I would like to apologize since I put this post a day late, it seems I forgot to do it yesterday.
request by: LEZm110082
After drawing Black Rock Shooter it should not come as a surprise that Dead Master would come next. I feel I could not put as much detail as I would have liked because all my black color pencils are now just about used (their small size make it hard for me draw or color well). I’ll have no choice but to go and buy some more, hopefully very soon.
Now on to Dead Master, I definitely prefer the character design for her in the OVA. I wonder why they decided to put the glasses in the anime series? Although girls with glasses look surprisingly cute, I thought they looked out of place here.
Hope you enjoy it,
(update: Not really doing them anymore – 9-5-18)
I have actually given hints about this on some of my earlier posts, and the time has finally arrived for me to unveil a new area I will be dealing with on this space…Piñatas. I wanted to find a way to meld my love for anime and games into some of my culture, and what better way to do that then to make a traditional symbol of every new year that a person goes through. Using skills I learned back when I was only a few years old and some of the new skill I developed through drawing. The result is actually much better then I could have imagined.
One of the things I noticed was that most of the Piñatas I found here in the states have lost alot of the original quality they once used to have. I actually was searching to see if anyone out there had anything I had envisioned and to my surprise there were none. One thing I did notice was that most of the best if not the best Piñatas were found in Mexico (my motherland). Almost all of them had a great likeness to what they were supposed to be. While here in the states most had only two types of Piñatas. The first kind were oddly shaped and gave a hard time to the viewer who was trying to figure out what character the Piñata was supposed to be. The second kind were just plain Piñatas that just had a picture of the character on it, and that was it. Many of them were poorly made, some already breaking apart before even being used. It seems that the two original methods have been discarded for a more simple carton base instead of the sturdy “engrudo” and newspapers or it’s other counterpart made with clay (not as common anymore since it can me a bit dangerous).
I of course have decided to use the “engrudo” and newspaper method which can be very manageable and flexible when making creations. the results are a very strong (you would be surprised at how hard these can be made) and sturdy body, but also very light which makes it ideal for Piñatas.
The story about how Piñatas came to be can be read here: http://www.pinatadesign.com/story.html
or here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi%C3%B1ata
Please note that many of the stories have different variations
So if you ever wanted a certain type of piñata but never seemed to find it anywhere else here is the place to do so. Browse through the already made piñatas or customize your own. The designs are made to look as good as an actual collectors figure, having most of the details taken cared of. I have invested all of my abilities so that they are deemed as art pieces that can be collected, but with the characteristics of an actual Piñata ready to get busted to realease the goods of your choosing.
It is finally here, my interpretation of Black Rock Shooter. This character/series has had quite a bit of a following, so much so that it’s amazing. The story of how it all began is just as great or even greater than that of the Touhou Project. It all started with the individual work of one man that all flourished into something so magnificent and amazing. To have just one drawing inspire a song and later a whole array of adaptations including anime, games and figures is just amazing. I can clearly understand why it happened, though. After all when I saw drawings and videos of Black Rock Shooter my curiosity was always awakened. I was just facinated by the design of both the character and the background.
When I saw the OVA I was blown away, it was really owning up to all it’s hype. Now I know that there are alot of people who dissagree and believe the OVA or the series for that matter isn’t that special, all I can say about that is, to each their own. Next stop is watching the series, but I want to leave it alone until a couple of episodes have already gone up. I like to watch it marathon style.
My interpretation is made up of action figures, original and fan made renditions of Black Rock Shooter. I really liked the blue hue on her hair ( which is apparent in the figures) so I decided to add that in. I was kind of having a bit of hard time deciding whether or not to incorporate the blue flame, but I seriously wanted to show her eyes which is why I ended up omitting it. Back grounds are something I still have not been incorporating yet (and the main reason is the time it would take), but I really want to do so, even if just a little like I did with this drawing in the very bottom.
Hope you enjoy it,