Sunday, August 23, 2009

rakugaki re-imagining

So if you've been keeping track of my blog posts, I've been trying to "re-find" my self and style.
Seeing the New Getter Robo OVAs helped put me back on track as Bandai's interpretation of of the Getter Robo mythos provided me with the energy needed to evolve!

Here's a link to the first 10 minutes of the show; watch to the end to see some sweet fighting animation!

I also ended up drawing a little Cutey Honey fanart before going back to freesketching.

The last picture is an idea for an short animation music video set to Radiohead's Lurgee.

That's all for now, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

shin rakugaki restsuken!

So here I've got some more interesting pictures... I hope.
Some old villains redrawn along with some philosopers on the right hand side.
The second picture is something I thought up while listening to Mew's Snow Brigade.
The third picture came about as I was riding home one night. For some reason I thought this was how the universe came to be.
Man I have a headache.

Friday, August 7, 2009

rakugaki gawker

This next sequence of pictures is going to be rather boring...
I kinda hit a funk, so I tried drawing through it, and this was the result.
Still feeling inept at drawing clothes on... women... Hmm..
Oh well, back to drawing!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

shin rakugaki mangaka

For today's rakugaki installment... well I wish I'd not post the trashy sketches (it only gets trashier from here) but a post is a post!

The Zangief drawing is a copy of Bengus's MVC2 art and most of the SF characters there are copies as well. Man.. drawing the gief was tough... since I try not to do any underdrawings in this sketchbook and just sight everything, copying Bengus's fantastic proportions was quite the ordeal.

There's something that's been bothering me as of late. I've been reading a lot of One Piece lately. And I do mean a lot. I've managed to see 1200 dpi scans of some pages and the amount of detail in it is astounding. I know it sounds wierd but seeing a stroke as big as my finger on the monitor makes me feel like I'm understanding Oda's process better. With seeing how he constructs his characters and world, I've taken in some of his stylistic choices to see how they would work out.
The one thing I have an IMMENSE respect and admiration for is Oda's ability to take a stock emotion/face such as shock and implement it into ANY character. The characters emotion is not only clear but one can recognize the character even though there might be up to 5 people exhibiting the same emotion. Or his animals! The all have the same face, but they all read as individual! I guess this is what you call... mastery.

Oda's ability to model the human body from any direction is also astounding. I've started leaning more towards his approach to character creation, both in face and body, but I feel as though its made me lose whatever originality I had. I feel like I can't create women anymore, or work off whatever ideas I might have had in the past.

I guess what I'm trying to communicate here are my feelings of ineptitude and the experience I'm gaining as I work towards a cohesive drawing style. I feel like it's time to start settling into something. It's time... TO HENSHIN!!!! FLLAAAAASSSSH~!!!! GYAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009



Start reading Hajime no Ippo recently and... its definitely a great shounen. It took me 73 chapters but I cried. It also features some classic punk bullying. I want to have Alex's story play out like a bully boxing arc.

The two pages of dogs there was from this one dog I saw while I was eating at Zunzis. It was this really unique mix and it had the biggest diamond head and the cutest snout. The giants name was Buddy Roe, and it wouldn't let me sketch him. I think he was scared of me :(