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09 January 2003 @ 11:41 am
sketchi preview  
I'm working on a little watercolor piccie of Ytheru and Alix... so I thought I would share the sketch preview.. it's the two of them, bound by the red string of fate.. For those that aren't familiar with it, the red string of fate is a japanese legend where they believe that there is an invisible red string connecting two people that are destined for one another. Though it usually refers to a boy-girl couple, I think that it's applicable to these two. They're characters in the manga that Shumea and I are working on, and definitely are bound by the mythical red string.. we would write them that way, even if they wren't originally.. :P LOL

There's other symbolism in the sketch, but I'll explain more about that when I get the colored version up.. I have no idea what to do with the background yet... ^_^;; And yeah, it looks like crap because it's a very light sketch on bristol board, so the scanner just felt that it could be extra crappy on it.. ^^;; I cropped it badly too, but hey, it's just a concept sketch.. I need to go color and ink now!! ^^ Anybody have any ideas what I can do with the background? The whole purpose of this piece is to get more used to traditional media..

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Torn between Heaven and Helljtwist on January 9th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC)
That is a wonderful picture!

I remember an episode of Tenchi in Tokyo where they talked of the Red String of Fate.
Torn between Heaven and Helljtwist on January 9th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
As for the background, I would have to be more familiar with your manga... Me, I would probably put a shrine behind them, based on the whole "Red String of Fate" theme of the picture to further that understanding.
The SQUEEEEEEEEEEE-Mastersatochan05 on January 9th, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC)
Why is everybody doing a manga? jeez it's like what...4 people I know so far doing manga >_<....anyway since you're using traditional media you could probably do a basic wash for the background. Or you could prabably split the scene in the middle with each boy having their own background (ie like no matter how far they are or where they are they're still connected yada yada) background meaning them being in their bedroom with a window @_@ *cough*...I'm just spouting out sad ideas here. You can probably do just black and white, split it in the middle @_@ yes I'm the middleman MUHA...and do one black for the evil character if any, then the other one white (it'll be one of those villian x hero love stories) then to give the white side a bit more depth you can use some sort of light grey gradient or something @_@ *is not art student*, then to blur the lines a bit in the middle you can use text or kanji or whatever in red of your manga or just the word Fate or Destiny.
aionwathaaionwatha on January 9th, 2003 01:58 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of two different backgrounds. It makes sense I guess.... And also the balck and white... So Ytheru would be black and Alix white? Then again, Alix isn't exactly a good guy, and Ytheru isn't exactly a bad guy either. They would be both in grey I s'ppose....

Thanks for the ideas, Sato-san... And Hi-chan, I want to see the results! And if you're awake, come on AIM before I go to dodo-land...

alkfhalsidjalssan on January 10th, 2003 10:05 pm (UTC)
Just an idea, but maybe you could keep the black and white (or... black outline... ^^;), but draw the string in red.

Oh, wait.... background? Sorry! ^^;