Today it came in the mail and I had a good laugh.
Rebranded? That shit wasn’t even repackaged.
…I feel like I should sentence myself to draw nothing but dudes for like a month.
Lamenting that your work is being freely distributed without your consent while indulging in someone else’s work when it has been freely distributed without their consent—i.e., pirating TV shows/movies/comics/games/computer applications/what have you—is hypocritical.
It is a deeper form of hypocrisy to cry foul when your publicly-showcased fanwork is freely redistributed without your consent while you sell merchandise that capitalizes on someone else’s IP without their consent.
Unauthorized use does not suddenly stop being unauthorized use because the creator is better known than you, or has more money than you, or is not
Disney particularly litigious.
If you don’t consider it an essential step to obtain permission before using or distributing someone else’s work, what makes you think other people would consider it essential to obtain your permission before using or distributing your work?
Ultimately: big companies and bedroom creators alike must acknowledge that any kind of distribution involves taking a calculated risk when it comes to controlling their content. Barring the advent of mind control, anyway.
(Drawings return soon; this subject has just been on my mind lately. The above statements may not be applicable outside of the USA, etc etc.)
I’ve used Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Hicarb with a nib-pen and coloured with copics after it dried. Not sure about brush-inking though :/
Aha, carbon-based ink! Thank you. I’ll have to try that if I can get ahold of it.
Anyone know of any bottled inks that solvent-based markers won’t eat? Or am I going to have to finally get off my ass and start using ink washes + watercolors?
I’m fine with the limbs, but take issue with the heads. The skulls are too large, making the hair enormous—far larger than Takeuchi drew it, so it’s weird that all the people who are lauding the designs for being so much closer to the comics aren’t commenting on it.
Worse, the expressions so far are entirely one-note. Takeuchi (and the original anime) had no problem making the Soldiers look cute, goofy or badass as necessary. Crystal’s range has been tightly constrained in an attempt to keep everyone looking
moe delicate and pretty no matter what, and half the time they just end up looking surprised, dazed and/or confused. Why is everyone making this face here? Unless the sudden appearance of a bug-sized cameraman has taken them all by surprise, it doesn’t make any sense to me. Why so much of this and so few smiles?
I’m going to give it a watch same as anyone else, but I dislike that so much of the criticism of the designs I’ve read has been brushed off with “that’s because it’s closer to the manga!!” …when said designs still differ from Takeuchi’s work in crucial ways that (IMO) make them considerably less lively and appealing.