just realized the slap bass sample in megaman X is the same one as in the seinfeld theme song
“SEINFELD” POSSESSES GREAT RISKS AS WELL AS GREAT POSSIBILITIES. I CAN ONLY HOPE FOR THE BEST.
SEPTEMBER 18, 20XX
Bin Zhang (aka Benjamin)
If artists want to be treated like normal people, why do we see the need to create a condescendign manual about how people should treat us?,
As if the only reason people talk to us nervously is because we draw, many people are simply awkward when talkign to new acuqaintances, and for the most part (except when the person is outright harrasign the arist) theyre harmless , and eventually they warm up and become less over polite or tone down their admiration.
Something like this is plain self aggrandizing, mental masturbation disguised as a cutesy advice post.
Artists aren’t people.
normal people don’t need a fucking instruction guide on how to talk to them. holy shit.
To add to the stuff I’ve been writing: unless you’re making something fanservice-focused, just because a female character is designed to look attractive and idealized doesn’t mean all of her body language should be super-feminine and sexy at all times (and similarly, guys don’t act super-manly at all times either).
Does this mean women with predominantly “feminine” (as far as societal norms are concerned) body language is bad? No, of course not. But it’s appealing and believable to have variety. I’ve noticed this ever since I started getting into anime and watched FLCL, along with Mitsuo Iso’s Asuka fight scene in End of Evangelion. I loved seeing pretty female characters being given such a wide variety of intense emotions - how the animators were not always obsessed with making them SUPA KAWAII, despite the fact that their base designs were obviously meant to be physically attractive.
Similarly, the Maka vs Chrona fight is, to me, the best thing that ever came out of Soul Eater (from what I’ve seen/read at least). And yeah I do also like the ‘character goes completely batshit insane’ trope - being a fan of exaggerated, intense facial expressions is obviously a part of it.
Aaron Diaz always manages to apparently miss the point of anything he redesigns in different ways and it just astounds me
I think drawing female versions of MM characters is my new favorite thing.
Okay, so I just found out that Archer has an unaired “original pilot” where they replaced Archer…with A FUCKING RAPTOR. The episode has the exact same plot as the first episode, but he’s a raptor. He doesn’t talk, he just makes raptor noises throughout the episode. It just might be singlehandedly best thing I’ve ever seen.
Edit: Since some of you reblogging this have mentioned finding it, you can see it here
some works by Maciej Kuciara
love this artist