CGI #saintseiya is coming to Netflix! Doggie Sketch a Day


Saint Seiya, AKA: Knights of the Zodiac, is coming to Netflix as a new CGI series.

So, why not have a sketch a day to commemorate?

This was done today but not sure how long. Could’ve been around five minutes. Okay, so the hands/fingers are getting a bit better.

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SOURCES:

Making Mistakes and Sketch a Day| Doggie Stories – Why do I like drawing 2?


PREVIOUS ARTICLE: the answer is in the line

So, last Wednesday, I was just sketching and seeing how much I could do.

I am well reminded that the time and patience is necessary to provide a good work. Also, I am guilty for now. However, immense detail wasn’t the goal as it was quick sketches and the use of mostly a mechanical pencil. I was a little surprised at the differences that each drawing attempt made. Or rather, I was surprised at the occasional improvements. I would say, “That looked better than before”.

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Doggie Sketch a Day – Let’s call this Trirouzar (トリロウザー)


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.

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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”.

The answer is in the line | Doggie Stories – Why do I like drawing? #cyberf


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.

Doggie Drawing

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:

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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.

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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.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain | The Official Website of Betty Edwards

In three entries, or rather one, I discuss about the 10,000 hour theory and provide examples of “improvement”.

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.

Doggie Sketch a Day : Gau Ban (ガウ・バン) practice #SHADOWSKILL


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.

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Doggie Sketch a Day – Various


Various sketches from my 9 x 6 (24.cm x 15cm) and from different days, including today. I have a goal to make a good Gau Ban drawing in a fighting pose. Well, if I want to do a comic, I’ll have to work on poses in general.

It makes me a little frustrated to do studies. How much more will it take until it’s perfected? Until I get the right body language?

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3.) Was trying to imagine myself as a Fire Emblem character in basic armor but it didn’t work out?

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5. Pretty good jab here, and a lunge.
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Doggie Sketch-a-Day – Stress Relief. That’s more like it


My goal is to re-draw SHADOW SKILL’S Gau Ban again in a fight pose. So, I’m back to working on the body. Circles and smooth lines, and it became random and dynamic.

I made Gau faces a couple days ago in my hand pad (this isn’t it) to look for the right expression, but I guess…I have to work on him looking like the Gau I know.

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