Though my position here, such as it is, is that of “anime blogger,” I think that my real interest in media from the Land of the Rising Sun is comic books,
Why my personal preference is for manga over Western comics. Hope I don’t push too many buttons, but it’s something that needed to be said, because I really feel that MOST people in the West think of animanga as being all-the-same. And I’m really sick of that stereotype.
Of all the potential stories to succeed phenomenally in manga form, not many people expect a story centering around blues music in the deep American South
I have reviewed one of my absolute favorite new manga series today over on Amazing Stories! Check it out. =]
Hi everyone!!! This is an art supplies giveaway for me reaching an amount of followers I said I’d do a giveaway at!
Here are the things you’ll be getting, as you can see from the photo!
- 6” by 10” Sketchbook for both wet and dry media
- A bottle of ink, you pick the color, I’ll order it from a specific site
- A fountain pen that comes with the ink from the same site
- 11 colors of Cotman Winsor & Newton watercolors
- 3 brushes
- A drawing of a subject of your choice to go on the first page! You might want to check my art out if you’re unfamiliar with me to see what types of things I usually do
And that’s that. I don’t use any of those watercolor tubes anymore, as I’ve replaced them each with higher quality tubes, so I thought: why not give them away? And I like the fountain pen I’ve been using so much that I think I’d like someone else to try it, too. I’ve also replaced the three brushes I’ve included here, so I don’t need those, either. And a drawing for good measure.
Here are the rules! Please follow these:
- No giveaway blogs. I want more people to actually see this and have a chance at getting something; a lot of artists don’t have a lot of money…
- Reblogs enter you, and a Like helps. You can’t just like - but you can do both to double your chances of just reblogging (if it falls on someone who liked it, I’ll check to see if they reblogged it)
- I’ll be checking the blog that wins to see if you’re an active blog.
- You gotta use these after they arrive! I obviously can’t enforce this, but I want to see people not being timid! Make art! That’s what these are for. I know a thing that stops a lot of people is being scared they’ll mess up and waste expensive supplies… but if this is a gift, that shouldn’t matter!
- This ends on May 24th. If I send an ask and you don’t respond within 2 days, I’ll ask the next person, and so on.
- I will ship anywhere. I’ll pay the shipping.
I think that’s everything. Have fun!!! Good luck!
Since taking on this blogging position, I have been struggling to find works that would appeal to the audience that Amazing Stories has, particularly those
Why the Nausicaa manga is waaaaay better than the movie, and how it’s actually epic fantasy.
Also awesomely womanly.
I spend a lot of time lately complaining about the state of anime and the series that have been created within the last five or so years.Â In the cours
My Amazing Stories post for today - a review of Bakuman!
I’ve been drawing Moth a lot lately. She’s got great hair, and a freakin’ huge nose ring. What’s not to love? I’m particularly happy with that first image, because it’s an angle I don’t typically use.
Copic multiliners and India ink.
This is Vince! He is Moth’s best friend. And he’s super-duper fashionable, apparently.
Copic multiliners and black India ink.
This week at Amazing Stories, I decide to talk about homosexuality in animanga! Should be interesting. I would love some feedback from the very socially aware Tumblr community!
I have finally reached out to my mother’s family for help in compiling some family stories and history and whatnot. This information will be used for various projects. Details at ye olde wordpress.
I haven’t been posting the ASM links up here lately, but this week I wrote about how anime got me into making art in the first place. Kind of relevant, right?
“One of the greatest things that anime ever did for me was give me the desire to create. I was a really bookish kid, and the idea of writing had always been pretty appealing to me. Anime – and later on, manga as well – introduced me to the idea that I could not only create stories, but create visuals to add texture to those stories. At twelve years old, I started to draw very regularly. It was all fan art, and most of it was pretty bad. But it started me on a path to creating my own characters and stories, and I honestly have to credit more Japanese mangaka for my artistic abilities than any specific Western master painter.”
And in this post, you get to see an old drawing of mine, from 2004! As well as a newer drawing of mine that I haven’t posted on the internet yet! Whee!