Posts Tagged ‘sketch

15
Dec
10

Random Sketches 2010 December Part I

Cecily Cambell from The Sacred Blacksmith

Source: Unidentified but official looking artwork

As with all other works, click on image for the larger version.

More to come.

02
Nov
10

Random Sketches Election Day Special

Today at Random Sketches, I draw the two main characters from Black Rock Shooter.

This particular character was based on a fan project of a re-imagined Hatsune Miku set in a completely unrelated world.

As reference, here’s what they actually look like.


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Source: Black Rock Shooter OVA

Character: Black Rock Shooter

Scene: She’s running towards the camera.

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Source: Black Rock Shooter

Character: Dead Master

Scene: Black Rock Shooter enters an open area where Dead Master is waiting.

Post-election results tomorrow.  Be there or be square.

05
Oct
10

Obscure Anime Series That You Haven’t Seen (and Won’t See): Part III

Have you ever heard of Neon Genesis Evangelion? FLCL? Nadia: Secret of Blue Water? Gurren Lagann?  (Note: All 27 episodes of Gurren Lagann is currrently available on Hulu)

I’m sure you haven’t.  The above mentioned anime series are some of the MOST obscure anime EVER created.

And who in the world of anime is behind this obscurity?  None other than Gainax!

Have you ever heard of them?!  I haven’t… that is until now.  Turns out back when Gainax people were still amateurs (quite literally so,) they did this.  When this animation short was played in Daicon IV, I’m guessing many eyes were aghast with shame and embarrassment at the poor quality of such amateurish project.  Can you believe it?  This was before they started getting paid for doing so.  Such shameless candor these guys showed.  Such blasphemous and heinous act of doodling if it can even be called that.

Folks, it turns out Gainax was not finished with their meddlesome act of desecrating the anime culture.

Their newest release comes in a Pandora’s box ready to unleash its wrath at unsuspecting audience and non-audience alike.

Of course, I am acting as the opener of the box but I shall take no blame.

Panty & Stockings with Garterbelt is a new anime series produced by Gainax.

As the name implies this show is about Panty & Stockings with Garterbelt.

Since I will not be spoiling any plot I will get to the point.

Panty and Stockings are two angels who were rejected from heaven and thus must gather (I’m not making this up) H-coins to re-enter the celestial bastion.  Garterbelt, as far as I could gather, is a priest of some sort.  I am guessing that since he lives in a church and we all know only priests live in churches.

Here is what I think Panty and Stockings look like, respectively.

Left: Panty, Right: Stockings

Garterbelt has a dark complexion and sports a giant afro.

You are probably wondering what this show is about.  Aside from what I have mentioned (about coins and such.)  I cannot tell you what this show is about.  I can, however, tell you that this show is a cross between Powerpuff Girls and one of those avant-garde cartoons from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim segment.

As the title implies, it contains some “graphic elements” as shown below.

From Panty's "transformation" scene

Since this show is available on Crunchyroll, an anime streaming site, you should all check it out.

Despite me poking fun at Gainax, this one’s another looker as expected.

Up next, I draw an actual human figure. . . depicted as a 4 sided polygon.

29
Sep
10

Obscure Anime Series That You Haven’t Seen (and Won’t See): Part II

Here is another article on an anime series that most of you may have never heard of.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (会長はメイド様!) Wikipedia link is here.

This one is based on a shoujo manga, which is mainly geared toward the female audience.

The title is loosely translated as “The President is a Maid.”  Unfortunately, I was turned off by this loose translation as I was expecting a cross-dressing middle aged corporate business man prancing about as a protagonist.

However, I realized such chauvinistic generalization would not fit this humble writer, so I decided to give this anime a try.

After watching the first 2 minutes of the first episode, I realized that I had grossly mistranslated the title.  The “president” was actually referring to “president of the school council” and not a corporate “president” which would use the same 2 kanji in Japanese, Kaichou (会長).

The premise of the anime as with the original manga from which it is based is that the president of the school council (the female protagonist) has an after school job where she works as a server at a maid cafe, which would be quite an embarrassment in real life.  For those that are not familiar with some of the lesser forms of Japanese culture, and by lesser I mean “sub” as in subculture.  A maid cafe is an atypical cafe establishment where the servers (typically female) are dressed in what we in the West would call French maid outfit and address their customers as “master” or Go-shu-jin-sama (ご主人様.)

The main protagonist of the series looks something like this.

Misaki Ayuazawa. Note: The subject depicted above may differ in appearance to the actual subject.

Her not-quite-beau and male adonis plays the love interest which we all know will end up with the heroine anyway.

He looks something like this.

Takumi Usui. Note: This subject depicted above also may differ in appearance to the actual subject.

To prevent myself from spoiling the plot for those of you who may amuse themselves by learning more about this series but also to prevent myself from spewing gibberish and to post these sketches with some sort of relevence I will end the article here.

But I assure you my benevolent readers, this show is quite interesting.

26
Sep
10

Random Sketches 2010-09-25

{Source: Spice and Wolf (狼と香辛料)}

Horo from Spice and Wolf

{Source: Time of Eve (イブの時間)}

Akiko from Time of Eve

24
Sep
10

Random Sketches 2010-09-24

{Source: Strike Witches}

Eila from Strike Witches

22
Sep
10

Random Sketches 2010-09-22

{Source: Bakemonogatari}

Hitagi Senjougahara