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 No.308[Reply]

Lets draw stuff sushi's! It doesn't matter how bad u think it is, any drawing is good for you! (I hope this is on the right board…)
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>>647
サンキュー

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Very bad at using a mouse but :v

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 No.632[Reply]

Let's talk about the books/manga/etc that you are reading.

I'm halfway through After Dark by Haruki Murakami and I'm loving it, already bought another 3 books from him to read after this one
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 No.662

https://www.fictionpress.com/s/2961893/1/Mother-of-Learning
Magic school timeloop fiction with really nice in depth magic systems. Final chapters just came out recently.

 No.663

No idea. I have a bunch of shit open.
But I'll probably read Grafton Tanner's "Babbling corpse", then Krasznahorkai's "The Prisoner of Urga", or if not that, I'll read Erofeev's "Moskva-Petushki" instead.

 No.665

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I’m reading The Stand by Stephen King . Pretty good so far

 No.666

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I'm reading Cur Deus Homo by St. Anselm and City of God by St. Augustine for class. They're both getting pretty good once I can wrap my head around them.

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>>643
Nice. I didn't know there was a movie adaptation but I can't imagine it's any good.

I'm reading Book of the New Sun right now, it's dense and challenging but extremely good.



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 No.355[Reply]

I sometimes draw maids for fun. Since I think this place is nice and relaxing, I wanted to set up shop and have a fun little Maid thread.
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 No.489

>>464
If artists weren't allowed to waste paper we wouldn't have artists. ;)
More of of a price than waste, the price of art. On top of as said above using both sides and making use of scraps, you could always get into making paper as well. Just need a used old blender, some metal screening and a frame of some scrap wood. Make paper sludge out of old newspapers and practice sketches you don't want to keep.

Or you could always take the modern route and make digital art instead, nothing wrong with that. Get a cheap wacom. I just find drawing for real to be more comfy, and I really don't need another hobby I need to sit at the computer for. (not needing real space to keep all your practice sketches to check your progress sounds so neat though)

 No.491

>>464
Haha, that brings me back. I thought likewise and only drew on A4 copy paper before I started my apprenticeship, because I got a box of 2500 sheets as a present for Christmas. It was a great present.

Don't worry! Paper is cheap. Don't let yourself get hindered by such concerns! Drawing on huge sheets is fun because you can utilize your elbow instead of doing everything with your wrist. This will improve your skills and might help you finding your style.

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Don't mind me, just a maid poster passing by~

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Don't know if OP is still watching this thread but your drawings are cute. Hope you're doing alright!

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>>368
While not as thorough as yours, this image is pretty inspiring as well.



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 No.658[Reply]

If you like fantasy (specially Tolkien and early 20th century fantasy books) I recommend you to read Lord Dunsany. I'll be nice and share this with you (from the gutenberg project)


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 No.125[Reply]

Who likes pixel art?
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 No.130

>>127
>pixel dark souls

I never knew how much I needed this.

 No.166

>>127
Why is the one with the sea life cut off on the edges?

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Here



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 No.629[Reply]

Do sushi have their favourite magazines?
I thought that reading them may be good way to "deboor*" myself.
So what are you reading? Do you have a ritual that accompanies the act?
Maybe you found something extremely interesting in a publication and
want to share?

*deboor - no idea if this makes sense in english, but it is literal
translation of my country's saying "when a boor tastes some culture".

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 No.640

Lapham's Quarterly. It's a great way to get a wide survey of a lot of different writings that you'd normally have a very hard time finding in print. I used to read Cabinet, but it's not in print anymore, thinking about buying back issues and reading them as a supplement.



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 No.446[Reply]

When the economy tanks, more people go to trade schools or study STEM as opposed to art. Studying art is seen as a bad financial decision. What kinds of cultural effects do you think this has, when art and literature are seen as frivolous?

My mom studied art because it's supposed to be enriching, even though it's not all about career goals. I was basically forced into a STEM major for economic reasons. It has a very clear career path, but that's about it.

Or do you think some good things can come of it?
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 No.610

>>607
Don't trust academics with art. I'm not going to say art is subjective, it's got a lot of rules and structure to it a lot of people ignore. If you want to get better the best you can do is learn the fundamentals. Nobody's a genius with art and the 'big names' that crop up are usually just experienced and landed a lucky job as a concept artist or appealed to some rich guy's fetishes.
Taste however is subjective. Learn what you like to see and like to make.

But to be actually useful and give some starting advice:
Always use references and draw with your eyes and not your brain
Learn perspectives (A strong perspective takes a boring scene and makes it cool, imagine all those promo images of a person extending their hand towards the camera for example)
Play with tools but don't get expensive stuff. Pencils are good for learning and sketching, pens for strong lines, colors are something you just gotta learn how to use.
Color theory. Learn it.
Don't have shame in looking for help but don't ask general people their opinions on your art. Ask people who do art for critique, they'll give actual advice.
Learn how to do proportions. The standard is the 6 head model.
Once you learn how anatomy works you can play with it (This is incredibly fun)
Composition is important for most things. There's a few ways to do it, the Golden Spiral is one of the tried and true for a reason but grids also work well.
Learn what you want to make. Do you want to make anime, your own cartoon style, realistic, a blend, maybe you want to work with paint or with markers, hell you might like making pixel art or tiny but detailed images with pen. Experiment as you learn, never know what might click.
If characters is your jam look into character design.
And of course use tutorials and study existing art you like. Pick it apart bit by bit until you understand it and try to work from it.

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>>609
Could be you don't know that many symbols and allusions that are used… But all the same, most of most stories is just "Characters want outcome a, but circumstance b is preventing it! Oh no! Lucky they figure b out by the end". You get that stuff right? Like you could describe the characters and what they did? That's more important than symbolic faffing about in my opinion.
… you could try portraying confusion in art.

 No.612

>>446
I personally find subjects such as art, philosophy, and music to be incredibly important to humanity. Quite frankly, a large number of jobs don't require a college degree, much less one in STEM. All it takes is a decent head on your shoulders.

In fact, working in IT I have discovered people who major in any arts or philosophy to be far better than someone with a computer science degree. It takes a lot of creativity and abstract thinking to be exceptional in that field. Not someone who was only ever taught how to follow a process and think in a straight line.

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I think the average IQ of an artist has dropped because only passionate and stupid go into art. 70% of those in art colleges are often stupid because unless you got to the cream of the crop art school most art college are degree mills. A lot of people I see going to art schools are the 'I wasn't really sure what to do in college (I'm a slacker with no fore thought), but my friends said I was good at art (they usually are a big fish in a small pond, lack a grasp on fundamentals, and turd polished their way to 10,000 Instagram followers) and I like art (they like doodling art for their forgiving audience that lets them slack on their comics month on end, refuse criticism, and start shit. They would burn and crash in an actual job), so I'll go to an art school'. The only places willing to accept these types are degree mills who wont really prepare them. Stuff like pic related want to make art their career
The other 30% know what their doing and if they get into a top college they can connect enough so they can get the job they want. The other half art stuck on instgram/youtube as hobbyist who will have hard time getting professional work because they lack connections. If you look black comics, cartoons, and the like were a wild west, but now it's don't have '50 connections? Go away'.
The biggest effect I see is the 'starving artist donate to my ko-fi' will increase. As I said 705 of artist are stupid so they will suck at budgeting their limited funds, get fired from any real job, and refuse to listen to criticism. A lot of kids get high off their blind fanbase giving them commissions, but aren't ready when they become 20 and selling pic related isn't a good career choice.
This is all the digital art, and not the modern art community.

 No.626

>>446
inevitably the whole trade school meme is going to self implode because the reason trade schools were so cheap, and trade pay decent, is because nobody was going to them in the first place. Now that trade school is starting to become a popular option due to redditors constantly shilling it, the pay will decrease and the price of the schools will increase because of the increased supply of students.



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Let's post our favourite movie of all time or a great movie you recently watched.

I'll start.

My favourite movie is Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. The movie is amazing, very funny while maintaining the seriousness of the topic. [spoiler]The Coca-Cola part is fantastic[/spoiler].

Another movie that also really like is Persepolis (yeah, I'm reposting from the .tokyo thread). It's an animation film that tells the story of the author during and after the Islamic revolution. The art is quite unique and the main character is lovely!
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>>406
>Three films will do.
or not. forgot Jim Jarmuschs' Broken Flowers

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The last Movie I watched was Hard to be a god.
It wasn't a very pleasant expirence but it sure was very unique and interesting.
If you are searching for something unusual or have a scat fetish I would definitely recommend it.
If you want to have a comfy time you should stay away from this movie.

 No.444

Electric Dragon 80,000v is a really great japanese indie film with a really great soundtrack. Would recomend to fans of tetsuo the iron man, noise guitar music or japanese pro wresting anouncers

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I watched Raging Bull recently after putting it off for many years and was absolutely blown away. The performances, the cinematography, the soundtrack, every element of it is so refined and precise. It's one of the few films I've seen that I can consider true art in the highest sense.

 No.623

Pretty much anything Mamoru Oshii. Particularly Talking Head.



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Favorite Japanese movies?

pic related is mine
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 No.302

I've seen just a handful of them, my favourites so far are Aku no Kyōten and Love Letter.
Could you recommend something nice in mid-90's to mid-00's range? Thanks.

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I just watched swing girls which is from 2004. It was really good. There was a fair few cuts that were really pretty and it's really mellow and light which I love personally.
I do have a biased soft spot for early/mid 2000's stuff though. It subconsciously puts me in the mindset of my childhood or something.

Also the main character is the qt's qt I have ever seen.

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A scene at the sea is amazing, i can watch it over and over again.
Great soundtrack also

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>>272
I've always seen lots of love for Lily Chou Chou, but in my case it's more of a love/hate thing. I really don't like the way the exposition is done during the first 30 or so minutes of the movie, but I like the themes the movie touches upon. I always feels empty when it ends, because I would've liked to know more about the characters.

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necrobump to ask what you sushis thought of pic related



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Some probably still remember my zine thread here almost 2 years ago. Good things, issue #2 just got released at https://blackfogzine.org/, I hope you enjoy! We have almost 100 members on discord, come say hi if you feel like

 No.600

>>599
Yeah, I remember it. Woah, two years already…

 No.601

>>600

It surprises me I still check this place on a weekly basis. I DO wish I would post more, I am really grateful to the few rolls who keep this place alive, I really do. I have this feeling that whenever I have to forget about this sanctuary to sort a mess out, I dont have to fear to come back to a cemetery.
luvu rolls

 No.602

A great issue. It's a shame it lacked the comics, but the Infornography entries were amazing and so was all else.

 No.603

>>602
true, hopefully #3 will be richer in content

 No.604

>>599
Haven't heard of this before, but I'm really glad I found this. Thanks



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