Monday, September 29, 2014

TF2: BONK! Ad Feat. Miss Pauling :: Some Dota 2 Silliness

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Just finished a couple designs for the TF2 Merch Workshop! These are some BONK! Ads featuring Miss Pauling with a pinup flair! I'm hoping that with enough votes on Steam we'll be able to get these made as tees for Men and Women, as well as posters, in both RED and BLU versions!
Many folks were interested in wallpapers and sprays, so I've taken some time to make a few sizes for you guys! Thanks so much for the support and feedback!

RED
SPRAY (TGA)

BLU
SPRAY (TGA)

Please vote on my design on Steam if you'd like to see these as merch items!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=320073454

Thanks so much, everyone!! ^__^
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Some Dota 2 silliness! XD


RYLAI uses FROSTBITE. It’s super effective!
Rizzrack: “Malfunction…?”
Squee: “Uh oh…”

This is for the "Radiant VS Dire Chili Cookoff" hosted by the amazing Steam Workshop duo, Chemical Alia and Drysocket! Ok… this picture direly lacks Dire. And why does Timbersaw have a spork and a knife, you may ask? He’s after that huge cauldron of chili that the Techies have run off with, but Crystal Maiden—thinking this is a CHILLY cookoff (#hohoho #thatwasakneeslapper #rylaiplzno)—has frozen them in their tracks! The goblin trio is about to go out with a KABAM. Do you think, after eating all that chili, the Techies will have -explosive- diarrhea? I’M SORRY. I’m sorry, I’ll stop.

Silly Rizz! You don’t eat chili with a kni—
"I’LL CUT EVERYONE!!!"

~Genevieve

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Burton Show! Rothick Art Haus, Anaheim, CA on Nov 1st, 2014

My four pieces in watercolor & ink for the Tim Burton tribute art gallery this Fall! ^__^

Victor & Sparky
 Billy & the Family Dog
 Jack, Sally & Zero
Beetlejuice, Lydia & Sandworm
"POPzillaGallery presents The Burton Show at Rothick Art Haus in Downtown Anaheim CA. Opening night reception Nov 1st 6pm – 10pm. The show features more than 50 artists celebrating the career of Tim Burton through pop art. Show runs Saturdays in November, don’t miss it!"

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pyrodouken!

Ahh, gotta love the Pyro! Here he is, readying up with his fireball taunt. This is a t-shirt design for the Team Fortress 2 WeLoveFine Merchandise contest. I wanted to experiment with a new painting style inspired by the amazingly talented Moby Francke, who created the art style for the game--check out his work, this dude is siiiick!

If you like my design, please head on over to Steam (if you have an account) and vote up!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=308100240

I still have a few more TF2 designs coming soon so stay tuned! Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone! ^__^
~Genevieve

Saturday, August 09, 2014

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!!
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I also 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!
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!
Bonus! Random Blanka Sketches (Ghibli Blanka, WTF?!)
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Some photos from the con!
Shigeto Koyama (above), 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!
  I didn't get a chance to leave the booth much, but I was fortunate to have met Juanjo Guarnido, creator of one of my favorite comics, Blacksad! I got a commission of Weekly! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!!
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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Finally, I 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

THANK YOU AGAIN!! ^___^
~Genevieve

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Book! "For the LOLz" @ San Diego Comic Con 2014


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)! See map below!



Here are some photos of my new sketchbook, a random collection of all the fun stuff I've been working on since my last book! I'll have these and more prints in my Etsy Store after the convention as well!










Also, for all you DOTA 2 fans, hope you enjoyed The International 2014! I'm happy to announce that WeLoveFine is now featuring ALL 3 of my t-shirt designs and they're on sale now!! Please click the Direct Link below to visit WeLoveFine.com and check 'em out! ^__^
Enjoy and hope to see you guys there!
~Genevieve

Friday, July 04, 2014

Dota 2 TI4

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who voted and spread the word about my Timbersaw designs for the Dota 2 International on Steam!! Your support helped my design get chosen to be sold at TI4 on July 18-21, 2014, but for those who can't make it, the shirt is now available in the WeLoveFine shop (see link below)! I'm SOO excited, thank you again for your help, everyone!!
Here's the link for the Timbersaw Shirt on WeLoveFine!
Each shirt comes with a Sculptor's Monument Digital Unlock!

Dota 2 TI4 Info (scroll down to download the merchandise catalog!): http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/
I'll have some news for San Diego Comic Con 2014 soon!
~Genevieve

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Animated Timbersaw T-Shirt Promo!

I know, it's late but... YAY!! 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, so stay tuned! Please watch in 1080P! Please sign in to Steam and vote for my designs to get into TI4 and the WLF Store!
Short URL: http://goo.gl/Uk69NS

Official Links:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=260446304
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=258012679
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=249389244

My Dota 2 International Workshop:
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197993262862/myworkshopfiles/?section=merchandise&appid=570

I hope you enjoy! ^w^
~Genevieve

Friday, May 09, 2014

"Lookin' Sharp! CRAAAZY Sharp!"

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, I just launched a couple new shirt designs for the Dota 2 International Workshop T-Shirt Contest, of my favorite Dota 2 hero, Rizzrack the Timbersaw!! 
Please click the link below to check it out and vote! Thumbs up and comments would be most appreciated!! ^__^


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!
http://www.behance.net/Shoulongtian
http://shoulongtian.blogspot.com/
http://shoulongtian.tumblr.com/
I wanted to give a shout out to my good friend Jody, who took time to do a photoshoot of the sculpture with his really nice cam—you’re super pro dude, thanks so much! ^__^ I couldn’t have gotten these nice shots without your help!
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Below 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
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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…


Under the chimney, Shoulong signed it: “First cast for Genevieve Tsai” Yeeee! ^__^


(And a wild Woody appears!)



Below are some WIP shots Shoulong took after making the resin cast—I love the shot next to his Alchemist!

  
When I first commissioned Shoulong I offered him some sketches and screenshots 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!
 
 

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


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


Thanks again for reading, especially if you’ve made it this far!
And please don’t forget to check out my design in the Dota Workshop!
~Genevieve