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Spinning Bird Kick v2.0 by tracerhank
Spinning Bird Kick v2.0
This piece was original drawn in 2004. As with most of my prints, I make a limited run and that was it. Over the years, I have received many compliments and requests to reprint the artwork from many kind people. But it's been ten years, and may I dare say that my skills leveled up a bit. So the artwork has been updated, and a (re)print will happen in the next convention I go to. Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to do so.

*older version may be seen elsewhere in my gallery*

Chun Li (c) Capcom
Medium: Pencil and Photoshop
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Rokuu: California Summer by tracerhank
Rokuu: California Summer
WaCowLA Magazine, a local magazine to the San Gabriel Valley of California, did a feature on my work. What I was truly appreciative of, was being given the cover space. This is the artwork, dedicated to them and fans, wrapping up the summer with sexy innocence.

Rokuu (c) Henry Liao
Medium: Photoshop CS5
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Many of you may have noticed that a few of my recent artwork involved three octopi-looking characters. They are actually creations of my own, and here's a quick description:

ROKUU is a Martian race that is tired of the icy cold red planet and left for the beautiful neighboring blue planet. Upon arriving and finding out that Earth is full of danger and people that will not hesitate to exploit anything news-worthy, the cuddly, six-legged little guys, easily mistaken as octopi, decided to settle down at the bottom of the ocean, blending in among the invertebrates. Still, curiosity of the world above sea level is tempting. From time to time, glimpses of the Rokuus can be captured on land.


I originally created these little guys back in 2008. It's taking me a long time outside of my career in advertising and side-career in illustration to gradually form the characters into shape. As with any self-starter, funding was an issue, so finding a manufacturer that is willing to give my designs the built-quality and small order quantity took time, and mostly luck. Fortunately, I was introduced to my current contact by a good buddy of mine, and the opportunity pretty much fell into my lap. So rather than holding off until I'm done with the storybook that was supposed to be released first, I jumped on to release the first three toy variations. This was a big decision because it's not the best marketing method to have products before having brand. But it was important to me to build a good relationship with the factory that I want to work with from here and on.

So, three characters first. Story will be on the way, I promise.

I'm very happy with the quality of the toys that are now available. The materials look great, feel great, and kids loved holding them when I secretly "launched" the toys at Comic-Con San Diego this year. I hope to share my line of toys with the whole world.

If you like the cute plush toys I am selling, use the coupon "SAVE10" to save 10% on your purchase.

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TMNT 2014: Raph by tracerhank
TMNT 2014: Raph
Hot of my excitement after seeing the latest adaptation of the long standing franchise, I did a quick sketch during work break. Physique wise, this sketch is actually based off the Nickelodeon CG TV show.

Medium: Ball point pen
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Commission: Batman by tracerhank
Commission: Batman
This was a commission done onsite at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. It turned many heads and brought over many visitors to my table, which also lead me to draw almost nothing but Batman sketches and commissions all weekend.

Batman (c) DC Comics
Medium: Sakura Micron & Copic pens; Chartpak & Copic markers
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Many of you may have noticed that a few of my recent artwork involved three octopi-looking characters. They are actually creations of my own, and here's a quick description:

ROKUU is a Martian race that is tired of the icy cold red planet and left for the beautiful neighboring blue planet. Upon arriving and finding out that Earth is full of danger and people that will not hesitate to exploit anything news-worthy, the cuddly, six-legged little guys, easily mistaken as octopi, decided to settle down at the bottom of the ocean, blending in among the invertebrates. Still, curiosity of the world above sea level is tempting. From time to time, glimpses of the Rokuus can be captured on land.


I originally created these little guys back in 2008. It's taking me a long time outside of my career in advertising and side-career in illustration to gradually form the characters into shape. As with any self-starter, funding was an issue, so finding a manufacturer that is willing to give my designs the built-quality and small order quantity took time, and mostly luck. Fortunately, I was introduced to my current contact by a good buddy of mine, and the opportunity pretty much fell into my lap. So rather than holding off until I'm done with the storybook that was supposed to be released first, I jumped on to release the first three toy variations. This was a big decision because it's not the best marketing method to have products before having brand. But it was important to me to build a good relationship with the factory that I want to work with from here and on.

So, three characters first. Story will be on the way, I promise.

I'm very happy with the quality of the toys that are now available. The materials look great, feel great, and kids loved holding them when I secretly "launched" the toys at Comic-Con San Diego this year. I hope to share my line of toys with the whole world.

If you like the cute plush toys I am selling, use the coupon "SAVE10" to save 10% on your purchase.

RedRabbit.storenvy.com

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Henry Liao
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Henry's notable work includes his involvement on The Lion King, The Swan Princess, SpongeBob Squarepants, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, The Corolla Hatsune Miku Campaign and several Marvel Masterpieces cards from Upper Deck. He has proficiency in creating dynamic sequential images for both comic books and storyboards. He currently works full time as an illustrator at a reputable advertising agency in Long Beach, California.

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:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday :D
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darkwarrior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Happy B-Day.
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gph-artist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Henry!  Thanks for the +Watch!  Right back at ya'...


Now get to work.  All you did was sit and do nothing for 4+ days in San Diego...  ;)
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tracerhank Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
My pleasure! Love your art. See you at the next con!
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:iconthe-kid36:
the-kid36 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
happy birthday :)
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:icondarkwarrior:
darkwarrior Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Happy B-Day.
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woofkitty Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hai, do you remember me? i was at comic con on saturday and i bought one of your drawings. the harley quinn picture. i was the girl with her dad.
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tracerhank Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hello. Yes, I remember. Thank you for stopping by my table, and thank you for the watch!
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woofkitty Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem, like i probally already said this but, i love your art!
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Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconteen-titans-project:

Welcome to the Teen Titans Project! I am so happy you decided to join us. To better help you navigate your group; here are some links for you:

Rules: [link]

About Us: [link]

Chat Room: [link]

If you have any questions or want to help out, just ask. I'll be happy to help. =)

Sincerely,
Karlee (founder)


Titans together, Titans forever.
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