For the Love of Lines

Stuff by Genevieve Tsai
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Hey Guys! You can submit your t-shirt and poster designs to be voted on by the Dota 2 community by going to ‘The International’ tab in the Workshop.Please check out my my 3 Lycan Mad Moon T-Shirt design and vote or comment! ^__^http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=249389244"Lycanthrope howls in celebration of the Mad Moon. Just in time for the first of the Tetrad of Blood Moons!
This item has Lycanthrope on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 Stars by itself, but once you put it on, that’s when the magic happens. Attract ALL the women by letting them know you yourself are like Banehallow, a durable carry/jungler/pusher. 
Reasons this shirt is a must have: * Banehollow was the first to say “F*** THE KING!” * WOLVES. Not one wolf; not three moons—3 WOLVES. IN SPACE. * Attracts ALL OF THE women. (Can you handle that?!) * It has the Mad Moon. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS?! * GLOWS IN THE DARK!”More updates soon! Thanks everyone!~Genevieve

Hey Guys! You can submit your t-shirt and poster designs to be voted on by the Dota 2 community by going to ‘The International’ tab in the Workshop.

Please check out my my 3 Lycan Mad Moon T-Shirt design and vote or comment! ^__^
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=249389244

"Lycanthrope howls in celebration of the Mad Moon. Just in time for the first of the Tetrad of Blood Moons!

This item has Lycanthrope on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 Stars by itself, but once you put it on, that’s when the magic happens. Attract ALL the women by letting them know you yourself are like Banehallow, a durable carry/jungler/pusher. 

Reasons this shirt is a must have: 
* Banehollow was the first to say “F*** THE KING!” 
* WOLVES. Not one wolf; not three moons—3 WOLVES. IN SPACE. 
* Attracts ALL OF THE women. (Can you handle that?!) 
* It has the Mad Moon. DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS?! 
* GLOWS IN THE DARK!”

More updates soon! Thanks everyone!
~Genevieve

Happy Valentine’s Day!! <3

Here’s a piece I did for my friend, Gina, who wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a pic of their favorite characters, Sona & Gangplank (specifically the Arcade and Special Forces skins), from League of Legends. She and Cooper share a little inside joke about feeding Poros and she even made him a super adorable Poro-themed bento box!

I also wanted to share some exciting news! I was invited to be a part of the incredible Masters of Anatomy book! Now, I honestly wouldn’t ever consider myself in any way a “master” of anything, much less anatomy, so I was really surprised and flattered when Suny asked me to join. The book is packed with TONS of crazy-phenomenal artists, many of whom I look up to and I go around buying their books and art at conventions and I just admire all their talent! (Seriously, I just feel like bowing and repeating, “I’M NOT WORTHY!”) Hahaha! Anyway, I just wanna say that I’m all at once humbled and grateful and super excited to be invited to participate!! ^___^ Please check out the Masters of Anatomy site and Facebook page!

Also, I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your support—I read and appreciate all your messages you send me on Tumblr, Facebook and Blogspot, and I PROMISE I will get to all of you, it’s just been super hectic with work on my side and I hope you understand! @_@ Thank you again for being so awesome, you guys, I will try to make it up to you somehow!

Happy Friday Everyone!
~Genevieve

I haven’t posted any Love of Lines doodles in a while, so here are a few new ones! (The hyena is my take on Bonzai from Lion King, hehe! X3)
~Genevieve

And one more! ^__^

Ziggs & Heimerdinger
Here I wanted to tell Ziggs’ backstory on how he used his Hexplosives to blow up the prison cell and free the professors of the Yordle Academy of Science & Progress. Heimerdinger, one of the captives, was eternally grateful and finally gave Ziggs the recognition he deserved and craved.

~Genevieve

Thank you SO much for all your likes, reblogs and comments on these LoL pics!! You guys really surprised and blew me away! I really appreciate it! ^___^

Here’s a few more fun ideas for other Champions I was playing around with…

Renekton and Nasus
Nasus was another one of my favorite Champions. Although I didn’t end up finalizing these, I played with a number of lighthearted ideas involving Nasus’ early days putting up with his brother, Renekton, in the Great Library.

Blitzcrank and the Yordles
Someday I want to finish this one… I really liked Blitzcrank’s alternate skin, Piltover Blitzcrank, and wanted to draw Heimerdinger and Corky modding Blitzcrank in their Piltover Customs shop.

Just curious, what’s your guys’ favorite pairing and backstory? ^_^
~Genevieve

Anonymous asked: Hello,may I use your Love and War picture as my background for my phone? It's incredible and I absolutely love it.

Hi there, and thank you so much for asking! Sure, feel free to use it as your background! I’m glad you like it! ^__^

This is a continuation of my previous post (had to break them up due to the post size limit), but here are a few more League of Legends illustrations I did for Riot last year!

Twitch’s Pool Party
Twitch was one of the first Champions I played and I always thought he was funny. In my early sketches I wanted to do a scene with Twitch bathing in the sewers, or the horrified reaction of his friends as he’s about to jump into a pool with them. This was done before they released the new Pool Party skins for Graves, Lee Sin, Leona and Renekton (who was already seen as a lifeguard in the old Pool Party Ziggs splash screen), but if I’d known, I totally would have thrown those characters into the mix as well! ^__^

Vi & Caitlyn
After trying out a few humorous images that involved the ex-criminal Vi and her now crime fighting comrade, Caitlyn, I settled on a simple arm-wrestling scene on a barrel of Gragas’s ale, throwing in her personal taunt to Caitlyn, using the teacup: “Care for a spot of tea? Or maybe a spot of punch in the face!

Love and War
I wanted to play on the (sort of) love triangle between Rumble, Tristy and Teemo; Teemo had given Tristy a personalized cupcake (Yordles can’t resist cupcakes…) while Rumble had carved their names into a tree… the two fight for Tristy’s love while she looks on.

More to come! ^__^
~Genevieve

Happy New Year’s, everyone!

I am very excited to share some projects I’ve been working on in the past year. I have had the immense honor of working on some Riot-sponsored fanart for the game “League of Legends.” I was asked to depict the Champions in my own style, but more importantly, the illustrations would take a different approach to introducing the Champions than their current splash screens by having the characters interact and show more of their back story and personality. I had a ton of fun working on these!

Warwick and Soraka

I wanted to show a lighthearted take on the relationship between the celestial Soraka and Warwick, who devised an elaborate scheme to deceive and cut out her heart, in order to obtain a formula that would grant him incredible strength. (Technically, he wasn’t a werewolf at the time he was carrying out his plan, but I thought it’d be more fun to draw him in this form.)

~Genevieve

In the past 10 weeks I’ve had the great honor of working with my mentor, the amazing Scott Watanabe, from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Scott has worked as a Visual Development Artist on beautiful films like Tangled, Wreck It Ralph, and Paperman. The mentorship program is called Motivarti Mentorship, and I highly recommend applying; it is one of the greatest learning experiences I’ve ever had in my career!!

I can’t express enough how grateful I am to be working with Scott; I’ve been a huge fan of his work for years, and I feel so fortunate he chose to mentor me. He’s an incredible teacher, guiding me with specific, honest and valuable feedback on my portfolio (taking time and care to give me page-by-page feedback, and even sharing his own!) as well as helping me improve my character designs; he would take time to draw over my sketches to show where I can improve my form, solidify or push the character in ways I hadn’t thought of. He’s given me constructive critiques which helped me gain a deeper understanding of the depths of better, more effective design. It made me realize the incredible amount of deliberate thought, design reasoning, and iteration involved with the process—which was more than I could ever have gathered from studying hundreds of making-of books and all of my favorite artists’ works! He also shared his thoughts on the philosophy behind good composition, color, style and other essential foundations. Scott is so, SO kind and patient to work with, and I am still amazed at how extremelygenerous he is when it comes to sharing his process! I always felt so inspired after a session with him!

I deeply appreciate all he’s done to help me grow; the mentorship is truly a humbling, motivating, and enormously valuable experience that may come just once-in-a-lifetime!

Thank you, Scott and Motivarti Mentorship, for everything!!

See you at CTN,
~Genevieve

Above I wanted to share some process work and the final illustration I did, based on the Beatles song, “Octopus’s Garden.” Enjoy! ^__^

YAY! I am so excited I can FINALLY post this! It was an enormous honor to have worked with the Reel FX team as an independent contractor, doing some character designs for the animated movie, “Free Birds" (previously known as "Turkeys"). I did some designs for the main female heroine, Jenny, as well as some generic pilgrims. Hope you guys like ‘em, I had a lot of fun working on these! And check out the movie in theatres if you haven’t seen it yet! ^___^
~Genevieve

New “For the Love of Lines” doodles and a couple old and overdue Kayli gift art! ^__^

Here is some fan art of Minette and Ms. Fortune I had the pleasure of creating for my buddy Alex Ahad, Creator of the awesome fighting game, Skullgirls!
Being a HUGE fan of Alex&#8217;s work, and a Skullgirls fan from the very beginning, I can&#8217;t remember the last time I had this much fun working on a personal piece! ^__^
This will be in the Gallery Section of Skullgirls shortly after the PC release (via patch update), which releases today, August 22nd, 2013! If you haven&#8217;t played it yet, GO OUT AND GET IT!! The art and animation in this game is absolutely MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME! @__@Hope you guys like! ^__^~Genevieve
ALEX AHAD ON TUMBLR: http://o-8.tumblr.com/
SKULLGIRLS ON STEAM: http://store.steampowered.com/app/245170/PS3: http://goo.gl/3a2DKFXBLA: http://goo.gl/bvaZhr
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SkullgirlsFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/skullgirls

Here is some fan art of Minette and Ms. Fortune I had the pleasure of creating for my buddy Alex Ahad, Creator of the awesome fighting game, Skullgirls!

Being a HUGE fan of Alex’s work, and a Skullgirls fan from the very beginning, I can’t remember the last time I had this much fun working on a personal piece! ^__^

This will be in the Gallery Section of Skullgirls shortly after the PC release (via patch update), which releases today, August 22nd, 2013! If you haven’t played it yet, GO OUT AND GET IT!! The art and animation in this game is absolutely MIND-BLOWINGLY AWESOME! @__@

Hope you guys like! ^__^
~Genevieve


ALEX AHAD ON TUMBLRhttp://o-8.tumblr.com/

SKULLGIRLS ON STEAM: http://store.steampowered.com/app/245170/
PS3: http://goo.gl/3a2DKF
XBLA: http://goo.gl/bvaZhr

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Skullgirls
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/skullgirls

So I did this a while back for March MODOK Madness, but I was late&#8230; I imagined a random crossover with Dr. Doofenshmirtz and MODOK doing a silly song and dance number&#8230; anyway I later find out about &#8220;Phineas &amp; Ferb: Mission Marvel&#8221; and I was super blown away by the coincidence!! Well, it&#8217;s premiering tonight on Disney XD, and I don&#8217;t know if a Dr. Doof and M.O.D.O.K. duet is ever gonna happen, but here you go! And yes, Hulk took the cheese bait from the&#8230; Mousetrap-inator?

So I did this a while back for March MODOK Madness, but I was late… I imagined a random crossover with Dr. Doofenshmirtz and MODOK doing a silly song and dance number… anyway I later find out about “Phineas & Ferb: Mission Marvel” and I was super blown away by the coincidence!! Well, it’s premiering tonight on Disney XD, and I don’t know if a Dr. Doof and M.O.D.O.K. duet is ever gonna happen, but here you go! And yes, Hulk took the cheese bait from the… Mousetrap-inator?

I’ve been super busy with work and hadn’t had a chance to post lately! I forgot to post these SUPER early rough concepts of Carmelita with the other bunch. Just playing with hairstyles, faces and clothing for her.

For Anon and a few of those who requested Geisha Banners and Tennessee Kid Cooper, here is part of the 2D Flash model sheet I did for his cinematics as well as some (some borderline NSFW?) geisha banner designs I concepted out!

I also put in some statue designs, Rioichi’s cage design, signs around the Japan village (my personal fav is the barbershop sign!) and a cobra found in Arabia. Finally some sketches of the giant fish tank, playing with types of fish and having fun with Sly and Murray’s crazy antics! ^__^

Hey Guys! Thank you SOOO much for all your likes and comments! I read every single one of them and it always brings out this huge, happy foolish grin on my face! ^__^ A few of you have requested that I post more characters, and in particular, Penelope! So here are my Penelope concepts!

On the topic of mice, I’ve also included some Mouse Trooper sketches, and some drawings of Sir Galleth I did for Ghostbot’s Flash cinematic cut-scenes. Hope you enjoy! ^__^