all kinds of lovely scoubidous... I can't make any of these anymore T_T.

All kinds of lovely scoubidous... I can't make any of these ;_;

Scoubidou people. *hmm* The one on the right kinda looks like me!*lol*

Scoubidou people. *hmm* The one on the right kinda looks like me!

More pretty scoubidous☼

More pretty scoubidous☼

That’s it! 0_0 That took longer than I expected… hmm. Oh! If you want, I could make a how-to about how to make scoubidous (MK’s Random How-to’s! ^.^/~).

Let me know what you think of them (and about my embarrassing past ;_;) and whether or not I should make a how-to on making scoubidous! I’m off now!

Sayounara ~ ♥!

Into my sketchbook

Hello, MK again!

I recently said I’d post some of my artwork just as soon as I got my scanner fixed. But I’ve been trying to figure out what the problem is in vain. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to get my drawings scanned any time soon. So I’ve decided to just use my camera. And since I’m also a horrible photographer (my pictures often come out blurry), I apologize for any problems seeing any of these *bows*-_-.

Here are some of my manga drawings!


Sorry, this one's a bit hard to see

Angry girl

Angry girl

One of my earlier drawings

One of my earlier drawings

Chibi! Another old drawing

Chibi! Another old drawing

I like this one. *_*

I like this one. *_*

I don't like this one much -_-

I don't like this one much -_-

Alright, so that was a little peek into my sketchbook. I know, I know, I’m not very good yet, but I’m definitely much better than I was before (I was even more of a noob before T_T).

So what do you think? Do you like any of them, per chance? Or do they stink -_-? If so, any tips on how I could get better? I’d really appreciate tips!