Took me about three weeks… but I finally have the first pass of animating my drawing of Momochi in her “Ai no Dangan” outfit. There are a couple of things I need to still edit, I also feel that making it twice as fast will help. Then there is the whole stretching and compressing when Momochi moves to make it more dynamic. There’s still so much I have to learn.
I’ve had the idea of drawing a piece in different styles. After telling myself that I finally did it. It’s amazing how a couple of details can change the whole drawing. This is a good exercise to increase my skills and develop my style.
The line art version of my drawing of Fubuki. I always had trouble drawing her hair but I think I’m now finally getting the hang of it. I’m thinking of inking this drawing and then making a painted version as well.
Playin around with screen tones and stacking them gives some cool effects. Hatching gives even more variety but I didn’t do it in this drawing. For the newspaper I was going to just give it some texture with screen tones but decided to use the newspapers from the promotional video and edited to make it fit this drawing. In the original line art, I didn’t have the tuxedo men but it felt off without them.
I wanted to try coloring in the anime style again. This time I chose Noriko Takaya from Gun Buster. The original line art was done for inktober 2021 day 18.
It can be seen here:
For that version of the drawing I was going for a fall scene, but since we are now in these sweltering heat. I changed it to a summer scene instead. I changed Noriko’s outfit and leaf to fit the new theme.
I guess there was no way that Erik would have been able to win since this was his first fight and in front of an audience. Dj Welch is built like a tank and has experiece in martial arts. I believe he said he did mma. Despite his smaller stature he completely dominated. I noticed that Dj Welch got really close to Erik and stuck to him throughout the whole fight. I later found out that this was a strategy to counter act his smaller stature. Erik might have lost, but he showed guts actually getting in the ring, hopefully both will be in Creator Clash 2.
Fight can be seen at this time, 49:46 :
Erik’s after fight video is pretty funny, there are cameos by Ian and Dj Welch:
Super Mega fought back to back. This time it was Ryan’s turn to fight Alex Ernst. This fight might have had the most heart out of all of them. They both fought through their exhaustion and went through a slug fest. This had real manga energy. When Ryan got knocked down but just stood back up again was a really touching moment.
On May 14th a lot of my favorite Youtube creators were in a boxing event made by Idubbbz and Anisa. The event was more entertaining than I could’ve imagined. When Ian said he wanted to give boxing the respect it deserves, he wasn’t kidding. Everyone went all out and showed tremendous heart. To the point It motivated me to do some art based on it.
Full event can be seen here:
To start things off, we have the first contenders. Dad (Nathan Barnatt) vs. Matt Watson (of SuperMega). I like Super Mega and Matt Watson but I truly do feel that there was no way crack power would be enough to beat Dad’s almost infinite energy and physicality. For those who have been following him and his content, you know what I’m talking about. Nathan’s physical abilities span a wide array of skills. All of them together give him a ridiculous amount of stamina, strength and pain tolerance. On top of that, when Nathan wants something he has this focus and follow through that’s quite intense. When Dad said he was made to solely destroy Matt Watson, I believed it.
Having said all of that, I still wasn’t expecting the outcome of the fight. He not only started strong, but it was fast. And the quick flurry of combos didn’t give Matt Watson a chance to counter. I think Matt only gave like three or maybe four punches. The fight ended in like 20 seconds. It really made it clear that the fights were real and being taken seriously. If the fighters didn’t take things seriously, then they would get hurt.
Dad and his Quantam Fists were a lot like an anime character using his ultimate attack from the get-go.
What I also love is that Dad has had a couple of opportunities open up because of this. That’s one of the other great side effects of this boxing event. There is so much variety amongst these Youtubers that it will provide new viewers that they might otherwise not have seen before.
It took almost a year, but Momochi’s Ai no Dangan drawing has been painted. I wasn’t planning on making a background but as I was working I wanted to play around with some filters and learned I could recreate a screen panel so I played around with two versions of it. At some point though I might do something else with the background.
I made the love bullet first but felt it was a bit lonely. I then played around with an aura around it which I feel fits. It also reminds me of the Spirit Gun from YuYu Hakusho.