Next weekend at Pittsburgh Comicon (Sep. 26-28, 2014) I will be selling my new Kyle Rayner Green Lantern customizable cel. Each cel will be printed to acetate and hand-painted, allowing you to choose your own background. I typically only carry holographic foil sheets, but you can easily switch it out for your own later.
$20 for the cel + background
I’m going to try to come up with a Wonder Woman cel, too, so look forward to it! Hope to see you next weekend!
It’s been the week of art books. I ordered three books from Japan last month, and they all arrived this week. SO HAPPY. (One of them is technically a small playing guide, but it has art in it.) The big Thousand Arms art book also still had stickers inside, the large fold-out poster, and original inserts with advertisements for a Japanese Dreamcast magazine.
On a related note, while browsing the Interviews section at the end of the Thousand Arms book, I learned that the character designer is also the same guy who was the illustrator for Sorcerous Stabber Orphen. No wonder I like Orphen so much. I never knew!
Also, you’re welcome for the flash of my pale, hairy legs. Haha
So I just started watching Gurren Lagann on Netflix recently, and I’ve noticed a few things that a pretty amusing.
Anyone who’s played Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter on PS2 can CLEARLY see the inspiration in both plot and Simon’s character design (and before any of you Otaku nerds tell me that Breath of Fire copied it, Dragon Quarter came out 5 years before this show).
And then when I was watching episode 3 or 4 last night, I became confused when I thought my phone had started playing the Wild Arms 5 soundtrack. There’s a theme in one of the towns of that game that has harmonica, and it’s very clearly the same tune being used in Gurren Lagann (this game also came out before the show). Hahaha. So I don’t know if it’s a sort of royalty free harmonica track that anybody can use or what, but I thought it was funny that two of my favorite video games have already been referenced. Loving this show so far!
Wild Arms 5 track - “An Encounter in the Sunset”
Gurren Lagann track - “Geez, Travels Are So Tiring”
While I’m happy that someone is encouraging people to play Lunar Eternal Blue, I’m very upset that the sheer basis for recommending the PlayStation version is because of the font.
The original Sega CD version has so much more to offer in terms of gameplay, the art in the cutscenes, a more expansive world to explore, dungeons that were more interesting (see: Illusion Woods and Magic Manor), music that had more dynamics to it despite the lower bitrate (Don’t believe me? Check out the boss battle music from the original and then compare it to the remake), story elements that were cut which in turn lessened the amount of connection you felt with some of the characters, and I could go on and on.
Trust me, folks. Sometimes they get it right the first time, and Lunar Eternal Blue is proof of this. The derpy eyes that are a mile apart from one another in the remake (happens pretty frequently) are enough to turn me off immediately.
I’ll let this image speak for itself…
Play, Lunar Eternal Blue, kids. I encourage you to play both versions, and if you only want to play one then I will always recommend the Sega CD version until my dying breath if you want a more in-depth, enjoyable gaming experience. Don’t just throw out the idea of playing the Sega CD version simply because it’s old and someone from Kotaku trashed its font.
I had two things in mind when drawing this: 1.) I really want to draw wavy hair, and I DO love Tooya’s style and coloring, so…. 2.) I want to practice drawing sad expressions, so I went with sad disbelief.
This was a fun one to do! (Now, back to REAL work)
Reblogging this because I can. Haha. I always loved this piece. Tooya is my favorite in Haruka 4. Here’s hoping it gets a little more love now that I have a few more followers!