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J.Piechowiak - (+Web)comic artist & writer, illustrator, ethnolinguist, chocolate addict, pervert. Thinks in pencil, sings when nobody seems to be around.
Author of the webcomic More Than a Hunch.

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A man in a yellow dress - my contribution to the slash fiction zine Shousetsu Bang bang 50th issue's cover.
The cover is a reference to the Night Watch painting and I was delighted when I managed to get to reinterpret “the girl in a yellow dress holding a chicken”. At first I wanted to draw him with an actual rooster but then I thought having a limp, dead cock at his waist was somewhat wrong so instead he’s holding a dagger with a rooster head. (based on some real daggers I managed to google out though probably not too clearly visible :/)

A man in a yellow dress - my contribution to the slash fiction zine Shousetsu Bang bang 50th issue's cover.

The cover is a reference to the Night Watch painting and I was delighted when I managed to get to reinterpret “the girl in a yellow dress holding a chicken”.
At first I wanted to draw him with an actual rooster but then I thought having a limp, dead cock at his waist was somewhat wrong so instead he’s holding a dagger with a rooster head. (based on some real daggers I managed to google out though probably not too clearly visible :/)

A simple drawing I made for a business card. Not sure yet whether I’m going to use it.

A simple drawing I made for a business card. Not sure yet whether I’m going to use it.

More Than a Hunch webcomic updates! With a page you’ve never seen before! Because it’s a new page!
Go read from:First page || Newest page

More Than a Hunch webcomic updates! With a page you’ve never seen before! Because it’s a new page!

Go read from:
First page || Newest page

Hello, do you know the wonderful power of Anime and what it can do to you?

Hello, do you know the wonderful power of Anime and what it can do to you?

Commission for A Broken Winter. Full version over at Sinful Confectionery because it’s NSFW.
I will be making a proper commission rates/availability post in the next couple of days for those who are interested.

Commission for A Broken Winter. Full version over at Sinful Confectionery because it’s NSFW.

I will be making a proper commission rates/availability post in the next couple of days for those who are interested.

Rough short comic - read right to left and ignore the messiness.
I was drawing a short scene for something but in the end I didn’t finish it. I didn’t really like how it was coming out so I decided to forget about it forever but my friend was nagging me to finish it and post it somewhere.

So I decided to use some underhanded methods to make it somewhat presentable and cut out first three panels (which contain the dark-haired girl running from some kid of ball/school gathering - and this comic doesn’t deserve the time it would take to draw it a crowd scene).

If you are familiar with my comics (like http://morethanahunch.smackjeeves.com/) or finished works you are probably aware that this is really BELOW my usual finish quality.

"Don’t cry, Shinji, we will meet again…"
Found this in my warm-up sketches. I love the theory (or is it confirmed already?) that Kaworu is coming back in time and time and time again trying to get a good ending for Shinji. So sad…
Don’t lose your head, Kaworu!

"Don’t cry, Shinji, we will meet again…"

Found this in my warm-up sketches. I love the theory (or is it confirmed already?) that Kaworu is coming back in time and time and time again trying to get a good ending for Shinji. So sad…

Don’t lose your head, Kaworu!

I think any person who creates has a couple of eternal WIPs in their - metaphorical - drawer.

I have a couple of those - drawings or paintings I started but which got delayed by something or other and when I got back to them I made a leap in some part of my skills so they cannot be continued the way they were. Often I can just scrap those but some have parts I would like to keep and reuse for something else, especially if I already spend a lot of time on it. So I repaint and recomposition and try new ideas…. And sometimes, SOMETIMES it works.

But sometimes I end up going back to some bare bones of the idea again and again and nothing I do with it clicks. And then I start to wonder - is it time to let this one go…?

To the joy of some and confusion of others More Than a Hunch has updated again. Feel free to reblog or tell your friends ;)

First page || Newest page

Outfit concept for a Magic Academy female student uniform. I wanted to give it a bit of a witchy and a bit of a modern aspect. There was supposed to be a scarf with the set but I haven’t gotten to do it. It was designed for a thing but I realized I got way off track with the story so I scrapped it before I fleshed out actual character concept.

(For better or worse I seem to have some defined aesthetics when it comes to magical outfit design…)

Character design work in progress. I have gone wrong somewhere with the left one…
Posting mostly for myself because I am working through a strange artblock.

Character concept for a short comic about wizards and depression.
I am not working on the comic at the moment - I have too many projects atm - but it’s something I will definitely draw in the future. Or, if that’s impossible, write as prose. Or maybe make a short visual novel game? One way or the other I want to send it into the world one day for personal reasons.

For now I am just using the characters for my concept art practice. I will probably polish this a bit later and make a proper character sheet for this outfit - or maybe another - so I can put it into my portfolio. I might do one of the other character too.

Fun fact: the character is not blond, his hair is white.

Allen Walker - Crown Clown.Fanart of Allen Walker from manga D.Gray-Man.
Click here for higher resolution || This painting on deviantART

The piece is quite experimental and is inspired by the arc when this form of Allen’s Innocence’s appears and . I wanted to combine some strong design elements with digital painting. I used some clean black and white (which usually is NOT used in paintings) and apart from the details near the head the whole thing is actually greyscale. I wanted to give the coat a slightly off feeling because it is not exactly a coat but a strange combination of cloth, armor, weapon and something that is in a way alive.

Allen Walker - Crown Clown.
Fanart of Allen Walker from manga D.Gray-Man.

Click here for higher resolution || This painting on deviantART

The piece is quite experimental and is inspired by the arc when this form of Allen’s Innocence’s appears and . I wanted to combine some strong design elements with digital painting. I used some clean black and white (which usually is NOT used in paintings) and apart from the details near the head the whole thing is actually greyscale. I wanted to give the coat a slightly off feeling because it is not exactly a coat but a strange combination of cloth, armor, weapon and something that is in a way alive.

Practice sketches - architecture - streets of Florence.

A little practice with studies of my personal photos from Florence. First is a weird street/gate near Ponte Veccio, second is a side street leading to Piazza Michelangelo, third is a villa near the hotel we stayed at  and the last one… I… don’t remember.  I spent much too much time wandering the side streets of Florence :P

Sketch - Ren, Dramatical MurderText: Ren: I’m just distracting youMe: Then put a shirt on!So I finished Dramatical Murder last night. If you have played the true route you know that the moral is: not matter how good you think your choices are in the end you might end up screwing yourself.
When I reached the scrap part in the game it was already past 2 a.m. and I could not help it, I had to take a break to sketch the human!Ren because… damn.

Sketch - Ren, Dramatical Murder
Text: Ren: I’m just distracting you
Me: Then put a shirt on!

So I finished Dramatical Murder last night. If you have played the true route you know that the moral is: not matter how good you think your choices are in the end you might end up screwing yourself.

When I reached the scrap part in the game it was already past 2 a.m. and I could not help it, I had to take a break to sketch the human!Ren because… damn.