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One Piece art

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

So I just started reading One Piece. I know, I’m two thousand and late….
I’m at Chapter 227 right now, about 1/3 done. It’s pretty entertaining. There are quite a few parts that (actually) make me LOL and I love that. The comedy in this manga is totally my styles.

Came across a piece of line art while reading the chapters. I liked it and I started to color it for sh!ts n giggles. I’m occasionally doing it when I’m bored or watching something…

Just thought I’d put my progress so far…


Original

(Note: There’s quite a bit of image degradation it)

Cleaned Line Art

Flats (not final colors)

Cleaned Line Art with Flats (not final colors)

Keep in mind that the purpose of flats is to create an aliased (note: NOT anti-aliased) method of separating colors. It makes it easier to select them for modification. (I actually have professional freelance experience making flats…for the Street Fighter comic :D sry – I did like, 3/100000000 pages and that’s honestly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my life ;P so I like bringing it up…)

Edit: 4 hours later, 1:42AM


Adding Depth to the image! (not final colors)

Depth, no outline

It’s really coming along well! I’m so happy with the progress so far! I don’t wanna sleep, I wanna keep working on this!! Safe to say, I’ll probably be doing this all day tomorrow :)

Edit: 2:53AM


Playing around with the layers

Probably post the PSD at some point if you’re curious :D

Having. SO MUCH FUN. Maybe I should do this art thing again, and soon :D

Edit: Monday 3:02PM (the next day) – 7 hours after last night


Final – No outline


Final V1 (I’m done – sure I could tweak more – but I don’t want to, I need to do something else for my sanity)

V1 PSD [26MB], if you’re curious :D

Old anime intros and outros (look like crap on my new phone)

Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

I made some anime intro and outro videos (just cropped existing files) waaaaaay back in 2007, when I got my first 80GB iPod (Classic). It was when I first started working at BMO and I needed something to do/watch/listen to when I was on the train.
It mostly consisted of Bleach, Naruto and Prince on Tennis as well as any other animes I’d already seen.

In 2009, I got my iPhone 3Gs and in 2010, I made my first additions to this really old playlist: Clannad After Story.

And in 2012, I made another set of additions: Gundam Seed, Hikaru no Go, Prince of Tennis Nationals. I used iMovie on my Macbook this time to encode/render the files into m4v as opposed to using an old Adobe Premiere – which would make great videos using great codecs, but was a couple years old and no longer did a great conversion to iEquipement that iMovie did.

And in 2012, I also got a new phone, the HD Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Some of my videos look okay on the new phone but some of the older, 2007 stuff looks ABSOLUTELY HORRID NOW. All these SQUARE BLOTCHES everywhere >_< I put Steins;Gate on my phone, which was HD (and still relatively small files) and it looks so crisp compared to these files. Makes me sad T_T I doubt I’ll ever re-encode the older files since my old files aren’t HD anyways….so I guess I’m stuck with these really crappy looking videos. At least they’re okay to listen to. Anyways, here’s a list of all my files (for my reference, more than anything). Intros 09/03/2007 Bleach 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 05 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 05 02.mp4 07/20/2007 Bleach 06.mp4 07/21/2007 Bleach 07.mp4 07/12/2010 Clannad After Story.mp4 09/03/2007 D N Angel.mp4 09/03/2007 Death Note 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic Fumoffu.mp4 09/03/2007 Gatekeepers21 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Gatekeepers21 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Gatekeepers.mp4 09/03/2007 Get Backers 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Get Backers 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Get Backers 03.mp4 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 4.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 4.m4v 03/16/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 5.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 1.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 2.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 3.m4v 09/03/2007 Initial D Fourth Stage 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 02 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 02 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 04 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 04 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 05 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 05 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 06.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 08 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 08 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 09.mp4 07/21/2007 Naruto Shippuden 01 01.mp4 07/21/2007 Naruto Shippuden 01 02.mp4 07/21/2007 Naruto Shippuden 02.mp4 02/21/2012 Naruto Shippuden 04.m4v 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 05.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 06.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 08.mp4 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 4.m4v Midtros 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Akatsuki no Kuruma.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Meteor.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny Vestige.m4v Outros 09/03/2007 Bleach 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 05.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 06.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 08.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 09.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 10.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 11.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 12.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 03 13.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 05.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 08.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 09 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 09 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Bleach 10.mp4 09/03/2007 D N Angel 01.mp4 09/03/2007 D N Angel 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Death Note 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Full Metal Panic Fumoffu.mp4 09/03/2007 Gatekeepers.mp4 09/03/2007 Get Backers 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Get Backers 03.mp4 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 4.m4v 03/16/2012 Gundam Seed Destiny 5.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 1.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 2.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 3.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 4.m4v 02/22/2012 Hikaru no Go 5.m4v 09/03/2007 Initial D Fourth Stage 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 05.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 06.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 08.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 09.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 10.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 11.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 12.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 13.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 14 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 14 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Naruto 15.mp4 07/21/2007 Naruto Shippuden 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 01.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 02.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 03.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 04.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 05.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 06.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 07.mp4 09/03/2007 Prince Of Tennis 08.mp4 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 1.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 2.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 3.m4v 02/21/2012 Prince Of Tennis Nationals 4.m4v

Getting color right

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I spent a lot of the weekend taking more pictures…and trying to get the color right. It’s important to me that the color on these photographs is accurate to the statues…so I’m trying really hard to make it right.



This was my last “best” Wonder Woman. It was color corrected with a grey card to get the color temperature right.
f/2.8
ISO 100
Exposure 1/60
Using a lightbox and set on cloudy


Color corrected.
f/2.8
ISO 100
Exposure 1/250
Taken outside, using Noon-ish sunlight on the left + diffusion panel
Camera was (probably) set on Daylight but may have been set to Shade


Color corrected.
f/2.8
ISO 125
Exposure 1/125
Taken indoor using 5pm-ish sunlight (coming from the right) and using a reflector on the left.
Camera was set to Shade


Color corrected…even more than the last! With level adjustment layer, in Photoshop.
All other settings are the same


Color corrected
Taken indoor using 8:30am-ish sunlight (coming from the left) and using a reflector on the right.
All other settings are the same as before

I think some of the colors are a bit too strong, I need to tone them down…but for the first time ever, these photos accurately portray the skin colors correctly. It’s not too blue/zombie like. I can adjust the colors a bit later…but it’s close to my “what i wanna be” example:


I used to think that I wanted a photo to have light. SO MUCH LIGHT that there were no shadows. But I was incorrect, shadow provides depth. But you don’t want too much or you lose information. You want subtle shadows. And you don’t want blinding light as that’s a loss of information too.

Update on Secret Project KB

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Unfortunately, this is the only thing I can write about as it’s the only thing I’m spending my time on lately, other than social events.

I’ve been working hard on kotobishoujo.com. I’m spending my time either taking photographs of statues or filling the site with content

Originally I thought some of the photos were good :
http://kotobishoujo.com/dc/wonder-woman/ (possibly NSFW) but it’s looking like my photograph’s lighting is still off, even with a grey card.

I’m not getting the exact skin color of the statues…meaning I need to take my photographs back to the drawing board. It’s okay, I only took, processed, resized like, 150 of them T______T. But better to fix this issue now than later.

I also notice that while a lack of light is not your friend, proper shadows are required to define the shape of items. You can’t just have all the light in the front, you need to be strategic for shadows to achieve depth. Ah well, better I learn this now than later.

I wish I had a photography mentor!

Darkness is the enemy…

Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 2:25 am

…in photography.

Seriously, a lack of light can make or break a great photo.

I was just looking at some of my old files/photos, before my DSLR Camera (which still needs a name btw…I wanna call it “Parker” after photographer Peter Parker but I’d prefer to call it a girl’s name). Oops, side tracked. My old photos are either lacking light or maybe the camera sucked so bad it didn’t let enough light…I don’t really know. But the photos are bad. I’ll post some later (it’s 2:30 am right now, I really should sleep).

Anyways, while my Saturday is busy, Friday night and Sunday is pretty free. I hope to post some small galleries to show what I’ve been up to.

I’m pretty excited…this is really really fun stuff, though super time consuming. I’m really enjoying myself :)

I can’t wait to show you how far I’ve come :)