Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Of Sunsets and Lonely Trees

My latest artwork. This is also a first for 2012, I think. :) Enjoy.


Monday, March 07, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee

...at 1:30 in the morning, in a very quiet hospital downtown.

Here's a quick update...a few more sketches from the past couple of weeks.

Quistis Trepe of FInal Fantasy VIII

Link from Legend of Zelda

Some random girl for toning and draping practice

a very quick sketch of the Amory Wars characters Coheed Kilgannon (The Beast), Cambria Kilgannon (The Knowledge), Claudio Kilgannon (The Crowing) and Ambellina (The Prise). amory Wars (c) Claudio Paul Sanchez

Another quick tone and color practice. Claudio Kilgannon of The Amory Wars

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Fluttering 2011 Hearts

Here are a few sketches, my firsts for this year. Which means, my tablet and right hand are back to being acquaintances and are only starting to get to know each other...again.

Happy month of hearts! And thanks for 100K hits on DeviantART!
sketch of random girl in lace nighties.

Link sketch

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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Silaya Fan Art (Cresci Prophecies by Ika-Siyam)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Massive Sketchdump!

It's been a while since I last updated my sketchblog. So here's a massive post filled with some of my sketches the past 3 months or so. These are mostly Naruto, some of which were commissioned by Narutards, some requested.

Hyuuga Hinata.
In Byakugan mode and as an ANBU member
Hinata Hyūga (日向ヒナタ, Hyūga Hinata) is one of the supporting characters of the series. She is a chūnin-levelkunoichi of Konohagakure, and is the heir to the main branch in the Hyūga clan. She is a member of Team Kurenai, withShino Aburame and Kiba Inuzuka as her team-mates.

Namikaze Minato
Minato Namikaze (波風ミナト, Namikaze Minato), also known as Konoha's Yellow Flash (木ノ葉の黄色い閃光,Konoha no Kiiroi Senkō; English "Yellow Flash of the Leaf"), was the Fourth Hokage (四代目火影, Yondaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Fourth Fire Shadow"). He was the student of Jiraiya and the teacher of Kakashi Hatake, Obito Uchiha, and Rin. He was also the husband of Kushina Uzumaki and

a closer look

another Hyuuga. This time, Neji.
Neji Hyūga (日向ネジ, Hyūga Neji) is one of the main supporting characters of the series. He is a jōnin-level shinobi of Konohagakure, and a branch member of the Hyūga clan. He is also a member of Team Guy, along with Rock Lee and Tenten.

I tried to machofy Sai!....FAIL.
Sai (サイ, Sai) is one of the main supporting characters of the series. He is a young ninja from the ANBU Root. He replaces Sasuke Uchiha in Team Kakashi.

Naruto, of course. Being all emo...and I don't need to tell you why, do I?
Naruto Uzumaki (うずまきナルト, Uzumaki Naruto) is the title character and main protagonist of the series. He is a genin from Konohagakure, and is trained in the art ofsenjutsu. He is the third jinchūriki of the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox.

The Legendary Sannin during the great ninja wars, when they were all still Jonins.

The Sannin (伝説の三忍, Densetsu no Sannin; Literally meaning "Legendary Three Ninja") were the students of Hiruzen Sarutobi, members of his Team Hiruzen: Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade. They possess exemplary ninjaabilities. When they were young and relatively unknown during the Second Great Shinobi World War they fought against Hanzō, and for being able to survive his attacks he gave them the title of Konoha's Sannin in return for letting them live. After that, their names became famous throughout the world.

The Sannin are widely regarded for their great skill and power, each one has the level of being a Kage in their own right; each has been considered for the position of Hokage at different points in time, Tsunade being the only one to obtain the title. When Orochimaru defected from Konoha after being denied the position, the Sannin were disbanded, though they continued to be known by the title.

Sarutobi Asuma in ANBU uniform
Asuma Sarutobi (猿飛アスマ, Sarutobi Asuma) was theJōnin leader of Team 10, consisting of Shikamaru Nara, Chōji Akimichi and Ino Yamanaka.

Asuma in his Jounin uniform.

Team Kurenai in ANBU uniform (yes, I'm not done with Shino yet. Looks like I'll never be able to finish this piece. I was soo sleepee while working on it, I was shading Kiba with a very heavy hand, I ruined the paper!)

Konoha's Elite Guards: Izumo and Kotetsu
Izumo Kamizuki (神月イズモ, Kamizuki Izumo) is a chūninfrom Konohagakure. He spends most of his time with his partner, Kotetsu Hagane.
Kotetsu Hagane (はがねコテツ, Hagane Kotetsu) is aChūnin from Konohagakure. He spends most of his time with his partner, Izumo Kamizuki.

Team sarutobi + Naruto as an ANBU member with his 2 tails leaking out of him.

Some random stuff.

Tsunade (綱手, Tsunade) is the Fifth Hokage (五代目火影,Godaime Hokage; Literally meaning "Fifth Fire Shadow") ofKonohagakure. She took on the position after the death of her teacher, Hiruzen Sarutobi. She, along with Orochimaruand Jiraiya, are recognized as The Legendary Sannin of Konoha.


Princess Ariel is the protagonist of The Little Mermaid. She later appears in the film's prequel television series, direct-to-video sequel The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and direct-to-video prequel The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. Ariel is voiced by Jodi Benson in all the above animated material and merchandise.

The character is based on the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" story, but was developed into a different personality for the 1989 animated film adaptation. Her distinct appearance consists of long, flowing red hair, blue eyes, a green tail and a purple seashell bikini top with various hairstyles. She is the only Disney Princess who is a mother in any existing media- in the sequel, she has a daughter, Melody.

Naruto being all foxy. :p

Some random mollusk. Octopus girl.

Haruno Sakura
Sakura Haruno (春野サクラ, Haruno Sakura) is one of the main characters in the anime and manga series Naruto. She is a chūnin-level kunoichi of Konohagakure, a medical-nin, and a member of Team Kakashi.

No one in particular.

It's been a really great week at work, but I wonder if I'll ever have the guts to change my eating habits with everyone encouraging each other to have ---what----6 meals a day?! Food makes people happy over here and it's going to be really hard for me to stick to my diet and exercise plan. Yes, it's still JUST a plan. Okay, I shall go back to my garlic buttered pan de sal + BabyZ Zagu now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Marian, Benjamin and the Kikiams!

Commissioned by my friend, Marian, as an anniversary gift for her and her bf.
Aaaaand the Kikiams strike again!!!

Monday, October 04, 2010


Sketch Requested by KuroiRyuu182

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sketch Commissions for $25

I am now taking pencil commissions.

You will get a scanned copy of your requested drawing. If you order more than 3, you will be getting ALL original copies free shipping within US/Canada from now til August (September onwards for those in the Philippines)

pencil on 11 x 9 in. medium weight drawing paper.
$25USD (Paypal, or Western Union for any requests $50 and above)
+$15 for any additional character
+$5 for anything too detailed

Kindly indicate the ff. in your Paypal payment:

1.) Full Name
2.) Deviant ID if requestor is a member of deviantART
3.) discussed details of request

feel free to email me before sending in any payments at kara_iwashi@yahoo.com or send me a note in deviantART if you are a member.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Ariel, 7th Daughter of Triton

The second in a series of Disney Princesses. This one's Ariel. I tried to incorporate Disney's style where Ariel has a slightly bigger head and huge eyes but still tried to make it look more realistic than cartooney. I didn't have any kind of photo editing software to fix the contrast, and I couldn't scan it so I took a picture of it. :) It killed the details though.

Thank God I still know how to draw!!! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I haven't been drawing a lot lately so I did some KWIK practice exercises...

looks like a river. but maybe it's a lake, I don't know anymore...

Sophia from Bookends graphic novel.
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A walkthrough of how I did it, for my reference, but, well, feel free to use it, if it can help you in any way.

I initially planned for it to be a cave of some sort...but I ended up with this...

Again, a walkthrough of how I did it, 40mins total. I made this video for my own reference, but if anyone fancies using it to..erm..learn from it, by all means, fill your head with my nonsense! :)


That's it for now, I guess. :)