Art Of Life

leseanthomas:

So Yoh Yoshinari, amazing animator/director at Studio Trigger (Little Witch Academia) has just joined Devaintart. OMG!

Say hello to Mr. Yoshinari! : http://neighborstudios.deviantart.com/

leseanthomas:

Kids, wishing to move to another country, say, Japan or Korea to be an animator, or a Mangaka? Listen to Kodansha Mangaka, Felipe Smith (PeePo Choo, MBQ, Ghost Rider), one of the first Americans to move, live, write, draw and publish his own manga for the largest manga publisher in the world, Kodansha (2008-2011).  Real knowledge and insight. 

Also, be prepared to work.

More on Felipe:  http://manga.about.com/od/mangaartistinterviews/a/Interview-Felipe-Smith.htm

leseanthomas:

jayj-jacks:

snubpollard:

(Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura)

Wonderfully staged fight scene!

My goodness. Hiroaki Samura is all. If only more mainstream comics displayed this level of staging/sequencing with their super powered, perfectly fit heroes ( 22 page limitations, advert-filled, overwriting obstacles notwithstanding). I’d read a lot more of them! 

leseanthomas:

Goodness, Yasuomi Umetsu’s (Kite/Mezzo Forte) Wizard Barristers TV series quality is just O_____O 

leseanthomas:

Ask the majority of the universities and the school curriculums why kids are graduating unable to fathom producing this kind of level of 2D animation for television. Ask the teachers. I believe It starts there. :-)

leseanthomas:

 Creative Intelligence Arts announced a Kickstarter on Friday for an original 24-minute anime titledUnder the Dog. The project is seeking to raise US$580,000 by September 7.
The project aims to carry the tradition of older sci-fi anime titles such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell, and the material was written between 1994 and 1995. The production team is usingKickstarter in order to avoid the process of funding from production committees and therefore retain creative control of the anime. If the Kickstarter is successful, the team hopes to expand with more projects in the Under the Dog universe.
Masahiro Ando (Hana-Saku Iroha, Blast of Tempest) will direct the series based on a story by Jirō Ishii (428: In a Blockaded Shibuya, producer on Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors). Yuusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening) is designing the characters, Kinema Citrus is in charge of animation, and Orange Co. (Ghost in the Shell Arise) is in charge of 3D CGI. Creative Intelligence Arts founder Hiroaki Yura is producing. Keiichi Momose (Steamboy, Stand By Me Doraemon) is serving as Audio director, Kevin Penkin is composing the original score, and John Kurlander is serving as the mixing and recording engineer.O___________O WOW!!!!!

leseanthomas:

Creative Intelligence Arts announced a Kickstarter on Friday for an original 24-minute anime titledUnder the Dog. The project is seeking to raise US$580,000 by September 7.

The project aims to carry the tradition of older sci-fi anime titles such as Akira and Ghost in the Shell, and the material was written between 1994 and 1995. The production team is usingKickstarter in order to avoid the process of funding from production committees and therefore retain creative control of the anime. If the Kickstarter is successful, the team hopes to expand with more projects in the Under the Dog universe.

Masahiro Ando (Hana-Saku IrohaBlast of Tempest) will direct the series based on a story by Jirō Ishii (428: In a Blockaded Shibuya, producer on Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors). Yuusuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening) is designing the characters, Kinema Citrus is in charge of animation, and Orange Co. (Ghost in the Shell Arise) is in charge of 3D CGI. Creative Intelligence Arts founder Hiroaki Yura is producing. Keiichi Momose (SteamboyStand By Me Doraemon) is serving as Audio director, Kevin Penkin is composing the original score, and John Kurlander is serving as the mixing and recording engineer.

O___________O WOW!!!!!

stephanie-hans:

New cover for Storm #4. It’s an official this time.

stephanie-hans:

New cover for Storm #4. It’s an official this time.

stephanie-hans:

I’ve been struggling to keep the information for me for a few weeks so now that the cat’s out of the box, I’m totally delighted to tell you that I’m joining a freakin’ fantastic creative team on new Marvel title Angela : Asgard Assassin.With former JIM comrade Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennet and Phil Gimenez.

stephanie-hans:

I’ve been struggling to keep the information for me for a few weeks so now that the cat’s out of the box, I’m totally delighted to tell you that I’m joining a freakin’ fantastic creative team on new Marvel title Angela : Asgard Assassin.With former JIM comrade Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennet and Phil Gimenez.

Could you point us in the direction of your favorite YouTube channels to reference from? You said you liked videos because they're less static... Thank you! I love your art and seeing your improvement <3
Anonymous

chazillah:

hey, thanks for the compliment! 

sure, no problem. i dont use many specific channels actually, but i’ll list some. to be honest, just about everything is useful, even makeup gurus (for portraits) to musicians to whatever.

channels/ref searches: 

fitnessblender - loads of exercises filmed at fullbody. also good at-home workouts:D

zuzkalight - same thing. dig back to her zwows

strengthcamp  - not really fullbody but good for mooscles 

olympics - basically anything here, can give ideas for more youtube searches too 

dance routines - loads of them here 

rhythmic gymnastics/yoga/figure skating etc. - do a youtube search for this stuff and you’ll get loads of ref. you can filter HD if you want too

sword-fighting - a few videos here of a dude with a sword, but there’s lots when you search too. you can easily find stuff like this 

kwonkicker - kickboxing / martial arts

catwalk stuff - drawing from fashion shows is great. you can look up ‘swimsuit (or lingerie) fashion show’ too if you dont want the clothes :D victoria’s secret has some nice shows at HD too, hehehe

and you can download your reference videos to your desktop via jdownloader 

la-vaniteuse:

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la-vaniteuse:

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