🔴 Next Live: Character Sheet Creation for Anime, from Comic Designs

3/Mar/2021 Youtube + Twitch
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Where to start to become an animator? Which software? Computer specs I need?

Our community friends ask about why type of laptop do I use for animation, where to start to become a full-time animator, which skills to master, etc.

We also talk about coloring guidelines for anime, what types of emails our newsletter friends receive, and what other streams are coming.

Meanwhile, Mar is correcting some in between art for a music video commissioned to the studio.
Clip Studio Paint drawing, inking, and coloring for anime

To train our new team, I showed how I do key animation files. Japan studios use a similar style so feel free to use it for your productions as well!

PROCESS (timestamps inside the video's descirption)
  • Drawing/Sketching
  • Inking/keyframe
  • Shadowing
  • Coloring
  • Timing and final info
Character Design for Anime! How it works + other Industry Questions

-What is character design and a character sheet for
-How to keep characters looking the same through the animation project
-Drawing a character from the back
-Blind accessibility in Japan
-How many languages does Mar speak
-Do inbetweeners use the character sheet to make frames?
-How much did your drawing device cost? Wacom Intuos Pro Small
-Different staff in the animation studio and the process to create animation from layout to color. -Does cell animation happen in anime
After following all the steps to fulfill my dream, I chose not to enter an existing animation studio in Japan. WHY? To create animation within my own rules! Join this steam to get a deeper look at the reasoning behind our 5 public values.

(Timestamps available inside the video's description on Youtube)

But why live streaming?

Vlogs, in-person interviews, and tutorials are great but take a lot of time.

So, we started these "chat while I work" streams to try to produce videos while still animating (what everyone wants Mar to do really).

I'll stream weekly for 6 months to see if I like it, even if no-one is watching!
And if the steams pay for the webcam and the monitor by Dec 2020, then I will keep going for another year.

Little did Mar know that this would become one of her most loved times of the week.

She could be a wild extrovert while working from home! Animation, comics, animals, health topics, Japan... everything fit in our informal talks!

We welcomed new team members thanks to the connections created. We took stand-alone tutorials out of streams. And we all learned a lot of new things about the industry together.

And YES, that financial goal was reached! Thanks to YOU

In 2021 we are making an effort to keep the fun while becoming more valuable and on-topic. This includes that we had some live interviews.

That said, even if in many videos Mar is working, she is not drawing at full power. So we are relying on the community budget to keep it going. We are counting on the support of those who can and want to help!

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