2015 | Post #03: Artist wannabe strikes again!

Okay. I had a few days off and I was so amazed that I got some creative juices flowing back. Well, not quite creative as I didn’t drew from imagination. I just had a huge urge of doing one of my enjoyable hobbies – drawing anime. And as mentioned, it is not exactly creative coz I once again copied from pictures I saw and did little revisions, some intentional but mostly I accidentally edited coz I couldn’t copy the exactness of the picture. However, I feel like it is quite an achievement in my creative life coz this is the first time I tried watercolor painting. I don’t have any prior proper classes for such. I just had quick reads and mostly youtube study sessions. Lo and behold, I was able to produce two artworks as a beginner of some sort. Let me share with you…

This is my second watercolor painting. It's Tanaka Kou from Ao Haru Ride.

This is my second watercolor painting. It’s Tanaka Kou from Ao Haru Ride.

Below are the WIP images. I just want to share the progress with you though it’s not documented as detailed as one can possibly do. I only want you to see how simple and quite the beginner I am.

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Movie Review: Rurouni Kenshin

I learned early last year that a live action version of the famous anime character – the samurai wanderer-slash-hero popularly known as Rurouni Kenshin – was going to be launched to the silver screen some time August of 2012. I waited for it to be shown in our local cinemas on said month but nothing happened. It was only last December when one mall company decided to show it and its airing date lasted only for just one week. It broke my heart that I was not able to watch it in the big screen. December was a busy month for me and because of the film festival, all foreign films were banned during the holiday seasons. Sucks! But don’t fret, with the aid of some online friends, I was able to get a copy and watch the movie in the comfort of my home.

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Anime Review: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Here’s a review of one of the finest anime movies I’ve seen since I became an anime fan – The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

I saw this movie a couple of years ago and I have already watched it thrice since then. It was recommended by a friend in the office, an otaku, and he kind of suggested that it would make my heart cringe a bit. My overactive imagination thought that the story has a heavy dramatic storyline. On the contrary, the movie was light that turned kind of dramatic toward the end but not really leaning on the heavy dramatic side.

Time waits for no one.

But what if you can have it wait for you till you feel it’s the right time to move forward?

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20 years and I still like this character…

Youko Kurama2012 marked the 20th year anniversary of Yuyu Hakusho (English translation: Ghost Fighter). When it first aired in local TV, dubbed in our local language, I immediately knew I was going to be hooked by it, after all I was (and still am) an anime fan.

But instead of the main protagonist, Yusuke, I liked the redheaded character who turned out to be a bad ass in his previous life as the infamous demon fox, Youko Kurama. From then on, Kurama became one of my favorite anime characters. There was a time during my high school days that he had become the only model of my creativity. Well, not exactly Kurama. It’s actually Shuichi, his human form.

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