So, the past few days of practice have been good for me. I'm really starting to get quick with these gestures, and have been able to know several of them out in a few seconds. I'm also getting a better eye for balancing my characters and I think soon this foundation will be solid enough for me to move on the the next step of my new training.
Here are a few new takes on Zombie Shark Bear main character, Mirai Samekuma. ZSB is still planned and will be happening eventually, and the story is actually in the final drafts. Just putting a little more polish on it and I think it'll be coming along. Expect some more news on it soon. These concepts were some ideas on making Mirai look a little older, but after consideration I think Mirai should be a cute character in her human form in order to make her zombie form all the more terrifying and monstrous.
Also, went out to dinner while on some errands today and decided to have a special kind of comfort food. Spicy ramen and grilled chicken skin from Gunco/ Kanpai Ramen in my local neighborhood. Delicious food and a great place to get something thinking and writing done!
Another set of gesture drawings. Yesterday I was really focused on trying to achieve proper balance on my standing figures. I'm still not feeling that these are coming out as quick and naturally as they should, so further practice is going to be imperative!
I've recently decided that I need to get back to my art basics in order to really boost my artistic capabilities. After purchasing a new anatomy book (Figure Drawing Design and Invention by Michael Hampton) at Wonder Con last month, I've started doing some daily gesture drawings which I'll be trying to post as often as I can.
The tricky thing is improving old techniques and learning new ones without having my current and developing styles conflict, which is something that's been a little vexing. Anyway, here's today's posts!
Besides reading One Piece, I also checked out Naruto this week. I have a love-hate relationship with Naruto, having once been an big fan prior to the beginning of part 2, and subsequently losing interest due to some questionable writing decisions and the somewhat uninspired designs of new characters. However as the series draws closer to it's conclusion and many of the plot threads are ironed out, I've begun to enjoy the series again, though I still can't say it's as good as it was during the early part of it's run.
After writing a lengthy article on how much I love Eiichiro Oda's One Piece in it's cumulative entirety, what better way to follow up than with a brief run down on the most recent chapter? Hit the jump to read my take aways on this week's installment.
Now that my religiously themed blogging project is done, I'm going to start doing more of my regular comic, film, and toy posts again and to start, I thought it'd be a good idea to finish up my Five Favorite Manga countdown I started a couple weeks ago.
I really doubt this comic needs any introduction from me at all, since anyone who reads manga has a high probability of know about this series already. It is the most popular and best selling manga of all time in Japan, and it's demographic is surprisingly all inclusive which is an incredible achievement for a comic book. Obviously, it's one of my favorite comics as well. If you haven't read it, here's a brief primer on it and before we even begin I'll just say that every comic fan owes it to themselves to give this series a try. ONE PIECE By Eiichiro Oda
Okay, so I've been a little behind on my final three posts, this weekend was really busy so I didn't really get a chance to sneak away and write like I thought I would. There was also the matter that the subject matter of days 38 and 39 required a little more thought than I was expecting, and wanting to write something worth reading, I decided it'd be best if I took my time with them.
Anyway, here we are at the final post of my Lent blogging project.