Detective Pikachu….Now Sonic!
It seems Films maker has an obsession to make fiction game creature shaped oddly and furry to the maximum.
Everyone on social media is upset to see the physical appearance of Sonic The Hedgehog in the new Paramount Movie.
My first reaction disappointed with how Sonic was designed in 3D. It doesn’t look like the Sonic we all know. He not even wearing Gloves! His head is normally larger and his legs are wrong and the colour on his coat is dull and mixed massed. How this design of Sonic get approved? Why Sega allowed this. Sonic is one of the top gaming characters second to Super Mario. He an icon in the gaming industry!
The CGI graphic is impressive but the storyline seems too obvious. The classic storyline, Sonic kick Dr.Eggmans ass, then has a hand full of chilly dogs.
I don’t know why they made Sonic into this weird looking creature. It would be cooler if they had him as his origin form in 3D. They can actually do that and be it would be fine, even better.
However, Jim Carrey as Dr.Eggman has some swag and serious gadgets! plus his moustache is on point.
Sonic the Hedgehog is one of my favourite game characters. I recently played Sonic Force on the PS4 Pro and it was so amazing. I have so much fun playing sonic games. Sonic battle 2 was my childhood!
I also liked the anime Sonic X anime too.
I wonder if Tails would be in the film and what he would look. I would like to watch the film. But would I pay to see at the cinema? Nope!
Paramount Pictures ruined the image of Sonic.
Writing fiction is great for developing the unique characters personalities. Putting them in scenario, how they would interact to certain situations. I wanted to write my own stories as a kid but struggled because of my dyslexia.
Ince I got very bad criticism for my writing on FanFiction site. Then I relIsed how brutal the reader can be.
I did felt knocked back but I picked myself up and decide to self teach myself creative again. I read a brought a few writing exercises books to start writing my own fiction. I learnt a few writing simple techniques and my stories are much better. I leant Show and don’t Tell is key techniques in writing and point of view.
My main genre will be on romance/erotica. I read :is a good book for started writing erotica fiction with helpful writing exercise.
I discovered fiction thesaurus on kindle to use for fiction writing.
I have started developed confidence in writing and I can write easily without flowery language. My character are interesting and less boring. I got load of ideas for my next fiction. I keep a notebook for writing stories ideas.
Sometimes i can’t draw what I imaged, so I write it down. writing the visual description of what my characters are doing, which helped to create a picture.
I don’t know if i will publish theses stories online. But I keep writing because it is very therapeutic.
I created another watercolour romantic illustration. I like painting flowers with purple hues such as lavender or lilac.
I like Purple, it is very calming colour. I get a calm feeling painting with certain colours. It helps to reduce stress. I was going to buy a specialised colour from Daniel Smiths but the winsor and Newton Cotmans Paint are great quality for watercolour painting.
I’m including Coptic marker pen on my watercolour paintings. Ink, marker pens go well with watercolour, in fact anything can go with watercolour. I might invest more Copic markers and coloured inks. the colour inks are good for colour in cloths without creating streaks.
To see earlier post of my comic works click here
The story processes on, I’m still discovering got new techniques on the software and editing the story as I go along. I post screenshots on my twitter page @reebeksart. I want to be authentic in my drawing style, I included gesture scribbles/ lines. So far it looking very polished and the two characters personality are showing more. I’m taking my time to work on two pages a week, which manageable and allow me to come up with new ideas.
Clip Studio Paint contacted me and asked to feature one of my screenshot of my comic pages on their official website! You can see my post on the artist testimonial section.
Manga watercolour and Copic illustrations.
During last weekend, I decided to got back into watercolour painting. I chosen to use Hot Press 300g watercolour paper. It has a smoothing surface than cold press.
I like drawing / painting subject with a Male romance and flowers because it very therapeutic to me.
For the characters skin tones I used Copic markers pens. It colours on the paper smoothly and nicely without bleed through the paper or streaks.
I’m planning to create more romantic watercolour illustrations.
Thanks to The Daylight light box, I can easily transfer drawings into watercolour papers. I drafted two drawings on one A4 paper. Theses drawing where copied from my sketchbook.
This will give you an idea of how i develop an my own art style from taking inspiration from other artist. I discovered them during my art education. they are the basic guidelines i use whenever I am working on an illustration or comic.
Often my drawing or paintings has gesture, scribbles inspired by calligraphy writing. At college I was fascinated with the beautiful lines of calligraphy strokes. I researched Chinese, Arabic or traditional English calligraphy.
I made a mood board of the calligraphy collection on my Pinterest.
I did practice calligraphy writing. Then I started the habit to including calligraphy scribbles in my drawings. The rush energetic scribble lines give my drawings an edge. I was drawn to the movement of lines. My older artwork just had scribble. Then I developed calligraphy writing techniques and write some random word or alphabet along side with the drawing.
Jose Parla uses calligraphy drawings for his abstract paintings. He was the first artist that inspired me to combine calligraphy into painting. His paintings appear like an urban calligraphy street art. His artwork have so much elementals of collage and scribbles all combined together in one massive piece. It very similar to Jackson Pollock works.
Dave McKean is my next artist that I was inspired by. He creates unique drawing, combining mix media, collage and digital in illustrations. I likehis drawing the most especially his graphics novel illustrations in his books ‘A Picture that Tick’.
He illustrated one of my favourite childhood book ‘Varjak Paw’ by S.F.Said
I love Jean Haines has approach to watercolour. Her watercolour style is very close to how I like to paint with watercolour, Her watercolour painting organic, loose and free. She instantly become one of my favourite watercolour artist and inspiration for watercolour. After I graduated, I wanted to include more vibrant colours in my illustrations. I felt my artwork was dull and abit too dark in topic. It her use of colours, she teaches how to use pure colour from paint. I learn watercolouring techniques from Jean Haines for my watercolour illustrations.
Frank Miller Sin City graphic Novel
Frank Miller’s Sin City gritty. I liked how he use negative space within the black background. Some have key colours for key characters for example in ‘That Yellow Bastard‘. I liked the use of composition and great dialogue. (I did watch the movie too)
It was good to explore different style of comics not just manga. I learn a lot from the drawing techniques reading Sin City. It made me consider negative space for drawing.
I trying to find and experiment with different drawing techniques while I’m working on my comic. I would like be authentic in my comic artwork.
Shungiku Nakamura Junjo Romantica
My personal favourite and main manga inspiration for my own manga. Shungiku Nakamura’s drawing style are different to the traditional style in most manga comics. I love the direction, layout and storyline. I always refer to Nakamura mangas for tips for creating boy love romance.
There is so much to choose from. It really goes by the readers personally preference. I would read any BL manga depending on my mood and what I fancy to read. I brought a range of mangas to read. (It’s like creating my own mini BL library at home)
There only a few manga books I would Constantly read.
Here are my top recommendation:
1. Junjo Romantica; By Shungiku Nakamura. great romantic storyline combined with hot smutt. A romantic story between a wealthy man and young student. You can read it for free on MangaFox.
2. Strange and Mystifying Story vol 1 and 2; by Tsuta Suzuki. A handsome mysterious demon with wolf ears cures an illness of a lonely young man. Beautifully drawing style and great romance.
3. Crimson Spell; by Ayano Yamane. fantasy action with lust. A love affair between a mage and Prince. The prince is cursed and turns into a demon at night. The Manga can only tame the demon by giving the prince sexual release. Absolute guilty pleasure!
This list can change anytime. I do have more BL manga book to share.