Thursday, June 29, 2006

Some of the aforementioned anime-art

That second one isn't really anime-style per say... depending on your point of view I guess. It's used as a new header image on a website I work for. The website has a strong anime-oriented userbase, and boy they really didn't respond well to the image on the site's forums! "Weird happy beach bums" "pseudo anime style" "Disney style" are among the terms that were used, in a negative sense. Frankly I don't really care about all that, I'm fairly glad with how the pic came out, but as a professional work it got me thinking "maybe I didn't evaluate my audience adequatly". Anyway, it got OK'ed from my superiors, so I guess it fit what they wanted.

Btw, the awesome inking on that one was done by my friend and coworker Kidkoum/Saka in Painter 7, he's frikkin awesome, go check him out!


Mokuu said...

so you're the one who did that header? Pretty interesting !

OatmealMu said...

It's about time I found some other sketch blogs. Finished work is nice, but sketches give you a nice insight into the thought process of an artist.

And it's too bad about the backlash. When it comes to anime art, people are quick to go at your throat. I've been there, and it's not fun.