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    Art Syk3: Traditional Artwork

    [B]Time is Slow:[/B] Very surreal. I personally would prefer the blending to be more subtle in the background, but it offers a nice contrast to the ... wrist? ... the watch is on. It's nicely done with acrylics. [B]Quiet Boy: [/B] There's something kind of off about the face. Like the lower his-left our-right portion? I'm not sure it should dip in like that. The shading is marvelous, though, and I really like his look. It's almost as if he's harboring some inner demon unbeknowst to the world. [B]Control Anger: [/B] The "mute" is the most important part! As it is already located of the normal focal point, it should be bold to draw attention. Write bigger, or thicker, or I dunno ... The idea is sooo great, and the tv remote was done [B]extremely well. And with pastels!!!!! I bow down to you. Do you know me?: [/B] I thought it was a photo at first glance, to be honest. The detail work for the zipper is amazing. The subtle shading of the face is something that contrasts sharply with the metal/plastic highlights of the zipper. Really good. [B]Sleeping Cat:[/B] Neko! erm, heh. It looks so soft, like you could reach out and bury your fingers in silky fur. I'm not sure of the effect you were going for, so I don't know if you were going for the muted vs. vivid colors. For a "silence" theme, I would have chosen softer, grayer shades for the blanket to keep the cat as the main object. However, it looks good as it is, because really it emphasizes the connection between the cat and the blanket. Kinda like it's saying sometimes you just need to curl up on a blanket and sleep. >^..~< [B]Depression:[/B] I like this one. The shading in the background brings out the gloominess, and his expression isn't overly ... blah. It brings out all the subtle nuances of depression. His cap kind of looks like it's resting on his hair instead of pulled down on his head. But that's REALLY not very noticeable. [B]Quatro:[/B] You did that with acrylics. o.0 [B]Look to Above: [/B] Hm. The hair looks roughly done, but perspective is awesome. It looks ... I dunno ... like you rushed it. The wonderful shading seems hurried. It may not have been and may be just me nitpicking, but ... Just my two cents.
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    Art RK fan art

    Those are rather nice and resemble the Rurouni Kenshin style very, very nicely. It must have taken a lot of patience to shade the 1st one! I usually get irritated if I have to shade such a large area. It's really very good use of the pencil medium.
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    Art Gothic Lolita Neko (nyao!)

    Hm. I haven't been here in so long that I was sent an e-mail telling me how to delete my account. Anyway, I've noticed my drawing style changed yet again on me, and I'm not sure if I like it. This is not good, considering my fledgling webcomic is suffering under this uncertainty. I'd appreciate it if someone could give me some insight on the lineart. I guess criticism on all aspects are welcome, but I already know the cg could definitely be better. :: sigh :: [IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/klinanime/egl_neko.jpg[/IMG] oh yeah, I can't tell if the whole thing is proportional or not...
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    Manga Why do you draw manga?

    Um. BLUE... I'm confused. Are you asking me, or are you asking people in general, because if it's people in general, that's the topic of this thread. What's your incentive to draw manga. INCENTIVE. Your innermost reason, selfish or otherwise, for drawing manga. That's what I was hoping to get at. (And the Psych course doesn't begin until next semester...) Yeah... If you were asking me: [QUOTE]Personally, my incentive to draw is because I like it, but my incentive to draw manga is to get my thoughts out there for critiques and I suppose, sadly enough, for praise.[/QUOTE] In other words, hope for a reputation to get a job I won't tear my eyes out in. In more words, fame towards a blissful future. (ouch, sounded shallow...) Rubs head... I didn't think I had anything insulting in that last post, did I? What was the "okay, then" for? I think that's what really confused me.
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    Manga Why do you draw manga?

    A lot of "'cause I like to"s out there, and it reassures me that the next generation of mangaka will show as much dedication as the present. There's also a lot of "manga as last artistic hope"s, which commends the artistic talent out there. (hope that made sense... dead tired here) btw, BLUE--- look at your avi and tell me you aren't obsessed.
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    Anime Christian Anime?!

    I don't know of any primarily Christian anime; just as a kind of "warning" (not really, statement maybe?) just because there's references to Christian symbols, it won't necessarily be promoting Christianity. Now, for compromise issues, there's very little "quality" anime that has little violence. Good luck on that, if you're cutting blood and gore out. The sexually provocative scenes might be easier to avoid. The good news is that with the sudden rise in popularity, I don't doubt anime will get a Contemporary Christian - like genre. Question: What would public opinion think of an anime that subtly (or not so) promoted Christianity, creation, and fate? [Yeah, still toying with a manga idea... ehehe]
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    Anime Note: Sucky anime club. Need Help.

    Thanks for all the tips. Unfortunate that the guy who was just elected our president only won because he brought people in to vote for him... At least I did become treasurer, though. It would've been kind of sad if I didn't, since I was running unopposed... ^ ^ I wish "Going to Die Alone" (Blade911, that's Evan's new name in the club) became secretary... Anyways. Anyways, I'll look into various art-related competitions, and into other anime (Gods not Inuyasha. Great show, but considering they watched it in tangent with DBZ last year, I think the really testosterone infused guys will throw a fit.) Unfortunately, the anime club is school initiated, so some of the suggestions would be extremely difficult to perform. And I DON'T want some of those people at my house. The cosplay idea was great, and it's surprising how many people were willing to help out with the doujinshi. The person who SHOULD have become president wanted to do music and "learn Japanese" sessions, etc. Thanks again for all the suggestions.
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    The Demons of the DMV

    Oh my goodness, the DMV nearest to me has everyone within three cities coming to it, so naturally it takes a really long time. To get my driver's liscense, I went in Saturday and waited two hours. They said I had to wait two more weeks, though I was sixteen, had at least 5 hours over the limit, etc. Ok, that's fine. Go in two weeks later: three hour wait, and they decided the person ahead of me was the last driving test. Next day: four hour wait, same result. Day after that: after 3 hours, the very last person to take the test! I wasn't supposed to, but I think the lady who was doing it felt sorry for me, since I'd spent twelve hours in there. :: shivers:: Never want to go through that again. I hope never to get my driver's liscense revoked or anything.
  9. Well, I'm definitely getting a "who gives a da**" vibe. Better, more specific question, though I may possibly get the same answers (being somewhat antisocial appears to have its disadvantages): What about dancing with your date? Contact or no, or what? :: confused:: I guess it's more of a proper etiquette question...
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    Manga Have story, need feedback/artists!

    Wonderful plotline, and it seems you have all the details ironed out. With the prospective artists around, I hope soon to see previews of a finished project. You definitely seem like someone who enjoys making things seem as if they could be reality, so I expect to see something great come out of this. A pity I won't have time to lend my own talent due to time, but it's unlikely it would be of publishing quality anyway. A word of advice for any artists willing to undertake this: In order to really bring out the "dark" quality of this plot, heavily toned backgrounds would be a plus.
  11. For those of you who don't know, my brain spurts out a surplus of ideas that tend to end up in a heap of nothingness. However, I really like this new idea and I love the main char design (^ - ^) I've thought of. It's tentatively titled, "Life/Death: New York." Somehow in the future, a corrupt government is run by a kind of dynasty, (it sounds corny, but it's because the entire family are politicians and most are good presidents, but others have had their opponents eliminated) and the recent one has dual personalities. The "good politician" side is mortily frightened of her psychotic, take-over-the-world side, and she has secretly compacted with a group the media calls the "Untouchables" who have been ordered to kill off her opponents and mask it by randomly killing other people. The mistake they made was 1) attacking the New York Boarding School for Orphans, and 2) leaving the guy who founded the school alive. Jimmy Devoian founded the schools after himself being left w/out his parents by a drive by shooting, and when all of his students were slaughtered, he woke from his coma vowing revenge. Donning a mask to defy the Untouchables, he was given the name ?Hero Protector? by the media. This undercover work didn?t last long but this experience made him a prime candidate to lead the ?New York Rebellion? with the Liberal candidate for presidency, Christoph Jameson. The bar Devoian worked at became their head quarters, and with the information given to him by Ellen Desalle, who works as an electrical engineer at a controversial tech advancement company, they are able to eventually eliminate the Untouchables and began the "Siege of DC." Key Characters: Jimmy Devoian ? A bartender and the mysterious ?Hero Protector? who begins the threads of revolution. Ellen Desalle ? an electrical engineer working for the controversial ?Tech. Advancement Institution? Donni Estefon ? the orphaned 12 year old son of a former Republican candidate for presidancy who is taken in by Devoian. Sean Marix ? Professor at a small performing arts college, and influential propogandist and Devoian's adoptive brother. Perry Cerol ? The owner of ?Orange Jasmine: Cerol?s Café and Bar,? where Devoian works and which is basically the HQ of the rebellion. Christoph Jameson ? young Democratic candidate for presidancy who aids Devoian in the revolution Karen Landsen ? Jameson?s fiance Celliond Liensierre ? current president with multiple personalities: 1. Psychotic control freak, 2. able politician who as afraid of her other half. I haven't really meditated on it yet to see flaws in it, so C&C are very welcome. EDIT:: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that firearms are banned from civilians, putting the rebels at a distinct disadvantage as they have to deal in illegal trades, & Jameson already got busted for it once. Kind of important, but hey... EDIT 2:: Nyargh... I'm having issues with deciding the ending. At the climac there's a massive explosion-like thing, and DC's wiped out. I don't know whether to show: that Jimmy survived, have an explanation, have him approaching the group outside the site, and suddenly end it; or have more closure by going further and showing how he and the rebels are major heroes and how life will be. I slightly prefer the first, but the second is also so tempting... help.
  12. With homecoming approaching rather soon and me being obligated to go because I'm playing w/the orchestral group for coronation (groan), I'd like to figure out how to dance, well, more like what is generally done and accepted. Last year I ended up being the one with the reading light at knee level, drawing, and I would like for that NOT to happen again as my back hurt horribly afterwards. I'd like to know what is generally considered conservative and not relatively humilitating, and don't just tell me to let the beat fill me because that's not going to give my confidence a boost.
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    Manga Why do you draw manga?

    I was just wondering about all you artists out there: exactly what is your incentive to draw manga? Fame and recognition? To get your ideas out there? I'd like it if you were as honest as possible and really think about it before blindly answering, "because I like to draw." I dunno, I just want to get a perspective on the talent and commitment the manga market could potentially be flooded with. Personally, my incentive to draw is because I like it, but my incentive to draw manga is to get my thoughts out there for critiques and I suppose, sadly enough, for praise.
  14. Through many series of unfortunate events, those that were most needed in our anime club either graduated or... yeah, well anyway, most of the anime buffs in our school now refuse to come because the people in it only understand DBZ, Yu-gi-oh,etc. as anime, and it's basically ruining the club. :: tear:: (From what I understand, last year everyone watched DBZ half the time which was why I left) To get the "anime buffs" back in, I've decided to improve on the activities so we aren't just watching an hour of anime for every meeting. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just monotonous. Some ideas I've already had were: Start a doujinshi start a fundraiser (As treasurer, I feel obligated to handle money at some point) Try to get a field trip to ACen (probably not happening) Get Manga for the school Any other ideas? What do other anime clubs do to keep people in?
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    Anime Live-Action Initial D

    I'm unsure whether this should go in the movies section or whatever... Media Asia Films has recently revealed its HK$100m manga adaptation Initial D at a press conference in Japan. The Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Japanese cast: Edison Chen, Jay Chou, Anne Suzuki, Anthony Wong, Chapman To, Kenny Bee, Jordan Chan and Shawn Yue. Jay Chou as Takumi Fujiwara Anne Suzuki as Natsuki Mogi Anthony Wong as Bunta Fujiwara Edison Chen as Ryousuke Takahashi Initial D is Asia-famous Mandopop singer/composer Jay Chou?s theatrical debut, and this nuanced leading man naturally became the media?s attention. ?There?re lots of racing scenes in the film,? the pop idol said jokingly, ?but fortunately the ubiquitous paparazzi has perfected my driving skill.? ___ Why is there only one Japanese actor in the "main" character roster? Supposedly, Jay's been a really great actor, so maybe no worries there. I'm, frankly, looking forward to it. Supposedly Edison Chen was supposed to be cast as Takumi, but as in all pop competitions, Jay beat him out in the end. It was rumored that Jackie Chan was to direct the film, then it was Tsui Hark... I have no idea who it is now. What do all of you think about Taiwanese and Hong Kong popstars re-enacting Initial D? [On a more Jay-fan-ish note] Hah, of course he mentioned the paparazzi. He's been chased by them since 2002, and recently "took his revege" on them by taking pictures of them with his mobile phone. I will be sorely disappointed with him if he isn't as much of a perfectionist in this as with his music and music videos.