Monday, May 16, 2011

Design Festa33

Last weekend, I went to Design Festa! It's basically a event for all creative
things. I went there to see mainly illustrations but I saw lots of other
interesting and inspiring creations there. Such an awesome event for
all artists!


Here's some pics

These are some post cards with crazily cute illustrations I got.
Japan is filled with CUTE things! I love it!!!

If you're interested in artists from these post cards, I've put some of artist's
links in "Great Inspirations"(right corner), so visit them! Most of links with
(JP)s are links added for that. (JP) stands for Japanese website by the way.
You can use translation website if you need.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Old Man

Back to character type practice. I found that it's pretty fun drawing old
people. This was inspired by a man I saw in train today. I liked his glasses.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mean Twins

little break from drawing not familiar character types. Drawing kids is so much fun!!!

Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below(星を追う子ども) Review

I've just watched Makoto Shinkai's(known for 5 Centimeters per Second)
new feature anime film, Children who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.

here's Trailer

Same as 5 Centimeters per Second, it shows lots of really well painted
background and I could see how Shinkai really focuses on making a
beautiful picture. Every frame got nice lighting and composition,
so beautiful.

There was big difference in story comparing to his old films. He often
showed somehow realistic and nostalgic love stories, but this time, it
was ghibli-like adventure story which is good for family. Personally,
I like this one better because it's so simple and got happy ending(some
people might say different opinion about ending but I assume as that).
5 Centimeter per Second is kinda depressing for me...

I could smell Ghibli-ish style from trailer like character designs, but
it really had Ghibli's influence than I thought. Some points I noticed are
how character's hair reacts with character's emotion(think of Nausicaa,
when she got mad in the scene when her dad was killed) , and how
character eats.(specifically, how character chews. It really reminded me
of Ghibli) These factors made me feel like this film is less original.

Overall, I really satisfied with this film. I think it was really well
animated for whole film and got good actings for anime. All technical
things aside, I could enjoy this film until the end without getting bored.
At least it was good enough to make me cry. I've watched several new
feature animes since I backed to Japan, and this one is the best so far.
I don't know when it's shown in US or Canada, but animators should
watch it. totally worth it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sexy(?) Girl

I'm trying to get various character types as possible as I can! I tried
"sexy character" this time but I think it's not sexy enough...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tough Guy

Random character I developed from my sketches. It's so tough to draw guy for me...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dancing Girl

This is the experimental illustration using painting software SAI.
This took me less than 1 hour, it was really handy than I expected.
Really nice software for line drawing I felt.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Illustrations Feb~April2011

Here's a page of random character illustrations I've done recently.
I'm experimenting with markers for coloring. I like it so far.

Sketches March~April 2011