Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Today In The Mailbox: Katsuya Terada & Hiroshi Homura mini books

So, today, just right before snow started to fall again; I received a package from Japan with a couple of books.
The books are Shasho and Kacho, two small, hardcover, publications featuring text, maybe poetry, probably short stories, by Hiroshi Homura and art by Katsuya Terada.
The books are from 2003 and 2006.

The one with the grey cover is Shasho, from 2003 and features Terada's art depicting what I think are horror or creepy stories, some of his illustrations show a Frankenstein monster and a lady with a vampire bat flying above her. There's also a really cool spread with a circus crew, but I couldn't scan it.
The last tale features a little kid and maybe the best illustrations in the book.

Don't you love these? I absolutely do.
In both books Terada's art is rough enough to remind his Rakugaking book.
Kacho instead presents stories about a small robot, a kid and some weirder stuff about people eating.
There's also a part with these character drawings.

And, the best ones of the lot, a series of his Moebius-y drawings, already used as covers for the Japanese magazine relax.

These strangely armored women's portraits are among my favorite Terada's works, I used to be very inspired by these when I first saw them on internet years ago.
I like their simplicity and how they manage to be rich with details and atmosphere with a really simple series of lines.
So, I'm glad I finally got these books, but I think they are fan material for Terada's addicts like me; I wish that some new book like Rakugaking or Zenbu pops out soon.

Daily Drawing 28

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Another monster design from ZZZ's unexplored lands.
This will be the last daily drawing I'll post in a while because February is going to be a very busy month; I'll be finishing my comic for Lodaçal 5 soon, then I'll start two bigger projects and I also have a couple of illustrations to complete.

Anyway I'll try to post as much as I can, and expect bigger updates on my blog.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Daily Drawing 27

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Sorry for missing yesterday's upload, I didn't feel well and couldn't draw anything good.
Here's a line drawing that I'll be coloring soon, it was an old idea I had floating around for a while.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Daily Drawing 22

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A quick sketch of a Smoke Tribe rogue controlling a monster through its psychic tentacle.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Daily Drawing 20

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Daily Drawing 20, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

This is a sketch for the Crawling Crystal, Duke Pipgibo's enemy.
Right after I'm done with the comic for Lodaçal 5 I'll make a single page comic about Pigpibo and this guy.
I was very inspired by Nagai's monsters from Devilman while making this.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Daily Drawing 19

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Today I couldn't do any better than this, got a very little time to draw.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Daily Drawing 18

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Daily Drawing 18, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

An amphibious monster called Surprise Bag, its head and torso are held inside a transparent membrane to prevent them from melting while out of the water.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Daily Drawing 17

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Duke Pipgibo and his magnificent Cassowary steed.
I like this character, I think that with some more development he may make it into a short story along with some other ZZZ characters.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Daily Drawing 15

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Daily Drawing 15, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

A new kaijin today, I picture this as an underwater dwelling one, jumping out of the water when its enemy approaches.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Daily Drawing 12

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Daily Drawing 12, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

This is actually a very old drawing that I never finished and usually pops out when I clean the drawers.
I'm not going to complete it but I keep adding things to it, messing around and having fun, hence the more cartoon-y nose and eyes. It was colored mostly with poscas, except for the background blocks of land that were colored with copics.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Expulsion Of Negative Will, As Requested By The Guards

A full illustration for my 100th post.

If adventurers want to cross the desert, a troop of cyclops must witness that any negative thought is expelled from the travellers' minds. The soul pops out of the belly and vomits a black blob of bad ideas, it's better not to inhale it.

A4 with copic markers.

This is from September and is one of my favorite drawings so far.
Remember I've got the booklet up for sale! Buy it here!

Daily Drawing 11

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Daily Drawing 11, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

This is a sketch for a 4 page comic I'm planning to do in the future.
In the comic there's a sort of ghostly robot as a villain and this is one of the sketches for it, I need to work more on it because I want to reach a mix of different influences but this isn't what I have in mind and it's too Mazinger-ish.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Daily Drawing 10

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Daily Drawing 10, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.
Today a speedy sketch of one of my favorite designs by Go Nagai, General Hadias from Great Mazinger.
I'm really busy working on my comic for Lodaçal Comix 5, so for the next days expect fuzzier stuff for the daily drawings thing.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Daily Drawing 9

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Time for another kaijin, this one has a slightly demonic appearance.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Daily Drawing 8

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Another magic gate, this one is quite rude and doesn't let many people past its forcefield.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Daily Drawing 7

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Today I'm too busy to draw, so here's a recent sketch I made, these are the villains appearing in my comic for Lodaçal #6. I'm working on it these days and it's going to be CRAZY! =)

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Daily Drawing 6

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Another kaijin today, I had very little time to do this.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Friday, 6 January 2012

Daily Drawing 4

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Today a very quick sketch of a villain.
This really reminds me of stuff I made around 2007 and also Go Nagai's villain from Great Mazinger.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Daily Drawing 3

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Daily Drawing 3, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

Today's the time of my favorite super-hero.
I really like OMAC, the story of the character and the world he lives in.
It was the first time I tried drawing him and it was really fun.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Daily Drawing 1

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Daily Drawing 1, a photo by det.roc.boi on Flickr.

From today I'll start trying to upload a new thing everyday, it may be a quick character design, a fuzzy sketch or anything else but I think it'll be a good exercise.

As a start, here's another kaijin inspired character, I think guys like this may be the grunts in the sci-fi comic I'm working on.