Posts Tagged 'japan'

Work: “Mahou Shoujo Honyarara Reina”

I’ve decided to start to post some info about my works since they seem to take up all my time lately.

This time I’m introducing you a manga in which I’m working on now: “Mahou Shoujo Honyarara Reina”

Mahou Shoujo Honyarara Reina manga cover

Mahou Shoujo Honyarara Reina manga cover

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It’s a slice-of-life story that portraits the daily life of some schoolgirls far away of being common: magical girls, witches, androids… and a crossdresing boy.

All begins in first day of class with Ana and Jose as new students and then Reina comes to her class too.

manga sample page

manga sample page

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It´s a yon-koma manga (four panels comic)

The story is based in a light novel I also ilustrated published by a japanese circle (group of ppl who make doujin) called Raten Shoin formed by my japanese editor and me.

We sell in events and in Toranoana shops (online too).

Now let me introduce you the characters (^-^)b

character sheet 1

character sheet 1

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Kimuraya Reina: a very happy girl who is the main heroine, she acts very childish sometimes to hide that she is very mature for her age.

Cojagula Ana: she is from a mexican family that went to Japan, she have the role of main heroine too. She is very serious and sometimes acts a bit unkind. She is a “bizarre” girl but hides it very well.

Rizal Jose: he is Ana´s servant, a cute and smart boy who dresses like a girl to be with Ana in her new school.

Azuma Koyomi: she is the teacher of fine arts. She tries to act like a very kind woman but the truth is that she easily goes mad.

character sheet 2

character sheet 2

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Kaga Yûka: the teacher in charge of Ana’s class, she acts in a very cool way like she cares about nothing.

Ninomiya Natsumi: a shy girl very interesd in abnormal people or things that is always disappointed because all seems to be very common.

Fujishiro Momo: a cute girl who likes cute things.

Tachibana Ichigo: she has a strong and sharp character, sometimes she is very cynical.

About the release; we planned at first to have it for Comike but it was impossible so it comes out later and we planned that it can be fine if we just sell it at Toranoana online.

When I know the date of release I will update with the info (^-^)

I hope you enjoyed my explanation and if you want you can leave your impressions, it would be very helpfull. Thank you! o(^o^)9

Other projects I´m working on and I will explain in other entries are:

-Artbook: collection of some of my pictures (without title yet)

-Collection of Postcards and goodies to sell at MangaCon

-Doujinsoft Eroge (not much to say because we just started it)

-Some stories for contest

Thank you for reading! (^-^)

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A new love eclipse the previous ones / About tracing and copying

Hello!

=_= I wanted to write before, I had somethings to write about but in the end I always end up thinking they´re not interesting at all and let them pass by, I think I´m not used to talk about my daily thoughts ^_^”’ but I´ll try ^o^!!

This time is not like I have something interesting to write about, but I missed writting here xD

First, recently I wrote an entry in my Deviant art journal about my new loves of the summer (you can read it here) I was surprised because they were male characters but…but I have anew one now that eclipses the others and it’s a girl (how surprising =o=”) the time of male charas passed away, it was short but refreshing xDD.

I want to introduce you the girl I fall in love with, but many of you sure know her….IBUKI FUUKO!!! (*-*)

Douzo!!!

Douzo!!! (*o* I love you Fuu-chan!!)

Image from: http://www.emagi.co.uk/2007/12/01/clannad-fuuko-arc-ep-4-9/

She is from Clannad, it´s not a new anime but I couldn’t watch it till now, It’s a beutiful story, I absolutely recomend this anime everyone.

One of the reasons that makes Fuuko so adorable it’s her seiyuu Ai Nonaka, she makes a wonderful job and without her I´m sure Fuuko will be the half of moe she is.

On a side note, I want to make reference to a new I found at Sankaku Complex about tracing and copying in Japan ->here

I have to admit that I thought those things didn’t happen in Japan so it was kind of surprising, anyway I´m sure they are more common in occident because a day after another I hear about friends how they find ppl who steal, trace or copy their art (U_U) but I think is important to set the difference betwen copying/tracing and referencing. At the end of the article of Sankaku Complex there are a few links with examples (please visit them for more info), I will post two to explain my point of view:

Copying?

Copying?

Is this copying? I´d say no because it is a very common way to portrait a character.

Tracing U_U

Tracing U_U

This….this is tracing very clearly, you can see.

What´s the point of doing these things? I totally aprove the use of references, I often use them for backgrounds or complex body position but never copy them, I look at my references and try to draw what I want, not copying allows me to introduce some variations and make things in my own style, it´s sure is harder than just copy but you can learn a lot too because your brain,eyes and hand work toguether to analise the original image and then trying to do something resemblant, and when you finish the drawing … tatatatantantaaantaantataaan (with Final Fantasy end of a battle music) Level Up!!! ^o^.

My advice for everyone who is starting to draw and feel the temptation to copy (to claim the pic as his/herself) or trace is, if you really love drawing, If you really want to improve and become a good artist please don´t do it, and think not only in you but in the person who made the original piece, didn´t he or she deserve respect? Sure he/she worked harder to do that drawing.

[Edit] I must add something to my advice to make things more clear, as Kitsune has commented in this entry, copy an artwork can be very helpful to improve I think is good as long as you don´t claim it as yours and don´t publish it, only keep it for yourself as a practice (the same as that huge pile of sketches never seen that everyone who draws have ^_^), please read her comment for a better explanation than mine.

What do you think? and even more important… do you love Fuu-chan too? xDDD