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ゆっくりしていってね !

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 No.463[Reply]

I don't know if this would fit better with /tunes/ but artwork for albums could fit here.

But anyways, here's a thread for album artwork you really like.

These were used for the inner sleeve artwork for Talk Talk's 1986 album "The Colour of Spring, of which James Marsh did the artwork for.
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>>466
knew id see some king gizzard here.
here is some more.

 No.494

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My favorite album cover of all time is Santana's third album's artwork.

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Autechre - Quaristice (Versions)

 No.496

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tekvision - Mobile Suit Ecco

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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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>>464
Wow that artist is pretty great.

 No.483

>>464
Buy a ream of printer paper and use them to draw because theyre dirt cheap

 No.488

>>464
heh, I almost only draw on the back of paper scraps and envelopes for that reason. I like doing small scale diagram-ish stuff though.

 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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 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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 No.478

>>460
Accessible in tone or where to read it?
Figured maybe I'd set up a neocity or something for it. Or if I'd get too lazy for that just post them in this thread.

Actually bought some ink, nibs and a holder for this thing today. Can't give in to the temptation to erase or redo if it's in ink. Been too busy a day, too tired to start now. Maybe I'll do the first page tomorrow.

 No.479

>>478
Where to read it.
Mostly by accepting RSS, rather than having to check the website every now and then; if you put something of dubious quality out there it should be easy to find and re-visit.

 No.484

>>479
I'll make sure to add support for that, doesn't seem too hard on a cursory glance.
Still haven't started up with the actual drawing yet, had to figure a bit about what to actually do, think I've come upon a small story seed that I could easily improvise from and keep going.
Kind of nervous about actually putting nib to paper, almost want to do exercises first and between the pages, but also kind of want to keep faith in the idea to just have at it, let it be what it is.

It's in the works, probably will do some pages before setting up the site so there's not just one image to start with.

 No.487

>>484
If you really want to do a comic, for fun or passion, then you should keep that your top priority as long as those matter to you.

Too many get caught up in the push for technical skill they lose why they're doing it in the first place. Not to say you can't practice of course, but if you're getting trapped by it you have to let it go a little.

Don't forget either: there's so many webcomics that start out with "less-than-adequate" looks but they grow better over time just by the author continuing to work on it, plus doing motivated practice on technicals.


Basically don't hesitate, just do it!

 No.490

>>487
Yeah, it's kinda like when you have something you need to do and you somehow accidentally clean your place instead (actually did instead of getting started, but it was kinda worth it, comfier to sit down without the mess).
Just dove into it though, getting ink was a good decision. Instead of getting annoyed at details it's more of a "fuck it" and moving on.
The hands though. The damn hands. Forgot about those.

Also it's already getting me motivated to get out more, I can't at all visualize what a forest looks like. I know there's trees, but I can't place the rest, the ground, etc. Makes me want to go out for walks again and really watch what things actually look like so I can put it in the comic.



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 No.91[Reply]

What're some comfy anime series?

I'm relatively new to anime and am looking for something slow paced in story line, and atmospheric in terms of soundtrack/sound design or animation. Only ones I can think of are Mushishi and House of Five Leaves.
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 No.416

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Yotsuiro Biyori

Has this one been mentioned yet? It's a really comfy one about a bunch of adorable handsome men who run a restaurant and it's all about making their customers happy. The atmosphere is great and the comfyness level pretty comfy I'd say.

 No.425

the anime bartender was pretty comfy

 No.436

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Chuunibyou demo koi ga shitai!

Been a fan of this one for a while, it's the only moe anime I ever got into. Despite its silly appearance, it can get really feelsy at times. Great story.

 No.473

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I love Yuru Camp and Hakumei to Mikochi.

 No.481

>>473
Hakumei to Mikochi is wonderful.



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 No.474[Reply]

more pics like this? also any idea where this came from?

 No.475

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I don't know where that's from, but I love Imperial Boy/Teikoku Shounen's work, which can be similar.

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After a bit of time looking it up, I'm pretty sure OP's pic is from loli hentai, although I haven't read it so I'm not sure.
If my research is right, the artist has a pixiv right here: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=1183648



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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.448

They aren't really frivolous in my opinion, just not a good idea. When people can barely afford to eat, they won't be paying for art. They won't be commissioning murals or attending concertos. They simply have to pay for the most important things like food and housing.

I think paying money for art and entertainment is representative of how wealthy and healthy a country is. When people have enough money that paying for art doesn't bother them, they are doing well financially. I really don't think people who can't afford art should spend money on it, but that doesn't make art unimportant. Hence why I am a STEM major, art minor.

 No.449

>>447
>Studying art is seen as a bad financial decision.
That's because it is. As the other sushi said, it's hugely over saturated. The majority of people who do it end up with really low incomes. The only people who do well out of it are those who are both extremely dedicated and also talented. Even these people will in general find themselves in secure positions with good income, but that high position matches a pretty normal position in stem.

Historically it was mostly the upper echelons like nobility that would do any art because they could afford it.
There's also factors in each area of art but I won't ramble about that.

Finally, one thing most people don't like to admit is that unless you've been dedicated to something since a young age you will probably never be able to compete with those who have. Especially after school years pass. You're just in hobbyist territory then.

 No.450

I studied art. Yes it is a terrible decision and I regret it every day of my life. Completely useless from any financial standpoint. You're welcome sushiroll

 No.456

I appreciate art but it's definitely a bit of a saturated thing nowadays. Stuff like drawing animu & mango, as an example, it's almost a staple of the otaku culture, wanting to draw and publish their own mango.

You really have to stand out to pursue a career as an artist, especially freelance. The modern, effiency focused, capitalism driven world cares about results (as sushi >>447 mentioned); you must deliver them faster and better, cheaper than the others.

Unfortunately, to join say, an animation studio, going to college is a very risky endeavour, but not joining and you're underqualified. Maybe try looking for smaller companies to work in?

We all enjoy art, each with their favorite format (be it painting, literature, 3D, music, etc…). There will never be a lack of artists and I'm my honest and melancholic opinion, studying arts in college isn't all that worth it unless you already have a financial cushion. If you do already have a stable job you like, then go for it. If you enjoy it, that's what matters.



Ultimately, art is just another victim of consumerism, particularly in the digital and audiovisual medium. It's made to sell. Artists are PR machines at this point. "Classic stuff" like writing, painting and drawing, to a certain point, is becoming less valued, it would seem. But trust me: whenever I give a painting I made to someone, particularly portraits, the look on their faces is something else. You just feel it, the distinction between mass produced stuff and something with personal value.

The point I'm trying to make with the last paragraph is that you should continue doing it as a hobby. Something which you are intrinsically motivated to do. Don't regret not pursuing a career out of it. Eventually it would become something you'd do just for the sake of survival rather than enjoyment.

 No.457

I feel like studying art has little correlation with actually being able to create enjoyable or meaningful art. If anything it seems like arts academics only become obsessed with ugliness, measureless relativism and the destruction of meaning.

If you just mean learning the tools of the trade, well, I guess it depends what you do with it. There's certainly high demand for talent in media production & editing. Would you call that art? It's a bit of a different world to painting, sculpture etc.



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 No.222[Reply]

I finished reading The Three-body Problem from Liu Cixin and I really like it. If you like scifi you sushis should give it a try.

Let's talk about sci-fi books!
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 No.426

started reading the sequel to the time machine called the time ships pretty good also I enjoy the dune series

 No.451

Read The Man Who Fell to Earth recently. It's brilliant and unfairly eclipsed by the film. Such a realistic novel for something with an alien protagonist.

 No.452

I recently bought a bunch of shorter works by William Gibson and Ursula LeGuin. Read all the Gibson stuff, which was pretty damn good, and I'm about halfway through the first (non sci-fi) volume of LeGuin's "The Unreal and the Real" compilation. I had it before until I lost the book, but it's definitely worth reading again, so I'm looking forward to the stories I haven't read as well as another book of novellas.

Any thoughts on Ada Palmer's "Terra Ignotia" series? I thought "Too Like the Lightning" was very interesting but also kind of unpleasant/uncomfortable to read, and gave up about four chapters into the second book before giving up. I might consider trying again later though.

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I'll chip in with two major writers who might not be familiar to all sushis.

Iain M. Banks created "The Culture", a society built on tremendously advanced technology, in ten (or so) novels. "The Player of Games" is the second novel (in order of publishing) in the series, but the first one I read. The novels can be read in any order and the first published, "Consider Phlebas", might not be the best place to start. Highly recommended if you have yet to encounter Banks' boisterous hard-SF romps.

Gene Wolfe's work is not everyone's cup of tea. It has more literary ambition than most SF, and Wolfe often shows indirect glimpses of his subject, trusting the reader to infer the the whole. His magnum opus is the "New Sun" complex of interrelated novels and stories set in the far future red giant phase of our Sol. He has written many short stories for magazines.

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>>454 How do you post multiple files?



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 No.10[Reply]

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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>>59
Tree of Life is good. The Thin Red Line is also very good.

My favourite Malick film though is Knight Of Cups, which probably says more about where I am in life than anything else.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring. Quiet, contemplative, beautifully shot.

Terry Gilliams' The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The top of the heap of nostalgia films from my childhood including but not limited to The Gods Must Be Crazy, Willow, The Princess Bride, The Goonies, and The Adventures of Milo and Otis.

Three films will do.

>>68
As a piece of cinematography, it is good. The story is nothing amazing. Cruise is bearable, Kidman is unbearable. Barry Lyndon is definitely underrated.

I used to really love 2001 but the "big picture" storyline has lost it charm on me over the years, contrast this with the very personal Knight Of Cups. I still own a segment of Kubrick's personal cut of 2001 that came with the first print run of The Stanley Kubrick Archives.

 No.407

>>394
I also watched it without having any idea about the plot, it really blew my mind.

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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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 No.409[Reply]

Hello, sushi! Lately I've been craving some really cute moe SOL manga. Can I get some recommendations? (bonus points for 4koma, shoujo-ai, yuri)

Examples: Komi-san, Watamote, Comic Girls, Senryuu Shoujo.
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 No.432

>>430
This one's way too cute. I'm having to pace myself so I don't read it all in one night.
>>431
Gonna give Ookami Shounen a try, too.

 No.433

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>>432
Ah, I wish I had done that! I binge-read it and went to sleep feeling cozy, then when I woke up, I realized I had nothing more to read. I'm glad you like it, it's far too under-rated!

 No.434

>>433
I always try to pace myself with stuff that I find really cozy. Spread it out a little so I can feel good every night. :3

 No.435

>>434
I take this to the point where it becomes a problem.
It took me several months to finish watching Jinrui and I've still never finished YKK.

 No.441

>>435
I read YKK in 3 or 4 days while on at an out-of-town training course for work. It was snowing and cold out, so being inside reading is a good memory.



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 No.419[Reply]

Here I will drop my anchor in fertile ground.

Here we really know what we are talking about, because we have experienced the trembling and the awakening.

Drunk with energy, we are revenants thrusting the trident into heedless flesh. We are streams of curses in the tropical abundance of vertiginous vegetation, resin and rain is our sweat, we bleed and burn with thirst, our blood is strength.

The work of creative writers, written out of the author's real necessity, and for his own benefit. The awareness of a supreme egoism, wherein laws become significant. Every page should explode, either because of its profound gravity, or its vortex, vertigo, newness, eternity, or because of its staggering absurdity, the enthusiasm of its principles, or its typography.

 No.423

Anchors are getting dropped,released,thrown,disposed,cast overboard,projected,deposited,planted,and thrust and its your fault for being fertile,

 No.438

pls come back.

 No.439

wait wut

 No.440

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It's not like I want to envelope your anchor, baka!



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