Monday, December 24, 2012

Rice Dumplings


Rice Dumplings cooked with Rice Noodles.

  It is a tradition in my region to eat rice dumplings during the Winter Solstice on the Lunar calender. Although it was a few days ago, we still have plenty of these rice dumplings left.  
(I think there's too many Chinese food translated to English using " dumplings..." )     

Friday, December 21, 2012

Snow Ball

 Looks like Lucien is about to do something very Naughty.  

  I saw " The Hobbits : An Unexpected Journey " at a theater this Monday (alone again). I am excited to say that the movie was much more than I expected.
  The first time I saw the trailer of this movie, was when exiting an IMax theater after watching "The Avengers 3D" with two friends. One of them had to use the bathroom after the movie, so we waited in front of one of those Screens that runs Movie trailers continuously. And we saw " The Hobbits " trailer. My friends thought it was a sequel, I had to explain to them that
The Lord of the Rings only had three books, it's the prequel actually. The Hobbits came before The Lord of the Rings. 
  I was anxious to see this movie being made at first, but then I realized the main characters were Dwarfs(I never read the books before), I was like " Dwarfs? " Hell, No! 
 I'm not watching this movie even if I loved the " Lord of the Rings ".
  However, I decided to go see this movie because I saw this movie review saying, "If you enjoy The Lord of the Rings, you'll definitely enjoy this movie as well. "  
  So, I got over my judgmental ass, and went to the Theaters.

Happy Holidays everyone! I guess the world's not ending anytime soon now. ^_^
  
Mauleo       

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hercules and Lucien in Bed

I think they should just cuddle sometimes. (if that's even possible?)^_^

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Old Sketches of Hercules





  Here's something I dug up from my old sketches.
This is when I still draw with paper and pencil, inking with markers and inking tip pens.

  It's created about ten years ago, and only have five pages, I never completed it.
 Clearly, I was obsessed  with "Altered Beast" at the time.
Big muscle man enters a cemetery, and fights zombies popping up from the ground ^_^

And the Name Hercules "PowerUp", also came from "Altered Beast" as well.
   

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hercules Halloween 2012 Naked

 There's a big chance I'll be canceling my trip to Bent-Con this year.
It would cost me around 2,000 USD minimum for the whole trip including flight ticket and hotel room.
 Although the money from the sales of all my comics add up would be enough for the trip, but it would take almost all of it to cover the cost.
  I'm sorry to anyone who might be planning on meeting me at Bent-con this year.
And many Thanks to people who supported and purchased my comics,

Mauleo

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hercules Halloween 2012




















(I'm using the last one for my screen background right now!)

  Got this Stuffy nose when I was working on the last few pages of Hercules PowerUp Chapter 3, and it was stuffed while creating this picture, too. 
However, it finally cleared up this morning, and now i feel alive again ^_^

Mauleo

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spelling mistake in PowerUp 3

A spelling mistake in Page 19 of PowerUp Chapter 3.
Thanks to "Firebrand" for pointing it out.

It's good to know that "deaming" has no meaning, or it's gonna sound very funny ^_^

Halloween pic coming soon!

Thanks to all the supports!

Mauleo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hercules PowerUp Chapter 3 page 3 Sample


  Drawing those chains is a pain, I'd probably try to avoid chains in future works.
The correct  color of the glow on the chains is actually Magenta not Purple.

  The comic is mostly completed now,
Sorry, but there are no fighting scenes in this chapter.

  will be released soon! 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Earlier Design

This is an earlier design of Hercules and Lucien.

 Hercules actually wears red trunks in most of my earlier designs, and I didn't cover his body  with hair until later. 

 Lucien's cloths was supposed to be more of a medieval style,
but I decided to go with a modern look at the last minute.
That's why in the beginning of Chapter 1, Lucien was suck into another world or dimension.   

 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Testing colors

   Testing the colors of Hercules PowerUp chapter 3 page 03.
I wanted to see how the glowing effects looks like on the chains.

  Progress updates on Hercules PowerUp chapter 3.
Most of the inking is completed, moving on to coloring soon.

  Chapter 3 is set to be 24 pages.
And no, it's not spit in two parts, I managed to squeeze everything into one chapter this time.
I get confused myself with all the part 1 and part 2's also...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Coming!


Hercules PowerUp chapter 3,
coming in October 2012.

  I was starting to ink the third panel of page 9 yesterday, and the least expected happened.
The Freaken power went out!! and I didn't save any of the works from start...I was hoping somehow it automatically saved itself through the ram memorize, but no...
unfortunately Manga Studio don't have this type of functions yet.
  Had to ink the page from the beginning all over again, and now I'm pushing "Control+s" continuously like a crazy person...  


  And yes, it's finally coming...
Sorry for keeping all you supporters waiting!

Mauleo

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Executioner


  I saw Resident Evil 5 "Retribution" on Wednesday.
It was a decent movie, but not great.
I have to complaint that the casting could be better.
The Russian guy is hot, but don't suit the character "Leon"... 
 If you're on your way to see this movie, I'd suggest bring popcorn,
set back and enjoy, don't expect too much from it. and it's not for people with heart problems (zombies and creatures from previous movies will jump out suddenly.)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hercules from sketch to colored

  Sketch > Inking > Lineart completed.
 
Flat color > Shading color > Details completed.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hercules on the Beach 2012 part2

I'm working on the sketches of PowerUp Chapter3,
still trying to improve the flow of the story and images.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dessert

 I love Ice cream ^_^
In the background, I am working on the sketches of Hercules PowerUp chapter 3 (page 9).


Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Korean Chopsticks

 Lunch, chicken noodles again.
 A bit too much rice-wine in the noodles, it tasted bitter. >_<
( I'm probably gonna feel drunk through rest of the day... )
 Closeup of the new chopsticks. ( made in Korea )

  I've purchased these new chopsticks on-line, and received them yesterday. They're about a inch longer than the old ones I have. And yes, one inch does matter.
  The old ones was 8 and a quarter inch(21cm), the new ones are 9 and a quarter inch(23.5cm).
Unlike the Chinese and Japanese chopsticks. Korean chopsticks are flat and made of stainless steel, thus they last much longer than the traditional bamboo or wooden chopsticks.

 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer part2


  Summer in my region is very uncomfortable, temperature constantly reaches 32 Celsius .
Although it's nothing comparing to weathers in dry desert areas. However, it's not  just the heat, it's high humidity plus hot temperature. Combine them and you get the result of "Hot Sticky" weather. Sometimes rain showers helps cool down the heat, but it also increase the humidity.
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer

 
Just a quick sketch,

I've finally turn on the air condition last night, because my room temperature reached 31 Celsius and just won't drop. Summer in my region is freaken humid and hot, I need more ice cubes!
   
Enjoy your summer...or winter in the southern hemisphere?