I eat up everything I can to learn from the masters.  Just watching how they work can give you so many clues into how things work and how you can put it into action.

Here is one or a few of my favorite Behind the scenes looks at the making of anime.

 

 

I love 2d work very much.  I love it even more when both 3d is used to bring an extra upgrade in quality.  The other day I was checking out Mike Inel’s work.  I found this little video where Mike uses a type of mocap, rotoscoping and then tracing over the 3d work.  I’ll let you check out the process here below.

 

I noticed Otaking using a similiar process.  I think this helps take his 2d to the next level.

 

This should help you in your endeavors especially if you are not the best artist.    You could easily use Poser characters and trace over them in a 2d package.   Daz is free and you could do the same thing.  Go for it.  Make your own anime today.

 

 

 

I really like this method used by these comic book creators.  Poser may seem like a cheat but I’m really wanting to tell stories.   Noticed in this webinar that Brian said he can do about 6 pages per day.   This gives you speed and quality that you would not normally be able to get out of hand drawn work.

You can apply the same principals in this video for Anime or Manga.    I hope you enjoy this awesome Webinar.

 

 

I know it is a little late but RWBY is back.

One reason I really love RWBY is knowing how this show was created.  It really helped me realize that this cool stuff can be created by even the smallest of groups using a little imagination and creative thinking.

I wish Monty Oum could have seen this show to fruition.    Thanks Rooster Teeth for a promising new season.

 

Do you want to make your own anime type movie or series?  Do you want to tell a story visually?

But I cannot draw!  I’m not good at art!  I don’t have money!  Well don’t fret you can still do it.    I was watching Appleseed the other day and I love the animation but then it reminded me of an animation I had watched from a single person.

Here is the other animation.

DAZ can be a very helpful tool to create good graphics.   Check out the movie below made with Daz characters.

You can get a really cool look and create some cool stuff using DAZ and Poser.  Now I know there are many people who hate on Poser and Daz in the professional world but the general populous does not care.  End results are what truly matter.

I have been following Milton for years.  I love his style.  It has a Disney meets Anime look to it.  Milton has recently been featured on various websites with his newest animation She Thor vs Hulk Zombie.   I posted it above.    He posted a nice commentary and breakdown of what he does.

 

I hope this gives you ideas on putting things together.

 

 

Blender is a great tool if you are on a budget.    Why?  It is free and does everything that an expensive 3d program can do.  Blender has been used by tons of people to make shorts and movies.  Blender is not my cup of tea but for many artists they can make wonderful things.

Here is a tutorial by artist Brandon White who has created his own Anime style series.

 

Here are some of his episodes

One of the best ways to learn is to check out the behind the scenes to watch over an artist’s shoulder.

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I loved Gurren Lagann and then when they announced Kill La Kill I was really excited.   I was not disappointed.  I loved this show.

I’m sure we all have our favorite shows and they inspire each of us to create something.  Watching these great shows is not enough.  If you are like me being a spectator is not enough.  You want to CREATE!

Now I know some of you happen to have this idea of moving to Japan and going to work for an anime company.  The chances of that are next to NIL!   Not impossible but very, very improbable.  I think you have a better bet creating something yourself than becoming a big time producer in the Japanese Anime market.

But…I want to MAKE ANIME.  I want to create ANIMATION.  I have stories to tell.

Well you don’t have to move to Japan to tell those stories.  You can start making anime today.

If you are reading this website the chances are you want to make anime.  Well I’m here to tell you that you can.   Here you’ll find tips, case studies, tutorials, words of wisdom and inspiration.  You will be able to watch the process from more established artists and be able to follow along as I create an animated series using many of these methods.

So stay tuned there is a lot coming down the pipe.

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