For the Love of Lines

Stuff by Genevieve Tsai
Charicreatures.com
Code Monkey Like You… A Lot! (Ink & marker)

Code Monkey Like You… A Lot! (Ink & marker)

Sly & Carmelita sketches on trading cards, with ink and marker.

Sly & Carmelita sketches on trading cards, with ink and marker.

Thank you for a fantastic Comic Con 2014!

Hey Guys!

It took a bit to get settled in and re-organized after the convention so this might be a little late, but I just wanted to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by my booth at SDCC! In those crazy five days of the con, and with all your kind emails and feedback afterwards, you guys really blew me away with all the support and well wishes!!

Some photos from the con!
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Shigeto Koyama, who worked on some of my favorite anime, “Kill La Kill” (Creative Director), “Gurren Lagann,” and “Gunbuster 2,” picked up my new book! AAAH!! @_@ I was SO excited!

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Kristopher Katz, writer for Dota 2 characters’ dialogue/lore, including TIMBERSAW (*squee!!*) came by as well!! *giddy* ^______^

Some Timbersaw sketches from my new book:
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I didn’t get a chance to leave the booth much, but I was fortunate to have met Juanjo Guarnido (below), creator of one of my favorite comics, Blacksad! I got a commission of Weekly! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!
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I also wanted to announce that I am also on Instagram! Yeah, I’m embarrassingly behind on times when it comes to these apps—as you can see I’m still trying to get the hang of Twitter and haven’t even learned all the ins and outs of Tumblr yet… but lots of folks have asked if I was on Instagram and I didn’t even know artists were using it to post artwork—I thought it was only for photos! So, bear with me as it will take me a bit to update, but feel free to add me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/genevievetsai
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Finally, I wanted to share a tee design I did for Eighty-Sixed Clothing, of my favorite Street Fighter character, Blanka, to celebrate the launch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 in June 2014! These went on sale at this year’s EVO Tournament and are now available on the Eighty-Sixed Clothing site here: Blanka Shenanigans!

Bonus! Random Blanka Sketches (Ghibli Blanka, WTF?!)
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I was inspired to do a Tiki theme, throwing in little references for all the Blanka fans out there—his blender, Brazilian Carnival alternate costume, and the electric eels, hehe! Coincidentally, at this year’s Comic Con, Yoshinori Ono from Capcom announced new DLC costumes for USF4, themed after “Summer Vacation,” where Blanka dons a Hawaiian shirt and lei! @_@ Eeee!

THANK YOU AGAIN!! ^___^
~Genevieve

(Source: charicreatures.blogspot.com)

Trying Instagram out! Here’s a sketch of my friend’s Wildstar character, Crunk, choking a Chua.

Trying Instagram out! Here’s a sketch of my friend’s Wildstar character, Crunk, choking a Chua.

Hey Guys!! I’m happy to announce I’ll be exhibiting at San Diego Comic Con 2014 JULY 23-27, 2014 with my brand new book, For the LOLz! Plus, lots of new prints and fun stuff! Come visit me and say hello at Exhibitor Booth B-07, in the upper end of Hall A (near the Nintendo, Ubisoft and Namco booths)!

More info here!
http://charicreatures.blogspot.com/2014/07/new-book-for-lolz-san-diego-comic-con.html

Hope to see you there!
~Genevieve

DOTA 2 - TI4 & WeLoveFine Shop - Timbersaw T-Shirt!

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted and spread the word about my Timbersaw design for the Dota 2 International on Steam!! Your support helped my design get chosen for TI4 and the shirt will also be available in the WeLoveFine shop when the tournament begins July 18-21, 2014! I’m SOO excited! Thank you again for your help, everyone! ^____^ <3

Timbersaw Shirt on WLF:
http://www.welovefine.com/8198-sawblades-still-not-sharp-enough.html#.U7ZSu_ldV8E

Dota 2 TI4 Info (scroll down to download the merchandise catalog!):
http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/

~Genevieve

I finally finished my short ad to promo my Timbersaw T-shirt Designs on the Dota 2 International Workshop! Let me just say that I’m NOT an animator and I know the animation needs a lot of work, but hey, I LOVE animating and this is all just for fun! Created entirely in Flash CS5. I’m still working on more Timbersaw animations, stay tuned!

If you haven’t gotten a chance to, please click the link below and vote for my designs to get into TI4 and the WLF Store!
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197993262862/myworkshopfiles/?section=merchandise&appid=570

Sawblades Still Not Sharp Enough!
Thanks so much everyone, hope you enjoy!! ^__^
~Genevieve

Wow, these drawings are terrible… some of them you probably can’t even tell what’s going on. But I have other projects to finish so I didn’t wanna spend that much time on this ‘cause it was just for fun and I didn’t sleep at all yet.

Also, yes, the ship is called “The SEA ++” I’m rather proud of that pun. XD

~Genevieve

Anonymous asked: I remembered seeing your sketches for Carmelita's belly dancing outfit for SLY COOPER: THIEVES IN TIME, and I recently saw them again on DeviantART under someone's account. I'm not sure if the account belongs to you, but if not this person is stealing your artwork! The person's account is under the username "emilie1200"

Wow, thank you so much for letting me know! No, that is not my account. I’ll try to approach that person about this. This isn’t the first time it’s happened on DeviantArt. =\ Thank you again for bringing this to my attention—I would have never known without your help, and I really appreciate it!!

Here are some detailed shots of the claw and chainsaw, and the WIP shots Shoulong took after making the resin cast—I love the shot next to his Alchemist! I also threw in some of the sketches and screenshot refs I took for reference and direction. I painted over some edits to Rizzrack’s face and expression and gave him multicolored pupils just to add more of that crazed look. XD Shoulong really knocked it out of the ballpark!

~Genevieve

Here are some rough frames of one of the many animations I’ve been working on, based on Rizzrack’s response when meeting Pudge as an ally. I totally recommend listening to the actual soundclip below!
"Wood carving, meat carving… I mean, same thing, right Pudge? Heh…"
http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/dota2.gamepedia.com/3/30/Timb_ally_04.mp3
Pudge is not amused. o_o

Also, a badass commission I got from Chris Copeland at CTN last year!! Thanks again, Chris!! Check out his killer stuff here! http://chriscopelandart.tumblr.com/

And then I threw in a Lich. With hella Ren & Stimpy eyes. “NUM-NUMS!”

More soon…
~Genevieve

More detailed photos of my Timbersaw sculpture! (And a wild Woody appears!)
Under the chimney, Shoulong signed it, “First cast for Genevieve Tsai” Yeeee! ^__^
Sculpted by Shoulong Tian.
~Genevieve

Happy Friday!!

Between all my side projects and preparing for San Diego Comic Con, I have a couple of things I’m excited to share with you (followed by a barrage of images)! First, a new shirt design for the Dota 2 International Workshop T-Shirt Contest (see above!), of my one and only favorite hero, Rizzrack the Timbersaw!! If you have Steam, please check it out! Thumbs up & comments would be most appreciated!! ^__^
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=258012679

Secondly, last Christmas I commissioned an incredibly talented artist, Shoulong Tian, to do this AMAZING Timbersaw statue for me. When I saw his Alchemist sculpture I was totally blown away and instantly I knew he would be perfect to model my Timber! He was such a pleasure to work with and is a master of his craft! Every update he sent me of his work in progress was simply jaw-dropping and he knows I just about exhausted every synonym for “AWESOME” in the book when reacting to it! XD

He created the main body out of Super Sculpey and hand cut wood, plastic and metal pieces to add to the sculpt. Afterwards, he casts it in resin, sands and hand paints every little detail!! I’m seriously convinced this is the best Timbersaw sculpt that is and ever will be. XD I mean, LOOK at the little details he put in the textures to make it look like wood and brushed metal; the little dials and bolts; the amazing construction of the sawblades, claw and chainsaw… and just look at how freakin’ adorable that Rizzrack is!! @w@; He’s modeled perfectly, from the buckle on his suspenders, to the valve on his helmet. He’s even got the different-colored eyes that I requested!

Needless to say, I was SO grateful for all the time and effort he spent on this statue. I loved it and I was so impressed!!

Shoulong is a student at Ringling and is starting an internship at Hasbro next week! Shoot him a congratulations and check out more of Shoulong’s work here!
https://www.behance.net/Shoulongtian
http://shoulongtian.blogspot.com/
http://shoulongtian.tumblr.com/

So why Timbersaw? I admit, I’ve been crazy in love with Timbersaw the moment I played him and heard his hilarious dialogue set (I LOVE his voice acting!); he’s such a fun hero with a great backstory and quirky personality. In game, you better believe I’m going Timber 100% of the time. It might be a little (a lot?) weird but my obsession has got me wanting to have ALL THE THINGS Timbersaw-related! I’ve made sketches, animations, and fanfics and found any reason to draw him on random things—napkins, the dirt on my car windshield, shower steam (TMI?). My current desktop/phone/laptop wallpaper/ringtone, mousepad, luggage tag, shirts—yes, my friend Steph made me an “I love Rizzrack” shirt for my birthday! XD—are all littered with Timbersaw. And not surprisingly, I’ve also got a thing for goblins… Warhammer miniatures, WoW characters, etc… GIFF TECHIES ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ. I even modified a Pathfinder goblin plush my friend gave me to look a little like Rizz—whoa… sorry, I’m sure all of you are either going TL;DR or WTF??! so I’m gonna stop there…

I wanted to give a shout out to my friend Jody who took time to do a photoshoot for the sculpture with his hella nice cam—you’re super pro dude, thanks so much! I couldn’t have gotten these nice shots without your help!

Thanks again y’all for reading, especially if you’ve made it this far! Please don’t forget to check out my design in the Dota Workshop! Thumbs up & comments would be most appreciated!! ^w^
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=258012679

MOAR updates coming soon!! (Really, I mean it!)
~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&#8217;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 &#8220;F*** THE KING!&#8221; * WOLVES. Not one wolf; not three moons&#8212;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!&#8221;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