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First off, the nine of you guys who gave me love and thoughts on my last journal, thank you so much. I am insanely thankful for your thoughts and definitely thought about what you've said. I didn't want to repeat myself nine times so instead of writing replies to you, here I am writing a journal.
Make a long story short, I've decided to turn Year Of The Ladybug into a comic book. This is the first time I am working on a comic book so it will be a wild ride. I am glad I've made this decision and it's been a month already since I started working on it. I am focusing on the story for the time being so I don't have any visuals to share but yeah~ I am spending good three to four hours everyday on it outside of my full time job:)

It is absolutely important to me that the story is solid. I would rather have a comic book that has an exciting story than exciting visual. I am hoping for both but since I'm just one man, we will see what I can do about the graphic once I am fully happy with the story.
The important thing is that my daughter is now over 4 months! I am a happy daddyNod  

I am mostly active on Instagram with my daily sketch these days.
If you want to see more of my work,…


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Mint Mentis
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
I am an illustrator. Some call me daveisblue. I graduated with a Bachelor of Design in illustration at Ontario College of Art and Design. Having studied and worked for editorial / concept illustration I often draws from my traditional drawing and painting background for inspiration. I am an artist in love with the creative process.
You will see that my gallery is almost too diversified but that just simply means that I got to work on different projects. Trust me I am not crazy nor that I am indecisive:D

I have worked on projects such as Lego Universe, Jumpgate Evolution, Avatar the Last Airbender, Beat The boss ,Battle Run, and Tap Titans. I do character designs, environmental designs, prop designs, user interface and promo art. I grew up drawing manga, did caricatures in college, and learned how to use photoshop at my first job. I am indeed all over the place.:)

I used to be a b-boy, and also a licensed bartender, and loves cooking so much that I want to be a chef in my next life. I live with my lovely waifu in north of Toronto. I am currently the lead artist at Game Hive creating fun apps for the world!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Epic-sketches Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to hear that we must bid farewell to Year of The Lady Bug, but I would also like to thank you for inspiring me and a few friends to create our own.  Your concept art is amazing, and I hope I can live up to that for ours.  This is mainly a thank you, so thank you very much!! You truly got me to work harder than ever before, and I really hope our game turns out well.  Rest in peace Year of The Lady Bug, you will be missed.
daveisblue Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your love and thoughts friend:) I am actually turning it into a comic book so we still have some fun for the project. You will certainly hear about it when it's done:) Thanks again!
rafiqm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016

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I wish you have lots of fun here, feel free to post your Street fighter work in our gallery, (remember to choose the right folder to place your work in :P)


Be sure you put the club icon in your journal to help spread the word! :handshake:


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KellyNewbie Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2016
YES! I finally found the concept artist for Year of the Ladybug! I seriously love them!
I've been waited for such game for a long time - something about mental hospital with the exploration of our mind and imagination. Can't wait for the actual game. Love
daveisblue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you Kelly! Yeah we can't believe that it's been six months since we launched the pitch. We are finally putting together a trailer so that we can contact developers. Fingers crossed!
DJThunderHeart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I am 1.
If You Get 1 Back You Are Loved

Because you seem like a very cool person. <3
daveisblue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!! xoxo right back at ya!:happybounce: 
LordFirekaze Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You for the Watch
daveisblue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
My pleasure!:)
CBethune Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Dave :) Hope you had a good one ^_^ !
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