Nothing is quite as relaxing as a good game of Skyrim
My horse is on fire
I’m sorry if this matter is already dead, but this afternoon I had a talk with my work mentor and since it fits to the recent dramas that are happening, I will say it.
First, for those who don’t know yet, this year I started my job as game designer and illustrator. So, what I basically do is create characters and backgrounds and other stuff that will be used in browser school games. My mentor works there for six years and I’m sure he works in art area for longer, I just forgot to ask how long.
So, today, he called me and asked who is my favorite mangaka and if it was they who inspired me to draw in manga style. I said it was Shiori Teshirogi because not only I was a big Saint Seiya fan, but because I really loved her style and also because it was the first manga I ever had, so it was easier for me to copy her drawings to learn. And when I said "copy her drawings to learn" I decided to ask him about that.
His answer, I believe (better, I HOPE) everyone knows
He said that copying your favorite artist is the best way to learn, because you’re not only looking at something you like, you will learn HOW your favorite artist did that and his techniques, and later you would be able to create your own style, and he gave himself as exemple. As a big fan of comics, he had as his favorite artist someone in Marvel I actually forgot the name (I think it was Scott Campbell), and he learned to draw with that guy’s arts. Later he got bored of his favorite artist’s style and started to admire others and learn his new idols’s style by copying them.
This way, accumulating his knowledge of famous artists, my mentor was able to use that to create his own style using the different methods he learned with all that time (and his style is a mix of comic and manga and sometimes cartoon). And he also said he took 4 years to finally create his identity.
The last thing he said was: “The tendency is that you become much better than the artist who inspired you. That’s why if you compare the artists now with the older ones, they’re better. Copying something to learn is perfectly right”
your favorite video game series is getting a new game
but it’s not coming out for a console you own
Sunday nights are the worst you go to bed with that horrifying feeling of impending doom like “I’ve got a whole fucking week ahead”
Top 3 phrases that’ll create sexual tension
- "Make me",
- "oh really",
- "is that so"
"What’s in it for me?"
do you ever just use an emoticon or phrase ONCE and then all of a sudden it makes up 99% of your daily vocabulary