A sketchbook is a sketchbook; I’m still stuck in the initial idea stage. I can’t point to which days I’ve did these and how long they took.
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Let’s return to Katsuki-san’s mental strength.
From Last time
From BLEACH B Station:
“A personality that accumulates irritation/nervousness, what should I do to correct it?”
“Katsu: Speak right away!!”
“Please give advice for going against standing on stage” (note: implies that the person is nervous? Agara nai is a negative of “doing something/going up”)
KATSU: “Everyone is like that/everyone does it/GET UP AND DO IT!
YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW
I am an actor. How do I continue a long time [as actor] strongly like Katsuki-san?
This reminds me of what I said in a previous entry about online abuse in regards to acting and the http://www.nyfa.edu, which is the the New York Film Academy: “you need to survive physically and mentally.”
The New York Film Academy’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting for Film program places a heavy emphasis on two additional kinds of courses: foundation studies and physical and mental wellness.
The above quotes from BLEACH B STATION pretty much confirms that Katsuki is a casual, straightforward type of character, but I guess she isn’t on the radio show there to “instruct”. Instead of technical advice, it’s rather “sitting on the sofa” type of silly, relaxation talk. She seemed comfortable with Morita Mazakazu [C.V of BLEACH’S Ichigo, radio personality] and they laughed through and through.
Is being positive wrong? Is it frustrating to ask instruction from someone who faces little error due to length of experience?
On to PART 2
I found a file where I collected a bunch of tweets, from watchers to quotes, regarding the Shumei Doki program. Back then, when the program aired and afterwards, I wanted to gather as much impressions as I could, along with the information and the reactions of the advice.
If one of the methods to relieve discomfort and stress is to “laugh”, could it be so simple as to “not think about it?”
It seems to be the advice of a theater actor.
Quore from SHUMEI DOKI:
Because oneself is given a variety of roles from old to young person, perform obediently. After all, I was chosen, therefore voice that is performed should be good.
Obedience could mean reliance. Now, it could be my awful grammar and a mistranslation, I don’t want her to come off as completely arrogant. The concept seems very simple. I think she is being very considerate. A voice quality might be strange to a role, but actor should be loyal, and immersed, to the performance. Also, the point of the actor, especially the voice actor, is to play roles, few and many.
In voice acting, there is something called “voices of seven colors” (七色; nanairo) or a person who can perform various roles. It may mean a “specific thing” (ie: comedic, cool type, boy/girl, elder, animal); every actor has a width in performance. It does not necessarily mean the change of tone in a voice, which cannot change that significantly, but the nuance.
Here are good links regarding research on VA’s role adaptability by inutorikoya and yuzu:
IMO, there has been very few cases where Katsuki-san disappoints me, even if it’s a male role. I think the male role is a bit subtle, that it made me wonder. Most women play a young male; Katsuki seemed to have had difficulty with the dark witch in the Pre-Cure films.
The age of the role doesn’t matter.
It’s nothing but an emotional problem [your feelings].
Load your emotions within your stomach
Not sure if I got that third phrase properly. It either means to ignore age (or all worries) as an issue or use your feelings to reinforce your acting. It could be both.
Katsuki Masako’s Performance Guidance: Speaking should be good
Absolutely agree, and a lack of nervousness and the balance of breath (and consideration of how the speech comes out) support this. If anything, Katsuki-san articulation is often praised. Even recently, by Hirata Hiroaki, the C.V of ONE PIECE’s Sanji and SAIYUKI’S Sha Gojyo:
Katsuki-san will appear in SAIYUKI RELOAD BLAST as Sharak Sanjo. Apparently, it is a challenging role for her, perhaps due to the sutra, technical term, and the importance of the lines (as a SANZO PRIEST). Hoshi Souichiro expresses that it was “an exciting/very interesting experience to see”. Isn’t to face a flaw and break through it not a good thing?
That’s all for now. I leave you with this man.
JUST DO IT!
We’re at the halfway point, and I wanted to mention GUNDAM at one point.
Char Aznable was a commanding officer in the Zeon Republic and the focal threat for Amuro Rei, the main character of Mobile Suit Gundam. That’s the first title to this long-running series, and after that, there’s always been a masked man (or any guy hiding his eyes or face) that follows in the impression of giving the protagonist hell.
Thinking over the series as a whole, I kept wondering over which masked man/rival should I put on this list? I thought of the majority of the series, including Rau Le Cruset from SEED, Chronicle of V and Scwartz of G; for those who don’t have a mask, there’s Gato of STARDUST, Haman, and Daryl of THUNDERBOLT. Who’d be the best fighter that the main character is determined to face? I don’t even mind mentioning Luin Li of the Capital Guard (G of Reconguista).
I’ll have to go with the beginning, the one who started it all, even though he isn’t the most interesting fellow. Char Aznable has his own spin off, his movie, two artificial beings based off of him. No one can doubt that he has massive influence on this series, in real life, and in other products, really coming from the core of the first gundam series. His C.V Ikeda Shuuichi even calls Char “the main character”. It suits him well considering Char’s parents died, and that’s a typical case for gundam main characters 😉
His lines and nickname “The RED COMET” are often parodied as well, as well as a masked (or red-related) character that Ikeda Shuuchi plays (ie: Shanks from ONE PIECE). There’s even an Amuro-Char reverse parody in Detective Conan. Matter of fact, I think Char and Amuro are one of the most intense rivalries in the gundam series along with Gato and Kou in the short SATRDUST MEMORY series. In fact, the radical TITANS movement in Z Gundam was perpetrated to the actions of Gato and his superior Delaz.
Amuro and Char has constantly fought with each other, thus the latter’s mention. Consistent fighting, creating a new war, a long-time influence, a real-life connection, etc.
Notable Mention (?)
Yuuki Tatsuya, AKA: Meijin Kawaguchi, is the main rival of Sei Iori and Reiji in GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS. However, he isn’t the primary rival in the second season of BUILD FIGHTERS TRY, but still shows his might. I asked myself would I place Yuuki over Char? In conclusion, I said no. There is no denying this kid’s skill. Reiji had an absolute, burning desire to beat Yuuki just as much as Amuro did with Char. However, Build Fighters is a fun parody, shorter, and the battles between Yuuki and main are few in comparison. And since it is a part on a sports genre, Gunpla Battle, there are inevitably a TON of a rivals that intervene in the series that even the main rival has to put down in order to reach the top.
And Yuuki doesn’t parody Char’s lines, but he does use red units, including a Zaku, and he parodies the 0079 opening theme (ie: Moeagaru! Gunpla!“). So maybe Yuuki is theme song parodier ;D Even in second season, it’s the Fighter Try’s OP theme “CERULEAN”
“GENKAI NANTE NAI!” (“There are no LIMITS!”)
There is too many to mention. but this is one of my favorites. A Char-based TOYOTA Auris was build.
- Double (4 cylinders) OverHead Cam Inline engine. Either 1.2, 1.8 or 1.5 liter.
- 2WD or 4WD. Front wheel drive.
- 7 speed-Continuously variable transmission
FREED-san inspects the car. THE SOUND!:
SKE48’s Furukawa Airi rides
I think this SaD entry took a span of one and a half or two days, done before bed and during breaks at work.
So I thought of “hey, let’s share bizarre concepts”, inspired by Raijin Hakkei ZANAM, and I also thought of a funny question that someone asked: “Should I show my fanfics on resume?” That’s for another entry.
it started out as “cubes” and I just wanted to practice with being slow.
So, while doing this, I thought: “Two boys, mecha pilots, and a senior officer guiding them. Draw it.” It just randomly popped up. Let’s called it sengōkinrei (戦合金霊) or Fighting Alloy Soul Trirouzar (トリロウザー). Rou (鑞) can mean various things such as “dragon” and “tin solder”. This isn’t something I elaborated, or plan to, but in the future, I may share small novel and game scopes. However, if they’re small, they’re not workable; most proposals require transcripts, summaries/outlines, table of content, an ending, and so. Trirouzar isn’t one of those.
All I really have are character names. So, I thought of a three-man group, two young boys that are training to be robot riders and have different personalities: Hot-head red suit Leo Touma (熱血のレオ刀間), calculating blue-suit Sniper Shoji (冷静のスナイパー庄児). They are trained by Black Tiger Lt Cdr. O’Connor (無愛想の黒いタイガーオコナー), a female officer.
In most cases, the main characters who accidentally end up in the eponymous machine are quite young. The drawing makes the kids look young, such as 9 – 13, which isn’t odd at all either.
For Leo, I thought “Go Gundam” and maybe kill his parents? 😉 Killed by alien invaders. Then, maybe he’ll be driven with revenge. Initially, that’ll be his reason to fight. But then, is there a way for him to be swayed out of revenge? So he’ll fight for what’s really important, and not prevent useless casualties?
No, not Shinn…. Wouldn’t that be fun to see?
One day I’ll explain my actual super robot series.
Tomorrow is going to be more “rivals” and more “Flute”.
A little weekend frustration trying to figure out scheduling balance. School and work is quite tantalizing. With a child niece? Even more so. Plus, trying to figure out method of payment for hundreds of semester tuition, which probably gave rise to most of my frustration. I ended up sighing a lot.
I may have to go into counseling.
Drawing is one of those things that I think that one can continue to improve on. Change, offer different perspectives (or character?) each time. The same with writing.
I don’t like tutorials because it doesn’t completely teach you how to draw. They’ll have the basic techniques, blocking in, and how to hold a pencil, but they’ll break it down in few steps. Is it expecting you to follow directions to a T?
It won’t come out exactly especially if you’re starting out. The importance is your confidence and how much practice you put in it. You will then wonder where your style ends up. In addition to the confidence, there is also the critique. And, a wise man once said:
You’re often told to start on paper. I do hate cliches because I wonder when the improvement will come, or when that certain spot comes.
Despite the bland word, PRACTICE is necessity, plus a sense of contrastive and comparative perception, symmetry, area perspective and negative space, field of view, and many other things. Then, by instinct, your hand moves and don’t realize it; that is another issue with tutorials, written by those who already know what to do, instilled firmly with muscle memory.
The line expresses many things, and each medium can produce a value. A thick line, a thin line, a round or sharp line that can express the age of a face, a muscle, etc. There are also invisible lines that support your idea of proportions/measurements. When you make an initial guideline sketch, don’t be afraid to go outside of them.
Blocking in an Asurada so I can finally draw that car. I did this last night before bed.
How to see shapes?
Experts, or professionals, say it’s the right brain: One of two Hannibal-favorite muscles in your head responsible for imagination, visualization, intuition and more.
That’s because you want to see shapes, rather than focusing too hard on “what a thing is supposed to be (or the association of a part)? An estimation; rather than a nose like how you’re familiar with it, you probably see a few circles. Take the shades of a person’s face for example. Thus, the reason behind the blind-coutour exercises.
In three entries, or rather one, I discuss about the 10,000 hour theory and provide examples of “improvement”.
- 10,000 Hours?
- 10,000 PT 2: A year later? #聖闘士星矢
- Sketch a Day? 10,000 Hours PT 3: Two years later? #聖闘士星矢
According to Betsy Edwards, these students improved in five days: BEFORE then AFTER
How you’re holding the pencil, and how relaxed your posture is, can really make a difference.
More another day.
A little disappointing IMO. It looks almost the same as last time, but I pay a little extra attention to detail, lines, and I seem to officially gain a dynamic or pretty style.
Souma you’re still handsome, but he looks a little wicked? Almost looks like Go Nagai look and I like it.
The face is split into two, and the hair is above another “Segment” (of the same height). I had an issue with the face outline.
Edit: Going over it again, it’s the roundness of the head that puts off the hair symmetry. Second thought, it puts off the entire drawing.
The circle matters
More sketches from my 9 x 6 (24.cm x 15cm). Once again, it’s Gau from SHADOW SKILL as I practice his look. The upper right looks a bit like how Okada Megumu (creator of SS) draws him, and the others makes him look more like a typical main character from a Japanese animation. It’s hard for me to put him down. between the animation product and the comic product, he looks different.
However he turns out, I’d like for Gau to look dynamic during his battle pose. A bit concerned with his hair.