| February 15, 2013

Flowers and Chocolate... They always work, right?

| February 9, 2013

Another day, another Chinese New Year. The Year of Dragon has come and gone, and for some reason some Chinese does not like the idea of the year of snake, instead calling it the year of little dragon. Well since a Chinese dragon is just a snake with limbs and horns, "belittling" it is relatively simple.

It's been quite a while since I revisited this site. I have almost absolutely no idea how to upload and update anything anymore (since this site is built on really obsolete web-tech: I'm talking about pre-SQL and pre-php... This site and gallery is writen in PERL.)

The past few years I was buried in work (at school and in the real(?) world), so I have little time painting new guro pics. Now that all my commission works are finished, I MAY have time to revisit some of my guro ideas.

While I'll still keep this site (and the other one) running for as long as I could, I have since embraced newer (and more authoritarian) image hosting options. You can find my non-commissioned works here:


Should I ever have any new guro pics, that should be the first place I would upload (also gurochan). Remember to enable R-18G listing in order to see them.

| February 11, 2010

Inspired by a kumquat (fortunella margarita) plant. Chinese put those in their home at New Year for good fortune (ain't everything in Chinese has something to do with good fortune?)

I'm not a really big fan of the living head, or "Tomak" genre. I feel that there really is not much you can do to the victim when all she has is her head. Ito Ōgure (Oh!Great) once said that a "living head" is the ultimate of body modification/mutilation. However I believe this also means that there's nowhere else to go, once you reach that point. This is also the reason why I'm not "into" the killing/necrophilia type of guro. Because, to me, a dead body is boring.

On a side note, I really, REALLY f**king hate firecrackers. I mean, fireworks are beautiful. But firecrackers are noisy, obnoxious, smelly, dangerous, and leave red crap all over the place.

Nothing pleases me more than a rainy Chinese New Year, which means less miniature explosives to set-off for the occasion.

| February 2, 2010

In the next few posts I will talk about this set of commissioned doujin/fan-art on Mega Man Battle Network. These are commissioned by cemex at 2008.2, if I recalled correctly. Initially 6 pictures are planned. But as the job went on, it eventually extended to 8 pictures and 1 wallpaper.

This set of pictures took me 1 year to finally finish. The reason it took so long is that it sort of interleaves with my regular book illustration job, and school. Also some accidents happened in between. (My work room was flooded in a typhoon once in that year, for instance.)

This is one reason why I haven't accepted any commission since. I never thought it would take me so damn long to finish something relatively small.

On to the pictures...

Before I started these pictures, I have never played any of the mega man games. Like, ever. Therefore I have to do some studies on the topic. I tried playing the Battle Network games on GBA (which I never finished, unfortunately), and saw some of the anime series. I do this because I believe that you cannot draw a good guro pic if you don't feel the "love" for the character.

Also I try to get the feel of how the "virtual" world of whatever Battle Network is in looks like, and then interpret it with my own style -- lots of metal grating, wires, etc. etc.

The first pic shows two droids holding Roll. The droids are modeled after this thing. I draw them in a way that suggests they are some kind of multilated former humans, with their abdomen removed, bondage gear etc.

Stay tuned for the commentary for the remaining pictures...

| January 23, 2010

This is another picture I've done for the novel. Basically she is some sort of Elizabeth Báthory type character. In fact, she is the torturer behind this.

Since the publisher I'm working for has their standards, I've prepared a boring version and let them decide which one to choose. I would be pleasantly surprised if they decide to go with the bloody one.

| December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

To tell you the truth, it's pretty hard to get a creative idea for Christmas guro. This pic, and the one last year, pretty much just pop up in my head in the last minute (which means I had barely enough time to finish it before Christmas Eve). Sure, I can draw a quadruple amputee wrapped up as a present, exploding gifts, stuff like that. But since I don't really do guro pics awfully often nowadays (due to workload), I figure that it's either a (hopefully) fresh idea, or don't do it at all.

The idea of this pic can actually be traced back to this one(2004):

Basically, a surprise visit from Santa.

I actually considered having the words written on the girl to be mirrored, so that she can read those words everytime she looks at the mirror. But cursive is almost unintelligible when filpped, so I left it as it is for the benefit of the viewer.

| November 20, 2009

The main inspiration of this picture is... well, mosquitoes.

Around October and early November, a certain kind of mosquitoes enter their mating season where I live. There're literally thousands of them swarming every light source, ceilings etc. I didn't really notice them (since they don't bite, luckily) until I saw HUNDREDS of them hanging around my ceiling. While I've heard that you don't actually need to deal with them, since they'll just leave (and die) after the mating season, I still enjoy spraying my can of raid to them and watch them drop. Until I get to clean up the mess.

| October 18, 2009

This is an old pic that I've drawn back in 2008-1-25.

Not much to say about this one. The theme of this picture is domestic violence/child abuse. I got the idea from reading some articles written by a social worker, which depicts a scene similar to this one.

Anyway, the pic is an excuse for me to post this PSA by the "Taiwan Fund for Children and Families" I saw the other day:

h t t p : / / www. ccf. org. tw /english/41.htm
(Sorry for the inconvenience. I could easily have posted a direct link, but I'd rather not have them trace back to the referral site, namely this sick, sick page.)

1st sentence: Daddy's car is fixed! It's just like new!
2nd sentence: When can I have a new pair of hands?

What can I say. My first reaction is "BEST. AD. EVAR." My second reaction is "Wow, can they show this on television?"

In any case, it's beautiful. To quote HK-47 from the Star Wars games, "a new atrocity that leaves me analyzing its impact for days." I'm SO motivated to do a short comic of this. Too bad I don't have a lot of free time recently...

(Disclaimer: I'm totally AGAINST domestic violence and child abuse in real life.)

| October 11, 2009

As you might know I spend most of my time (beside school) working as an illustrator for a couple of novels. The author gives me (relatively) a lot of freedom on choosing what I want to draw. And from time to time the novel does contain some gruesome scenes like this one:

The drawing is in grayscale since it's not a front/back cover, just something tucked inside the book. It's not as detailed as some of my other drawings since, well, they don't pay as much for these (ashamed).

However this is the first time I draw someone's mouth being sewn shut. I never did it before because I am ALWAYS bugged by the question: how do they eat? Feeding intravenously looks too "clinical", and feeding from the nose (heh) is just disgusting. XD

Anyway I might play with this idea a bit later.

| August 9, 2009

Thematically, this is a continuation of my last pic (kidnap).

A while ago, there was a local girl who was hit by a truck, and ended up losing both her legs and one arm. Visiting victims with this kind of injuries would be pretty awkward -- since my cynical self thinks that telling her "get well soon" would be a little pointless.

I wanted to draw a pic with this theme for quite some time. The last pic inspired me to draw this as a continuation. I kid myself that I've used up all the blood in the last picture, that's why this one is so clean. I also always find stuffed animals a little unsettling.

Last but not least, flower bouquet is a b*tch to draw. Reminds me of the tedious drawing lessons I had when I was younger.