The making of “The WInd Rises”
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Documentary: Meet the creative forces behind Studio Ghibli, the award-winning Japanese animation studio that is the focus of this absorbing documentary. Hayao Miyazaki, the director of such cinematic wonders as Princess Monokoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castleis the centre point. He’s working on his latest, and perhaps his last film, The Wind Rises. The studio where he storyboards the entire film, and his dedicated team painstakingly draw each frame by hand, is cluttered, homely and apparently lacking any new technologies. On the other side of Tokyo, his colleague Isao Takahata is working on his latest opus. Producer and co-founder Toshio Suzuki shuffles between the two, expertly managing their distinct approaches and longtime rivalry. Director Mami Sunada, winner of SFF’s 2012 Audience Award for Best Documentary with Death of a Japanese Salesman, has captured the timelessness of the process, the brilliance and skill, and Miyazaki’s perverse, playful humour. Prepare to be enchanted by the genius of Studio Ghibli.
My hero. This is as inspiring as the Making of Mononoke Hime documentary! I hope to live as long as this man, let alone continue to do what I love for a living!
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harry the potter.
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ghostburger said: Heya! Jaimonster from Twitter here! I was wondering if you had any tips to an amateur shirt making artist? I am curious since I recently submitted 3 designs to Yetee, but I was wondering if you had any tips or tricks to share? Thank you and congrats on your wonderful work! [I bought the Entei Shirt for a lovely friend of mine!]
I’m actually pretty new myself! I only started maybe a year and half ago? But I’ll give the best advice I can. It’s definitely a learning process, and I learn something new with every shirt.
-Write down all your ideas when you think of them. You never know when a little idea will turn into a great one. (Little ideas can make great designs too!) It helps me sort my thoughts out. One idea can easily be a series of ideas based around a general concept. Don’t be afraid to ask for help on ideas if you’re stuck and worried your concept isn’t clear or interesting enough. Everyone needs a little nudge sometimes~
-Designs wise- play your strengths and do designs you personally love, they’ll have more a definite voice behind them and you’ll have more fun. A lot of my designs are on the feminine side and probably don’t sell as well as more neutral ones, but I just go with it. It’s what I like doing.
-With sales, the more specific a design reference, the smaller the audience. So there’s definitely a sort of balance to that to be aware of. Dark colored shirts like navy blue, red and black tend to do better overall.
-For colors I personally try to keep designs under 5 colors. 3 and 4 color designs are my favorites and less expensive to produce. I maximize color use by “blending” either using halftones, gradients, or different opacities on layers. For example, you can do *a lot* with white and magenta on a navy shirt. (All my legendary dog shirts were 2-color.) Just make sure when you do these to keep them on their own separate layers.
Find some texture and halftone brushes and experiment to see what you like. I’ve bought brushes from https://creativemarket.com/ but there are plenty of free ones out there if you google, you can’t really go wrong. If you plan to include a lot of text in your designs, http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ is my go-to since fonts listed are a-ok for commercial use. Hand drawn text is always great too!
Sorry for the word wall, but hopefully that helps! If you have any specific questions I’ll answer those the best I can. :)
(Also thank you so much for your nice words and support of my stuff it means a lot ahhhhh\(*´∀`*)/ I just checked your tumblr and your work is fantastic! So much energy!)