Archives for the month of: January, 2012

A tribute to a 1986 Animated feature film. by  Hayao Miyasaki. One of my All time top 10 favorite animated movie.

About the Film.

In the movie’s backstory, human civilizations built flying cities, which were destroyed during a catastrophe, forcing the survivors to live on the ground as before. Just one city, Laputa, remains in the sky, concealed by a thunderstorm. In the opening scene, a girl named Sheeta is escorted by sinister-looking agents under Colonel Muska. The ship is attacked by sky pirates led by an old, yet vivacious woman named Dola. Sheeta escapes through a window, but she accidentally falls from the airship. As she falls, a pendant she took from Muska glows and she floats. A boy named Pazu witnesses Sheeta floating, catches her, and takes her back to his home. He tells Sheeta about the floating city of Laputa and his deceased father, a pilot that saw Laputa.

Dola’s pirates arrive and pursue them, but they are cornered by soldiers. The children fall from a collapsing rail trestle and are saved by the pendant, leaving them inside the mines. They meet an old miner named Uncle Pom, who tells them of a mysterious, forgotten element called aetherium. Sheeta shows Pom her pendant, and he explains that it is one of the pure crystals used to keep Laputa aloft. He tells her that the power of her crystal belongs to the earth and that she should never use it to commit violence.

Sheeta and Pazu

After the children leave the mine, Sheeta reveals to Pazu she has inherited a secret name: “Lusheeta Toel Ul Laputa”. Then, the children are captured by Muska and the army and taken away to a fortress. A general and Muska discuss the search for Laputa and agree that Sheeta and her crystal are the keys to its discovery. Muska shows Sheeta a huge Laputian robot, reveals his knowledge of her secret name, and tells that unless she cooperates in the search for Laputa, Pazu will come to harm. Seeking to protect him, Sheeta tells Pazu that she has agreed to help the military, and asks him to forget her. Stunned, Pazu returns home, where he discovers Dola’s pirates occupying his house. He is captured and they decide to work together to rescue Sheeta.

Meanwhile, Sheeta absent-mindedly recites a spell her grandmother taught her, causing her crystal to point to Laputa. The spell also reanimates the robot, which wreaks havoc. The robot attempts to rescue Sheeta before it is destroyed by the Goliath warship, causing Sheeta’s pendant to tear from her neck and fall from the tower, which is later recovered by Muska. After the robot was destroyed, Dola and Pazu come and rescue Sheeta from the tower. The children and Dola’s pirates decide to pursue Goliath to Laputa and that night, Sheeta tells Pazu about the Spell of Destruction, a power she has never used, and that she wishes she’d thrown the crystal away.

As the children keep watch above the clouds in a glider, a massive stormcloud becomes visible, which Pazu recognizes as Laputa’s hiding place. As the pirates try to find a way in, the Goliath warship attacks and the glider is blasted away. After a harrowing ride, the children land in Laputa, which is devoid of human life; a robot takes care of the plants and animals.

The soldiers plunder the city’s treasures, holding the pirates captive. After locating a hidden entrance to the city’s core, Muska captures Sheeta and takes her inside. Pazu frees the pirates and finds another way into the sphere. Muska reveals to Sheeta that he is also an heir to the throne of Laputa, takes over all of Laputa’s technology, and uses it to activate hundreds of robots and wipe out the army and Goliath while Dola and the pirates hide inside the remains of their ship. Sheeta steals back the crystal from Muska and runs through the core of Laputa, trying to find a way to escape. She does, however, find Pazu, and passes the crystal to him.

Muska corners Sheeta in the throne room but Pazu enters and the children decide to use the Spell of Destruction. With a single word, the pendant triggers the collapse of the city’s core. Muska collapsing of the case prepares now kill her falls to his death, while Sheeta and Pazu are saved by the tree’s roots. They find the glider brings of the gone of before spinning destroyed escaping of the way in the tree’s roots nearby and use it to leave Laputa. Dola and pirates the one battle of destruction of earthquake to past first stand up forgots hole blast up and are reunited with the children, with some Laputian treasure as a compensation. The ending credits show the remains of Laputa continuing to rise, establishing an orbit high above earth.

About the Director.

Hayao Miyazaki (born January 5, 1941) is a Japanese manga artist and prominent film director and animator of many popular anime feature films. Through a career that has spanned nearly fifty years, Miyazaki has attained international acclaim as a maker of animated feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. The success of Miyazaki’s films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park and Robert Zemeckis; he has also been named one of the most influential people by Time magazine.[1][2]

Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1961, when he joined Toei Animation. From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver’s Travels Beyond the Moon where he pitched his own ideas that eventually became the movie’s ending. He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry over the decade until he was able to direct his first feature film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was released in 1979. After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, he co-founded Studio Ghibli where he continued to produce many feature films until his temporary retirement in 1997 following Princess Mononoke.

While Miyazaki’s films have long enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan, he remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax Films released Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke was the highest-grossing film in Japan—until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic—and the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. Miyazaki returned to animation with Spirited Away. The film topped Titanic’s sales at the Japanese box office, also won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award.

Miyazaki’s films often incorporate recurrent themes like humanity’s relationship with nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki’s feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women. While two of his films, The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky, involve traditional villains, his other films like Nausicaä and Princess Mononoke present morally ambiguous antagonists with redeeming qualities.

My Rendition of Laputa. List of equiptment used. Pencil, Papers, Dell mini 9. canon scanner. Software.Ulead Photo impact, Photoshop.

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Basic Front view. Ala Beelzebub Style. Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. Pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you se in the screen. Good luck!

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Basic Front view  Ala Akira Toriyama Style. Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. Pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you see in the screen. Good luck!

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As I had said in my previous post. Most often to a novice Anime fun. the most challenging part to draw is the Eye. But if you following our method. You can actually do it in a matter of minutes. Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you see in the screen. Good luck!

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Basic Front view . Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. Pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you see in the screen. Good luck!

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Basic Front view. Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. Pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you see in the screen. Good luck!

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One of the lead character in “School Crashers” Manga comic I’m working on. List of equipment I used in these drawing.  Ipad2, Sketchbook Pro Apps and a broken rubber generic Stylus. Unfortunately I have to finish this drawing using my pointer finger. Gee The tip is chili pepper hot.

If you look at a female anime drawing. Most often to a novice fun. the most challenging part to draw is the Eye. But if you following our method. You can actually do it in a matter of minutes. Learn to use the control in the window picture frame. pause, forward and backward keys. Watch & learn. Copy everything you see in the screen. Good luck!

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On the 70’s Bruce Lee was a hit. His film are legendary. Technically speaking there are other few martial arts movies that can match same intensity. One example is the King Boxer aka five fingers of death. But my inspiration with these Graphic Drawing has notting to do with revenge. where a typical stereotype hero student master, was killed by a Japanese martial artist. No no. My inspiration was BadAss, Anti hero Ma Yongzhen. A laborer who bust his tail to the under world ladder. It’s a Battle Royal of street Gang leaders. Its ultra violent, bone crashing, blood, sweat and tears movie. If you recall director Brian De Palma 1983 movie “Scarface” staring Al Pacino. Here is where The director got all the cool ideas. And the title of this film is non other than “Boxer from Shantung”.

Thats the title of my Pilot Manga Comics.

The plot is about a Romantic Comedy. A clash of 2 opposing world in the school campus.

A chaotic world of tetsuo kureshima. an idiot who wreck stuffs in the school.
and do reckless things. He even had a reputation of being a trouble maker when he was in the elementary. Right after he finish grade school. He move on to Tokinawa High. On the first day of class. He was a gentleman and generous person. The next day he turn into doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde thing. He swap door sign for Men & Women’s comport room. All hell just brakes loose.

The Neo Nazi world Kana Mizuki. The only person who could stop him. A head leader of a school council. A straight arrow girl. She’s got the looks & the grades. obsessed with spotless clean school. Being exactly opposite personality with tetsou. She develop some instant attraction to him. A feeling she cannot comprehend. Most of the time she can’t stand tetsou antics. It leaves her no option but to retaliate and torture the “School Crashers”

Here are my Grade School Drawings. the only device known to man then are Mongol pencil, writing papers and Crayons. Pokemon are hot like a potato to children.

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I got a Gift an Ipad 2 Xmas 2011. i have 2 stylus for my ipad 2. both are cheap. one did’nt last much. the other one is extremely durable. but too short. my uncle Jojo modified the stylus to make it work.  i did this in a full version of sketchbook pro apps.

Warning !!! it contain a lot of unsuitable Dialog for children. Rated PG. On Mid of the Great Recession 2008. me and my uncle Jojo had a second collaboration. we want to try a talking Animation. our equipment a Dell Mini 9, a boggy animation software running in window xp. this is our Lip Sync Debut.

On the Great Recession 2008. me and my uncle Jojo had nothing much to do. Netbook PC is still cool. we try to push it to the Max. we used some buggy substandard software for window xp and created this Animation. we have limited budget and limited hardware. its Hard but its fun.

This is my first WordPress Blog. in the coming Days i will post my old and new Manga Drawings, Graphics, Cartoons and Short Animation.

Cheers

Nonoy Cleofas

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