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!
I’ve been playing through the first Disgaea on PSN lately since I skipped over it when it was released on PS2. I wasn’t expecting to see a message box that had “Girls take initiative” in it. What a happy little Easter egg they stuck in there!
For those unfamiliar, it was a common catchphrase in the Marl Kingdom games, especially in Little Princess and Tenshi no Present (AKA Rhapsody a Musical Adventure 2 & 3 had they ever been released in the U.S.) Did anyone else notice this?
I actually sketched something with pencil and paper and didn’t crumple it in a fit of rage! Haha. I’ve become too reliant on correcting as I go on the computer.
This is Zephel from the Angelique series, specifically wearing his outfit from the PS2 game Angelique Trois. I was playing it this evening and had to put down the controller and draw him with his goggles on (since they’re usually just on top of his head)
Duo has always been my favorite. I like Kevin Wada’s stuff normally, but all these Gundam guys have pretty bad proportions, even when keeping the stylized art style in mind. I think the reason the group shot of them looks better is because their short legs are hidden in darkness.
But, hey, at least someone is still drawing these rad dudes, so I tip my hat to him on that. :-)
Simple fan edit byDejicita on Twitter. Looks 100000x better; more expressive face, smaller cranium, A+++. The handwriting says “quickly fixed in SAI”.
lol, this. I don’t understand the people that keep telling fans who dislike the animation problems to shut up and use the reasoning that “It’s supposed to be like the manga! It’s supposed to look like that because it’s based on the manga!”. It DOESN’T look like the manga. It’s not nearly as expressive as the manga is, and it has a lotoftechnicalissues.
No one actually has a problem with the manga style, but rather how badly they executed it in the new anime trailer.
I’m so tired of being told “NO IT LOOKS LIKE THE MANGA JEEZ DON’T YOU KNOW ANY BETTER” when it looks nothing like Naoko Takeuchi’s art style.
that simple re-edit fix is super appealing and way better! look, her eyes are focussed! they’re in proper perspective! her hair’s been pulled back to keep the focus on the actual importance of the scene here (the…transformation) and my goodness, look at how much the edit looks like Naoko Takeuchi’s style and how expressive it is.
It’s amazing how this simple edit really shows how the eyes of the new anime really don’t have the same detail I’ve come to love from Naoko Takeuchi’s art. If they had put this small bit in, I honestly would feel the new anime is actually pretty.
You know what? I have to agree that this quick-fix Photoshop job shows a much closer version of how the animators could have captured Naoko Takeuchi’s manga style, especially with the eyes. I was so amazed that we were finally shown something that I didn’t really take the time to analyze what I was seeing in the trailer from a technical perspective.
ABSOLUTELY gonna watch Crystal, but I do agree that any time I critique what’s put in front of me I get blasted by my friends… even though I’ve been a big Sailor Moon fan for almost two decades now… :-( It’s a critique of the art, not an attack. And as showcased here, this is what could have been done differently to improve upon it.
Part 2: Hiro and Ruby animation comparisons from Sega CD VS. Playstation/Sega Saturn
So the most obvious difference right away is that they really wanted to change the lighting in the remake to give scenes a more realistic color palette. Despite that, I still prefer the colors of the Sega CD version. Not all the scenes are like this, but this particular scene is a notable one.
Also take note of how Hiro’s face structure changed. In the original, he had an adorable Studio Ghibli-esque style to him. In the remake, his face gets warped in such a way that his chin is often times gigantic, and his nose is protrudes pretty far off his face in profile. His drawings had so much charisma in the Sega CD version as well, as you can see in his intro with Ruby flying next to him.
Ruby also has some noticeable differences. Her facial expressions in the Sega CD version were SO MUCH more exaggerated. Take note of the last two images from the PSX version in that they didn’t even bother redrawing her between those two shots.
At long last, here’s the fourth entry in the Bravely Default asterisk series. I had the hardest time deciding on one for Tiz. So I ended up deciding on Mega Man Legends. Other possibilities were the Overlord asterisk (Laharl from Disgaea), the Dragonmaster asterisk (Lunar Silver Star Story), and the Machinist asterisk (either Edgar from FFVI or Mustadio from FFTactics).