Anime Review: Orenchi no Furo Jijo

A very handsome mystify merman, Wakasa. lives with a high school boy, Tatsumi. Tatsumi looks after Wakasa, he feeds him and provide him everything he need in his bathroom.

Wakasa is a very playful merman. He is very comfortable with the luxury of the nice scent soapy baths and doesn’t want to go back to the sea.

I like Wakasa’s rad blond hairstyle.

I’m a sucker when it comes for anime with good looking male character.

Tatusmi is a quite teen, live alone. (I don’t know how a teen lives home alone) but his little sister visit him sometimes.

Wakasa friends come joins in the bath with Wakasa. Takasu the Octopus and Mikumi the Jellyfish. They are all a hand full to deal with.

It is 4 minutes long. The anime is funny and lighthearted.

The anime is very eye pleasing, i like the style and look of the characters. The characters are drawn nicely.

The Intro is very strange and confusing.

The only critic I have with this anime is there not enough interesting scenarios. The anime doesn’t go as far with the storyline. It could have more playful interaction with Tatsumi and Wakasa. Maybe a hint of romance *wink wink*

There is an manga also that you can buy from amazon. I have not read it.

I rate this anime 3 stars out of 6.

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Inktober Drawings 2018

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Last month i took part in the Inktober challenge, to use ink martials in drawings everyday in October.

This was a good opportunity to get in the routine and habit of drawings daily. I liked using inks, I mainly do use them for most of my work. I used traditional tools such as calligraphy ink, Chinese brushes and pen nibs. As well as modern tools fine liners and brush pens.

The source for inspiration came from Sktchy app @reebek.

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My drawings gradually improved each day, I seem to improved the shading and technical skills.

I draw subjects that are out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to draw challenging, technical details such as hands, face and facial expressions.

I do a quick warm up sketch first on a separate paper. Analysing the portrait before I start drawings on my sketchpad.

I allow the drawing to dictate what it needed.

I post  drawings everyday on my Instagram @ree.bek, twitter @reebeksart and Sktchy app.

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What next

I will going to continue drawings daily on my sketchpad and upload them on social media.

The Way of Manga like A Pro through World Greatest First Love and Nichijou.

Episode 20, Nichijou

I always watching world Greatest first love anime on CrunchyRoll. The anime is an insight on how manga publishers work. Ritsu and Tanako are both manga Shojou editors. Thier jobs is to work closely with the manga artist.

There is a sub story on world Greatest first love, manga Shojou Artist Chiaki Yoshino and Yoshinyuki Hatori the manga editor.

Chiaki and his team work in a studio. They working endlessly to meet the deadline.

It seem that working on a manga series is a lot of work and stressful! Luckily for me I am a one man band and don’t have to meet deadline.

I see the story board or rough draft in the anime where the character discus the rough draft. The drawings are drawn very simple, thumbnail rough, include the dialogue. The manga artist makes many pages of rough drafts drawings then show them to thier editor.

I noticed watching World Greatest first love, the manga artist divide the paper and draw two pages roughs in one page. This give them an idea how the manga read into the next page.

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This gave me an idea to do the same with my drafts. I am using a layout paper to do my manga rough.

My manga will read from left to right western style.

I write my story first. Adding details to the scene and the character dialogue. I write my stories like a fiction because I want to get the essence of the characters. It is a good way to develop your characters. I aim to write between 500 – 1,500 words.

Draft drawings

After I am happy with the roughs, I will start working the real manga on my computer on Clip Studio EX. I have a Wacom Display Tablet so it more easily draw with ease.

I am still working on my manga and uploading them on my Deviantart page. I am trying to find a good method in creating my manga. So far it coming much more nicely together.

‘Chained to you’ manga comic drawn on Clip Studio

Tip: Stick to manga that you like or inspired by. Take note on how the manga is directed, how the tone convey the mood and the panels works on the page.

Nichijou gave me encouragement when I feeling like my manga is not good enough. I just remember how Mio chan felt with her manga. She inspires me to follow your dreams in becoming a manga artist.

Episode 20, Nichijou

Episode 20 on Nichijou is when Mio’s friend help her complete her manga, but did not go well. It is a good episode to watching because you will see that every artist has those days when nothing is coming out right.