So, I'm Becca! I'm 22 and very short. I go to college so I can be a creature artist one day.
This is somewhat of an inspiration blog, where I like to post art, animation and video games, snakes, foxes, and lots of pretty things.
I also like to talk here on occasion! Talking posts will be tagged with "Tora Talks".
If you're looking for my art, my art blog's mostly business, unlike this thing.
So here’s the deal! I’m opening up a few of these so maybe I can get the new game eventually. They’re 20 dollars (USD) each for a cute colored custom drawing of your favorite Pokemon up to whatever shenanigans you might like (fruit hats are all the rage), or just standing around looking pretty cool, like say breathing fire, or maybe holding a flowerplant. It’s up to you!
If you’re interested, feel free to send me an email at alliebirdseed @ gmail . com! Also, my room mate is doing this too, so you should check her out over at annimate.tumblr.com . Also her art is super cool so you should check it out anyway. Do it!
Selected pages from Kaba, an art book put out by Katsuhiro Otomo in the late 1980’s. These pages give a glimpse into Otomo’s studio and he also gives a small talk about his thoughts on art and illustration.
I took these with my phone so forgive the quality, I just wanted to share this awesome information since it’s somewhat difficult to find much of anything from this book online. Full view for hi-res and enjoy!
Someone asked a while back if I had any photographs of Katsuhiro Otomo’s studio. I didn’t, but! Austen Z just pointed me to this selection of scans from Otomo’s book KABA. The photos seem to be taken around the time he was working on Akira. There’s only a couple of pictures, but it gives us a lot of insight into his process. For example, we can see that there’s three desks in his studio, meaning he probably had up to two assistants when he was making the Akira manga. I’d wondered exactly how large his team was, and presumed it wasn’t much larger than 3 people, including himself.
By the way, below is a link to the most recent version of the career timeline I made for him. We can see that with this setup- himself and two assistants- he was averaging maybe one and a half finished pages a day, with a top speed of about 40 pages a month. He was also prepping the Akira movie at this time, and he had a wife and a 5-year-old son.