Has it been a week already? Well, a few days ago, I told *Chun* the following: “I always plan to scan or take photos of my ancient anime line-art from the 1990s (when I still believed in pencil-and-paper, lol), but something always seems to pop up and get in the way…” So finally, after some shooting and digging, here they are! ^_^;
1> The first 5 photos were taken a few days ago: Orange Arria in Colored Paper. Completed March 1990, it took about 20-30 hours total. Wow, except for some fading in her blue armor, the design still holds up 18 years later! One of my proudest works, hehe. I just threw in the “Pocky” box to give a better idea of the 20×30-inch scale.
2> The next 5 photos were taken back in March 1990, my college days. Like I mentioned, the project took about 20-30 hours total: Pencil-sketching the initial drawing in a small 4×6-inch grid, blowing up the grid box-by-box onto a 20×30-inch board, inking the pencil lines, using tracing paper to transfer the lines to colored paper, cutting out the paper, then rubber-cementing all of the cut-outs together to fit the original board tracing. Yeah, you can see how much bluer the blue paper was back then. ^_^;
3> The last 4 photos include: (a) (Unnamed) Blue-Haired Serpent Girl in Colored Paper, March 1990. (b) “Engulfed”, April 1993, was created with multiple photo prints and connected with colored pencil. I think I called the red-headed girl “Arria” also, haha. (c) Blonde Arria in Colored Pencil, started in March 1990, but unfinished. This was the original tracing template to create the original Orange Arria in Colored Paper, which I started to color, but never finished. Lastly (d), triple Arria, haha. ^_^;
Well, that’s about it! My Ancient Anime Art from the 1990s! Remarkably, while I may not believe in pencil-and-paper much anymore (or lost the heights of my talent), my Photoshop-vector-based anime-art style in 2008 has hardly changed at all! Sugoi. But wait, here’s a mind-blowing thought: What if I re-create Arria in Photoshop vector? O.o;
Unfortunately, with projects piled up at work, and my newest “Blade” anime art due in one week, it’ll probably be a while before my next post, let alone my next “Arria” piece. I’ve even killed my subscriptions to DannyChoo’s “Otaku” and “2D Girls” feeds because I can’t keep up anymore, argh. So till next time, fellow otaku: What is your oldest, largest, or proudest anime artwork? ^_^