Yup I just got one. You need those from time to time
It was a few days ago when I visited an exhibition about Ghibli studios.. it was truly amazing !
They somehow managed to gather more than 1300 original sketches and layouts from Miyazaki himself, of basically all his movies ! o.o Even in the Ghibli museum in Tokyo I don't think they show such a large collection to the public.
It's really in those kind of super fast drawings that you realize how incredibly talented this man is, able to draw extremely dynamic lines on instinct and to pull of perfect composing seemingly out of nowhere in nearly every single of those sketches ! And it all looks so natural too. That.. is incredible.
You also quickly realize he is basically excellent at everything ! characters, landscapes, animals, vehicles, composing, coloring, story-telling, pacing... you name it. it's so humbling to witness really. This man is a pure genius and, in my opinion, simply the very best drawer alive today
If you live near Paris you absolutely MUST visit it ( it's in the Musée des arts ludiques ). It's a one off and you may not see something like that in your life ever again. And if you don't .. well the good new is that from what I heard it's some kind of itinerant exhibition that is going to travel around the world. So it might come near your place at some points ;3
So yeah, this exhibition was one of *those* moments, where you get a healthy kick in the butt and you suddenly realize you have been slacking of on your art. And it has been the case for me. Looking back at the past few months I realize I have been perhaps a bit too complacent in my art, just drawing automatically and sitting on well known and comfortable techniques. So I am going to work hard to become better, pull of more convincing compositions, create more lively and credible expressions and so. Watch for it ! X3
And sorry if I sounded like an excited fanboy in that journal XD Miyazaki's work is basically what gave me the will to draw seriously in the first place, and it has been an enormous influence on my art in general, and especially the way I draw jungle and forest landscapes, sky, sea etc
And for those who are curious, my favorite piece from him is "Laputa: Castle in the Sky"
I have watched it maybe over ten times already and I get goosebumps after just hearing the three first seconds of the opening music XD
In others news, I apologize for taking a long time to respond to notes. Somehow in those last few weeks, you were a lot to message me and I received a lot more notes than usual. I appreciate it and I try my best to respond to everyone but it might take time and sometimes some messages can be lost along the way
Also I am sorry but I don't roleplay... Sadly I have too little time for it and.. well I'm not especially good at it