浪漫菖蒲 / Roman shobu

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2007/11/18 Amano Tonbimaru



This is Amano Tonbimaru, vocalist, guitarist, and I guess leader of the Angura-kei band, Guruguru Eigakan. The band typically wears Showa era schoolboy uniforms and put on white makeup covering their face (like Kabuki actors). It accentuates their facial expressions on stage and gives a nostalgic feel to their concert performances which are a combination of a stage play and a rock concert. I like drawing Amano a lot- but this is the first drawing I've done of him is probably two or three years. You'll see more of him sometime soon! Check out the Guruguru Eigakan official page for more information about the band.

I got tagged with a meme the other day by Ren. Since I'm posting a sketch of Guruguru Eigakan leader Amano anyhow I decided to repost this here. I created a package of song files as well (missing tracks 3 and 7 since I don't have the CD with me) so that people can actually understand what it is that I am referring to. Get it here.

1. Sora wo tobitagatta kodomo (1:2)
2. Ame de tobitatsu otoko to onna (Omnibus)
3. Boy kobayashi no nayami -miraiha tanteidan (taiheihen)- (3:4)
4. Itsuka mita ano asayake ni (2:2)
5. Akai hana sora no ao (5:2)
6. Nichiyoubi no asa (5:3)
7. Bonjin no susume (3:1)
8. Haru no shirosa ni boku, maketa. (1:5)
9. Toutou to (5:4)
10. Soboku na gimon (4:2)
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11. Fuan, kita (2:3) There's no room for Fuan, kita? ;_;

Two Guruguru Eigakan flyers from the several that I own. They are visually very interesting. They have other excellent flyers. Many of them were designed by Adachi Ayame.




 
 
 
 

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giuseppe said...

I think I've seen this character in one of your comics before :)

These posters at the bottom are really great. They are so highly detailed. I wonder if they are screen prints. The b&w one has a gradation in the background-- it's a similar effect I'm trying to do in my own screen prints; but the mesh size we use @ school are not as super fine to make a perfect copy. I convert my gradations into dots through Photoshop, what I learned only from making Douji soup with you guys :D

I made screen prints using my drawings for the first time last night! Before I'd just make textures with the screen, putting objects on top as a resist. In the end it was more like a monoprint that couldn't be reproduced. Anyway I posted my new prints on my new blog this morning. I made 4 colourways (requirement for the assignment). They are only tests, and they were a lot of fun to do, just aligning the prints and then printing and having a surprise at the end, if you got it in the right spot or not XD. My final print is the redhead-- I think it's quite good the positioning is pretty close.

Do you do screen printing sometimes these days?

November 25, 2007 at 6:37 PM

saicoink said...

Has he appeared in my comics before? Actually- I think so... maybe the one in Doujisoup? :)

I wonder if they are screenprints. I am unsure. I don't think that they are though... But the first flyer could be if they wanted it to be. Can one do gradients using a screen?

I really want to see your screenprints! Where is your new blog?? :D

I want to, but I do not have the time, space or equipment to do so any longer. All I do are linocuts, but I think my true love lies in screenprints. :-(

November 26, 2007 at 7:13 PM

giuseppe said...

Oh! You can just click my name giuseppe and it will take you to my profile XD I joined blogspot too, somewhat recently.
http://living3busesaway.blogspot.com/

I'm going to be making some more for a project. The ones I have there I made pretty quickly, random drawing, but yeah printing each colour does take quite a bit of time esp that I only used one screen (I put all of the different layers on there). It's nice though that you can get your exact drawings.
I think you can create a gradient with screen printing, but your mesh size has to be very fine if you want it to be very smooth. You just have to turn the gradient into dots. I'm trying some actually, but using watercolour paintings. My results, you can see the dots but far away it looks like watercolour :-D It's a nice trompe l'oeil effect I suppose! The dots can be interesting anyways. I should post that when I get my sample books back.

I guess it's just printing the layers of colour at a time, cleaning and drying that takes all of the time. I think it took me about 3 hours to do all of my prints, with the aid of a blow dryer.

November 27, 2007 at 10:41 AM

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