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Messages - yulemaestro

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Yeah I can go for that. It's actually something I want to ask for Japanese towns for sure, but 'Murica interests me quite a bit when it comes to story settings for sure.

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break Room / Xmas Raider MR
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:13:18 PM »

December XX.XX.2018

Subject: Sansuits

From: Fashion District

To: All Capable Raiders



Title.

I can't say much but you've got to believe me. Sorry about photobucket and all the kidnapping (and shipping fanfics) and all of that but this is some serious cheese: Winter is coming.

Winter is coming and you have no idea. None of you are prepared for The Snowball Ball that is going down this year.   The tans are pissed and I do not know why. It's definitely not because of the panty raid attempts. Or all the off-topic posts. Or any shenanigans in general. None of that. For sure.

We need to be ready. If not, then the only bright colours and red we'll be seeing this festive season is from the explosions and blood that'll flash before our eyes.

Save yourselves: Give me the design of your Raider Battle-Ready-Xmas-Suit   so that you'll be ready for The Snowball Ball. So that you'll survive.



P.S: If you do not give any then I'll have to send you a Gesuto-uniform, which, i'm sorry to say, is red. As in red-shirt. As in dead-shirt. Just sayin.






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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:50:39 PM »
That's pretty important as far as props go. In my head at least, construction is mostly the reason for unfinished buildings... Unless it's a warzone.

I can theoretically google this, but how are stairs even built? Do they start from bottom step to top or is there some sort of frame made from floor to floor?

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:47:50 PM »
Oh yeah for sure. The next 3.7 seconds are going to be annoying to animate but I look forward to the bigger and better things to animate.

@Walter I've loved animation for age too. From flip books till Pivot. If you can find any of them I'd love to see them.

Anyways this animation is 32 drawings (I say that on purpose instead of frames to give you an idea of how it works)

I'll record my next process to give you a better idea. But really Walter you can pull of great animations it's almost scary how the human eye and mind see movement even I was happy with how my crappy animation turned out.

(the girl one was 5 frames)



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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Suuper's manga (+digital and 3D)
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:42:15 PM »
Damn dat file organization deserves a topic in of itself.

Dude your finished WIPs are amazing all across the board. They're webcomic ready and stuff. Such clean lines, and the colours work so well. I want to use colour now. Also kawaii. Also what software do you use because I may or may not be a traitor to paint.

WIPs make the world go round. Top left, bottom left and wavy gal are my favourites. I like the side face too, and how the eyes are so well centered. You are a loyal subject to proportion sama as always.

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I'm pretty sure I or someone else asked this on the Writers' Discussion board but yeah asked it again.

Research I'll definitely do, but I was just interested in your opinions on that front. I've never asked an expert about any facts I needed checking, but I hope to try that out once in my life at least to make my scripts feel legit.

And Coryn on what ye said that reminds me of this meme:




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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:18:15 PM »
On vehicles-buses : What do you mean by individual trays like the cup-holder in a car or like the fold-down seat on a bus/aeroplane

Also I've never thought about overhead storage as in thinking of drawing them for some reason. I think of Emergency hammers and the hand rails for the seats but never pay attention to where the luggage should be. That's interesting. At least you think of handles on headrests lel.

Tvs on the roof are a mini challenge for me by the way (along with tvs on the back of seats) I force myself to draw and never use them other than to check the weather or travel distance.


On Cities: plyons always sound electric to me, and I could google it for sure. But what do pylons mean!?

I'm not trying to be frustrating but how do you draw junk? A circle with some interesting things poking out of it or do you see it as every rubbish piece in detail? I've never been able to draw truly urban scenes with 'unfinished structures' as you mentioned and/or debris

Wind mills I'd actually love to draw, and electric lines are also suprisingly fun to draw. Railway tracks too if you can be forgiving to yourself on detail.

On House-bedroom: I'm already defeated at fan, clock and calender, even though these are the most obvious things to draw as someone who loves manga and anime. Like I'm not even talking about drawing them in 3d or accurately: These are stuff that always show up in the protagonists' room, and I've never drawn them. Thanks for reminding me.

I'd like to learn to draw a good kotatsu though. And futon. Or short table. I'd like to be able to draw the furniture.  Heck, the workspace of any of my protagonists would be interesting, whether computer or pen and paper I wish I'd drawn one before.




Glad you found my commentary interesting if anything. I'm fully commiting to documenting my art rather than making stuff with trumpets and all, and I hope it makes me more active when it comes to posting and doing stuff haha.

Also it's totally your fault for posting walls of text.






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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:18:12 AM »
Impossible to say. I wasn't motivated and I worked on it after abandoning it for a while. For the latest clash though 2 hours. I need to record longer. For the first one 1 hour.

@Walter Here is a tut that inspired me, and a YouTube channel too. You need to check it out. It's the reason I've decided to go ahead and animate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEjBPAuPXc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypPggj9N2JU

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Dragon of Acadia concept art
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:11:36 AM »
Damn too kawaii for life. Really love that underwater scene too. Amazing stuff.

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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:10:29 AM »


I need to use rulers more. My slanting problem is ridiculous, and I've discovered that I can't draw mirror images to save the life of me. (shoes, 101). Normally I'm cool with this sort of thing and just on mileage when drawing, but since I'm going to be doing animation along with comics soon , I need a little bump in accuracy.

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I had no inspiration today, so while I did make a lot of imaginary outfits, I learnt a lot from looking around: Clothing is very, very weather themed, and beyond that, it's all about the patterns/textures. I could break down every piece of clothing this month to hoodies and coats - The thing that sets them apart is colours and palletes. (Yeah some will have furry looks some will have lines e.t.c but there's no crazy variation as you'd see in manga/anime.)

I need to look into shoes. From observation, I'm impressed at how varied they actually are in shape.






Twas an interesting session this time around. I wanted to test my consistency of the background while developing a scene. I deliberately did not add dialogue boxes or even try ti have an idea of what was happening up until the 117 mark.

Noticed/Thought about a heck of a lot of things. So in no particular order



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1. If I can list the props needed for a particular background or scene, then I'll do better

If I can hear the word 'City' in my head then all I need to do is think of traffic lights, sidewalks, trashcans, hydrants, glass, doors, signs e.t.c If I can forgive myself for 3d accuracy I can just stuff a scene with all of that stuff to make it at least look good. A higher level artist, however, would be concerned about if cities in Britain have the same fire hydrants as those in 'Murica. There are some fine differences aren't they? Or something.

2. Proportion sama

If you can't 3d (Like I can't) Then at least try to be able to find how the sizes and shapes fit in an image. I learnt the hard way how bad I am at this on 114,115 and 116. This isn't good, but at least I could comprehend in my mind what the scene was - The important thing is though, did the reader see it right?

3. Foreshortening

Important. I do a lot of stick figures and I'm still on the fence about this because of practicality, but foreshortening makes a lot out of an image. The original version of 122 was very horizontal, then I drew the large foot and even though it looked wackier, it looked better.

4. Are you still reading this?

Ironic, I know, but actually this is one of the points I've discovered for myself: Art for me NEEDS to become documentary rather than creation-ary. I've always been a sketchy hobbyist type, so thinking about making complete projects is way too stressful. It's more fun to try to document my process and post as much as possible than to make complete illustrations and pour all my energy into that.

It's a tricky subject for me. You see, I love anime but I feel uncomforteable when a critic digs into it and dissects it. I want to just enjoy it as a viewer would with no expectations and no big judgements.
    On the other hand: Analysing stuff is part of the process. It's interesting to find a word for stuff that you take for granted. Who knew there was a word for a storyteller that is also part of the story? It's annoying to overanalyze things and the best art that is done imo is when you just screw around and go for it rather than scienfitifcally approach everything. But perhaps there's a place for both worlds.

5. Particle effects, hatching, lighting

I need to learn how shounen manga show punches, explosions, magic and the like. It's actually amazing how they can show so much light and effects with only black and white, and I need to absolutely learn that. Bleach is my favourite example on that front: I've never not mistaken a Cero as anything other than an epic energy blast.

6. Depth

It's important to know which character is more importan than the other.

7. Shapes

Stick figures are only useful if the feet are pointy and the faces have the cross-face. The better the artist, the less you need these to show where the figure is facing, but otherwise from the lowest details to the highest, the basic figures need to be distinct.


Finally

As far as I can see, the storyboard became some weird discussion and then turned into an epic battle of rock-paper scissors. Did ye see that?

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In the context of comics, manga and anime, how do you write characters who are almost supernaturally smart?




I've been catching up to all shows from the CW Arrowverse and am on the latest season of Supergirl. Supergirl, to be honest, is a show that I had very negative opinions of at the start. But it's grown on me over time.

Lex Luthor is always referenced, and the Tech-Guy of the season is also someone with super intelligence - He has all the tics and stuff of a 'smart' person, but how do you show someone's intelligence in manga and anime convincingly? How do you have them speak in a way that convinces a smart reader that you know what you're talking about? Do you just throw big numbers around or is there something else you do?


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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:09:24 AM »
I'll link when I'm at my workstation next. But yeah it's unsurprisingly easy. You just gotta believe your eyes will be tricked by the movement and the animations will look OK.

And yeh. Anime coming soon to a theatre near you. Where are my voice actors at.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Walter's Gallery
« on: December 09, 2018, 03:07:32 AM »
Gust!

Dude love these pages. Your output is so legit. We should collab when you're up to it again haha.

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Comics and other Gallery / Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:26:15 AM »
I'll keep that in mind. It's not super easy but I'm a bit laissez faire when it comes to making these things. If they were full figure carefully planned drawings I wouldn't be making this rate at all.

That could be an idea. I do need a light table though.  I bought tracing paper and it just didn't quite work for me, and it'd be a godsend if I ever want to finish copydrawing naruto.

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Manga Art Gallery / Re: Legomaestro's Art Box
« on: December 08, 2018, 10:22:06 AM »
Cheers cheers

Animation with mspaint. Twas time consuming but fun. Expanded on an outfit I did for my clothes drawings



And a work in progress of Coryn vs Lego


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