Monday, December 23, 2013

Iconic Pinups - Steampunk!

Hello! I've finished my Iconic Pinups photoshoot!

Here's the link to my online album, as I don't feel like giving the images away to Facebook!

Steampunk 2013

Thank you Iconic Pinups! You both were lovely!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Duarte Art Show!

I'm going to be pairing up with Rivets and Cogs at the Duarte Girl's school art faire.

Here's their Etsy here.

I will be taking commissions and selling my prints. I'm also going to show off the new display rig! I'm so proud of the advancement thus far!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

patreon - wave of the future!

I've discovered a new thing to possibly help us artists fund ourselves in what we love to do. Etsy and Kickstarter are great things, but Patreon promises to help one have a fairly steady income while you're working on your project. Like Kickstarter, you can put long-term goals and rewards per person.

I've created one for HoraTora Studios. Please check it out!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Julia and Horchata

So, my friend Julia does cute things to animals. She loves to give this cat, Horchata a double high five when she's lying on the ground.

Instead of appreciating this attention, she gets pissed.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tora, Tora, Tora

Welcome the new little banner mascot I created for HoraTora Studios. I'll be having him grace my page here.

Please like my page to like him.... or you can like his image too!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Let it Go, Let it Go

I rather liked Elsa from Frozen. Plus her character design was really neat.

Aurora borealis, anyone?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nick for Both Seasons

Here's one of my characters, Nick for two seasons.

Casual Apple with a Top Hat

Hetalia Fanart: Prussia X Hungary

I've become a big fan of Hetalia. Only in anime could you take something so gnarly as WWII and somehow anthropomorphize countries into attractive young men and women. It's also clever and it appeals to my short attention span that each episode is 5 minutes apiece.

I included my favorite pairing of Hungary and Prussia.

I'll pop this up as an 18X12 poster in Etsy soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Richard's the Thing RPG game has been finally completed! I am quite pleased to see it come to fruition.

Please, feel free to download it, play with it, and leave feedback!

Downloads can be got from the blog posts on: (Both posts are identical)

So do something constructive this Turkey Day and play a game. You know you want to....

Friday, November 22, 2013

Busy BEE! Annie Mochizuki

Annie Mochizuki, age 19
Main and alternate palette. 
Originator: Rashumel Oxley
Concept art: Christie Shinn

I didn't like the first concept, so I decided to make it a bit better and tightened it up.
Nick and Shin
Originator and Concept: Christie Shinn

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evelyn at Project Arc

Here's the femme fatale, Evelyn.

She does resemble an actress that you may be aware of...

I thought I hit IT again with her face and such.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

DR. WHO X 2! Nuke the Fridge 2013 @ Frank N Sons!

Hello! I'll be at the artists area with my own table from 9am-5pm at Nuke the Fridge! . I'll be premiering these two Dr. Who prints at my table for $10 apiece. I will also personally sign and address them to you. :)

I will then throw them up on Etsy after tomorrow!

Hope to see you there!

Nuke the Fridge 2013
19649 San Jose Ave.
Industry, CA 91748

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nick and Shin - New Additions to Project Arc

Project Arc* has kindly let me introduce two of my own characters into their fighting game.

They are both half sisters. Nick (left) is the daughter of a police officer and of an intellectual family. She is now a demon slaying avatar and it's questionable if what she sees is reality or it is a result of internal turmoil and demons. She wields the Sword of Ruth that is the Truth-Seeker. Shin (right) is half-Japanese and from the same mother. She works now as an Interpol agent (but in the deepest crevasses of secrecy that Nick used to be in).

It's not known if the sisters do care about each other or are trying to kill each other. There's an uneasy truce about them. Both are proficient in hand-to-hand combat and gunplay. Nick is more proficient in swordplay but she's not too bad with other weapons. Shin prefers a small daggerlet.

Still working out the kinks in the story, but I'm quite happy with the development so far.

*They are going through a major update.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


SUNDAY ONLY! I'll be there from 9-5pm at Frank n Sons with an artist table. I'll be selling prints, comissioned sketches, and posters! GREAT SHINY POSTERS! FREE ADMISSION! LOVELY POTATOES! (maybe not potatoes...)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New HoraTora Etsy store!

I'm on Etsy now! Hooray!

Now, you can purchase a personally signed print.

I also will be expanding into other products soon. I'm looking into doing posters and possibly an art book at a later date.

HoraTora Studios Etsy store.

You're welcome to drop me suggestions and questions regarding product too.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Comikaze here I COME!!!!

I'll be over at Comikaze in the Artist's Alley at booth AA415. Please feel free to visit me there. I should be wearing something interesting and quirky... like most people at this convention.

For my Facebook followers, it might be a reiteration and repetition. However, you do get a new map that will give you SHINY GOLDEN TREASURES!!!* Or at least get you to my booth!

Here's my advert:

And here's a helpful map of the convention space:

*I'm lying about the GOLDEN TREASURES part. Go figure. But I will be Instagramming and social media-ing my way out there! Have fun!

Monday, October 28, 2013


I was in the company of Zombies, now I shall be in the company of another group of undead. Doesn't hurt to be varied.

Zombie Night!

I had a really great drawing session with Vampires the other day....

But I've been hitting "IT". We all know this when we hit a point in time when we go to ANOTHER LEVEL!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Endings to the THING RPG

Here's more teasers on different endings to Richard's game.

However, I'm not going to tell you which ones. :D

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The THING game goes LIVE on 11/28/13!

Hello! I've been working on the Thing game for my friend Richard on the encounter backgrounds and some of the ending images.

I also found out I'm an NPC in the game. I'm apparently really badass.

If you have trouble viewing it, here is the link.

It's free to play.

Here is his ModDB.

Here is his blog

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Katherine from Project Arc

This character was thought up by Anthony Bonilla, and I drew and colored it.

Project Arc is here.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Geeksmith for Project Icarus

So, Kenny (Head Designer) and I (Character Concept Artist) have been interviewed by Michael Serrata and Phil Impaglia at Geeksmith Productions in regards to our game!

Listen and enjoy!


He's a good man. He tends to lose things every so often. That thing is his mind.

This is a drawing of the actual event of losing a mind.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I Am A Fish!

Fred Moutran has designed a game.

He has asked me to do graphics on the game to revamp it.

It's nice to see my drawings come to life.

You will need Chrome to do it. But you are this cute little fishie shooting big, mean sharks. You have to avoid pointy little things. It's rather fun!

Thanks very much, Fred. :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Alors! I Am Now An Author!**

I've written of my personal survival guide to becoming an artist in the gaming world.

It's in Gamedev/Tuts+.

It documents my neuroses and how I've learned to deal with them in order to become what I am and will be in the future.

I'm quite excited. Please, feel free to read it.

*Thank you, Jean Webster...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Puddle of Ink

Depression is to me a puddle of ink.

It washes away in a heavy flood of who you are, what you are, and what you can be.

You need to repaint yourself again and again in these times where you build enough ink to sustain past the flood waters of your life and to stay whole until the very end of what you were given.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gallery Girls: Goth Babes

I wanted to do something different as with Goth Night.

People often draw lacy, black thing types of which are quite nice, but I wanted to go a step further.

It didn't help that it was the weekend of my birthday and well, I wanted to take the piss out of convention. Besides, I wanted to analyze the skeletal structure.

Then, shit got weird...

Ah me.... and like a boss I spilled some of my delishus drink on my sketchbook.

Thanks to Gallery Girls. They're a lovely bunch of ladies for all of your modeling wishes!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gallery Girls: Circus Pin-Up

It seems that I've determined that whenever I sketch, it's to memorize lines on a face and body. I'm not really composing a "piece". However, when I do "improv" sketches based on that memory, they turn out fabulous.

Circus Studies
Circus Improv

Thanks to Prix and Jennifer who have made this possible!

Monday, August 26, 2013

New Frontiers....and All Those Other Stuffs...

Hello! Things go well on the work front. I am well pleased at how things are going.

First hand, I've been enjoying things in spriteish form. (is that a word? Oh well.) I've enlarged them a bit for easier "seeing".

2D Spirte Assets

Nice logo work and background for a mobile game called "CyberCity". I was blown away and happy how it turned out.

CyberCity Logo

CyberCity Screenshot

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Well, I've been doing some backgrounds more for my lovely friend Richard.

He just loves the Thing 2 and well, I love helping people and making art and it worked out.

He's also a very lovely person to work with, so please give him more love.

Here's some more backgrounds. Check out his stuff.: :)

Antarctic Airstrip
Ancient UFO

Destroyed Weapons Testing Base
Destroyed/Abandoned Wooden Floor Area

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Moving Forward:

I'm currently accepting queries for projects as my brain has been growing at a rampant rate. It needs brain food to feed it.

It desires projects.

It desires lovely things and inspiration.

Feel free to reach me through any medium and I'll get back to you asap.

If all else fails, email me at:
designer [at] christieshinn [dot] com

//format is designed to deter evil spam-bots.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


His name is Bat and it's for a friend's game.

His subsequent contact information and happy graphical things are at:

Please give this guy some love - he really wants to make a good game. Hopefully had you enjoyed my concept of the character he gave me to flesh out.

If it didn't make sense - for Pete's sake it's 1:15am. My brain is too overclocked and it shut down to cool off...